Friday, August 23, 2013

Ironman Mont Tremblant: This is Not a Race Recap

I still haven't finished writing up my recap of last weekend's Ironman. I got home late Monday night with a cold that I tried to fight through, went to work, tried to catch up on everything at the office, and finally realized at about 2 pm on Wednesday that I'd just spent 15 minutes trying to read the same sentence.

So I went home and slept, and slept some more, and barely moved at all yesterday. Now I'm mostly all better, and back at work, but no race-reporting got done.

Illness aside, writing about the race is difficult because it did NOT go the way I wanted it to. Not at all. Worst of all, the issue was my head and my outlook, as I spent a lot of this season contemplating dropping out of Ironman Mont Tremblant, and by mile 10 of the run, all I wanted to do was go home and move on to something else. Not ideal, to say the least.

But don't fear, I'll write up the recap shortly. I was very diligent about making sure I had data for a good report.

Even if it meant mucking up my finish line photo.

Worth it.


  1. If writing a race report isn't going to be of any use to you emotionally, then you don't have to write one! Obviously I'd love to read it, but if it's going to bring up lots of negative thoughts and you'd rather put the race behind you and move on, then so be it.

    I hope you're on the mend now - illness following such a strenuous event is really fact I'm not sure I can think of anyone that hasn't had some sort of problem following something as taxing as an Ironman!


  2. Glad to hear you're on the mend. Not that I know from first-hand experience, but I've heard it's common for people to get sick after long-course events; a lot of my teammates were feeling under the weather this week post-Timberman. Anyway, hope you're resting and recovering ... and did I see a tweet about Ironman 70.3 Miami? :)

  3. Seeing people at the finish line of Ironmans always makes me want to sob. I can't even comprehend what that type of endurance event must feel like (and I hope I never do!).
    I know it wasn't the finish you wanted, but I think you did a damn good job out there (in my completely ignorant opinion). Can't wait to see ALL THE DATA.

  4. I agree. If you aren't into it don't write one up but I would certainly be reading it. Anyways, as I'll tell you 10000 more times you are just incredable and I'm so proud of you for doing this race.

    Feel better and glad to know you are relatively on the mend.

  5. If you write it. I shall read it. I signed up for IMMT next year, will I see you there? Chris

    1. I'm temporarily retired from IM racing. Maybe in a few years.

  6. First congrats on the finish. I am still trying to obtain my first.

    I understand not wanting to write about it. It is hard. After being pulled from the course in Switzerland, I dont really want to relive that disappointment. The thing I have learned is to take notes on what happened and make an action plan to correct it.

    Again, congrats on your race.

  7. Awesome, I can't wait to read the recap!! CONGRATS!