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Ironman – Pre race report

September 3, 2010

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This is my ridiculously long race report. I want to remember everything when I come back to read it years from now. It’s broken up into separate posts for readability. Enjoy. I woke up as scheduled at 4am that morning with a feeling that truly only compares to being a child again. It was like […]

Ironman – The Swim

September 3, 2010

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> Standing knee high in water as we all sang O Canada together I teared up in my googles just as I was told I would. I wasn’t thinking about strategy or about anything else that would come my way in the hours ahead. Instead, I stuck true to my only Ironman goal – be […]

Ironman – The Bike

September 3, 2010

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Transition was pretty calm for me, although it didn’t seem that way for everyone. People were running this way and that way, sitting on the grass putting on their shoes, into change tents and out again.. it was crazy!. I took my time and even stopped at the port-o-potty again. I had a few hands […]

Ironman – The Run

September 3, 2010

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>I handed my bike off to a volunteer that will take it back to it’s home on the rack and by the time I get to the long rows of run gear bags, another volunteer has already seen me coming and grabbed my bag for me. What service! Seeing as I just rode 180km on […]

Ironman- Post race report

September 3, 2010

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>Now that I’ve reached my goal and completed the Ironman, everyone wants to know – will I do it again? The answer is – probably not. I learned a lot on my road to Ironman, and I found new passion in swimming, biking and running and I certainly plan to continue enjoying those at a […]

T’was the night before Ironman

August 28, 2010

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>Here it is. The night before Ironman. The gear bags are checked, the bags have been packed, the carbs have been loaded. My nerves are in full flight, my stomach upside down, but I’m ready. Not really one clear thought going through my head. Maybe there’s so many that I can’t focused on just one, […]

Because your brain doesn’t know what your body already does..

August 27, 2010

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>With just two sleeps to go, I got this great email from a friend that included a note posted on Slowtwitch (a popular triathlon forum) by member Hurricane Bob. An incredible account of what to expect on Sunday and keeping it all in perspective. Right now you’ve all entered the taper. Perhaps you’ve been at […]