Preface This is the second part of my report of the 2014 Ironman 70.3 World Championships, if you’d like to catch up on the first part please click here . Before I tell you about the race there were so many people that I’d like to thank, who had a big influence and impact on […]
Mont Tremblant There is so much I want to write about this trip, that I have split it in two, the first post (this one), I’ll talk about the experience of getting to a World Championship race and everything leading to the race. In the second post I’ll talk about the race (race report). I […]
Today I had the opportunity to ride some of the Louisville Ironman course. Once I got to 1694 I decided to make a video to share with everyone, so that in case you have never ridden or driven the course this can give you a quick glance of my favorite part of the 112 ride. I am luck enough that when I visit Louisville, I have a good friend that lets me borrow his awesome TT (Time Trial) bike, his name is TT (Tim Thomas) which matches perfectly.
If you have read my blog from the beginning you know that Louisville was my first Ironman, and actually is the race that got me hooked into triathlon. This will be the last year that will be held in August, and the weather looks to be very mild next Sunday August 24th. Next year they will have the race in October, which means that it will become a very popular Ironman, even more than what it already is.
1. Colder weather, which means faster times and more finishers
2. Right after Kona, which means that a lot of people are going to try to qualify early.
3. Longer to prepare for it, which means that it will be a more competitive race.
For now, enjoy the video and I hope that if you are competing in the Louisville Ironman, you enjoy these 10 miles as much as I did.
About the Video
Taking on the #icebucketchallenge
Today I was nominated by my friend and teammate Marty Rosethal to take on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, although he cheated a little. Let me explain why I think he cheated: once you take on the challenge and pour the ice bucket over your head you are allowed to nominate 3 people, he nominated 11 people. I guess if he donated not only to the ALS association, but also to 2 other organizations plus he will pay it forward by volunteering for the Athletes in Tandem foundation, he gets to nominate more than 3...I guess 🙂
On top of dumping ice water over my head, I will also donate to the ALS association, which before today I had no idea it existed. I think this challenge helps people like me understand the decease a little better and if this can help bring a little awareness to other people, I'm all for it.
Since I went through with the challenge I get to nominate 3 people:
1. Russell Herbert
2. Ryan Eatherly
3. Nils Lofgren
You now have 24 hours to take the challenge or pay $100 to the foundation. Link to donate page:
ALS Association Donation Page
Once you have completed the challenge you get to nominate 3 more people!
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