The amazing thing about training for an event as big as an Ironman is that it starts to feel like you are in a constant state of motion. Day in and day out the committed triathlete will move themself from one point to another either in the pool, on the bike, or on the run and in the course of a year will spend literally hundreds of hours logging the same distances that some people will put on their car in that same timespan.
Its been a little over a year since I signed up for my first triathlon, the Calgary 70.3 Half Ironman, and it was probably a year ago that I signed up for a Half Marathon in prep for the Half IM. In that time I've learned a lot and had the opportunity to meet a lot of incredible people who I'll no doubt mention in this blog. One of the things that drew me to the sport is the incredible spirit and discipline you must have to race. Whether you're the first or the last across the line, the journey there is never an easy one, but rarely is there a more rewarding experience than finishing a race well done.
So now I'm training for the big one, Ironman Canada with my coach Todd Malcolm of No Limits Triathlon Coaching and the support of Tri-It Multisport, CycleOps Power, my friends at the TriCommitment Team, and my wonderful girlfriend Shirley Blundell (find her on Twitter, @littleredlime). Its a long way to go until IMC but I have no doubt that the weeks and miles will fly by so I thought it would be prudent to capture that long road through a blog.
I'll be talking about my training, races, the Western Canadian triathlon community, gear and equipment (I'm pretty into the toys of the sport), and whatever else comes to mind over the next 8 months. My hope is that you'll find at least a couple entries interesting and helpful and that maybe you'll want to come for a run, bike, or swim with me in the meantime.