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Archive for October, 2007

Bad dream

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

This morning I woke up clenching my pillow tight, breathing heavy and in a panic.  I had just had the worst nightmare,…I was at Ironman Florida, in the portopotty when the gun went off!  I then came out, and didn’t know where my wetsuit was.  I started running into the water, but couldn’t see any of the bouys – where did everyone go?  Thankfully, I wasn’t alone, Jonathan Caron was starting late too.  As I was running in shallow water, my Dad started talking to me about something that didn’t make sense to me – had to tell him, “Dad!!!  Why are you talking to me??!!!  Can’t you see I’m trying to race here?!!!”

I was so grateful this morning, when I realized that I’ll have a second chance.


Chomping at the bit

Saturday, October 20th, 2007
  Clint sent me this photo as a visual descripter of how I’ll be at the start at IM-FL. If this proves true, I apologize in advance for the likely trauma that will be inflicted upon my competitors.

Hawaii Ironman

Friday, October 19th, 2007

From an outsider’s point of view, Ironman Hawaii was an interesting race indeed. Just as any ironman always has its share of surprises, the world championship event was no exception to this rule. The obvious standout was Canadian Samantha McGlone’s impressive 2nd place finish – her first Ironman ever, and running a 3hour marathon. From all reports, she certainly looked relaxed and confident before the big day (see photo below; C. Lien)

Sam chillin

I was hoping the best for our fellow Canadians. Photo below is Jasper Blake (CAN), Sam McGlone (CAN) amongst other pros such as Belinda Granger (AUS), and Luke Bell (AUS) in line, a couple days before the race (photo: C. Lien).

Hawaii Pros

Other Team Adidas Canada members: Darren Mealing and Tom Evans.

Darren and Tom

I was sorry to learn about Tom having a sub-par day.  When things click, he’s unstoppable — I look forward to the day he nails one on the Big Island.