Race Reports

Ironman Santa Rosa 2017 Race Report – Finish Line Feels

Ironman Santa Rosa 2017 Race Report – Finish Line Feels

I rounded a corner and there was my coach Sonja. I was the last of her athletes to finish and she was there waiting for me. I ran up to her gave her a big hug and headed off towards the finish line and the […]

Ironman Santa Rosa 2017 Race Report – The Run

Ironman Santa Rosa 2017 Race Report – The Run

I waddled through a maze of lines, hobbling in my cycling shoes and half blind in my right eye. My right eye was so messed up from the sunscreen that had gotten in it, that it was like looking through milk. I couldn’t see anything […]

Ironman Santa Rosa 2017 Race Report – The Bike

Ironman Santa Rosa 2017 Race Report – The Bike

I busted out of the tent and ran (aka hobbled because really who can run in cycling shoes?) to my bike. I checked my nutrition one last time, stuffed my phone in my back pocket and grabbed my bike. As I grabbed my bike, the […]

Ironman Santa Rosa 2017 Race Report – The Swim

Ironman Santa Rosa 2017 Race Report – The Swim

The bus pulled up into the transition parking lot and out I went. The fact that I had done the half a few months earlier at this same location, with basically the same check-in and race morning protocols really helped my nerves. This was all […]

Ironman Santa Rosa 2017 Race Report – Pre-Race & Check-in

Ironman Santa Rosa 2017 Race Report – Pre-Race & Check-in

I arrived in Santa Rosa on Thursday, got through Athlete check-in, which if you’ve never done it before can be an experience, long lines with a hurry up and wait kinda atmosphere. This was my third Ironman branded event and I could not believe how […]

Ironman Santa Rosa 2017 Race Report

Ironman Santa Rosa 2017 Race Report

Saturday July 29, 2017, I successfully completed my first full Ironman. The following is my Ironman Santa Rosa race report. Each leg of the race has been given it’s own post to avoid a wall of text. Thank you for following me on my journey. […]

Tri For Fun #1 Race Report

Tri For Fun #1 Race Report

Back in February, I signed up for a 3 part sprint tri race series for the summer with my fiance. A race a month in June, July & August. The biggest determining factor for me registering for these races was, the fact that all three […]

Ironman Santa Rosa 70.3 2017 Race Report – Finish & Afterthoughts

Ironman Santa Rosa 70.3 2017 Race Report – Finish & Afterthoughts

Finish and Afterthoughts I came up on the chute, adjusted my kit, picked up the pace and prettied my form (My finish pics were gonna look nice okay). I booked it though the chute and finished with a time of 7:33:43. Final run time of […]

Ironman Santa Rosa 70.3 2017 Race Report – Run

Ironman Santa Rosa 70.3 2017 Race Report – Run

T2 and The Run I click clacked my way down my row in T2 to rack my bike. T2 was full, but not quite as full as last year. I was happy I wouldn’t be out alone on my run again. Transition was uneventful. I […]

Ironman Santa Rosa 70.3 2017 Race Report – Bike

Ironman Santa Rosa 70.3 2017 Race Report – Bike

The Bike I headed to the mount line, my cleats making that familiar click clack noise as I hobbled along. Rounding the corner out of T1, I saw the mount line. There was a huge jumble of athletes, at least 20 at the base of […]