I’m An Ironman! My Ironman Louisville 2009 Race Report

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Well… it’s almost been a week since the Ironman Louisville 2009 and I’m just now posting about it. I never realized how out of it I would be after the race. I mean… yes right after covering 140.6 miles by water bike and foot I knew I would be operating on no brain, but a few days after? My body was toast I tell you! So coming into the weekend after taking a much needed physical, mental and digital vacation, I’m way more coherent and able to talk in complete sentences. (My writing grammar might still need some work though…) I knew I needed this break but I had no idea how much I really needed it until now, nor did I realize how energized I would be as I am now. Pre Race Weekend On … [Read more...]

The Process Of IronMan Training

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I haven’t written much about my Ironman training lately. Quite honestly, it’s been a bit tough. Between the cold weather for the past few months, travel and work, I’ve had a harder time sticking to the scheduled task at hand. But now that the weather is getting really nice, that will all change. Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about the process of what I am going through. Each week I get a work out plan from my coach, but it’s up to me to make it happen. I’m very thankful for the friends I train with and the encouragement we all bring to each other. Especially when most people think this is something I’m doing alone. I'm not sure i could handle this alone, which is why I love training … [Read more...]

Ironman Louisville August 30, 2009

This past weekend I did two major things. I signed up for my first marathon and my first Ironman. For those of you just joining the conversation, an Ironman is a brand of triathlon events where the distances are extremely long. 2.4 mile swim, 112 bike ride, and a 26.2 mile run. My ultimate triathlon goal is to do Ironman Louisville a year from now. I signed up for Ironman Louisville today and I'm already starting to plan out the next year! Marathon in November, Half Ironman in May, a few tri's during the summer and end with Ironman Louisville for next season. Makes sense right? No you say? Sounds crazy? Believe me...it is. This past Sunday was one of the greatest experiences of a day I … [Read more...]