Saturday, December 11, 2010

why not try a new way of triathlon 2011

Maybe 2011 is the year to try something new and with triathlon. why not brush off the dust on your mountian bike (if you have one) and try a fun new way of triahtlon. OFF ROAD TRIATHLON. Its a great way to take a break from the road and have some fun in the dirt. I raced and won the off road triahtlon in milton last year. are the great people that are putting a great race on. 2010 was the first for the race in milton and this was by far the best first time race i have ever been to. Things went great right from registartion to the awards. The weather was pretty epic for this very epic race it was very foggy and alittle rainy. are back again in 2011 with even more races and races for everyone and every skill level. the 2011 races are as followed.

June 12th
Location: Albion Hills Ontario
Races Offered:
1. Off-Road Duathlon (3km Run, 18km Ride, 6km Run)
2. 6km and 9km Trail Run

July 16th
Location: Burlington Beach, Burlington Ontario
Races Offered:
1. 6 km (shoes optional) beach run
2. 3-round Knock-out Beach Run (3km top 75% go through to round 2. 3 km, top 50% go through to round 3. 6km final race for placing
3. Cross-fit Challenge (tentative)

August 28th
Location: Kelso Quarry, Milton Ontario
Races Offered:
1. Off-Road Triathlon (1km swim, 18.5km Ride, 8.5km Run),
2. Mini or Sprint Off-Road Tri (500m Swim, 7.5km Ride, 4km Run)
3. Duathlon (3.5km Run, 18.5km Ride, 8.5km Run)
4. 8.5km Trail Run

hope to see you out at some very fun off road races!!

Karsten Madsen

Monday, December 6, 2010

Q and A

1. Last beverage ~ water

2. Last phone call~ Myles

3. Last kiss~ Meaghan

4. Last song you listened to~ damn hate to say it Kesha we r who we r

5. Last time you cried~ July


6. Dated someone twice ~yes

7. Been cheated on? ~yes

8. Kissed someone & regretted it ? ~yes

9. Lost someone special? yes hate it

10. Been depressed? ~ yes

11. Been high? –> nope not my style




14.white (i know its not really a color)


