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ironman canada // thank you

Triathlon can be a selfish sport, especially during ironman training. Weekdays revolve around morning and evening workouts, second breakfasts, 9:30p dinners and somehow squeezing in an eight-hour workday. There are long run Saturdays and seven-hour Sundays. Between all that, there’s little time for anything…


ironman canada // the run

All I could think about during my 4:18 T2 was how bad I had to pee. Twenty-two miles is a long way to bike when you have to go! After the awesome volunteer dumped out my transition bag and helped me sort through my…


ironman canada // the bike

Oh, the Ironman Canada bike! There were many long, slow climbs (thank you, 12-27 cassette), screaming descents (top speed = 46.4 mph!) and smiles the entire way. Like the swim, much of the bike is a blur. What I do remember: running through T1…


ironman canada // recovery week + vacation

It was a gloriously relaxing recovery week. Post IRONMAN Canada, we slept a lot, caught up with family, and ate our way through Whistler, Vancouver and Seattle (not hard to do when there’s fresh seafood involved). Being tourists in the beautiful Pacific Northwest helped…


ironman canada // the swim

Race morning, August 25, started out like any other: 4a alarm, gluten-free PB+honey toast, double shot espresso and last minute gear check. Thirty minutes later, friend Sonia arrived and we were out the door to drop off our T2 bags near Olympic Plaza and…


ironman canada // race week

IT’S RACE WEEK! Not sure how that happened, but let’s dive right inโ€ฆ Monday Just a rest day today. We spent part of the evening deciding what to pack for the trip. Tuesday Mornings swims are awesome, and I plan to continue 2-3 days…