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3 days...not the half ironman I had in mind

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

In 3 days, I will do another Triathlon. My goal was a Half Ironman; but, the Fates had something else in mind. After 6 crashes in as many weeks, my most recent just last weekend during my longest bike ride to date, I had to make the decision to drop down to the Olympic distance. My knee has suffered too much trauma and the challenging HIM bike route might get the best of me.

Olympic (International) Distance

1500m swim (no problem)
25 mile bike (I'll live)
10K run (that's just a warmup to a marathoner)

Don't get me wrong, the bike and run routes will be challenging - rolling hills, warm weather. The younger members of my Tri team who are also doing the Oly will smoke it. I'll just be there to get to the finish line.

There's always another HIM...my coach already has one in mind...pray for flat routes!

3 days...

I'd better finish packing my transition bag...
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CAROLCRC 4/26/2012 8:25AM

    Enjoy the race. Sounds like you are making the right decision.

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HJFOGARTY 4/25/2012 10:02PM

    good luck and enjoy - give that knee the time it needs to recover completely. you are doing the right thing down grading - there will always be another race! take care of you first.

thanks for being a great inspiration!!

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