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, December 10, 2011

Back to Zion and Ironman St. George?

The next day, we headed back to Zion to see some new stuff. The first day was cloudy and we wanted to see it in the sun.
But first, I require some cash.

It's Deja Vu, all over again.

The 'Tage is starting to like this beer for breakfast thing.

A cool place we found, weeping rock.

Water moves through the rock in soft spots, and where it comes out it's like a hanging garden.


Found this Garter Snake on the trail, catching some rays.

He tried to get inside my sleeve to keep warm.

At least he didn't poo on me

Stealing another Dora shot.

Holes where water can move through the rock.

The mighty Virgn River, near the Canyon entrance.

Sunset from the "Flying Monkey" parking lot.

Beaver and Meanie in "The Shot".

A hanging garden.

This is the start of Zion Canyon. Hard to believe how big it gets.

The reservoir where they have the swim for Ironman St. George looks great

The ramp out of the water to the bike racks


Part of the bike course, a really long, steep uphill.

 I thought the Ironman Canada bike course was difficult, what with Richter Pass and all. Well I'm guessing you could add an hour onto the Ironman St. George bike course time. And steep hills (up to 13% grade) on the St. George course usually end with a sharp turn, that if you miss, will either launch you into a  into canyon or a rock wall. DOH. So I'm thinking Louisville, Kentucky in August 2013.

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