Sunday, December 2, 2012

Iron Clan part 2

A couple of weeks ago, Ironman Arizona took place.  From the looks of things, it was a perfect day for both the athletes and the spectators.  I was down there most of the weekend, volunteering, handing out Marathon Bars, and cheering on the athletes (my favorite part each year is the midnight finish.  This year, a girl finished in 16:59:53!).  This year, however, there were some bigger plans in the works.  This year, we were trying to make sure that we could set ourselves up for another event like we had at Ironman Coeur d'Alene.

In Coeur d'Alene, we raced at the "Iron Clan", because there was 6 of us racing (Captain, you would have made it 7!).  It was such an awesome time.  We had 2 people that finished their first Ironman, with one of them actually finishing his first triathlon ever!  And that is why he is now the Rockstar.  In fact, it was so inspiring, that we are attempting to do it again!  But we have added to our little group.  And this time we have another first-timer!  Everyone came down to Ironman Arizona this year to volunteer so we would be able to sign up all 9 of us.  Crazy!  Here's the roster:

The Rockstar
Old Wise One
Queen Bee (her first Ironman!)
The Captain
and myself

Amazingly enough, we all ended up getting registered, and now the only thing left to do is to figure out a new training plan!  I'm going to have high hopes for this one, first of all that it is a successful day for everyone, and secondly that I set a new PR.  Coming off the end of a pretty good year for myself (new PR's each time I raced!), I can only hope to build on that momentum and have another exciting day at next years Ironman Arizona!

But, until then, there's this Boston Marathon qualifying business I need to take care of...

And sorry if any of you "Iron Clan" peeps don't like your names...I'll accept small bribes to change them!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a great group. It must be great to have that kind of support. Wishing you and the team much success.