|Me near the finish line chute at IMWI.|
It was awesome to see our 2010 IMWI campers gather prior to the pre-race banquet and course talk and then sit together once inside. I saw everyone out on the course too, giving it their all and becoming Ironmen and Ironwomen. Great job and congrats to everyone who raced this weekend!
As the official coaching partner for Ironman, I couldn't be more pleased as I had uninhibited access to the athletes before , during and after the race... and got to meet a ton of them one on one. I am always humbled by how many people come up to me and thank me for making the Spinervals DVDs and tell me how much they help them with obtaining their race and fitness goals. That is so cool!
The great thing about attending an Ironman event is the sense of extended family one gets. Whether it's before or after the race, people are quick to say hello, ask how you're doing and what your goals are, or see how the race went for you. Even in the airport to and from the race, you can tell who the triathletes are and quickly engage in friendly conversation. If you've not yet attended an Ironman race as a racer or as a spectator, you should... you'd thoroughly enjoy and be inspired by the whole experience.
Next up for me is Ironman Kona in October. My staff is going there too and we'll have an expo booth, promoting our services and products. In addition, we'll be shooting a new 'On the Road' virtual training DVD of the Kona bike course, so athletes can train on the course at home in their living room and get to know the Queen K Highway!