On Sunday I completed the Ironman 70.3 Austin Half Ironman. Training for 20 weeks, completing every workout, putting in countless hours (153 hours in fact). A lot went into just getting to the starting line. Since this will probably get long (I’ll try to keep it interesting with pictures), let’s dive right in.
has come for my big challenge. This Sunday is the Ironman 70.3 Austin. It’s a Half Ironman about 10 miles east of downtown that will definitely put all my training to the test. It starts with a 1.2 mile swim, followed by a 56 mile bike, and finishes with a 13.1 mile run. So here’s what we can look forward to.
Well, things just didn’t pan out for this runner-turned-triathlete. After lots of pomp and even a little circumstance, I searched the New York Road Runners page to see if I was selected for the ING NYC Marathon. The verdict: no. No reason. No justification. Just a simple search box returning a robotic apology and a teasing message intended for those who were selected. Am I disappointed? A little. Upset? Not really. With my focus changed to triathlons now, this was more of a “wouldn’t it be fun?” endeavor, but nothing I was really counting
on. My big race is still the Ironman 70.3 Austin in October. Now if only I could muster the courage to register for that Half Ironman…