Almost time for 2013 Ironman Florida!

While I did not get to race the 2013 Ironman Coeur d’Alene, I am signed up for 2013 Ironman Florida.  The race is less than two weeks away.  I have been training here in Panama City beach for nearly a month.  Swimming in the Gulf, riding and running along Front Beach Road, I am ready to race.  Well, I am ready to go mentally.  I don’t know if my body is ready.  After crashing my bike in June and missing IM CDA, it was 5 weeks before I got back on the bike, and 8 weeks before I started running again.  Ideally, I could use another month of training, just to get some more long rides and runs in.

The water here is great, but I found out that there are jellyfish.  Thankfully, I will be wearing a full wetsuit, so that shouldn’t be much of a problem.  The bike route is one big loop.  I have heard it’s boring, so I haven’t tried to ride the course because I only want to be bored once!  The bulk of my training has been along Front Beach Road, which comprises the first and last 5 miles of the ride.  The run course is two loops and from what I can tell should be nice.  I will be walking most of it anyway, which means it will be dark, so I am not going to miss much.

This is my last full Ironman this year and maybe for a while to come.  Half Ironman races just seem much more manageable.


I live in Orlando, Florida and participate in marathons and triathlons.

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