While I was in Spokane last week, after having completed the Seattle Rock ‘n Roll Marathon, there were other things going on. First was hoopfest, second was the Ironman CDA (Coeur D’Alene). This race is one of the best Ironman races (so I’ve read). It has two 1.2 mile swim loops in Lake Coeur D’Alene, two 56.3 mile bike loops, and two 13.1 mile run loops. It takes place the last Sunday in June when the weather is usually very nice.
At first, I wanted to volunteer for the race, but Seattle beat me up so badly, that I ended up staying an extra day there. I didn’t even get to watch any of the race. But, on Monday at noon, I logged on and found that slots for 2010 were still open, so I signed up. I have yet to complete a half-ironman race (Miami in October will be my first), let alone a full ironman. Looking at the results from this year, I see that there were 250 men in my age group (45-49) with 230 finishing. I’m fairly confident that if I can keep my training fresh, that I’ll be able to come in at least 220!
There’s a lot of work ahead for this race, but I’m really looking forward to it. Who knows, maybe after I complete it I’ll even want to sign up for other Ironman races or Ironman CDA in 2012.
Check back for more updates and my training schedule which I hope to complete by next month.