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Hello from Coeur D’Alene

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

It’s been a travel day.  I flew to Seattle, then connected to Spokane, then hopped on an airport shuttle to Coeur D’Alene.  Interestingly, one of the people on the shuttle was an Olympic gold medalist in the 4x200m freestyle relay – Ashley Whitney.  Her fiance, Joseph and I swam in the frigid lake – at sub-60 degree water, I was impressed that they swam without wetsuits.  I have total respect for people so daring.

I’m crashing at a place tonight that Luke Way and Rosemarie Gerspacher set up – i’m expecting them to arrive later today, and hopefully we can all have dinner together.

I’m going to attempt to swim once again today,…the first time today was too short, and I feel like I need to develop my feel of the water a little more.  There’s another place where locals swim (asides from where the swim is for the race) which is slightly warmer by 3-5 degrees.  I’m going to try to find it.

Not much else to report, asides from an annoying cat who wants me to pet it — if I do, my eyes will close shut from allergies.  So I’m going to pretend I don’t see him as he walks across the keyboard.




Ironman 70.3 Boise BRIEF report

Sunday, June 8th, 2008

I’ve been meaning to make a race report, and still plan to,…but I simply haven’t been able to make the time to do so!

The race went very well for me – it was a race for which I didn’t have any expectations, it was meant to get my mind into the race mentality again, and give me a HARD effort! I’ve now got 2 weeks until Ironman Coeur D’Alene,…I’m feeling scared, …but I’m ready to fight.

I’ll try to get a proper race report together soon.

Btw — Congrats to Katie Frauts for an amazing race in Oliver!!!! Oh,..and Chris Orr for a great bike split there!

Also, big congrats to Simon Whitfield and Paul Tichelaar for finish 6th and 9th respectively at the World Championships today.

Simon Whitfield on the bike

Simon Whitfield and Paul Tichelaar on the run

,…I’m running off on tangents, i best get some shut eye.