Louisville Ironman 2009-part 10

The Run I came out of the transition area, and quickly saw Donna and Oaks on the sidelines holding a sign and cheering me on! It was great to see them! A great pick me up! The first mile or so of the run is on a bridge that crosses the Ohio River. This is […]

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Louisville Ironman 2009-part 9

T2 I handed my bike off to a volunteer at the entrance to the transition area. They re-rack the bikes for us, how cool is that! I hobbled down, and got my run gear bag. T2 was easer than T1 as now I had a little experience here. I went into the tent, and found […]

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Louisville Ironman 2009-Part 8

The Bike Now I was on my bike. I was happy to be done with the swim! The bike and run were more familiar territory for me. I was spinning the cranks, working at keeping my heart rate between 138 and 158. My Cateye V3 bike computer was great, since I had my heart rate […]

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Louisville Ironman 2009-Part 7

T1 After exiting the river, I ran up the sidewalk, across a little bridge, and then down another sidewalk. I ran or maybe walked quickly to where my bike gear bag was located. A volunteer was already there holding it out for me. I grabbed it, thanked them, and ran towards the changing tents. As […]

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Louisville Ironman 2009-Part 6

The Swim I jumped into the water about 7:05am. I had read to jump in and not dive in. So I jumped in with my legs spread and one arm out, and the other holding my goggles. I immediately started swimming freestyle to get away from the dock. The water was warmer than the air. […]

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Louisville Ironman 2009 part 5

Race Morning My alarm clock went off at 3:45am. I got up, took a shower to wake up, and got dressed in my swim trunks. I drank some Pepsi, and ate a 6” sub that I had in the cooler. I filled my bike bottles with Pepsi, and placed a couple 24 oz. sized bottles […]

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Louisville Ironman 2009 Part 4

The Day Before The Race I got up early and started organizing my race gear. They gave me five plastic bags. Two red ones, two blue ones, and a green one. The blue ones were for the bike gear and bike special needs, the red ones were for the run gear and run special needs, […]

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