Sunday, May 22, 2011

Ready for IRONMAN Race

I have been so excited to blog these next couple blogs because they are about the Ironman triathlon that Forrest did back in May. The week before the event was intense. All of the hours dedicated to training were coming to an end. Every word that came out of our mouths for a week straight had to do with the triathlon. I mean, not only did Forrest eat, sleep, and breathe Ironman, I did too! I just know more than anyone besides himself what he has put into this and could not be more proud for this week to be here. Even to just make it to this point, having put in all that work, is already something to be so proud of.
He spent a few last work outs the week of, tapering down and taking it a little easy. By “easy,” I think his swims were at least 1  1/2 hours, bike rides were about 5  1/2 hours, and runs were about 2  1/2 hours. Can you imagine what a “hard” week entails?
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We headed to the Woodlands (where race took place) on that Thursday before. Forrest had to get his race packet and other items and wanted to check out some things on the course like the transition areas. Things were starting to get set up around there which I think really made things sink in for Forrest. I could tell he was really nervous but glad it was finally here, knowing that all his hard work was soon going to pay off. Pre Ironman 040 - Copy
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