Ironman Training with Life, Marriage, Children & Work
We arrived at the race with temperatures in the 40s and the water at 69. There was a fog lifting off the lake and the race starts out heading east. It was blinding and beautiful and a bit spooky. Definitely the highlight for me. I came out fourth overall and first in my age group.
I rode hard and more than any other time I’ve raced here, I made a point to take in all the scenery and the people. Garrett County Maryland has some great vistas and my uphill speeds gave me plenty of time to see them at length.
Smile! You are on Savage Camera!
I rode about five minutes faster than in 2012 — also 10 pounds lighter. Nonetheless, there were several climbs that I was unsure if I would make. it was like the top 10 percent of my throttle had been capped and was unavailable for use. I was really gassed from Las Vegas the week before.
East coast version of Wildflower?
The shadow hides the fact that I’m no longer smiling like I was on the bike. In fact, had my kit been purple I may have been mistaken for a large milkshake type character from McDonalds. Ouch those hills on the run are bastards. Had to walk the fire road — twice.
At the end of the day I made it in and even wore a plastic lei that I picked up off the course around mile 11. It was big fun and none too serious.