May 2008


Posted by on May 26, 2008 in Training

Well, it’s finally over. My finishing time was 14 hours and 25 minutes, a good two hours slower than what I had originally predicted. What this proves to me is that my perceived prowess in strategic thinking professionally really doesn’t cross over to Ironman. Nonetheless, I’m in somewhat of a post-Ironman glaze and my mind […]

This is it!

Posted by on May 24, 2008 in Training

There is no turning back now. I’m less than 11 hours away from the starting gun and feeling generally at peace with things… but admittedly as anxious as can be. I feel generally prepared and ready to embark on what will be an epic day that I will remember for the rest of my life […]

2 days to go!

Posted by on May 23, 2008 in Training

I’m feeling more and more anxious with each passing day. I’ve done my best to relax and not think about the enormity of what’s ahead of me, but it’s to no avail. Today, I got an hour-long sports massage and while I was able to totally relax physically, I wasn’t able to relax the same […]

3 days to go!

Posted by on May 22, 2008 in Training

I made it out to the swim course today and did about 30 minutes worth.  There are buoys out there but it´s not clear if they are there as a demarcation to keep boaters away from the beach or if they are truly the point to which we will swim on Sunday.  In any event, […]

In Brazil

Posted by on May 21, 2008 in Training

Well, we made it to Brazil without any hitches.  The trip was super long but rather efficient.  I am in an internet cafe (a whopping price of $1.33 per hour!) but don´t have a ton of time available to write since dinner is right around the corner. Went for an hour long bike ride and […]