I was helping to clear out my parents’ house last week (they’re moving from New York to California) and found this gem: a visualization tape from my days on the swim team. It was surreal listening to the tape, remembering meeting the man who made it and using it to work on calming down before races. I used to get so nervous I would spin my arms really fast like a windmill, and my coach was always trying to get me to slow down and feel the water. It was a timely memory, right before #imsyracuse703. This was the calmest I’d been before a race. Maybe there was something to my coach’s visualization practice after all. #tbt
I absolutely loved the bike course at #imsyracuse703. I like going uphill, I’m finally getting comfortable going downhill in my aero bars thanks to my sweet new #argon18 bike, and the views of upstate NY farmland were gorgeous. Rest week for me and I’ll post some thoughts on the race soon!
Happy with my first Ironman 70.3 in Syracuse. I did a great swimming and a great biking, unfortunately too hot and hilly to maintain the pace during the run. Overall great experience and looking forward to the next one. 🏊♂️ 31:51 🚴🏽 3:03:03 🏃🏽 2:07:40 -> 5:49:31 #ironman#imsyracuse703#triathlon#columbiatriathlon#88F/31C
J'ai failli être arrêté pour "dopage mécanique" sur le parcours du #imsyracuse703 .
Quel fun de rouler sur un tel bolide équipé des roues les plus rapides sur le marché!!
La Team élite de Bartcoaching est chanceuse de pouvoir être soutenue par les meilleurs équipementiers au monde, oui oui. Au monde!
Merci @argon18bike et @ote_canada pour ce E117 tri+ et ENVE SES 7.8 qui m'ont permis de grimper sur le podium! .
THANK YOU 💚 to this group of amazing LMTs that came out to support the Syracuse Ironman 70.3 athletes yesterday! It was a crazy hot day and the Massage tent was non stop with soft tissue recovery. It is an event of its own, massaging non stop post race, and being covered in athlete sweat, dirt and who knows what else! (Actually, 🤔we know what else 😬🤷🏻♀️)
Can’t explain how much I appreciate you all and I’m sure you felt the love from your athletes. If not, trust me, they appreciate you! 🙏🏻
Yesterday’s race was probably the most challenging triathlon that I have completed thus far, even surpassing my full IM experience.
I went into the event not even sure if I would finish as I have been battling a foot injury and hadn’t run for over six weeks. My plan was to see how I felt and either stop after the bike leg or continue with the run course with a walk/run hybrid to get to the finish.
I really wanted to challenge myself with all the climbs on the bike course as I don’t get to ride such terrain in Florida or I probably wouldn’t have even showed up. I signed up and I at least wanted to do that. I didn’t rock the bike as much as I wanted to but I got it done!
I came from the bike and told myself to do the first loop of the run and go from there. It was rough and I wanted to quit as my foot was killing me and I was cramping. I almost headed in before going back out for the second loop of the run, but with encouragement from my cheering sister and a gentleman that I was run/walking with I continued on.
I crossed that finish line running, cramping, in pain and with tears. It was one of the best feelings of accomplishment I have ever had.
One plus, I had a PR on my swim by over two minutes. The water was perfect and the self-seeding start was awesome. I wasn’t ever worried about the swim though.
Triathlon teaches you so much about yourself and what you are capable of. I am so thankful that I stumbled upon this sport. The community is amazing and everyone is so supportive. I truly love this sport!
Man today didnt go down how i wanted. The heat killed me. My run sucked..i was dizzy and had a headache. I basically needed to walk to survive. I still PR but not how i wanted. Thankful fir my family and their support @dave11775 @emmagooey12 @weaselty5665 #theszareks#imsyracuse703
Disappointing day today at #imsyracuse703 for me. I've never been one who does well in heat, and if there's one thing this race delivered today besides hills, it was 🔥... and a great chance to learn a little and improve because of it.
Still plenty to be proud of on a tough day. My nutrition was absolutely 👌 thanks to @herbalife24 and #prolong and #cr7drive. I rode smart and controlled, and still felt fast thanks to @racedaywheels. After a horrific first run lap, I was able to get it together and battle back to at least score a mental victory in the last 6 miles. I'll be disappointed tonight, but I couldn't be more ready to get back after training in the next block. You're only as bad as your next race, and I intend to make it a big one. Thanks to @team_wattieink for all the support and @wattieink for making me look good, even if I didn't feel it. #herbalife24#eternalwater#zealiosskincare#hokaoneone#racedaywheels#rockthew#powerisking#timetofly#blueseventy#ismsaddles#speedfil#strydrunning#argon18#sponsored