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#89 is Who We are Rooting For!

Saturday, September 6th, 2008

The time has come for our one and only Margo Baxter to show off her skills at the Ford Ironman Wisconsin, in her home town Madison, WI tomorrow.  Track her progress on IronMan Live - enter in her BIB number: 89.

Here are some clips from IronMan Wisconsin 2007:

Good Luck Margo!  You are going to be amazing as always.


Ironman training = Time to think

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

Being the founder and developer of Flying Cart is the best job ever. No wait… being a semi-professional triathlete while being the founder and developer of Flying Cart is the best job ever.

For the past year I have been training intensely for Ironman Wisconsin which is coming up on September 7, 2008. For those of you who don’t know about Ironman, it is a race that consists of swimming 2.4 miles, biking 112 miles, and running 26.2 miles in that order in one day. Slightly nuts, yes. I am having an awesome season and am ready to completely dominate on race day. If things go well, I will be qualifying for Ironman Hawaii World Championship.

My training routinely consists of 6 hour bike rides, 3 hour runs, and 90 minute swims all of which add up to about 20 hours each week.  I work on Flying Cart between workouts. Those long workouts give me a lot of time to think and I find that that’s when many of my best ideas for Flying Cart features come into my head. Sometimes I will plan out the complete technical details of a feature in my head during a workout and then all I have to do when I come home is type it up. For example… fan clubs… conceived while riding in the hills west of Austin Texas. New About Us page…. planned while running 22 miles in the Arboretum in Madison Wisconsin.

Have you noticed how many new features we have been adding lately? You can thank the peak of my Ironman training for that :)   If any of you are in Madison Wisconsin on September 7, come check out the Ironman for an inspiring spectator experience.