"Sickness bug is apparently rampant. Woke up Saturday morning with dry cough and sore throat, now full nasal congestion and sneezing. Fatigued. I NEVER get sick, and now I am the week leading into Ironman.....rest, fluids, and…"
Ford Ironman Arizona, set in Tempe, Arizona, kicks off with a single-loop swim in Tempe Town Lake, followed by a challenging bike course through the Sonoran Desert and finishes with a spectator-friendly run around Tempe Town Lake and Papago Park.November 18, 2012See More
"Are they measuring the canal or the lake for purposes of determining wet-suit legality? According to fishingreports.com, current water temp of Lake Woodlands is 72. It's not surprising that the canal is warmer, of course, but that…"
Have done 40+ triathlons, but Louisville '09 was my first Ironman. St. George '10 was number two (and destroyed me!), and now I'm moving on to Texas '11 for lucky (hopefully!) #3! I'm a fireman in Dallas and spend my time with my 7 year old son Sam, working, and training.
My Tri Story:
Couldn't tell you why I started in Tri back in '05, but once I did my first sprint, I was hooked. I've done plenty of sprints, about 14 Olympic, 8 Half-Iron, and two Ironman races. I now have the pleasure of racing for Ironhead Racing in the DFW area, and am loving every minute! (and hour......)
I had the same problem! Something happened at mile 90 of the bike....and I couldn't even run without getting light headed. I had to choose--- faint and not finish, take it easy and finish. So, I power walked. Once I finished I fell and went to the med tent. The doctor said my sodium levels were really really low. My bike split was faster than my power walk split! Ha! Maria was such a great cheerleader!
Nope, not me (the bronchitis), thank God! My ankle is still healing up from surgery but at least I'm back to swimming and spin. Speaking of swimming, yes, get yourself into the pool! I'm jealous of your running. I've got a few more months to wait on that and I am realllly looking forward to it!
Thanks for the info on the ironman ky page. I train in TN so the heat will be similar but i know how the heat effects me on the shorter stuff so i am looking fo any tips for this one. Read your profile, i have a four year old son myslelf fun arent they.