Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Previously on the Doug Show

Holla peeps! Elizabeth here...Before I post my race report for IMC ’09, I just want to do a little recap on Doug’s previous Ironman experience. His first Ironman was Ironman Canada 2007 and he did awesome for his first try with a time of 10:46. It was all kinds of exciting that he did as well as he did, but he had a serious list of things he needed to work on for his next Ironman.

And he did! At Coeur d’Alene in July 2009 he had a way smoother, way better executed race. He worked hard on his skill descending hills and it went from being his weakness to his st
rength on the bike, he honed in on his ideal nutrition plan, and he got a fantastic new bike and aerohelmet. He also overcame IT band issues and was able to do the run no problem. One of his main goals was to finish the marathon with no walking (except a lil at aid stations) and he succeeded.

So all in all CdA was a success, but his time, 10:35, wasn’t really that much faster than IMC ’07. He raced a safe, conservative race, and for IMC ’09 he was ready to take a risk, push himself harder than ever, and hopefully see a payoff in his time at the end of the day. So that’s the scene coming into IMC ’09...

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