Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Ironman recap

Well here’s a recap of my big day on Sunday.  Thanks all, for cheering me on live in Wisconsin!  I didn’t mean to make this so long, so please skip whatever bores you…  (Thanks for your understanding.)  Overall I had a great day but it wasn’t without its challenges.  The day began comfortably warm (around 70 degrees).  The swim started at 7:00 a.m. and went pretty much as expected: a fight to stay away from the flailing arms of everyone around me.   Because it was a mass start of about 2100 people there were always several people around me for the 2.4 miles, so I just continued to try to find open areas to navigate my way through the bodies.  Happily, I didn’t get knocked around much and I finished the swim in about the time I projected, 1 hour and 1 minute, so I came out feeling pretty good, not too tired, and ready to get on the bike.