I did the (apparently rather controversial) Ironman US Championship race in NY last Saturday. Amazing experience, I'm still processing it all. I trained with Team in Training as part of their first Iron Team in the NY area (maybe ever, not sure). This was my first Ironman and I made it through honestly much faster than I was expecting:
Couple of pics:
Now all I want to do is get faster
This year the only race I did other than the Ironman was the Rev3 70.3 in CT back in June. Prior races include:
2010 NJ Marathon and NYC Tri
2010 Green Lakes 50K
2011 NJ Marathon
2011 Pocono Ironman 70.3
2010 and 2011 Ragnar Relay NY
and a few more small ones in there.
Basically I trained with TNT since January, we had a group of 30 triathletes of varying experience and 3 USAT coaches who did a great job taking us from zero to hero
Last edited by BagelConsultant; 08-15-2012 at 07:15 PM.
The logistics were complex but well run, amazingly well done for a first-year event. I live in Manhattan so I woke up at 2AM to take a 3AM bus to a 430AM ferry to get to transition
The start was pretty amazing - from the ferry I was on (we were ferried to the start barge 2.4mi north of swim exit/transition) I got to see the pros start the swim. Overall I liked the race and hope it continues, especially if they can set up the run course to have a more epic finish location, Times Square for example would be AMAZING as a spot to have the finish chute...