Tag: 2014 Challenge

Yearly Focus

Complete an Ironman: Update 12 – Ironman Arizona Here I Come

This is one of 14 updates about my 2014 challenge to complete an Ironman – you can see a list of the others here. I got in to Ironman Arizona! On November 16th I’ll have a second chance to complete my 2014 challenge. I am particularly excited because Ironman Arizona was actually my first choice back when I started looking into races in January of this year. It is such a popular race though that it was full almost as soon as registration opened last November. This changes a lot of things though. Before we look at that though I’d like

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Complete an Ironman: Update 11 – Ironman Lake Tahoe 2014 Was Canceled

This is one of 14 updates about my 2014 challenge to complete an Ironman – you can see a list of the others here. 4:30AM – Alarm goes off, grab breakfast and mix my fuel drinks 5:00AM – Drive to T1 5:30AM – Go to T1, get marked with my race number, get the bike set up and add a few things to my bike bag 6:00AM – Wetsuit on, final things finished, a light rain starts 6:20AM – Head down to water, walk in to knee deep, get ready to warm up, race starts in 20 minutes. 6:25AM – The

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Complete an Ironman: Update 10 – Race Strategy

This is one of 14 updates about my 2014 challenge to complete an Ironman – you can see a list of the others here. I’m sitting in a cabin in Lake Tahoe, days away from my first and what may be my only Ironman. I picked up my race number today. Despite the forest fire raging not too far from here and the smoke filled air, I’m trying to relax and stay focused. As I sit here I’m thinking back to my first day of training and the two miles of running that had me winded. I’m thinking back to

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