The only reason I got up on Day 3 of Ride The Rockies was to eat. And do laundry. But eating was the main focus. Lots of eating. And drinking. I was so thirsty. There was an option to ride that day. Or take the day as a rest day. And seeing as my knees SCREAMED every time I tried to sit down, it really wasn’t hard for us to.
Course: 95 miles 4,213’ of climbing Hotel in Winter Park: The Vintage Resort Hotel in Steamboat Springs: Rabbit Ears Motel Weather Report: Morning: mid 20’s to low 30’s warming up to high 50’s with chance of afternoon mountain shower Day 1 Ride Report Our alarms went off at 6am. I had not slept well that night. No fault of the hotel or bed or anything – just the fact that.
Boulder to Winter Park Course: 89 miles 11,315’ of climbing Hotel in Boulder: Courtyard Marriot Hotel in Winter Park: The Vintage Resort Weather Report: Mid 30’s early with a high in the low 50’s, chance of a late afternoon mountain thunderstorm after 3pm. Just look at that map. Who wouldn’t fear that map? Jens Voight maybe! But me? That map really put the fear of God in me. Not only.
As with any event, I was really ready to be done with the training for Ride the Rockies. Done. Over. No more. Our island is small, my dog needs a baby sitter, and it got hot. And I wore out all my cycling shorts. I was just done. So I was oh-so-happy to get to taper week and ship off our bikes to Colorado. That didn’t mean I was the.
I do triathlons because I’m not a runner. It’s totally true. If you ask me what my last marathon was, I say Nike Women’s in 2012. I don’t even think about the Ironman Cozumel run as a marathon. It’s really odd. And while I was quite happy to be off the bike and DONE with that wind the only thing I was thinking about was DRY SOCKS AND SHOES. I.
In just a few weeks, my husband will fly across the country to participate in his 2nd Boston Marathon. He ran his first Boston in 2012 (the heat wave year) after qualifying at the Goofy Challenge in Walt Disney World. It was, I think, his 3rd or 4th full marathon and he BQ’d the day after he ran a half marathon with me (my first). He qualified with time to.
I seem to have a thing with weather and bike rides. There is a very famous shot of Lance Armstrong on the bike leg of my first half Ironman in Kona 2012. He’s flying down the hill from Hawi battling the 40+ mph cross winds and pitched nicely to the left. That day was described by the pros as the “toughest” they’d ever seen in 20 years of racing. So.
Part 2: Race Week Eeeek! Even though I’m a slow runner, I’m an even slower swimmer with the added bonus of being a total goon in the water. I spend the entire time convincing myself that I’m not going to die. Every breath is like my first and every stroke is one closer to being done. Yep, I’m that bad and even though I look better on the surface (.
Part 1: Why Ironman The 2 weeks leading up to my departure for Cozumel were crazy, stressful, and a little nutty. With a little luck and a lot of emails and phone calls, we were able to get TriBikeTransport to service the Hawaii IM Cozumel racers! (For those of you that don’t know what that is, it’s basically a fantastic service where they pick up your bike fully assembled, they.
Why not? So many people asked me “Why are you doing an Ironman?” My answer is “Why not?” Spend the last few hours at any Ironman finish line and you will see some of the most AMAZING things happen. Folks finish with missing limbs, stage 4 cancer, lack of eye-sight, MS, the list goes on and on. What’s your excuse? So yeah…why not? What’s stopping me? It sure didn’t stop.