15. Have you made new friends this year ~ yes many its odd

16. Fallen out of lovee ~ never been in love

17. Laughed until you cried ~ umm think so

18. Met someone who changed you ~ yes

19. Found out who your true friends were ~ yes

20. Found out someone was talking about you ~ who has not really

21. Kissed anyone on your top friends list ~ wtf is a top friend list (no)??


23. How many kids do you want to have ~ 1-2

24. Do you have any pets ~ kinda have a cat

25. Do you want to change your name ~ nopr

26. What did you do for your last birthday ~ try to hide it

27. What time did you wake up today ~ 7:20

28. What were you doing at midnight last night ~ sleeping

29. Name something you CANNOT wait for ~ christmas to be done!

30. Last time you saw your father ~ like 20 mins ago

31. What is one thing you wish you could change about your life ~ nothing love my life

32. What are you listening to right now ~ lil wayne

33. Have you ever talked to a person named Tom ~ yah hated the guy

34. What’s getting on your nerves right now? ~ nothing

36. Whats your real name ~ Karsten Kenneth James Madsen

37. Relationship Status ~ I am in one

38. Zodiac sign ~ what ever novemebe is

39. Male or female ~ male

40. Elementary School ~ st anne

41. Middle School ~ didnt have one

43. Hair color ~ brown

44. Long or short ~ short

45. Height ~ 6'3

46. Do you have a crush on someone ~ yupp

47. What do you like about yourself ~ my fitness

48. Piercings ~ had them in my ears did it myself

49. Tattoos ~ nope

50. Righty or lefty ~ depents what i am doing


51. First surgery ~ never

52. First piercing ~ 2009

53. First tattoo ~ never

54. First best friend ~ mike

55. First Sport ~ triathlon

56. First pet ~ a fish

57. First vacation ~ ski trip when i was very young

58. First concert ~ never really been to one

59. First crush ~ cinderella

60. First alcohol drink ~ beer


61. Eating ~ no

62. Drinking ~ no

63. I’m about to ~ sleep

64. Listening to ~ some song call tonight

65. Waiting for ~ someone to come home


69. Lips or eyes~ eyes

70. Hugs or kisses ~ kisses

71. Shorter or taller ~ in the middel

72. Older or Younger ~ dont care

73. Romantic or spontaneous ~ i thought they went hand in hand

74. Nice stomach or nice arms ~ dumb thing to ask

75. Tattoos or piercings ~ piercings

76. Sensitive or loud ~ sesitive

77. Hook-up or relationship ~ relationship

78. Trouble maker or hesitant ~ bit of both


79. Kissed a stranger ~ yes

80. Drank hard liquor ~ yes

81. Lost glasses/contacts ~ yes! thank god oakley sponsors me

82. cried infront on someone ~yes

83. Broken someone’s heart ~yah think so

84. Had your own heart broken ~ yupp sure have

85. Been arrested ~ never

86. Turned someone down ~ yupp many times

87. Cried when someone died ~ nope

88. Liked a friend that is a girl ~ ??


89. Yourself ~ most days

90. Miracles ~ no only your own hard work will things happen

91. Love at first sight ~ maybe

92. Heaven ~ no

93. Santa Clause ~ i wish

94. Kissing on the first date ~ maybe

95. Angels ~ lame, no


96. Is there one person you want to be with right now ~ yes

97. Had more than one boyfriend/girlfriend at one time ~ no

98. Do you believe its possible to remain faithful forever ~ sure do

99. What’s the one thing you cannot live without ~ sports

100. Posting this as 100 Truths ~sure

Are you online a lot? not really

Do You Have a Car? no

Do you have a cell phone? yes blackberry

Do you like gay/bi people? i dont dis like them

Can you speak another language? no

o you do well in school? id like to think i do

Do you collect anything? not really i have a tone of running shoes

Have an obsession? trianing for the hope of being a world championm

Do you hate yourself? sometime not very much tho

Ever smile for no reason? yupp

Talk to yourself? yupp dont answer tho

Do you have any regrets? some

Do you support gay marriage? yah if that what makes them happy why not

Sex before marriage? dose anyone wait now a days

Do you trust people easily? nope

Forgive easily? yes

Do you have a secret no one knows? no

Do you get along with your parents? sure do love them

What about other people? for the most part

How do you vent your anger? yupp punch stuff dosnt happen often

Do you like George Bush? dont really care enough

Goal Before you die? have a nice family

Biggest Fear? burning alive

Biggest Weakness? push ups

Do you play an instrument?

What do you want to be when you grow up? cop or fire fighter

Friday, December 3, 2010

better and better

I am pretty amazed with how fast my recovery is coming along. For the first time in along time i was pumped to go into work and get on with my life. I am feeling so good that i plan on slowing getting back into real trianing on sunday! I have started to look into the races i am thinking on doing. it will be looking kinda like this.... lots of ITU style races one or two non draft longer distance triathlons and a far amount of Xterra triathlons. still looking into dates and other stuff. I just find i need to pick all the races i want to do then its easier to keep up your motivation and keep to the game plane if you also have a game plan for the summer of racing.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Feeling much better

Well I have some good news!! My fever is gone!!! thank god it was starting to kill me. Now i just need my energy to come back. The walks are not doing it for me. I want to get right back into training but that wont happen. I need to pay more dues to this virus. I have done the hard part 2 weeks of fever and throwing up now I need to wait another 2-6 weeks before i have my full energy. The big positive in this whole thing is i have a tone of motivation for some good smart training. Its hard to sit around and do nothing. I am a very busy guy used to working 40 hours a week and training full time having 2 weeks off really throws you off...good news is i got all my Christmas shopping done, yes it was all online but i cant stand a mall and even worst when Christmas is around the bend. I dont know how I am going to do another Christmas season in retail even worst when I am not making commission!! I am sure I will get threw it just fine.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Good time to get it...

Just as training was getting well underway and things starting to come along I have been side lined by what I thought at first was a really bad flu. The past week was one of the sickest i have ever been. I would one min be super hot sweating like crazy then 30mins later be so cold shivering. I also had a little bit of pain in my left side. So on Sunday morning Meaghan and I went to the urgent care clinic. Sucks spending time in a place like that but it was clear i didn't have a cold or a flu it was something else. When the doctor saw me he was petty quick and to the point saying he thought I had mono. As soon as he said it I thought of the Victor Davis movie when he got mono. his was alot worst then what i have considering I feel my energy staring to come back after only 2 weeks. The way i am staying active well i am this sick is i am going for walks every day weather they are 20min or hour its good to get fresh air and let the blood flow to my legs. They kinda feel like runs for me right now have to have a nap after them.

I have taken 2 weeks off from work now and I plan to get back to work on Friday. Any hockey I was going to play is over now with the risk of ripping my spleen, well I have to wait 4-6 weeks but at that point i wont have time for hockey anymore will be to focused on my triathlon training. I plan on slowly adding workouts as my energy comes back so its kinda hard to say when i will be 100 percent back my guess would be january but my big goal is to get back into the pool asap.