Monday, August 4, 2014

Ironman Boulder - the short story

Well my friends, Ironman #3 is officially in the books.  It was a tough day out there with heat and elevation playing a factor in my day.  I felt lucky to finish the bike and the run got tough for me pretty early on.  They say that Ironman is a day of problem solving and luckily I managed to sort my problems out…going from thinking I may have to pull out of the race, to running a negative split on the marathon.

I finally broke the 16 hour mark and finished in 15:42:23…a nice 25 minute or so PR over 140.6 miles.

I have the best husband and parents who cheered me on and supported me through this whole crazy Ironman journey.

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I also have the best friends and training partners a girl could ask for!

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Congratulations to all Ironman Boulder racers!

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8 comments:

  1. CONGRATULATIONS!!! So proud of you! It's been awesome to follow your training journey and now see that you totally rocked it (like I knew you would!!!)

    Can't wait to read the full recap :)

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  2. Congrats on breaking the 16h barrier, finishing in the heat, and especially finishing after you thought you might have to throw in the towel. I thought you would find this easy because you had done it before and trained really hard but every race is different. You're amazing and inspiring Leana! :) Well done.

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  3. Congratulations on finishing, the PR and all the time you put into training. LOVE the finisher's jacket.

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  4. I am so happy to hear you PR'd. You look like you were keeping it together. I saw you on the run. I had to walk because I got blisters on the bike and my walk was much faster then my attempt at running. I hope you enjoyed the race as much as I did. This was my first Ironman and I had a huge advantage over most- we live about 45 minutes from the course. Most of my solid rides were on the first half of our bike course. I can't wait to see your perspective on the race. Way to go! I finished my race in 16:35 and a bit of change. Thanks for sharing your journey with us.

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  5. can not wait for the full story!!! hope you are recovering well!

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  6. Congrats! I can't wait to read the race report.

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  7. Congrats on a strong finish - and a PR! I actually signed up for Boulder for next year, so I'm anxious to hear how people's experiences were this year (seems like the heat was a factor for most people!). Hope that you are enjoying some well-deserved recovery!

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