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 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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Tupper Lake Tinman 2009 race report

Helen and I got an early start. I pretty much already had the car packed. I just needed to put the last stuff in, and mount the bike rack and bike on the back. We dropped the dog off at boarding kennel, and headed on our way.We took back roads. I kept my speed down […]

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Tupper Lake Tinman 2009 – The Swim

It stopped raining, and as race time approached, we donned our wetsuits, and bright green swim caps, and headed down to the corrals. I had bought a tinted swim mask as recommended for this race. But I hadn’t had a chance to swim with it yet. And since it was cloudy, I opted for the […]

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Tupper Lake Tinman 2009 – The Bike

I headed to my bike rack. Eric and Bob were still there. They seemed amused that I backstroked nearly the whole way. They were gone in a minute or two.I took the transition slowly. I didn’t want to forget anything. I got out of my wetsuit. Dried off. Wrapped a beach towel around my waist […]

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Tupper Lake Tinman 2009 – The Run/Post Race

Now I was back in transition. It had stopped raining, and now was starting to get warm. I changed out of the bike shorts, into running shorts. I put on some fresh dry socks, and my running shoes. I drank a little more Pepsi, kissed my wife, and headed out on my way for the […]

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Indoor triathlon

Indoor triathlon A co-worker of mine told me about an indoor triathlon at the local YMCA. The race has a 15 minute swim in the pool, a 15 minute ride on a stationary bike, and 15 minute run on a treadmill. The athletes will get a 5 minute transition between each event. I haven’t done […]

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