How do I feel today? I'm still tired and probably will be all week. I'm not planning on doing anything at all today. I am going to hang out and work on my race report and just catch up on everything I missed while I was away and out on the course on Sunday.

I'm off the rest of the week from work so I'm not logging any nutrition and I will not be doing any structured workouts this week. My offseason has officially begun. I will not be doing any running this week. I will walk with Luna instead. I may do some very easy biking this week just for fun and I would like to swim this week. I think I may go tomorrow evening and probably Sunday morning to go and chill with the rest of the Warriors swimming and training for the Mighty Man HIM coming up at the end of the month.

Damn the coffee taste so good coming out of my Wisconsin Ironman coffee mug lol. It's good to be an Ironman lol. Seriously it is still sinking in, I'm still in a state of disbelief and am reflecting on my accomplishment from this past weekend. I'm probably gonna be on cloud nine for the rest of the week.

On a more important and serious note, my thoughts and prayers are with the families and the victims of 9/11. I was down there that day and I still remember what happened that day and will never forget it.

  • Health data: Sleep: 5 Stress: 5 Soreness: 2 Fatigue: 2 Hours slept: 8
How do I feel today? I'm so tired today. I have gotten very little sleep this week especially from Saturday until now I may have gotten a total of 15 or 16 hours of sleep. Luna has been up early and was up early again today. She is so off schedule as she sleeps alot on the drive. Today we had back from Ohio to NY. I can't wait to get home. I had a great time in Madison even though the drive has been long 4 days total, 2 each way it was well worth it.

We got home tonight before 8 pm. I unpacked all my stuff and eat 5 slices of pizza and drank like 4 beers. I had a bunch of Blue Moon's waiting for me. I'm so happy to be home the driving is so tiring maybe worst then doing Ironman lol. I won't be working out tomorrow but hope to get back to some easy swimming and bike this week. No running this week at all. I will just walk with Luna. I'll try and get her out for some nice long walks this week since I'm off the rest of the week.

My season is officially over. I'm gonna just put myself in maintainence mode until December then I'll start the bike interval training back up. I think the training for Ironman Mont Tremblant will begin in late January. I'll get some down time now but I'll be working out. I have no plans of losing any fitness. I have to figure out how to get faster now for the next Ironman.

I still can't freakin believe it, I'm an Ironman!

  • Health data: Sleep: 2 Stress: 3 Soreness: 2 Fatigue: 1 Hours slept: 6.5
How do I feel today? I feel amazing! I did it! I am an Ironman! I still can't believe it. It was a tough day for the swim and the bike was tough as well with all the wind. I also had about 4 long stops on the bike but I totally owned the run. I mean I killed the run. There were so many just walking it and ran the whole thing. I finished in 14:55:45 and I'll take it. I could have done better but I'm not gonna worry about it. It's my first one and it was awesome. Madison is awesome the support was unbelievable. When I get home I will get a race report up for now I am just enjoying the fact that my dream of becoming an Ironman was fulfilled. I worked so hard for this it is that much more enjoyable knowing that I earned this. I am equally proud of my swim which was brutal, the bike which was smart and the run which was just awesome. Everything came together for me yesterday and I could not be happier with the results.

  • Health data: Sleep: 1 Stress: 5 Soreness: 1 Fatigue: 1 Hours slept: 4
  • 2h 04m 41s
  • 3862.40 meters
  • 03m 14s /100 meters

63 degrees 87% humidity 12 mph wind

IMWI Lake Monona - conditions were very windy and rough. My Garmin has my swim at 2.78 miles! Holy cow I was all over the place.

  • 7h 11m 25s
  • 112.00 miles
  • 15.58 Mi/hr

67 degrees 81% humidity 10 mph wind

IMWI bike - 4 long stops - dropped my chain twice, bathroom break, special needs bag for nutrition replenishment, broken shifter repair.

Bike Computer Stats
Actual ride time 6:59:25 Distance 111.89
Avg Speed 16.0 Max Speed 36.3
Avg Cadence 80 Max Cadence 113

  • 5h 09m 51s
  • 26.20 miles
  • 11m 49s /Mi

71 degrees 78% humidity 14 mph wind

IMWI run

Race Day Ironman Wisconsin!

How do I feel today? I have so many mixed emotions right now I don't know what to say. The day I have been waiting for a year has finally arrived and I am 3 hours from the biggest race day in my life.

Regardless of what happens today I know I've done everything I believe I could have to get ready to be here.

I will leave it all out there today and race the race of my life. I'll conquer any fears and doubts that I have about doing this.

