While I did not formally participate in a large number of races this year, I did huge amounts of swimming, biking, and running training to ensure that come Vineman race day, I would be more than prepared. As I reflect back on my year, I am so proud of myself and so very thankful for all of you that encouraged me, kept me believing I was capable, and for following me on race day. I know this sounds corny, but I honestly felt your support throughout the day. Whenever I thought I couldn't take another stroke, push my pedals another mile, or pound the pavement another step, I was overcome with a feeling of strength knowing so many of you were pulling for me to succeed. I thought that before January was over, I would share with you what it took to be able to call myself an Ironman.
Swimming—17,600 yds (10 miles)
Swimming—20,600 yds (11.7 miles)
Swimming—32,200 yds (18.3 miles)
Swimming—29,150 yds (16.56 miles)
Swimming—32,000 yards (18.18 miles)
Swimming—31,000 yards (17.6 miles)
Swimming—36,250 yards (20.59 miles)
Running— 59.4 miles
Swimming— 8,900 yards (5.06 miles)
Running— 112.29 miles
Swimming—14,900 yards (8.47 miles)
Swimming—8000 yards (4.55 miles)
Swimming—4000 yards (2.27 miles)
Swimming—234,600 yards (133.3 miles)
Carlsbad Full Marathon
San Diego Half Marathon
Spring Rush Century
Scripp’s Old Pro 10K
Vineman Full Ironman
O’Side Turkey Trot 5-miler
- Find something to challenge you that you can be passionate about completing.
- Find support in training partners, family, and friends--very few of us can do it alone.
- Find a training plan and stick to it as closely as possible.
- Once you make up your mind to take on that challenge, never give up!