What I learned about racing, ironman, and Belgian cycling
Thursday, September 11, 2008
After eight iron-distance events, I will do my first fundraiser for charity. On November 23, 2008, I will compete in Ironman Arizona in honor of Cindy Sherwin, a triathlete who lost her life to a ruptured brain aneurysm while training for Ironman Lake Placid. In the process I will try to raise awareness and funds for the Brain Aneurysm Foundation, a charity, based in Hanover, MA.
I am in active endurance racing, both running and cycling. I am a USAC Level 2 power-certified coach.
My athletic "career" started late, and first I took up cycling. Later I switched to running because of time constraints and job demands. After another break I finally got "serious" about 7 years ago. I started competing in endurance triathlons and managed to improve continuously. I finished several endurance events including 11 iron distance races. I qualified for and ran the Boston marathon three times. Three times I missed a Hawaii Ironman slot by a narrow margin.