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Brian, Kristine, Analise, and Josiah Toone

My Ironman-to-be

6th November 2005

This morning, registration opened for the 2006 Ford Ironman Triathlon in Panama City, Florida. Two guys from church had talked about doing it, and Brian had decided he wanted to tackle the Ironman distance race as well. The registration opened at 9am, and they knew it would sell out fast, so you had to register online. Brian went biking with a friend this morning, and he came home a bit late, just 40 min before church, jumped in the shower, and yelled to me that he had to register before church. I was GRUMBLY because I did NOT want to be late. It only took a couple minutes to register and we were at church just as the music was starting. The guys from church hadn’t registered yet, and they were racing to do it after the service ended. We’re still waiting to see if they managed to get their registration in on time… The race includes a 2.4 mile swim in the ocean, a 112-mile bike, and a 26.2 mile marathon. Brian’s done a half-ironman distance triathlon out in Californa, known as the “World’s Toughest Half-Ironman”. I’m sure you’ll hear much more about the Ironman training and adventure to come!

3 Responses to “My Ironman-to-be”

  1. Corrie Says:

    WOW!! Do you have a training schedule?

  2. Brian Says:

    No, I don’t have a training schedule just yet. I’ve got a rough idea of what I’d like to do: start regular swiming in December (once or twice a week), maybe start a little bit of running in January / February, and then pick up serious running sometime later in the summer. And needless to say, continue my bike commute from now until next November and do a few bike races in the Spring and Summer. I may start a separate blog in conjunction with the online workout tracker that you’ve created on sneakerbeaker to keep track of my progress throughout the year. T-364 days and counting!

  3. Robyn Says:

    If you need any advice, my sister Sue just completed the Madison Ironman last month (I believe you talked to her at the wedding about this). Anyways, she could tell you about her training routine. Let me know if you’re interested and I’ll give you her contact info. Way to go Brian! It’s one of my dreams to complete one of these some day, although I still think it’s nuts =>.

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