Thursday, August 23, 2012

Ironman Mont Tremblant Pre Race Report

Ironman #2 is done and I AM THRILLED with my result!

11:05:36

Despite some botched bike pacing, I had the swim and run of my life and rounded the corner to the finish line to nothing but utter surprise of a time I never thought I would hit.

It was a good day, and I learned that even the hint of thinking about quitting a race is a VERY dangerous thing.

But! One thing that made this race one of my most favorite races ever was a great group of friends and family to race with and have as support.

I can't thank enough to Beth for her SUPER DUPER sherpa-ing. You really took the stress out of the equation!



Can't thank enough to my parents for making the trek up from NH and for cheering support.



And I couldn't think of a better group of friends to race with: Jennie and Kevin, Jeff and Annie, Mandy, and Dave and Jen.



Seeing you all at the swim start totally took the edge off the entire thing and for one of the first times in a triathlon, I wanted to kick the crap out of the swim (and other people! haha!).


After the race, I went back and looked at my goals post and was actually shocked at how many things I actually hit! There was one very blatant thing that I did NOT hit, but that "miracle" of a marathon made me feel better about my bad bad bike pacing.

This race was the largest PR of my life (60 mins, 8 secs) and wrapped up a super successful PR-ridden season.



Stay tuned for the FULL race report early next week!

23 comments:

  1. I have been waiting to hear something out of you about your amazing PR!!! Can't wait to hear the whole story, congrats again buddy!!!

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  2. HUGE congrats! Was nice to see your face at the swim start, I was almost in tears I was so scared!! Can't wait to read about your day.

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  3. Congrats on a phenomenal race, Jon! Too bad I missed seeing all you guys standing still! I wasn't a very good spotter during the actual race, unfortunately. Looking forward to your detailed RR!

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  4. Great job! Looking forward to the report.

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  5. Best finishers photo ever!!

    Did I mention I'm so proud of you? Because I AM!!

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  6. Great race buddy!

    Just a great vacation overall.

    Already missing all of you guys!

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  7. Can't wait to read all about it. That PR is just fantastic!!

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  8. You ARE the man! Great work, buddy! That's an incredible time! Way to go! I'm looking forward to the race report.

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  9. Wow!! That's an amazing time, congrats! Can't wait to read your full report. :)

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  10. Enough schmoopy already!!!! haha

    I can't wait to read your race report and hear how it went ;) I have absolutely no idea what to expect.

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  11. Excited to read your full report. Congrats!

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  12. That's fantastic!!!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!!

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  13. Just amazing, congrats to you!

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  14. Nicely done! Going to study you so I can knock off an hour next time. :) Great work!

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  15. congrats dude!! epic!!!!!!!!! :)

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  16. One+ hour PR?!? Well done!! I can't wait to hear all the nitty gritty details!

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  17. I am so freakin' happy for you! You are a rock star!

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  18. I am sooo happpy for you, congrats!!!

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  19. Amazing PR! :) Can't wait to hear all about it!

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  20. Congrats man. A one hour PR is just incredible. I hope that reading your post rubs some of that mojo off on me for Arizona.

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