Quick recap of Boulder 70.3.. Racing at altitude is hard, racing the week before makes it even harder...But this is a race that I’m really proud of for multiple reasons. I never quit and finished when things were really tough. It’s a blast to race in your own backyard and with so many friends on the course, it almost makes the pain go away 😏 Huge congratulations to everyone that finished on a super hot day in Boulder. Time to ramp it up for some key end of season races. 📸: @whistlepig56 -#qt2#wegotthits#quintanaroo#pioneer#normatec#baseperformance#roka#klean#juiceperformer#elevatespc#triathlon#ironman#fitness
It appears that every 4 years the family vacation schedule and race lineup works out so that we can hit up the Greenfield Lightlife tri on our way to Cape Cod...and this was the year! I enjoyed getting in a good effort (enjoyed being the VERY key word here), but, more importantly/excitingly, @dhansentri not only was able to race his first tri in a year, but WON the darn thing as well!! Edged me by a couple minutes...jerk. 😁. But, I'll gladly take the backseat. Locally run events rock. #teamhansen#triathlon#racing#qt2#vacationtime#traincationtime
**Gratitude post** I haven’t had time to post the full race report but this crew is special enough to get their own social media post. These people made my Ironman day as awesome as it was and I am so thankful for them all. *
*(1/2) My whole family for supporting my brother @christian_a_weber and me along this whole crazy journey. (3/4) My amazing @iracelikeagirl teammates who inspired me from on and off the course. I got to run with @twinpower_colleen for the middle 12 or so miles of the marathon and I wouldn’t have made it through without her. (5) Extra love to my husband @evanmenno for sacrificing and giving the most these last few months... I love you and can’t wait to hang out with you more on weekends again! Xoxo (6) Shout out to my sister-in-law @christinmenno for making the solo, 6-hour trip to spectate her first Ironman! (8) The last photo is me just happy crying at the finish thanks to you all! *
Not shown but super important: My coach Karen @outrival_racing for coaching me since October and getting me to the start with confidence, and the entire @qt2systems crew for being an awesome support and resource. @t3coach1 for an awesome, character-building training camp and lighting up Mirror Lake Drive with the T3 cheer squad. Last but not least, my hometown crew at @empire_endurance. I was proud to know “the guys in the speedos” out on the course and your energy got me through some of the toughest moments out there. *
Much love and thanks to you all!!!!!
WOOF sprints are HARD. Probably why I try to avoid them as much as possible. 😂 I definitely had some pre-IM buyer's remorse at committing myself to one today, but let's face it, I love participating in @musselmantri weekend, and I ended up having fun, sort of (minus trying to run faster than 70.3 pace), pushing things from wire to wire. Definitely pleased to have sharpened things up, and managed a win against some speedy ladies (aka, @ehachmeister), with a course record to boot- although I did miss out on 🐣ing the field by 2 seconds. 😀 Thanks for all of the cheers and support!! Great to see so many familiar faces out there-now time to recover it up, and enjoy watching/cheering/coaching tomorrow!! @lpovlich already gets brownie points for capturing my first ever feet out of shoes dismount. #sopro#musselmantri#minimussel#triathlon#qt2 @qt2systems @quintanarootri
Race report from @trivitoria is up on my website (link on bio or just type www.pedro-gomes.com). Always such a great trip and this year I was amazed by the amount of Portuguese athletes doing it, some with outstanding results. Sad I couldn’t really enjoy that finish line but already excited for what’s next! 📸 @canofotosports
Ok, here we go again, T minus 12 hours. Body feels ready for another Ironman distance @trivitoria. I will focus on doing my race, be conservative on the highs and grind thru the lows. Best of luck to all racing! // 🇪🇸 Mucha suerte chicos y chicas! Mas rápido, mas despacio.. todos son unos campeones por salir y intentar la distancia! #trivitoria 📸 @fotorunners.es
Recoverying from Ironman: an appetizer of sitting down with a side of compression, followed by an entree of easy workouts and lots of fluids for desert. BTW, my wife calls these the “Bluetooth socks”. Go figure.
