Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Ironman Florida - November 1, 2014


Ironman Florida is just around the corner. This year Triattic has four first time Ironman athletes taking on the challenge of the 140.6 miles. Consisting of 2.4 miles swimming, 112 miles biking and 26.2 miles running.

Ron Harrison #2579

Ron Nieto #2651
Ashley Roman #1257
Michelle Dahnke #1220
2.4 mile swim: The swim course at Florida is in the Gulf of Mexico. It's a two loop course with a short beach run in between laps. The seas can be choppy and the current can be strong, in addition the sun is bright so pack those tinted goggles. Average water temperature for this time of year is the low 70's.

Transition: Athletes are greeted with a fresh water shower upon exiting the wetsuit strippers. Make sure to rinse the salt water and sand out of your shorts!! Gear bags are placed in the parking lot of the Boardwalk Beach Resort and the changing tents are located in the resort.

112 mile bike: Don't let the course description fool you. In comparison to other IM bike courses, yes it is flat but there are some descent hills on HWY 20 and the wind can be a bugger. This course is great for holding a steady consistent effort, which can help your legs on the marathon.

26.2 mile run: FLAT!!! Flat is fast but flat is hard. Be prepared to use the same muscles for 26.2 miles. That is the hardest part of the course. The crowd support is fantastic and the scenery is beautiful. The sun sets early in PBC and can cool off quick so be sure to pack a long sleeve shirt in your special needs bag.

We will have a tent set up near the Summit Hotel, family and friends feel free to bring a chair and a cooler and let's cheer on all those athletes!