Endurance day, 23 minutes - 3.1 miles run, 4 minutes row -1200m - today’s adrenaline was provided by a) thinking about Donna and sending strong thoughts for today’s chemo and b) wanting to really kick a bad person’s ass into a different galaxy! #shecanhackett#sls3#donotfuckwithme#germanletsplay
IRONMAN 70.3 Chattanooga
Be sure you have a 5-hour energy to read through it all
Watt a great race. The venue, volunteers, the swim, the bike, the run, the heat, the humidity, the support and all the pent up anxious and nervous energy to be among these incredible athletes of all ages, genders, abilities, backgrounds. Everyone had a story, everyone had a reason, everyone had their profound calling voice and motivation to show up and be present at the race this morning. Lots of first-timers, lots of veterans, lots of pros, and tons of the best Sherpas and support crews having a hard day baking in that sun to watch their athlete cone out of the water, the bike and down that finisher chute. Shoot! Such a spectacle to watch and witness such an awesome display of world-class athletes from the first cannon shot to the last footstep across that line. Y'all are amazing and y'all deserve all the applause and high-fives you can handle. Awesome sauce for sho!
Wasn't feeling full-on for race readiness. I felt only about 75% there. Swim felt good until the hallway point when a back injury from a car accident last September kicked in. My back seized the day wanting to do a reenactment of Frodeno's WC seize.
I had back problems, but they're behind me.
Pulled a bit and let it sort itslef out back there and got back to kicking. Transition felt good, bije felt alright, still a month of work to feel closer to 💯, but I'll take the 24.4 average. Miles 23-32 and 48-56, the back was back to future part 3. Affected all power output and even though I could still ride, just couldn't push the heavy gears I wanted to close gaps. Though there were plenty of draft parades sitting behind me loving the tall body to sit behind.
To T2, judgement day, (best of the Terminator series), got off the bike in pro fashion to head out for a run. "I just felt like running", the inner Forrest Gump voice said. (Finished below)