October 2011

The Hawaii Ironman Report – Long Version (plus pics!)

Posted by on October 30, 2011 in Training

It took a while to recall everything that happened on race day, and to amass the photos to help illustrate the story.  I’m hoping that my story accurately reflects on what was an epic adventure.  I decided to create a separate page for this, so see it on this website or via this link:  http://www.gregghgordon.com/?page_id=700. […]

Gregg Gordon, You Are An Ironman

Posted by on October 9, 2011 in Training

This was my fourth Ironman finish, but in the other three, the announcer never formally said these six words.  This time, Mike Reilly, the long-time announcer for the Ironman, did.  I have a bit of captured video from my finish line experience but will need to figure out how to get it on this blog. […]

This is it!

Posted by on October 7, 2011 in Training

Trying to put the nerves aside isn’t an easy thing.  Frankly, it makes no sense… having nerves, that is.  There is no reason for me to be nervous, or anxious, or apprehensive, etc.  I’m not a professional; I’m not looking to beat anybody; I’ve done this before; I’m well-trained; I’m healthy; and I’m at peace. […]

Staying calm in advance of the storm.

Posted by on October 6, 2011 in Training

Okay, maybe that title to this post is overkill.  It’s not a storm I’m about to face really; it’s just a long day of doing exercise.  What seems like me trying to rationalize the Ironman isn’t far off from the truth.  All athletes have specific methods to deal with big events ahead of them.  For […]

The Road to Hawi

Posted by on October 6, 2011 in Training

I’m not sure if it’s actually called this.  I know that in Maui, there is The Road to Hana, so I could be making this up, but in any event, the great Steve Kern and I drove to the turn off of the Queen K highway, parked the car near the Cement Factory, got out […]