I did it! On November 17, 2013 I became an ironman. The experience was truly indescribable but I’ll do my best to capture the day via race report.
The short story: I exceeded all of my expectations and blew my time goals out of the water and finished in 14:21. I had my best case scenario day at 15:00 and thought for sure I’d finish closer to 16 hours. Race morning I was still reciting the bike cutoff times nervous that I wasn’t going to make it!
I have so much to say about this experience but rather than make this one very LONG race report I’ll split into swim, bike and run.