CONGRATS on your Ironman finish! I'm proud of you. One little thing though, the race was on August 28th not the 27th as you indicate above in your bio. Stay in touch and savor this wonderful accomplishment!
im just soo slow u may not wanna train with me. my bike is the worst. i should come on those rides. i'm outa town the next couple mondays but after that i'd love to join. good luck at louisville... too bad we didn't know each other b4 we could have watched our boys together! :) my number is 404 513 0304 if you wanna get together just text or call
Sorry you missed the ride yesterday. It was a good ride until some guy ate it going 26 mph. Amazingly he got back on his bike and was only a little shaken up! I'm here until Friday if you want to get together for any workouts. I'm still trying to find a place to do some open water swimming with all the waves.
Hi Jenna! I am presently living in Canada now and will be doing IM Wisconsin this September. All of my training rides are on the CompuTrainer although I wish I could help you. I hope you can find some other triathletes to do the course with. From my personal experience, the "difficult part" of IM Louisville is not the distance. Instead, the difficulty lies in the Triple H factors: heat; humidity; and hills. Be prepared to do some long runs and bike rides (maybe two more centuries at the most in this point of training). Make sure that you eat and drink a lot during the course as well as taking salt tablets. Just keep pedaling no matter what and don't stop - you will finish the bike course! :)
I just read your profile. Interesting that you are in health care. I work for our local hospital. My job involves teaching children with Autism. Training provides a nice mental break from that and a little time for me.
Hi Jenna, Sending you all my positive thoughts for this great adventure you have embarked on. Just enjoy yourself and race to finish for the first one. Only worry about cutoffs, not beating anyone else. My first attempt at Ironman was a bust. I had a flat tire and a wipeout (probably due to the flat). My husband also wiped out that year, also a flat and junk on the road. No matter how much you train, mentally you need to prepare yourself for any outcome. You can train forever and still have a bad day from things you have no control over. If I had to give one piece of advice, it would be to mentally train. If you do that, then when race day comes, you give your best and hope for the best, but if that falls short, you can mentally cope realizing that it is just one race of many, and there is always another day. I don't say this to make you paranoid, or to make you feel that you can't do it. I don't believe that for a second. Mental preparation is as important as nutrition. On my DNF in 2009, I was disappointed but not heartbroken. The set back just provided more fuel for my fire and helped me focus even more in the following year of training. I had a great race this year in my eyes and I am thrilled that I finished and felt good at the end. My focus was so strong that day. I never thought of how many more kilometers (unless i was calculating time left to the cutoff) and thoroughly enjoyed my experience. I have since signed up for Ironman Mont Tremblant and am equally excited about that.
Welcome to the site! I am USA Triathlon Certified Coach, an ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer, a Kona Ironman World Championship Triathlete, and own/operate In Training LLC, Utah's first fulltime triathlon coaching company. I have been coaching for 8 years now, have coached over 600 athletes, and have been competing myself for about 11 years. Along with coaching locally, I also offer online coaching so if you're ever interested in learning more about my online coaching services, please feel free to ask!
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Hey Jenna.....welcome to IAMTRI.....I just happened to be scrolling through here and saw that you created a page. To join the IMKY group go to the MY PROFILE link and in the dropdown menu select ADD MORE GROUPS (or something like that).....Search "Ironman Louisville 2011" and you'll find us. See you next Sunday.....You'll be fine....lots of good folks from all over doing the ride on Sunday.