IMAZ Recap Part 2: Now we fight on land 12

IMAZ Recap Part 2: Now we fight on land
aka the bike and run. So there I was, freezing cold and finally ran my way into T1. I found a seat and a volunteer promptly proceeded to empty the contents of my bike gear bag on the floor. In my semi-panicked state I accidentally yelled at her to not do that, since I deliberately ...

IMAZ Recap Part 1: Underwater battle arena

IMAZ Recap Part 1: Underwater battle arena
aka, the swim. So there we were, 4am on race morning. I got up, choked down a bagel with nutella spread and did my usual getting dressed thing. I actually managed to get some sleep the night before, so the day started on a good note. That’s one thing that’s surprised me the most about ...

IMAZ prelude

IMAZ prelude
Ahhhh IMAZ. It was my focus for the last 12 months and finally, the big day is over! I’ve put off writing the recap because life┬áhas just consumed me upon return. That and I wanted a few days to sort out my feelings and wrap my head around what just happened :) It’s gonna be ...

The calm before the IMAZ storm 4

The calm before the IMAZ storm
Well ladies and gentlemen, the big race of the year is almost upon us. Toeing the line of my first ironman in 3 days’ time…to say the last few days have been an emotional roller coaster is an understatement. Unlike most of my training days, my appetite has vanished into thin air and I have ...

IMAZ Week 12: Things I won’t miss about Ironman training 1

IMAZ Week 12: Things I won't miss about Ironman training
It’s been a long, long year of training for me. Granted, not all of it was specifically for this race that I’m about to encounter in a mere 10 days (!!!! GULP), but in case I ever consider the prospect of signing up for another 140.6, I want to remind myself of all the less ...

IMAZ Week 11: Last big push

IMAZ Week 11: Last big push
I was pretty darn proud of myself after last week’s triple brick madness, but coach thought one more week of hard training will help polish things off for race day. Mentally I was numb anyway – bring on moar pain!! If I can’t feel you, you can’t hurt me!! By now, my mid-week schedule is ...