All's well that ends with smiles, hardware, and scenic gondola views, even if it was preceeded by some not so pretty faces 😬. I had to do a lot of work to shut up the negativity demons today, but at the end of it all, the chip of frustration on my shoulder made all the difference. Made some solid progress today on my swim execution, and then rode ok-honestly, I've felt so lousy on the bike lately that I think I was just afraid to push it too much, but I didn't get down on myself or lose (too) much time. Then the run-it took a few miles to get going and I went in and out of feeling ok, but when Tim told me I was 2min and two spots out of the 💰 with under 4 miles to go, all the feelings of recent disappointment in me just would NOT let myself give up on it, and somehow, some way, by the narrowest margin (.06 seconds) of my entire running career, I threw myself across the line in 8th. It was super awesome to have my parents and Dave up there, and see so many @qt2systems teammates and friends on the course! Thanks to all who have offered their support and cheers, grateful to finally have a glimpse of triathlon light to move forward with onto the home stretch of IM training! #ironmantri#IMMT703#triathlon#qt2#protriathlon#outboobing#isprinted#pigsflew
Before ⏩ After // It was a pleasant day by typical Eagleman standards but it still felt toasty at times! I wanted to ride faster but executed the race/heart rate plan, which meant divorcing myself from any arbitrary time goal for the bike. I’m glad I did because I left myself enough in the tank to run one of if not the best run of my life! Thank you to @laurenlaughs and @adamantine11111 for their amazing in-person support, everyone for the good mojo and Molly from @qt2systems for guiding me to a break-through run less than a month after being discharged from physical therapy. The race was excellent and volunteers outstanding. Congratulations to all my fellow finishers and #qt2 crew! Until next time! 🏊🏼♂️🚴🏼♂️🏃🏼♂️🦀 #eagleman#triathlon#inthearena
Current life situation: passed out in the grass with a bike, looking for dogs. Quite honestly, I'm a little disappointed in myself today, I let nerves and rust get the better of me and didn't get out well in the swim rode, well, poorly (not helped by a bottle and 3 chain drops, but, #triexcuse ), but then managed to pull things together and run better than I have in 8 months or so, so there's that. All in all, I can't complain, I've dug out of a lot so far and was able to push myself today, I just wasn't up to par, which happens! Congrats to all out there, and thanks to all for the support and cheers! Grateful to have made it through one of these without calamity, time to keep moving on. 🙂 #triathlon#ironmantri#qt2#choosehappy
It's really a journey, with more elevation highs and lows than any single ironman event.
Some days you feel so good you are ready to chase down the miles with the strength that will put you up on that podium to smile outward to inspire others. But then there are days when you feel so ill and weak that you can barely put one foot in front of the other. At some point in the recovery, these days are back to back leaving you so little room for error to keep your mind and body safe while still trying to rebuild strength and feel like the person you once saw in the mirror before lyme attacked your body. I have watched closely as Angela conquers and grows with this hurdle in front of her days, as she strives and reaches to be the woman she recognizes and desires to be inside and out.
The magnitude only compounded by her attained champion skillset.
Today, she decided to TRI. and she is less than an hour away from finishing 112 miles on her bike.
I am so proud and inspired by my friend, my coach, a fellow female triathlete for letting nothing stand in her way of sharing what is truly possible as humans when we just dont quit on ourselves.
Today, marks one of her strongest days in her athlete history. THIS is what champions are made from!
#triathlete#imboulder#ironman#rideshimano#pearlizumi#redbull#givesyouwings#purpose#strength#scott#topoathletic @normatec #qt2#roka#iracelikeagirl#angelanaeth
Sometimes you have to take chance & start in the front of the race, even if that means run/walking the last 2 miles with a sprint finish. But hey, any day we get to run is a great day. Bonus- got a lot of complements on my new #wattieink AGTC sports bra as I lay on the ground post race. #agtc#qt2#runnyc#nycruns#rooseveltisland
That's a wrap on the Buffalo half! I was actually in a weird-feeling, kind of negative space the first few miles, thinking it would be yet another strugglebus of a road race, but then things came around, and I kind of had a good old time running past enthusiastic crowds and seeing (and high-fiving!) friends on course. Wasn't exactly the best half marathon of my life, but it was my best running race of the year and in line with my hopes, so I'll take it. HUGE shout out/congrats to @losingrace for taking home a big win in the full, too!!! Now onto doing this stuff with other exercise first, or something like that. #running#racing#runbuffalo#runhappy#fullheart#qt2
What a great #adventurerace by @wadiadventureae this morning for #WAR16 ! I showed up without any competitive fire (I used it all up in Tri season), so I started slow & steady - but after the first 2 obstacles, I started passing people and before I knew it, I was in #firstplace among the #femaleelites !!! It was a great course that played to my strengths (loads of water obstacles and rocky #trailrunning ) . Afterwards, I had time to zip home, shower and pick up the kids before heading back for #prizegiving . The prizes were incredibly generous, with loads of fun products, nutrition, vouchers, 2 medals and a trophy!
Special congrats to @hayleyjg86 for taking on the challenge and finishing her first #obstaclerace and for @simba_chikona of @fitness.edge for KILLING IT and finishing 4th in the male elite wave. @qt2systems #qt2#qt2systems#2xu#2xuambassador#2xucompression#heartnothype @sportinlifegcc #spartantraining#podium#obstaclerace #🥇