This day is going to be mine!

I'm ready, I can do this!

I can become an Ironman today!

Time to make the dream the reality.

Good luck and Godspeed to all the athletes participating today. May they also all fulfill their dreams and have a safe and great race.

Mission accomplished, I'm an Ironman! 14:55:45

  • Calories out: 11102 From lifestyle:2030, From activities:9072
  • Health data: Sleep: 2 Stress: 2 Soreness: 5 Fatigue: 3 Hours slept: 6.5
1 day until IMWI

How do I feel today? I'm tired but I got a decent night of sleep last night. Today I will go and drop off the transition bags and the bike at Monona Terrace. I won't be doing much today. I am also hoping to see JoAnne and finally meet Brenda today as well. I want to see them before the race and make sure I don't miss them.

Dropped my stuff off came back to the hotel and ate then spent the day just hanging out. I did meet Brenda and JoAnne this evening. It was great to meet and see them both. I'm so happy that they are here and will be out there volunteering and supporting me.

It's all done now. All I can do is try and pass these last few hours and hope for a decent night of sleep. I am thinking that is going to be a tough thing to do tonight.

  • Health data: Sleep: 2 Stress: 2 Soreness: 5 Fatigue: 3 Hours slept: 7
  • 30m 26s
  • 8.22 miles
  • 16.21 Mi/hr

16.2 avg speed 21.7 max speed
84 avg cadence 99 max cadence

  • 30m 11s
  • 2.66 miles
  • 11m 20s /Mi
2 days until IMWI

How do I feel today? I'm tired this morning but slept a little longer today. I am so nervous now about doing this. Holy cow I can't believe it. Today I am going to do a short bike and run to make sure everything is cool with the bike. I will head over to Monona Terrace and do the 2 pm athlete briefing and then I plan to drive the bike course. I need to do the bike course for sure. I got most of my stuff ready so the transition bags and special needs bags get finalized tonight. I will triple check them tomorrow before I drop them off with the bike.

I went to Monona Terrace for the athlete briefing and I could not park there it was full. Damn, I instead drove the bike course. It is challenging to say the least, lot's of turns and curves plenty of hills, there will be plenty of climbing and fast descents on this course. I will need to be careful there are some tricky spots but I'm hoping all the riding I've done this year will help me through it.

I did get a short 30 minute bike and 30 minute 30 in today. It was the first workout this week. I've not had a chance to do anything so it was good to do a little something. Well here we go getting down to the wire now. I need to finish off my transition bags tonight so I can drop them off with the bike tomorrow.

  • Calories out: 3310 From lifestyle:2557, From activities:752
  • Health data: Sleep: 3 Stress: 1 Soreness: 3 Fatigue: 2 Hours slept: 7.5 Overall Workout: 3
3 days until IMWI

How do I feel today? I'm very tired the driving out here over plus the lack of sleep has taken it's toll on me. I need to get some sleep the next few days even if I have to do a few afternoon naps. I want to be well rested for Sunday since it is gonna be a really long day.

The plan today is to do a little shopping with my wife and pick a few things we did not take and need. I also want to do the athelte check in today and get it out of the way. I need to work on my transition and special needs bags as well.

I want to go and drive the bike course this afternoon. I need to see what I've seen a thousand times on the simply stu video, the infamous Wisconsin IM Bike course where IM dreams come to die. I'll be scoping it out very carefully and I will not let the bike course do me in on Sunday. I've worked so hard to improve my biking this year just for this day. I have to conquer this course on Sunday. Other than that I just want to keep my mind busy and my body rested.

I may try and get a short run or bike in this evening since I've not done anything since Sunday other than packing and driving for the trip.

I need to get a scale as well I forgot to bring mine and I hate not knowing what my weight is.

Ok I went to the athlete check in and my I was freakin nervous as all hell. What made it worse was Lake Monona was very choppy and it was windy out there today. It scared the hell out of me thinking about having to swim in those conditions. It could happen. I told the lady who was doing swim cap that the lake did not look happy today. I got through the assembly line process and am all set. I wanted to drive the bike course but did not get the chance too busy.

Tonight I will put my transition bags together. Tomorrow short bike and run to make sure the bike is ok. I will try and do the EN presentation on racing IMWI then I need to go to the athlete briefing. I will need to drive the bike course tomorrow as well. We'll see how all this goes. I wish I had another day.

Oh they weighted me in and I'm at 167. Not bad considering no workouts and on the road for two days not eating great.

  • Health data: Sleep: 3 Stress: 2 Soreness: 3 Fatigue: 2 Hours slept: 7

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