Swim: 1:33:56 (15 MIN PR)
T1: 11:52 (4 MIN PR)
BIKE: 6:50:54 (43 MIN PR)
T2: 7:46 (11 MIN PR)
RUN: 4:22:27 (36 MIN PR)
OVERALL: 13 HOURS 7 MINUTES
1 Hour 45 Minute Overall PR
2006 will always be the most memorable for me, since it was my first IronMan finish and the weather was crazy extreme.
2007 will be the most incredible, all the hard work finally paid off for me.
9 of us from our TRI club entered the race, 9 of us became IRONMAN this day, 7 for the first time. 8 of us finished in under 14 hours. Without them, the long training hours together, through the rain, snow, cold, and heat. Them pushing me by just trying to keep up with them on a weekly basis, this day would have not been possible without them.
To the other TRI teammates (Laura, Michele, Greg, and Kerri) who made the trip to cheer us all on throughout the entire day, I thank you!!
To all the bloggers I met on the course, who all became IronMan also, great job everyone. The the others bloggers from TRITEACHER cheering me at Verona, XT4 & BAUN during the run, the blogger who dressed up in a full COW outfit and cheered us all along, and to THOMPS giving me my finishers medal, and the rest who cheered me via the computer, your support was greatly appreciated.
To my wife, the biggest supporter of them all and dealt with my insanity this entire year, she is truly my "IRONMATE".
Now while I still think about this incredible day for the next few days, while trying to get the soreness out of my legs. It's time now to sit back and enjoy the moment and off course down a couple of cheese danishes or two.