Monday, July 10, 2006

Armstrong Struggles with Marathon Training

Hey...check this out... Lance Armstrong is having trouble training for a marathon!!! That's what I've been trying to tell you all: Training for a marathon isn't easy. If it is hard for Lance...it's going to be hard for us!

Here is the article from SFGate.com:

Sheryl Crow's ex-fiance Lance Armstrong is struggling with his bid to complete the New York Marathon -- and he's beginning to think it was a bad idea.

The Tour De France champion plans to join celebrities like the Streets' Mike Skinner for the 26-mile run in November, but he admits training is much harder than he initially anticipated.
Armstrong says, "It's painful. Running is totally different from cycling -- the impact on the body.
"Those guys (marathon runners) train hard, watch what they eat and go to bed early -- things I don't want to do anymore. I'm over that. I like to have a bit of fun."

Armstrong has been given a celebrity boost as he trains in Los Angeles -- Matthew McConaughey and Jake Gyllenhaal are helping the retired cycling star get in supershape for the marathon.

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