Sunday, September 28, 2014
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
< Churning up Paseo Delicious near El Montvideo>
Sunday, March 30, 2014
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Steve's suggestion, don't be shy. Call out clearly what you want. The volunteer that has it should respond and hold it out. The volunteers want to get you what you need, and want to help you.
A serious observation: I saw several people come through that looked overwhelmed and undertrained for the event. An Ironman is a BIG event. I encourage all triathletes that want to reach for an Ironman to do it, but please, take the preperation seriously. You don't have to be super lean (but leaner helps) you don't have to be fast, but you can't be slow at all three sports, and you have 17 hours. In my humble opinion you should think you can honestly do it in 15.5 before signing up. This gives you 1.5 hours for "bad stuff" to happen and you will still make it.
Monday, September 30, 2013
Thank you, that gel came in handy.
Monday, August 12, 2013
**Update** I had already written the bike section and took a break as I finished the blog. I went over to my bike to take off the race wheels and I think I discovered part, if not all of my bike issues. The legs may have felt a bit heavy, but it is not their fault. No, my front brake was rubbing ever so slightly on the wheel. No enough to be obvious, but taking it around the parking lot for a spin, then adjusting it and going again made a noticable difference. Not sure what I could have done, as I checked the bike over in transition before heading to the swim and the front wheel spun fine. It wasn't a lot, but definitley could have cost me 1-1.5 MPH. Grrrrrrrrrrr.