The Day after Ironman Arizona I posted an unedited version of this on Facebook: “Thanks for all the fun comments, well wishes, congrats and likes. I’m in a bit of shock, I hope for placing in the top 10% in my age group at these big races. I honestly didn’t think 5th was ever possible, […]
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My history with IMCDA , is one of celebration, mostly, in 2004 I had unrealistic expectations, and went a over an hour slower than my worst Ironman ever. That race broke me, I didn’t race for an entire season, I rarely exercised, I threw myself in to a home remodel project, and probably did my body […]
Fall is a tough season for me ergo I’ve decided to always do a late race, so I can maintain focus on something I have some control of and have a distraction from some of the hard challenges that have happened in my life during this time of year. I signed up for Ironman Arizona […]
“A Logical Love is Impossible” Trey Anastasio Band, TAB from the song Invisible Knife. I doubt a cited that correctly but I love that line for so many reasons but simply on face value it’s true. Many Many people question my racing, even those that I train and race with question my racing. I can’t logically defend my choices, But I love the sport and all that is has provided for me
I’m still struggling to spin this, I’m super disappointed in my performance and result. The best part of this is I’m still in love with Ironman. I’m still excited to see what I can do, how I can learn to dose out the self inflicted suffering, to have the most satisfying race possible.
Last season I came to this race and had a mostly a disappointing race. Post race I decided I had a score to settle on the course, but as the season shaped up with St. George 70.3 becoming the first race I signed up for, The Summit Camp became a go, making Ironman Coeur d’Alene […]
Someone asked “D.J. are you a vegetarian?” someone else answered for me he’s been working with Lisa Sullivan and she has changed his diet. My answer at the time was I’m eating as vegetarian, it’s working, I’m racing well recovering well, sometimes you have to know the audience this particular crew is open minded and understands the challenges of training, recovering and racing.
It was hot, real Hot by many reports 105! My gadgets reported 90 on the bike and 99 on the run. The heat would play a role all week. There was talk of shortening it to a half, due to the heat. It was decided to stay with the full the morning of the race. I’m so happy it stayed the full, the race will be one that sticks with me forever.