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The Creation of the AnVillage

The AnVillage term was penned by Maria Simone following the March 2016 Double ANVIL.

The Anvillage!!!

It would be a mistake to think of a Double Anvil as simply twice an Ironman. While the numbers do add up that way, the experience is so much more than just those numbers.

Representative of these differences is the very language used to described the center of the race. An Ironman has a transition area. The Double Anvil has a village. That’s more than just a semantic difference.

Within the confines of that Anvil village–what I’m going to call the Anvillage–lies the key to what makes this event so special: a sense of community that comes from pushing the edges of our comfort zones, sharing the belief that limits are for other people, and finding our strength not only as individuals–but also as a community of people seeking the extraordinary.

While I raced as a solo racer, this effort was hardly an individual effort for me – or for any of my fellow racers. It is not possible to cross the finish line of a race of this magnitude without the support of the Anvillage. The respect and support of the racers, their crews, and the race staff is like no other race I’ve ever done.

Not. Even. Close.

The commiseration or commendation of your fellow comrades-in-laps can lift you out of a hole or help you ride the high to the finish line. There were times when I was convinced that to go another lap would be a seemingly impossible, Herculean effort. But, then, a fellow racer or their crew would cheer me on, give me words of encouragement, and I was fueled and renewed by the knowledge that if I believed it – I would achieve it.

We may have started as individuals, but in passing through the Anvillage lap after lap after lap–and yeah, another lap–we crossed the line into family.

To read her complete race report, click here for the document

   

 

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December 2013 Poem

The following poem was penned by Sarah Speicher, who completed the October 2013 Virginia Double ANVIL. She's a poet and we didn't know it.

ANVILIZATION

Twisting and turning all through the night
Heart beat pounding through the invasive fright
Rising to eat hours before daylight
Foam rolling and stretching to avoid the dreaded tight

To read the rest, click here for the document

   

 

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Consider Helping Race Staff out or be a Support Crew for a racer

Are you thinking of tackling the Double or Triple ANVIL Triathlon. Have you upped your training which should consist of some overnight training and sleep deprivation. What else might be invovled in a successful finish for you? Think about coming out and helping either the race management OR crew for an athlete. Not all athletes can bring their own support crew, usually it's a money issue with having to travel a long distance.

But either way - you will see how the race unfolds, what atheltes are doing right, do wrong. Will answer some of your questions and make you think of other things you hadn't thought of. Email Steve Kirby at steve@USAUltraTri.com for more information and to be added to the list.

   

 

 

 

Welcome to the USA Ultra Triathlon Website

 
 

ANVIL ~ Where Iron Is FORGED!

Forget the kettle bells: We got ANVILS!!



**Every athlete has his or her specific goals and reasons for racing in whatever event he or she chooses; but overall most would agree that the journey to the finish line is what resonates in most athletes’ minds.    Ultra-distance Athlete and Author, Wayne Kurtz


**Been thinking about how much admiration and affection I have regarding fellow Double Anvil athletes, staff, volunteers and crew. Many of you, I know very little about, so how can I like you so much??? Think I figured it out this morning. Throughout the race weekend, I was able to see many of you at your worst moments -feeling anxious, exhausted, cold, hot, hungry, nauseous, in pain, and even despair while in pursuit of your own dreams. Yet, even in your darkest moments, each one of you was able to show concern for those around you - sharing an encouraging word, a smile, your own supplies and equipment, whatever was needed.

So, while I may not know everything about you, I do know everything I need to know about you. I've seen the qualities within you that make you so inspiring!

Looking forward to racing with each of you again! (and my apologies to anyone I've missed!)
   Ultra-distance Athlete Angie Voltmer Wise penned after finishing the 2014 Florida Double ANVIL

1 July 2016

Welcome to the 2016 Edition of the Oregon Double ANVIL and Bad Ass Single ANVIL Triathlon. We have 16 athletes and two teams racing the Double, and 6 athletes competing in the Single. We have some links below explaining FaceBook, and two different sets of timing results.

You can follow FaceBook updates at our USA Ultra Triathlon web page at this link click here



We have two different links for the Oregon results. The first link is the automatic results being uploaded from the timing computer. The other results is a Excel Spreadsheet that we will update every few hours (try to) and upload. This one will have the swim finish, the bike start and show the transition time and we will put what lap of the bike (or the run when they get to it) when we do the update.

The automatic results upload This is what it will look like tho this is the Florida March race we just had to show you for now - click here. This will be updated later in the week with the current athletes names as they are put into the timing system



The Excel Spreadsheetclick here

The Excel Spreadsheet in a PDF formatclick here



1 July 2016

The Virginia Double, Triple, and Quintuple races have partnered with Endurance Racing Magazine, our media partner, to cover the Anvil races in Virginia. Since 2011, Alix Shutello, the President and CEO has been here personally to cover the races, interview athletes, and take photos.
Please consider a subscription to her digital magazine; only $10 a year. Proceeds go toward sponsorship opportunities, race coverage and her staff.

You can follow FaceBook updates at our USA Ultra Triathlon web page at this link click here

29 March 2014

In a continuing effort to make our sport safe, competitive and drug free, we are instituting a World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) recognized testing program. All the races sanctioned under (International Ultra Triathlon Assc) IUTA will be doing a doping test to hopefully deter people from using performance enhancing drugs in our competitions. The top three men and women will be tested upon completion of their race. The cost for this is not cheap but spread out amongst the athletes makes the increase of race fees manageable.  

01 December 2013

Lava Magazine Article written by T.J. Murphy July 2013 Issue; talks with a few of our athletes about what it's like to race the ultra scene, training tips, and other little tidbits. Great read.  T.J.'s Article (pdf file)

FaceBook

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ANVILIZATION

The following poem was penned by Sarah Speicher, who completed the October 2013 Virginia Double ANVIL. She's a poet and we didn't know it.

Twisting and turning all through the night
Heart beat pounding through the invasive fright
Rising to eat hours before daylight
Foam rolling and stretching to avoid the dreaded tight

To read the rest, click here


Using, Caring for Your Wetsuit

By Karen Sing written for Slowtwitch.com/20May2015

Karen Sing's wetsuit tenure began at Quintana Roo in 1990, lasting into the 2000s, moving on to head wetsuit projects at Zoot and Profile Design. Great open-water swimmer. Expert on wetsuit use and care.

To read the article, click here


The Slowtwitch Wetsuit Guide

Written By Dan Empfield for Slowtwitch.com/19May2015

It's almost impossible to find the one "right" wetsuit. As with dating, you can't sample them all before find your keeper. Wetsuit dating, how does that work?

To read the article, click here


Learn the Lingo

A Hammer Nutrition Article written by UltraWoman and Double & Triple IRON Finisher Suzy Degazon click here (pdf file)


Beyond Iron Distance

A Hammer Nutrition Article written by Double IRON Finisher Shane "Zenman" Eversfield click here (pdf file)


Fuel Up, Get Ahead

By Anahad O'Connor/The New York Times/3July2011

Working out while hungry may fly in the face of conventional wisdom, but many athletes and gym-goers push themselves on empty stomachs in the belief they’ll burn more fat.

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