Showing posts from April, 2008

Ironman AZ 2008

April 13, 2008 - Ironman Arizona (AZ)

2.4 mile swim + 112 mile bike + 26.2 mile run = 140.6

Pre-Race Buildup

This was my biggest target race for 2008 and I decided to take some time off of work to minimize stress and maximize the enjoyment and recovery. Thursday was when registration opened, so as I was out and around anyway, I decided to try and register. Since I didn't have my USAT card with me, I had to wait till Friday to register. I needed to go back Friday anyway for the welcome dinner and mandatory athletes meeting so no big deal there.

I had been thinking about a new helmet anyway, so I stopped at a tri-shop that is a sponsor of ours, Focus Cyclery, to take a look at what they had and get some ideas on helmet selection. I ended up with this one:

Turned out to be a GREAT choice. The guy that helped me out really knew what he was talking about. The helmet I had been using, probably protected my head enough, but this one not only protected, but also helped to ventilate and …