Ironman NZ 2005 Post Race

Now it’s Wednesday and it’s 4 days past the big day. I am late in posting this due to activities and travelling around NZ, but here it is. Sunday after the race, I manage to get my sore, stiff bod up early so that we can get down to the Ironman NZ store and pick[…]

Ironman NZ 2005 EVE Friday 3-4-05

Ironman NZ Friday 3-4-05 I wake up early and open the curtains. Pea soup fog resides over Lake Taupo with an amazingly strong breeze. I remember swimming Alcatraz during relatively heavy fog conditions. The fog, if floating lazily above the water, is a welcome sight for Alcatraz swimmers as it means that there is no[…]

Race Coverage

Looks like it will definitely be covered at This page has an athlete lookup and will have news and updates. You can also check the Ironman NZ website for updates but I don’t see any indication yet of what they will do. My race number is 861. More pictures at my Yahoo! Photos account.

Ironman NZ 2005 Thursday 3-3-05

When my buddies from San Jose arrived, I’ve been mostly hanging out with them. It’s been great having them around as they’ve done the race before and have been giving me lots of tips. In the morning, we head over to registration and already by 845am there is a long line to get our race[…]

Ironman NZ Wednesday 3-2-05

Again another glorious morning in Taupo. Starting to sound like a broken record I think! I awoke early today, almost time zone changed completely at around 4am. I do not want to sleep in too much as race morning I will be up early to prepare for the race. I bring out my little MIDI[…]

Ironman NZ Tuesday 3-1-05

Yet another beautiful day in Taupo. Partly cloudy, sunny skies, slight breeze blowing. The air is once again super-fresh and it is just lovely country out here. The pace of life is so much slower. The stores are open only from 9 to 5 – something I’m not very used to at all. Early this[…]