Saturday, July 24, 2010

Mission Ironman Entry #1

Track Coach on the clock. I believe I have officially been bitten by the triathlon bug. After competing in a couple sprint triathlons, I am starting to feel like this is something that I can actually do. So, I have decided to try to complete an Ironman Triathlon. I have always admired those guys who gut it out in Kona and in the back of my mind have always wanted to do something like that, but until now I have been too gutless to try. So grab your padded shorts, hammer gel, and here we go.

Obviously, getting 103rd in a sprint triathlon is a far cry from completing an Ironman. I know the journey is going to be long and is going to take a lot of hard work. With adorable wife's blessing, I have decided to try for an Ironman Triathlon three years from now. The plan will be to work this year to get to the point where I can run a marathon and an Olympic Triathlon next year, a half Iron the following, and finally the full monty the year after that.

I just read back through this post and man... it's boring. I guess it's hard for me to be clever and witty when I think about the three years of training I have in front of me. Well, here's to staying on track and injury free! Well yay me... let's Suit Up!


Stacie said...

You can do it Jesse!!! I can't wait to come support you guys like you have supported me. I've been thinking about a triathlon too.

I think your blog looks great.

Molly said...

sounds like a good plan to me! I have yet to be bitten by the Tri bug, I've got to tackle my marathon first! : )

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Lay the ground work and make it happen. you could be like me when I was training for my first half marathon.. the training went so well that I opted for the "full monty" instead. First Half Marathon in May and First Marathon in June.. I will leave the 3 sports to others.. GOOD LUCK!

Adam said...

Wow, this is pretty amazing. 3 years is probably a good timeframe though. that way at least you'll have all of the lingo down by the time you're at iron distance. Because, the lingo is the really important thing.

Trish said...

That is awesome! I was bitten by the Tri bug last year and love it. I've set my Kona goal for 2015 to celebrate my 45th. I'll be watching and learning from you!