Zion Canyon 2011

Zion Canyon 2011
Zion Revisited 2011

How To Approach an Ultra or Ironman

Jordan Rapp quote sums it up!

This Jordan Rapp quote sums it up.
"It's about the process. It doesn't matter what you do tomorrow and it doesn't matter what you did yesterday. It's about today, and making today count. That's especially true in training, but it's the same mentality that I carry into racing. Focus on the task at hand, not on the finish line, or the next part of the race, but what it is that is right there in front of you in the moment."

Saturday, August 28, 2010

We Made It To Ironman Canada, So Far,So Good.

 We are all signed up and ready to go. Hooked up with the kids Friday in Kelowna, they had been visiting their Grandparents on Vancouver Island. We are all now staying in the smallest 2 bedroom hotel suite we have ever seen.Photo to follow,but that's another story.
  The Litespeed and all the other stuff is on site and being carefully guarded by an army of amazing volunteers.The weather here has been unusually cold, barely hitting 20˚C and having amazing isolated pounding downpours in the afternoons. This is also expected tomorrow for race day.That's OK, as the temperatures last year hit 34˚C, near 100˚F, which is more seasonal here. I may have to be more careful on the downhills if it's wet.
  Speaking of downhills, we drove the course today and OH MY GOD. We don't have hills in Ontario. Richter's Pass looks OK going up, (11K and just over 2200ft. climb), but coming down? Holy Cow, I have a feeling my fingers will be very close to the brake levers. At the meeting last night, the race directer made fun of the .0001% of riders who don't have a speedometer/odometer. He was talking about me. So I won't know how fast I was going.
  Mrs. Digger and I have toured a lot of the wineries here, I must admit to trying the odd glass, though it will never replace beer as my training beverage of choice.
  We have the alarm set for 4:50 a.m., and barring 2 flat tires in the first 130km this should be fun. I only have 1 spare until I pick up my 2nd spare at 130km if neccessary. No photos to post yet, we have taken lots, but the internet here is dialup for sure. It's driving the kids nuts.
   I will now hit post, and 10 minutes from now, this message will appear.
Thanks everyone for all the good wishes. As Sub said, I just have to figure out how to keep moving forward.
 Photos to follow, likely on Tuesday,when we are back in the land of high speed internet.

1 comment:

  1. Good luck!

    On a different note, where in Moab was your header pic taken?