Still a bit off. Amazing that an Ironman could take so much out of you. Even marathons didn’t take that much out of me. Swimming this morning still proved I am off the norm. Felt it in the lungs/chest on normal sprint sets whereas pre-Ironman I maintained speed and power. Running yesterday showed my HR[…]
Race Day + 1: Sore and stiff in quads. Calves and hamstrings OK. Lungs experiencing that cool sensation of over-exertion and having been stressed for a long time. Legs very tight and hard to stretch out. Race Day + 2: A bit more sore and stiff in the quads. Usually I am less sore on[…]
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[…]
Early morning I wake up at 350a and start eating. I have 3 hard boiled eggs and half a bagel. I go to the bathroom and “purge” so that i don’t have to “purge” on the race. I recheck some of the gear and pack up a backpack to carry it all in. I stretch[…]
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[…]
Looks like it will definitely be covered at IronmanLive.com. 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.
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[…]
At my Yahoo! Photos account…. Have a look and see Taupo, race preparations, and then… the race!
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[…]
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[…]