Another great shot from @brian_fancher_photography for #tempotuesday - I think the Charleston County Parks sprint is the first race where I've managed to smile consistently for the photographer (while biking at just about my FTP - at least it was a sprint distance!). I've also realized I am majorly behind on race reports from #imsyracuse703 (the last one!) and from this sprint. Let's see what I can make happen this week!
@ironmantri has tag line “Anything Is Possible.” 6 years ago if you were to tell me where I would be right now there is no way I would believe you. I was 65lbs heavier and 10:00 min/miles for 1 mile was a BIG ask. In 2013 I did my first race #imsyracuse703 in 6:27:59 and I was hooked! That next year at #imtimberman703 I would crack 5hrs for the first time. In 2016 after a successful 2015 season I signed up for my first full at #immt a truly life changing event. The highlight of 2017 was racing in my first WORLD Championship #703worldchampionship. Really me racing against the best in the world? 2018 hopefully has big things in store for #imlp#imlp2018 after winning my first race at #imeagleman703 . As you look for motivation in your own life realize anything really is possible. This journey I have been on is incredible and I am way too excited to see what the legs have in store for Sunday! Hope y’all brought your dancing shoes. #fullgas#motivation#ironman
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!