Monday, May 3, 2010

Ironman Saint George

it's too bad SSB didn't copyright her idea to write a race report in chapters and report out in no particular order. because i'm stealing it.

if you're not along for the novel, here's the quick run-down from my first Ironman triathlon.

SWIM: 2.4 miles- 1:04:25- 2nd in my age group
BIKE: 112 miles- 7:38:17- not ideal :)- more than an hour roadside waiting for help
RUN: 26.2 miles- 3:23:29- 1st age group (4th female including pros)

TOTAL: 12:18:02- 12th age group (30-34), 48th female overall.

you are now free to ignore the next 5 or so posts with the deets. if, however, you've got some time and some popcorn, here's what's to come in the next few days:


PROLOGUE: The course, of course.

1. hocus pocus keeps you warm and positive self-talk
2. how not to T1
3. the long ride: mile 12-all carbed up and nowhere to go
4. the long ride part deux: miles 13-19- how not to ride the rim. or how to.
5. the long ride part 3: mile 20 -knowing someone who knows someone
6. if you can't beat 'em, join em & good one-liners for the crowd
7. "special needs" and the alien belly
8. the long ride conclusion: back to basics
9. T2: ready to party. you got popcorn?
10. run: walk refusal-- the block party with all you can drink water & cola
11. run: half way to redemption or the beginning of the end?
11.5: kickin' it with Ke$ha and Goin with Gaga
12. the last mile- floating.
13. catch me, Vivian!

EPILOGUE: whatever i want to write, whenever i want to write it


Gail said...

Beth Congrats on a race well done.
Jim sat in front of the computer for about 5 hours reading and watching.
He actually saw you cross the finish line and was very excited to see you finish. We are so proud. Kona will be awesome for you. Wish we could go too. Love the in-laws

Jim said...

Bike Tire - $64.99

Waiting for SAG - Many apologies to those who heard (I usually don't talk like that, and never, never that loud)

Smile crossing the finish line - Priceless

Gloria said... fallowing your amazing race grace....Gloria

Beth said...

Ohhh - I can't wait for the novel! :) And congrats again. Awesome racing (darn tire!) and especially awesome marathon! Woo-hoo!!!

SSB said...

Can't wait to read the novel.

sean.clancy said...

Way to RALLY and tear off a smokin' marathon! I know the feeling of being stranded on the side of the road during an Ironman. It's a Nightmare! You definitely got your revenge on the run.

runninggunner said...

Can't wait for the rest of the report. Great job on the race.

Jennifer Yake Neuschwander said...

A novel. Sweet. Better than a glossy magazine.

Sarah said...

Beth, you are amazing and awesome and I'll be looking forward to the chapters that follow. And I'm seriously impressed.

Jill Costantino said...

Woohoo - way to go out there!
Can't wait to read your novel!

Christi said...

Great job on the race! I am sorry to hear that you were stuck alongside the road during the bike but you overcame!