Bushtukah Canada Day Road Races July 1, 2012
Ironman 70.3 World Championships Race Report by Judy
The short version: it was hot
The slightly longer version: it was really hot, time was slower than I wanted but apparently it was really, really hot and everyone else was slower too. I placed 3rd in my age group.
Let me start by saying this is a good race. I have done it before and it’s on the A list for many local Triathletes.
I had to work on Saturday so my son picked me up from work. When we left Ottawa it was 36 C, 46 C with the humidity. We drove all the way to Kingston with the AC on full blast and we were still hot. When we got out of the car in Kingston it had cooled to 34, humidity was still about 100% it was like stepping into a sauna! Chris and I stayed in residence with the plan...
Cobourg Duathlon and Triathlon Race Report by Judy
I had the weekend off so I talked my daughter into coming with me to keep me company and we headed to Cobourg, a town I knew only as the home of the giant apple on the side of the 401. The race was Saturday so we drove to Brighton Friday night and spent the night at the KOA. With an early start the plan was to sleep in the back of the van so we did not have to deal with taking a tent down at 5 am. It was a little warm and my theory...
IRONMAN LAKE PLACID 22. 07.2012.
14 hours: 17 minutes: 51 sec.
Swim- 3.8k -1:39:29
Bike- 180k -7:18:00
Run - 42.2k-5:04:09
Here I come bragging about it again. Yeah….16 minutes faster than my first Ironman. I’m still on cloud nine, unless I touch my sore toenail. I don’t remember from first IM that it was that tough. But let’s start from beginning.
4:00 am. Waking up was easy. My favorite cappuccino...
IM Lake Placid Race Report by Andrea Walkau
People often ask me why I chose to do another Ironman. Initially it was to prove to myself that the first one wasn’t a fluke, but as I trained it became clear that it was about much more. It was about being healthy, challenging my physical limits, and having fun while doing it. I guess you could say that triathlon has just become a way of life.
Race day started out with an absolutely chaotic mass swim start. I can honestly say...
I Almost got hit by a Haggis on the way to Mont Tremblant !
It’s a long story but I had the pleasure or completing two great events on the weekend. On Saturday my husband Harold, my son Chris and I did the Perth Kilt Run. Over 2000 people running through the streets of Perth in Kilts, my son had cut off jeans under his! What a great community event! Water stations every kilometer and hoses everywhere! They even had a hose on top of a fire truck to cool off the runners. The...