HAPPY IRONMAN DAY - SANTA ROSA
Randomly ordered thoughts from the weekend for Ironman #9
Kick ass bike! 6:29 - NAILED it and felt amazing.
First lap of the swim – 45 minutes – dead on consistent. Swim over all: 1:33 super happy as there were no issues. Thanks to Teresa Webb and my 'lane mates' who keep me coming to the pool. #vasa for strength.
No bathroom issues entire race day.
The 3 guys who chuckled and commented that I was walking faster than they were running. Continuing to play leapfrog with them while they ran/walked too. This made it a fun lap.
Pacing a runner while I walked fast for about 2 miles until I told him to get going to make sure he made the cut off as I was on loop 3 and he was on loop 2.
The hand squeeze from a 24 year old who as he passed said, there is that ‘power walker’ again – I confessed I did run a bit. 😉
Fist bump when finishing the swim
The smiles from riders when I passed saying Happy Ironman Day. I think I said Happy Ironman Day at least 100 times.
The cheers from the crowd that came when I yelled Happy Ironman Day - note my hand position. ;) Not very aero but I was busy encouraging cheering and that's how I roll.
Tailwind nutrition on the bike – AMAZING stuff.
Beautiful views on the bike course – can’t get much better than biking through winery country, other than maybe stopping for a glass (or two. 😉)
Meeting Lisa’s 79 year old Dad – who was so much fun to hang around who was always in a good mood. Such a pleasure having him around during the weekend.
Racing/traveling with buddies
Listening to -Pre-Race Guided Meditation on the bus ride to the lake done by Mike Ergo who ran for the Gold Star Military Family during the race. Listened to his other podcast on him doing SR 70.3 last year. Amazing stories. -Meditation link: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/transitions-from-war/id1346114352?i=1000410412464&fbclid=IwAR2Id9BwmNnD5c-tCQoxeGH0oynCCExO-Ek4D8BbjZqTJsXZqjIvKQxqbVU
In and Out burger
The finish line
Steve - best supporter a gal can ever have. Keeping me fed and loved in all ways possible. He lets me be me.
Diana H. - being a great sherpa and being a lot like me.
Teresa and Mark Webb for giving me an opportunity to give back to the sport and support others on this wonderful journey of triathlon. I am so happy and honored to be part of the coaching team. I so enjoy supporting teammates for workouts, races and continue to learn. (www.tnmultisports.com)
The athletes I coach - as they ignite my passion even more as they inspire me to learn more, do my best and make me want to be a better athlete/coach. (thank you Angie and Kevin!!)
TN Teammates who inspire me and who I love working out with and getting to know! Chelan camp was an amazing experience!
Zwift community and the opportunity to lead weekly ride/runs. #gozwifttri
Kinetic Trainer - being selected as a brand ambassador. #kinetictrainer
My work team - who is are my second family. Lucky to have the most amazing manager - Donna!
Fuel House Run Club peeps
All of you who continue to follow me on this wonderful triathlon journey. I am so very grateful to be able to do this sport and live the life I do.
Next up: CDA 70.3, Ironman Arizona #10 - and maybe a more detailed race report for Santa Rosa.