Ironman #8 is in the books – and boy was it one for the books. I ended up with a PR by about 10 minutes – 2nd in my AG, and 23rd overall. That performance earned me my second trip to Kona.
A big congrats goes out to Matt and Adrienne Amman who both had great days and qualified along with 4 other Gear Grinders – for a grand total of 7 from GG already qualified for 2011.
Even though IMWI was my A race for the year; as Matt is fond of reminding me – it’s really just the beginning of a short stretch of racing. This coming weekend I am doing the Chequamegon 40 on Saturday, followed by the J-Hawk Late Bird on the 25th, and than closing the year with the Lakefront Marathon here in Milwaukee on October 3rd.
After that I think a few weeks of rest and a vacation will be in order!
Congrats to all the IMWI finishers – enjoy some downtime!