The goal for the weekend was to go sub 2 hours. I knew the bike course was going to be a little short because of a slight course change, so the goal was really – go fast enough that it would be sub 2 hours if the course was a legit 40k bike. After the experiment at Racine to go sans watch + HRM, I decided to use the …
I was a bit unprepared for the swim to start – I was floating in about the second row in the middle of the start line, when out of the blue Mike Reilly said “Have a good day” – BOOM! No count down, just go. The swim start was the roughest I’ve been in – probably had something to do with the fact that this was the World …
Extremely short race report for this one – in the end it was a very solid day. It fellshort of what I had hoped for, but how can you complain when you turn in a time that is a minute off your time from last year and you had an aweful run?
No complaints – just a reminder to work on my run.
The day started off with my …
The High Cliff Half Ironman race was the final race of my busy month of June (4 races in 5 weeks, 3 of which were Half Ironmans). Going into this race I had some private doubts about my fitness and conditioning, along with the amount of fatique I had from racing so much. Earlier in the week there was a part of me that …
Scatter brained thoughts
I finished. It wasn’t as fast and definately not as pretty as I had hoped, but I finished, and was completely satisfied with the result.
Placing: 266 OA / 38 AG
Swim : 51:53
Looking back on the race I know I made some mistakes, …
Summary: It was a perfect day for a race. I planned to have this race be the first BT workout of my IMWI Peak period. The result, a great race. I took 23 minutes off my time from this race last year.
OA – 9th (After “sanitizing” somebody that got crossed over with a sprint time)
AG – 3rd (Although I was …
It was a pretty “epic” day in Pleasant Prairie. I woke at 3:30 am to pouring rain – my father-in-law said it had rained about 3 inches over night.
Mary and I arrived in Pleasant Prairie right around 5:00 am and took the shuttle bus from the parking area to the race site. When we got there transition was close to empty …
Race: Spirit of Racine Half Ironman
Executive Summary – The radio DJs saying that it was a good day to be inside with the AC cranked made me chuckle.
OA – 74th
AG – 6th (I always finish out of the money)
Pre-Race: I got there at about 5:15 AM. Parking was easy. I got the the transition area and was happy …
What is IMOO going to feel like? “Mommy, I’m scared.”
Being that this was my first half, I was pretty nervous. The wife and I stayed at the Fairfield by the mall in Appleton. Spent the evening before putting a bike computer on her bike, mixing sports drink, and shaving …