Annie is the first to take on the "IM in 10" project. Couldn't be more proud of her. She did only one 1oo mile ride (outdoors at Duke 1/2 course) and the rest was indoors. I designed her plan around balancing life w/ training. She did not want to make IM training all consuming; no life but training. She also wanted to be Mommy to Luke and a rockstar wife to me. She excelled at both.
Despite swallowing a solid percentage of the crystal clean Ohio River she was still able to work through the bike. Six hours of intense stomach cramps took her a bit off her game.
Still in awe of how she was told that running was no longer going to be a part of her life and then she breaks tape last Sunday. "Go God!"
Below is her finish. Not NBC Sports quality...but the Flip Video worked. Priceless footage. Oh, the 'screamers' are my dear Aunt Ellen, Uncle Bill, and me. Dang was that music loud ;). Had to throw a Studio7 water bottle at her to get her attention...
Fun clip of the best place to eat in Louisville (for breakfast):
Race report to follow...Coach L