Ironman Arizona

2017 in Review

I had big plans for 2017.  I signed up for my second full Ironman (Ironman Arizona) and planned on crushing my 1st Ironman time by an hour or two. My other plans included the Patriot Half 70.3 in June and Lake Placid 70.3 in September. Things didn’t go as planned but all things considered, I had […]

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Tackling Lake Placid

I’ve only ridden outside two times before heading to Lake Placid.  Luckily, I’ve built up some fitness on the bike with the trainer, but my tongue surgery pushed me back a little.  I’ve been pretty much on a liquid diet since the surgery and don’t feel like I have the same stamina from before the […]

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Waiting for Surgery

The Fix is In

My training has taken a backseat to recovering from tongue surgery.  On August 10th, I had surgery to fix a flap that was created from my upper teeth slicing into my tongue.  Before this took place, I was presented with the option of staying awake for the surgery and just using a gazillion shots of […]

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Back in the Saddle Again

First Full Week Back to Training for an Ironman Well sort of. I was able to train for eight hours total – biking on the trainer and pool running this week. I also managed to get my average heart rate and resting heart rate down over the week. Since I started paying attention to my […]

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Working Towards Normal

My crash was seven weeks ago today and this week was a good week.  I had a follow-up visit with my nurse practitioner yesterday.  The first question she asked was “Are you starting to feel normal again?”I told her I felt good and was getting back to normal.  My sleep has gotten better. I have […]

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