|Type of Workout||Number of Activities||Distance||Time||Calories|
|Swimming||82||109 miles||53 hrs||35,000|
|Biking||162||3946 miles||242 hrs||125,000|
|Running||136||551 miles||91 hrs||56,000|
|Totals||479||4679 miles||469 hrs||228,000|
Getting ready for this race has been a huge commitment. The commitment has not been just mine. My family, especially my wife, Kris, has had to put up with me gone for long times to workout, decreased energy for home chores, and many other things. I can’t thank her enough for letting me do this and supporting me throughout. There have also been some great folks who helped me get ready. My coach: Kate Schnatterbeck from Team Tri-Umph ( www.tri-umph.us), and some of the guys I have ridden and biked with. One group of guys even joined me for a 120 mile bike ride (what a glorious day it was)
And in the semi-narcissistic vein of this post, you can follow me during the race in real time. I will be wearing a GPS tracking device during the bike and the run (the bulk of the race) and the official site will track me at specified locations on the course. If you are interested in following me you can go to:
The race is this Sunday: 11/16/14 and starts at 7:00 Arizona time = 9:00 a.m. Eastern
- Official Ironman Triathlon Site: http://ironmanlive.com and find the race tracker. There you will see my splits occur. My race number is 2842 which will make it easier for you to track me.
- Real Time GPS tracking. http://www.myathletelive.com/
events/ This may be the best way to track me as you will have real time data on my journey. At this site you will choose Ironman Arizona and then find my name. They also have mobile apps for both android and apple devices.
- You can also watch live video of the event and there is a finish line camera where you could see me finish. If you use the real time gps tracker you could anticipate when I will finish and tune in. I anticipate it to finish somewhere between 5:30pm-8:00pm local time (7:30-10pm Eastern). I anticipate the race taking me anywhere from 10.5hrs to 13hrs depending on many variables.
And if you want to know my goals for the bike and run. I am hoping to ride at about a 19mph clip and run around 9:10 min/mile pace. If I am faster, that would be good, if slower then I am probably having a hard time out there.
Thanks for hanging with me for this long post.