SPONSORSHIP OFFER I'm excited to announce my latest sponsorship offer from Freestyle Watches. One of my running chick friends says she uses a chronograph watch to help her train for all her marathons and other running events. I started researching various models of chronographs the other day. Then today I received a message through SponsorHouse saying that Freestyle Watch was offering to sponsor me - AWESOME!SOLSTICE CHRONOGRAPH
I can't wait for my Solstice Freestyle Watch to arrive. I ordered it in the light blue color, as most of my current running clothes are blue. Here's some information on the Solstice watch from the Freestyle Watch website:
The epitome of summer, whether it means lounging at the river, lake or beach, the Solstice has the style and functionality to handle the longest of days.
Durable dual injected polyurethane strap
Polyurethane wrapped buckle
Dual Time Zones
Night Vision™ Backlight Display
Countdown timer/3 Alarms
100 Meters H2O
BIKE DIVA OR RUN GODDESS?
In addition to being a long distance road cyclist, I have recently added running to my athletic pursuits. Last Tuesday I signed up to do my first 1/2 marathon and full marathon with the Leukemia Society's Team in Training program. On December 7th, 2008 I will be running a 13.1 mile half marathon at the Marathon of the Palm Beaches which takes place in West Palm Beach, Florida. And if running just over 13 miles isn't enough, on January 11th, 2009 I will be running a full 26.2 mile marathon at the Disney Marathon in Orlando, Florida. I look forward to using my new Solstice Freestyle Watch as an aid to my marathon training. Let the FUN begin!
Lynn Smythe AKA the Bike Diva and soon to be Run Goddess
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My previous post has a link to the map for the Coral Cove Park to Jensen Beach Park ride. Here is a cue sheet of the ride if you want to know exactly where we will be riding and where the rest stops are located.
Team in Training Route Map
Saturday, August 9th, 2008
Coral Cove Park to Jensen Beach and back
Start: Coral Cove Park on Jupiter Island
Leave the park and turn right onto A1A
7.75 miles – to Hobe Sound Beach Park
Sprint to the preserve and back if you are feeling froggy. This will add another 3.5 miles to your ride.
11.32 miles – turn right onto SE Bridge Road
12.14 miles – turn right onto SE Gomez Ave
14.68 – turn left onto SE Crossrip Street
14.8 miles – turn right to back onto SE Gomez Ave
15.31 miles – turn left onto SE Osprey Street
15.5 miles – turn right onto SE Dixie Hwy
20.23 miles – merge right through the traffic circle onto SE St. Lucie Blvd
REST STOP #1: 21.3 miles - turn right into Sandsprit Park, go ALL the way to the back of the park, by the pavillion
Leave Sandsprit park and take a right onto SE St. Lucie Blvd
25.2 miles - turn right onto SE Ocean Blvd/A1A
HAVE FUN GOING OVER THE BRIDGES! The bridges take us to Hutchinson Island
30.8 - turn right into Jensen Beach Park. This is not an official rest stop, however, rest rooms are available if it is an emergency. Leave the park and take a left back onto A1A.
36.41 miles – after going back over the bridges, turn left onto SE St. Lucie Blvd
REST STOP #2: 40.31 miles - turn left into Sandsprit Park for our second rest stop. After leaving the park, go straight down SE St. Lucie Blvd.
41.39 miles – turn left onto SE Dixie Hwy
46.12 miles – turn left onto SE Osprey Street
46.33 miles – turn right onto SE Gomez Ave
46.84 miles - turn left onto Crossrip Street
46.98 miles – turn right onto SE Gomez Ave
49.52 miles – turn left onto SE Bridge Road
50.03 miles – turn right onto Gomez Road
52.45 miles – merge back onto A1A after stopping at the stop sign
Team in Training Ride
Our next Team in Training cycle team ride is scheduled for Saturday, August 9th. We will be starting from Coral Cove Park, in Tequesta, and traveling north to Jensen Beach Park, on Hutchinson Island, and back. Both our rest stops will be at Sandsprit Park in Port Salerno. The total length of this ride is approximately 58.1 miles.
Distance Between Rest Stops
21.31 miles - Coral Cove Park to Sandsprit Park (17.9 miles if you eliminate the Hobe Sound Preserve)
19.00 miles - Sandsprit Park to Jensen Beach Park and back to Sandsprit Park
17.70 miles - Sandsprit Park back to Coral Cove Park
Click on the button at the top of this post to go to the map of the ride which I added to the Map My Ride website.
Lynn Smythe AKA the Bike Diva
While looking for sports related blogs, I happened to come across the Charity Mile website.
ABOUT CHARITY MILE
Every year thousands of people raise money for charities through walk-a-thons, marathons, century bike rides and other athletic events. Charity Mile provides information and tools so you can raise more funds and have a fun time at your event.
This site provides the following "My Space" style features just for charity athletic events:
Forum / Message Board
Training & Fundraising Tips
Your Own Profile Page
Charity Mile is published by Step by Step Fundraising Inc. Check out the Charity Mile site when you get a chance and sign up to setup your free profile, participate in the online forums, find charity athletic events in your area, and more.
Lynn Smythe AKA the Bike Diva