• 5h 25m
  • 112.00 miles
  • 20.68 Mi/hr

Great bike!!

  • 4h 07m
  • 26.20 miles
  • 09m 26s /Mi

Lousy marathon time but man did I make the best of it!!! It was a blast!!!

  • 53m 40s
  • 4224.00 yards
  • 01m 16s /100 yards

Great swim!!

  • 26m 04s
  • 2112.00 yards
  • 01m 14s /100 yards

Met up with some BTers down at the lake. Water was absolutely perfect. Smooth as glass!!

12:45 for 1st 1/2
13:19 for 2nd 1/2

This was a nice comfortable pace. It definitely feels good to be tapered!!

7:00 PM

I am borrowing Shaun's confuser to tell everyone thank you for your inspires and support. It means a lot!! I will be thinking of all of you at some point during the race, I promise!!


  • 53m 59s
  • 16.00 miles
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Got my bike tuned up and went on an easy ride on the beginning of the course. It felt great to be on the bike again.

I ended up putting the 11-23 back on the disc!!

  • 30m 30s
  • 2112.00 yards
  • 01m 26s /100 yards

Holy crap what a swim!! 15-20 mph winds and 2-3 foot whitecaps!! I had a blast!! 15:41 for the first 1/2
14:49 for the second 1/2

  • 30m
  • 3.00 miles
  • -----

Nice easy run with CubeFarmGopher. Back felt much better after having the ART therapists work on me.


I am off to the airport! I just wanted to thank everyone for all of the support and encouragement. I won't have any access to BT until I get back next week. My back is still hurting but it seems to get better each day. It's done it's job as far as forcing me to rest but I have managed to gain a few lbs in the process. :) Oh well.

 I plan on going out there and having a blast!! I cannot wait to get back together with my bike! Everyone have a great weekend and for those racing.........GOOD LUCK!!!!

  • 47m 30s
  • 3368.33 yards
  • 01m 25s /100 yards

What a swim!!! It was 55 degrees and a light rain when I was driving to the lake. I got there and it was dry and the clouds were breaking up. Got in the water at 6:15 before the sunrise and the water was like glass. There was steam coming off the water and when I got about 1/2 way around the sun started coming up and I could see the sun rays gleaming through the clouds. It was inspiring to say the least.

Swimming in heaven!!

I got a pretty good nights sleep last night. The back is still hurting. It was very tight when I woke up, felt good during the swim but hurt when I stood up after the swim. Right now it feels pretty good. I am looking forward to a nice long massage. It will be better before Sunday!!!

  • Health data: Sleep: 2 Stress: 2 Soreness: 2 Fatigue: 3 RHR: 46 Hours slept: 7 Overall Workout: 3
  • 31m 39s
  • 10.63 miles
  • 20.15 Mi/hr

Up at 3:30 to get one last ride in with Mike and Jeanie but when I got out of bed my back said no! I slept for another hr and got out around my TT loop.

After 30 min I decided to quit. I could feel my back just a little but didn't want to push it. I am jumping in a hot tub and stretching it.

I didn't have a computer on the bike I was riding and was surprised to see the avg speed over 20. I didn't feel that I was working that hard. This is a good thing!

4:00 PM - Just scheduled a massage for tomorrow morning. I am really looking forward to my back feeling better. I keep taking a few strides running down the halls of the hospital just to "test" it out. I have gotten a few comments to which I reply "tapering, full of energy!".

  • 46m
  • 3368.33 yards
  • 01m 22s /100 yards

Got out to Quaker Lake on a spectacular day. I put the wetsuit on just to get a feel for it again before the race. My back felt fine and I built the swim up, starting slow with almost no kick and ending at race pace. (Still pretty easy swimming, IM race pace not 100yd race pace!!)

I did have to dodge a couple of motorboats, that was fun. As I was sighting a cottage I noticed a couple of kayakers ahead of me. I picked up the pace a bit and passed them, swimming right between the kayaks. :) That was a blast to see the looks on their faces.

5:50 am - Back is still not good. The Advil and wine didn't do the trick last night but I did get a good night of sleep! :) Unfortunately the horses knocked down a few fence boards that I am going to have to replace today.

I am going to try to get in a nice relaxing OWS today. Hopefully that will help. I will also try to schedule a massage. Oh yea, I find out about my Polar watch today as well. I have a feeling I will be in small claims court about that.

The stress that comes with tapering!! Ugh!!!


My swimming hole!!



A pic of Matt just before landing his first largemouth bass!

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