Race Report

Ironman Florida Prerace

Almost a year and a half ago, I started a crazy journey that finally culminated at Ironman Florida this past weekend.  Its crazy to think about all of the things that happened to get me to the starting line of the race. Some of it was cosmic intervention. A lot was pure grit. The journey was important though and for anyone that would ever consider taking on something like this, be it an Ironman, a 70.3, marathon or whatever your goal is, enjoy the journey. The end result should be the icing on the cake. I’ll get this part out …

Brief Post-Florida Thoughts

There will be a long version of this! First of all, I did it. There were some incredible challenges this weekend out of my control and in the end I embraced what I was given. The race is supposed to be a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride and 26.2 mile run. The swim, due to conditions that prevented the navy dive team from getting into position, was cancelled. It was the first time in 16 years of this particular Ironman that that has happened. People walked away from this race. I have an acquaintance who did that. Packed …

Ironman Augusta 70.3 Race Report

This past weekend was one of the two A+ races I had on my calendar this fall.  Its crazy to think about this but I haven’t had a race I really cared about like this since February. The big one, still to come, is of course Ironman Florida but Ironman Augusta 70.3 has long been in my sights.  Last summer when I first heard about this race, I decided then that I had to do this half-Ironman race. I’ve had my heart set on this race for over a year and I can happily say that it did not dissapoint …

Always Learning…A Race Report

Yesterday I my first Olympic Triathlon since TriRock last November.  I have been looking forward to this race for months because my training has been excellent all year.  I’ll get the good out of the way because there was some good here.  First of all, Melanie came up and was my cheering squad.  Its always great to have someone cheering you on and even better in this race for a few reasons, one of which being that it was a quiet crowd and the other that I had a really rough day.  The course was also one of the nicest …

The Intimidator – Race Report

March 22nd was my first “big” race of the year. No more playing now. I signed up for the a 70.3 (half Ironman) race that takes place in Clermont, FL. There are a few names this race goes by. One name is the Florida Challenge Triathlon. There is a much more accurate name though – The Intimidator. To put it in perspective, only one of my friends signed up for the race and this is includes people who were happy to do the Disney Dopey Challenge (5k, 10k Half Marathon, Full Marathon). But they did not want to do this …