What is this?

Posted: February 26, 2014 in Running
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When out running the last couple of weeks these things are all over ground.

What are they?
What are they call?
Where do they come from?
What can I do with them?


ImageI am running the Army Ten Miler tomorrow. This will be my first race with team New Skin. Im going to lace up the KSwiss Kwicky Blade’s. I throw a pair of GU Roctane’s in my packet and off I go. 


Aside  —  Posted: October 21, 2012 in weight loss
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I’m racing Eagleman Half Ironman for charity as part Team Embrace. Team Embrace raises funds & awareness for The Arc of Howard County MD, to inspire respect for individuals w/ intellectual & developmental disabilities. If you make a donation I would promote your support or business through my web site & blogs. I received over 300k hits last year. This is tax deductible

Donation support for Jonathan Hinkle.

I was 3rd out of water, crushed the swim in 11 minutes. My plan was to pedal smart, hold my position and save it for the run. 5 miles into the bike, I was 4th or 5th and boom….I flated the front tire. I rode it to the rim, changed it as fast as possible. Even a couple of minutes lost on a fast course like Reveille Peak Ranch is the difference between finish at the front or middle of the pack.

I still picked up some point for the Xterra series. Looking forward to the next race.

Thanks for being there:

It does not matter how many races I do, I still get nervous. Just another day of swim, bike & run, right. I rather be out here suffering and enjoying every minute than sitting on the couch thinking about weighing 355lbs.

Tri Fit Racing

I’m headed out today for a pre-ride before tomorrows race. If you get the chance to ride at the Reveille Peak Ranch do yourself a favor and get out there. It’s a great facility and some of the best single track around. A lot of trails have just one element to offer, twist, rollers, flat, climbs, etc… Not the Reveille it has a trail to offer whatever gets you excited.

This is my first Xterra for the season. I will use it to dial-in my equipment and get a feel for my fitness level. I will be racing on my new Trek Fisher SuperFly 100 29’er. Looks like the trail will be fast, flowing, rocking, with a few climbs. I’ll set the bike up today as I go, but my guess will be a tight suspension for fast, flowy and climbs.

I want to thank Jamie at the Rpr for welcoming me and getting me point down the right trail.

Tri Fit Racing

Kimani Nielsen and Jonathan Hinkle

Kimani and I pedaled into the Ex2Adventures 9hr Cranky Monkey race with a expectation to have fun. First or last as long as we had fun getting there. Between us we hammered out 11 laps of fun. I could not have pedaled with a better partner. We are already discussing what in next on the duo team race schedule.

Results: Overall 16th of 166. Age group 8th of 21.