Ironman

Ready for Ironman

This past weekend was my final ‘big’ training weekend for Ironman Florida.  I’ve at times both dreaded and looked forward to the day because I knew that it would be a tough test.  Not as hard as race day itself but at least Ironman will be a single day.  This was, essential, 3 fairly grueling days.  But I’ve conquered the training and I feel more confident than ever about the race and how I’ll done in less than 3 weeks.  Wow, its that close! I’m definitely ready though: Friday I used to try and fit my long swim & long …

IMFL 2013 Recap & Lessons Learned

Ironman Florida (IMFL) was this past weekend up in Panama City as I mentioned in my last post.  Panama City is about a 7 hour drive from Tampa which makes it a very doable race for anyone in Florida.  Since our plan is to do this race next year and it sells out pretty much immediately when registration opens (it takes just a minute) the only way to guarantee a spot was to go up and volunteer since volunteers get priority.  I’ve never even spectated a race before so this was going to be a whole new racing experience for …

Ironman – The Adventure Begins

Today was a big day.  Today was the day that I officially started my journey to Ironman and specifically Ironman Florida (IMFL) which will be 1 November 2014.  That’s a long ways off but its a huge, fairly intimidating mountain that I have ahead of me.  Fortunately, I won’t be climbing this mountain alone.  I’ll be going with two other people (at a minimum) who I have become friends with through my triathlon training and racing.  Hugo and Amanda are two of the (many) awesome people I’ve met up with the past few months and if they weren’t doing this …