Message from Coach Mark Izhak

Hello Bike4Chai Riders!!

I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait for August 8th to see you all and ride to Camp Simcha. It’s going to be a beautiful ride.
August 8th is pretty far from now and you’ve got plenty of time for training. The weather in the next few months could make it hard to ride outside, but it’s not a reason not to be active and overeat. Continue to be active, eat right, and take care of yourself. Right now there is one important thing that needs to be done.
I’m sure last year everyone knew you were riding Bike4Chai. And I know that there were some people you know that told you they would love to do Bike4Chai one of these years. And some people told you that they wish they could do it, but they aren’t in shape. Those people want in!
Let me tell you something, last week I was telling my friend Frank all about how I was thinking about doing Ironman Arizona this year and I really wanted to do it. I looked at all the info, what was involved and I wanted to do it but I didn’t sign up. Frank texted me, “Are you signed up to Ironman Arizona?” Within a half an hour I signed up for the Ironman.
If your friends tell you that they want to do Bike4Chai, but they are not in shape, then it’s up to you to believe in them and encourage them to do it. I signed up for an Ironman and I CAN’T EVEN SWIM!! That’s a 2.4 mile swim before a 112 mile bike ride and a 26.2 mile marathon run. I don’t even know how to swim!
I guarantee you that I will learn how to swim. And I’ll finish my Ironman. And your friend will finish Bike4Chai; together at your side. This year will be bigger, more group rides and coaching. All that’s left to do now, is make sure you are helping your friends sign up for Bike 4 Chai 2012!
Mark Izhak, RD
Bike4Chai Coach
P.S. If you’re in Brooklyn and want to stay in shape over the winter, everyone is invited to my Bootcamp and Small Group Training workout sessions. If your’e interested, call me at 718-208-9372.

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