Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Salt Lake City Marathon

We (Me, Chris, my husband, Mat, my brother in law and Moses from Vegas) are going to attempt the Salt Lake City Marathon Bike Tour on April 17, 2010.

They let bikers do the Marathon Route ahead of the runners. The requirement though is that you must finish the 25 mile course in 1hr45min or they will kick you off the course. There is some down hill to help out, but not a lot. I have been training for this. Cross your fingers for me. I think that would be so embarassing to get kicked off. Oh the shame! I will let you know how it goes.

See you on the streets of Salt Lake.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Time Magazine- Footbiking in the USA

Here is a copy of the article written in time magazine.
It is a good article that sums up a lot of what Footbiking is all about.

"Kickbike and Enjoy it"
"Bicycle-scooter hybrids are low tech, high intensity

It's hard to deny the rush of riding a tiny-wheeled push scooter — until you cruise downhill, hit a pebble along the way and end up nearly breaking your wrist. For a smoother, steadier yet no less exhilarating alternative, Europeans and an increasing number of Americans are hopping onto kickbikes. Invented in Finland in the 1990s, these hybrids combine a bicycle's body and handlebars with a pedal-free platform to stand on and pneumatic tires that dwarf the Rollerblade-size wheels on regular scooters. (See how kickbikes are helping dog walkers pick up the pace.)
Kickbikes, also known as footbikes or kick scooters, are being embraced as a fast, fun, furious way to cross-train, run errands, commute and even rehabilitate injuries. Stroke patients like them (they require the use of just one side of the body), as do dog lovers eager to keep up with their energetic pooches. Taking a cue from dogsledders, owners attach a harness and pull line from pup to bike and ride for miles, often in groups with fellow warm-weather mushers.
The kickbike market is still small: Americans buy about 15,000 a year, vs. 15 million bicycles. But sales have grown steadily, even though in the U.S. they're sold almost exclusively online, with no advertising, by skeletally staffed e-tailers like Diggler and SidewalkerUSA. "I do need to push it more," says KickbikeAmerica's laid-back chief, David Nadolski, who recently quit his day job to focus on selling and promoting kickbikes. "Clients love them."
A key draw is their low-impact, calorie-burning workout. And there's the x factor: "They're a lot of fun to ride," says Bryan Dobes, 33, of River Vale, N.J. "It kind of makes you feel like a kid."Read more: http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1969746,00.html#ixzz0i5yJvRMe

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


The thought of the day-

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.

Walt Disney

Friday, March 5, 2010

Spring Fever left me sore.

Wow what a beautiful day yesterday was, but
oh mama, my legs are aching today.
This happens when you use different muscle groups
that you haven't been using regularly.
I have been trying to keep my Footbiking muscles active through
the winter, but I guess nothing can do it like Footbiking can do it.
How do you relieve aching muscles?
Here are a few tips.
1. Stretching
2. Heat
3. Massage
4. Alternate Hot and cold
5. Rest
6. Drink a lot of water
7. Increase protein intake to help rebuild the stressed muscle
8. Some say Vitamin C and Potassium
9. IB Profin
10. Continue to use the muscles, but moderately to keep them from stiffening up.

I think I will try all of these and see where it gets me.

How to prevent muscle soreness,
because apparently you don't have to get sore if you take a few precautions.
Warm up- stretch- start into new exercises slowly- cool down- stretch again.
Drink water- stretch again before bed.
Wala! - no muscle soreness.
We will see.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Think Pink

Footbike USA is running a pink sale.
We are going to follow suit and offer the same deal.
$50 off the purchase of the Pink Track Model.
Sale ends when we say so.
Don't delay call Kick-It Marketing for your very own
Candy Pink Thing!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Marathon Training Schedule

Only 15 weeks until the Utah Valley Marathon.

Have you ever thought about kicking a marathon?
This is an awesome place to start. This race has a lot of down hill,
although contrary to popular belief that does not mean a free ride the whole way. We still kick a lot(most) of the downhill.
Last year when I trained for the Utah Valley Marathon
I trained to kick a full 26.2 miles.
My opinion though- If you can kick 1/2 of that then
you can do this marathon on your Footbike.

I have a training schedule that I followed last year.
I trained for this in 11 weeks, but I thought that I would set up a 15 week schedule for this year. Send me an email if you want my full schedule and I will send it to you otherwise I will just do a weekly post to tell you what your miles should be for the week and you can follow this.

My training includes 4 kicking days, 2 cross training/strength days (You pick what you like) and 1 rest day.

Set up your week how it works for you, but try to do these miles.
If this starting point is too easy then move ahead in the schedule.
This schedule is set up for a physically active individual, but for someone who is new to Footbiking or who may have Footbiked leisurely, but not in a long distance event.

Week 15

Your 4 kicking days this week should be 3mile / 2 miles/ 3 miles /5 miles

Good Luck!

Email me with any questions