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Ironman 70.3 St. George - race report

Running to the finish line in a long distance triathlon race is an amazing feeling. As I ran my way to the finishing chute at Ironman St. George, I couldn't help but thank my body for being so resilient. While I don't feel "fast" right now, I have been able to set a course personal best in my last two half Ironman races. So although I am getting faster, I contribute this to being great at not slowing down. With my focus now shifting to Ironman racing (with Ironman Austria and Ironman Wisconsin on the schedule), I feel I am in a good place with my endurance so the goal isn't necessarily to get better at going longer but to continue to trust the process because whatever I am doing, I think it's working!  ------------------------------------- Pre race:  So many to-do's on the day before a half Ironman. After a good night of sleep and a little work on the computer in the am, II had a quick snack of 2 waffles, PB, raisins, granola, egg and syrup (simi

Ironman 70.3 St. George - race day gear and nutrition

MARNI Pre race:   Kit  - Canari Trimarni two piece tri kit Calf sleeves : Compress sport Warm-up shoes : NB 1500 Body glide : Pjuractive 2skin Nutrition meal/drink:  2 waffles, syrup, PB, hardboiled egg with salt, granola. Osmo pre-load (1 scoop), 1/2 scoop Klean BCAAs, 1 small cup coffee. Throw away plastic water bottle for pre-race warm-up with 2 scoops Osmo.  Swim:  Goggles:  2.0 special ops femme transition clear  lens Wetsuit:  Xterra Vengeance w/ Xterra LAVA booties Gadget :  no watch Bike: Bike : Trek Speed Concept w/ dura ace Di2, Cobb 160 mm crank Wheels:  Alto CC 86/56 Helmet :   Giro Aerohead MIPS Helmet with shield Tires:  Specialized Sworks tires 24mm Other stuff:  Ceramic speed oversized pulleys, Garmin vector pedals, ISM PN 1.0 saddle Shoes:  Bontrager Hilo Socks:  Balega ultra light no show Gadget:  Garmin 810 Fuel:  Infinit Trimarni custom formula (2 bottles - Fruit Punch and Grape, 2 scoops each bottle), Carbo Rocket Black Cherry Half Evil 3

Ironman 70.3 St. George - quick recap

Ironman St. George was once again memorable and jaw-dropping. You've probably seen countless pictures of the scenery floating around social media but the views are even more amazing in person - and that's one of the many reasons that makes this race so special. The Ironman staff puts on an incredible race - the course is well marked, easy to navigate and many sections of road are completely closed off from traffic. The community really supports this race and the volunteers are fantastic. I can't say enough good things about this race. Even the finish line area is fantastic - perfect for kids with the splash park and other activities. While a bucket-list race for many, it's certainly a challenging course that requires a lot of physical and mental strength.  Sharing the race course with eleven of our Trimarni athletes was so much fun - especially since most of us stayed in the same house together. We shared laughs, food and stories leading up to the race and of