June 24, 2007

I finished Ironman Switzerland!

I finished!

Lots of excitement, and tons of fun.

To sum it up, the first lap of the swim was chaotic, the 2nd lap i was wishing i could just keep swimming ' yea, i loved the swimming!

I crashed my bike on the first of the three laps. A 15% 2 mile downhill with a sharp right turn at the bottom caught me way too fast and - well, I crashed. No major injuries, but enough to make the run very painful.

So I walked about 30 or 40% of the run. It sucked, but it was just hard to keep running with nasty pains shooting up my shin.

Final time - 12:28. And I couldn´t be prouder!

Thanks to everyone that cheered and checked in from afar - you´ll never know how special that feels to me... There are 16 or so of us in our group that raced today - and everyone finished and did outstanding!

Full report soon!

30 comments:

Brent Buckner said...

Woo hoo!

Well. Done.

Congratulations.

Megan said...

AUGHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so happy for you and OMG - What a time you put up! Sorry about the crash, but glad to see you were able to still function. I am so so so happy for you!!!!!

Bike Chick said...

Congrats again. You did great despite the crash. Very cool to hear about the swim!

tribro said...

awesome! wait to pull out a great race despite some bike misfortune. great job

LBTEPA said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

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Di aka "Mrs Bigun" said...

Most Excellent!! Congratulations!!!! Ironman.

Bill said...

Wonderful!

Congratulations. But the time I got on Ironmanlive, the coverage was all but over.

Glad to hear that you kept it moving even after the crash.

RunBubbaRun said...

Great job out there..

Way to go IRONMAN...

Wendy said...

w00t!!!!!

IM Able said...

YEAH!!!

So very happy for you!! Congratulations on finishing, having an EXCELLENT time even with a crash, and finishing (relatively) safely.

And, think. You were considering NOT going?!?!

:)

Matt said...

You are an IRONMAN! Excellent my friend.

ZBUCK said...

Great job! Congrats!

momo said...

hey, irondad, irondoctor, ironman!! you did AWESOME, crash and all.

pretty wild, isn't it? wait till it really sinks in and you realize how few people actually do this crazy stuff.

are you getting a tattoo??? :-)

Iron Eric said...

Super job for such an awesome adventure!! Way to go!! Thats a time to be proud of!!

stronger said...

AWESOME Race! You did fantastic. Completion=perfection!

TJ said...

congratulations ironjack!
awesome race!

Bolder said...

congrats Ironman!

TriGirl 40 said...

Congrats! So I am guessing you are feeling pretty good right now about deciding to do IM Switzerland!

Michele said...

Congrats, Ironman!

Sorry to hear about the crash. Glad you were still able to finish.

Looking forward to the full report.

Ejoy the trip

Donald said...

Yahoo! Congrats, TriJack. You get bonus points for surviving a crash and still finishing.

Looking forward to the report.

Wil said...

Wow - look at you who couldn't swim 1000 yards not too long ago... you're a hard worker and a gifted athlete. I'm so proud for you, D :)

Laurie said...

Damn! You crashed, walked a bunch of the marathon and still finished in 12:28!??!?

Awesome job! I can't wait to read all about it.

TriShannon said...

Amazing! Congratulations Ironman!

TriTimKC said...

Great job man. Way to stick with it after the crash.

Lana said...

Oh my gosh - 12:28 and you walked 30 - 40% of the run?!?!? Amazing!!

Ouch - I can only imagine crashing on a 15% grade...I'm glad you are okay.

Take care - I'll be waiting on the full report!!

Shelley said...

Big congrats..so are you changing your blog to "IronJack"??

rocketpants said...

Awesome Job!! looking forward to the full race report.

Cliff Tam said...

TriJack,

Awesome time and awesome result. I can't believe u crash and had to walk and still able to go fast.

I can't wait to hear the full report. Any scars from the crash u want to show us? :)

TriGirl 40 said...

You amaze and inspire. Much congrats!