The Extra Mile

My Journey Late in Life as a Triathlete – Setbacks and Triumphs

My Story

2017 in Review

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...

Tackling Lake Placid

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...

On the Road Again

On the Road Again

On August 17th, just about a week after my tongue surgery, I got back on the road again with my road bike.  I wanted to do it earlier, but with the weather, my surgery and work - I just didn't manage to do it. It would have made sense to do it earlier since we are...

The Fix is In

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...

Back in the Saddle Again

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...

Working Towards Normal

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...