Archives for "November, 2011"
Three weeks from Saturday I closed another chapter as I crossed a finish line, little did I know three weeks later I might be staring down a more difficult challenge than competing in a 140.6 mile race.
I am at my highest (non vacation) weight in 8 years, 196.4 pounds!
OK it actually was planned, but still [...]
Kim, Dan and I sat in my car as I watched the clock turn to 7:15 am. There we were getting ready to run the the 3rd annual Pewaukee, WI Turkey Trot. It was a typical early Wisconsin morning, cold, windy, gray with a touch of drizzle. I think for all three of us, this [...]
Ah tis the season…
Black Friday the day were people show there best behavior by getting to a retailer at stupid hours in the morning, rush through the doors, giving elbows, throwing punches all in the hopes to get some ridiculous price on an item they wouldn’t buy for themselves but deem it worthy to give [...]
THE FINAL ENTRY…
Listening, observing, smiling I sit in a booth looking over at a person that has not only become a mentor, a friend and an inspiration, I slow everything down and wonder to myself am I really hearing this?
It has been 11 days since Ironman Florida and I am sitting at an IHOP having [...]
Ironman Wisconsin results – 15:35:07
Ironman Florida results – 7:37:18 so far….
As I handed off my bike there they were once more, my support crew. I was actually worried if they were going to be there because if I wasn’t expecting to finish in 6:09, how did they expect me finishing in 6:09. I am [...]
Ironman Wisconsin 2010 results – 15 hours 35 minutes 07 seconds
Ironman Florida 211 results – 1 hour 17 minutes 02 seconds
The evening before my new found weather forecaster, Robert Key was trying to explain to me why the bike ride was going to be fast and smooth. Something about the winds would pick up [...]
OK time to talk about the race.
Finish time – Ironman Wisconsin 1:24:28
Finish time – Ironman Florida ? TBD
The day starts early for those who compete in an Ironman, for me the alarm went off at 4 am sharp. Surprisingly I slept sound, usually there is a lot of tossing and turning but not this [...]
Visualization is a key to training for these things called Ironman. In the countless hours of swimming, biking, running, racing, eating, sleeping, and thinking about this thing called Ironman you learn quickly learn that visualizing is a key to keep you moving forward in this journey.
There I was finally on the pure white sand of Panama [...]