Ironman Arizona 2017 Race Report

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Where to even begin? With the sign up? The training? The countdown? Arriving in Tempe? Or race morning itself? The process has been so overwhelming and all consuming that it’s difficult to find any one point of entry from where to begin the report.

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Up in Smoke – Ironman Lake Tahoe 2014

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A lot of people were surprised to hear that I had signed up for the half Ironman at Lake Tahoe this year, and assumed that it was a last minute decision. I had actually signed up in April shortly after the 70.3 race was announced, but I didn’t tell anyone, save for a select inner circle of need to know personnel. I like to think that I kept it under wraps because I tend to be a fairly quiet and private person, preferring not to draw attention to myself. But the deeper truth is one that I’m ashamed to admit — I didn’t think I could do it.

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