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#26 of 48 Old 08-25-2009, 03:34 PM
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Lake Placid is next
Monica will train so hard
Ironman will be!

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Great job em! I definitely know what it is like to not get in all of the training that you should (my NYC Marathon in 2002 end up crappy because of that).

You will definitely learn a lot from this race and it will only make you stronger. Let me know if you are going to make it down to the Jersey Shore anytime in the near future for a race.

Keep your head up and be proud of your accomplishment!
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CONGRATULATIONS ON FINISHING YOUR FIRST HALF IRONMAN!!!
You're amazing for getting to the starting line, not to mention finishing! With SO many challenges you were able to overcome and finish a half ironman, something that most people won't even attempt!

Your run sounds similar to mine last year a Longhorn, it was crazy tough and I kept trying to make sure I wasn't DFL (I wasn't, but I was close). The second loop was lonely. But I kept thinking of my friends and DH who had helped and supported me through training and how happy and proud they would be when I finished, and it made me cry while I ran.

I hope you're still wearing your medal today
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YOU FINISHED YOUR FIRST HALF IM!!! Awesome. Many of us here can relate to that run *cough* Steelhead last year...you are t.o.u.g.h. A wise Thor once told me (regarding a different race) 'if you can do that course, you can do anything.'

Congratulations Monica! And way to rock the swim by the way!!
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That is some serious gumption you got there, girl. Nice job!!! Doesn't that run just suck?! Ugh.

Good thing your chosen sport isn't baseball, though, 'cuz you know - there's no crying in baseball! Triathlon...that's okay. You cry if you want to. As long as you keep moving forward.

Congrats on moving forward!

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Crap...CC's told me she's shed a few tears in races. It's all good, as long as you don't have the infamous public butt explosion!

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No public butt explosion, but there was almost public butt exposure.

Thanks for all of the happy thoughts - you guys rock.
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Way to gut it out and finish the tough day, Monica! You are one tough athlete. Rest well, really well, before start thinking about the training needed for IM. It will be a long journey and I am sure it requires some serious focus for a long period of time. A wonderful news is you have the greatest supporter right there with you along the way. Job well done.
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that's so freakin' cooooooooooooooooooool ...





you sure are tough .... so glad you finished ...


(((monica)))

I love, Love, LOVE stories like this ... you ROCK!!!

the PRT is not somewhere to drop my morals and ethics and roll in the mud and muck and pretend those I am talking to aren't really people at all and it's alright to treat them like dirt.
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I don't see how this is a problem

Seriously girl, this ain't no GIRLYMAN - this is IRONMAN (70.3) and YOU FRIGGIN DID IT.

You wanted to quit, you didn't.
You could have quit, you didn't.
You brain said you should have quit, you said "no way I'm sally f*cking sunshine" (OMG I was laughing my azz off )

This stuff IS partly mental and you broke through. Were you happy about it? No. But you friggin DID it.

There are FEW triathletes in this world.
There are FEWER olympic triathletes in this world.
There are MANY FEWER IRONMAN 70.3 triathletes in this world.

You are now part of a super elite crowd.

HOW FRIGGIN COOL IS THAT????

Congrats.

p.s. Virtual Bitchslap the RD for shutting down the finish and no food. EVEN IF they were going to have a time limit (i.e. 8 hrs from last swimmer or something) it's UNCOOL for them to have not swept the course at least making sure you were ok out there.
** no flames, I know it's hard being an RD but I also know the despair of coming into an almost empty finishing line and having NO food left over. DUH the EOPers are the ones who REALLY need food. **

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I'm sorry you had a bad day.
I'm glad you got threw it with grace and song and without a public butt exposure.

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Congratson having the fierce determination to stick it out even when you desperately wanted to stop. That's what makes people winners and you're a winner.
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Monica what a magnificent race - you are so strong to persevere and get through that race - wanting to stop near the start of the bike but keeping at it to finish the bike and the run - that takes guts

well done and many many congratulations

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I'm so so proud of you!
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Getting through the Timberman reports way late, but like everyone else, we're all super proud of you. Congrats on finishing your first HIM, and don't let anyone tell you you aren't tough

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Great job finishing this race. It took a lot of courage after getting off that bike and breaking down for a bit. Finishing a long race is very tough mentally and you came out on top, and that's something to be proud of! Plus your husband is turning into Rocky it seems, so kudos to both
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Congrats!! You finished and you are an Ironwoman 70.3! Yeah, I learned the tying the shorts thing a while back as well. Yes, this distance is a distance to be respected. You do have to train. You overcame so much, though, and still finished! You should be proud! Good luck with your next year of training!
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Wow, you and Adam are a couple of tough cookies. It was a really hard day to be racing on what is a very hard HIM course. I rode my bike from Ellacoya up to 106 on Thursday to see about this "Marsh Hill Monster" thing and I gotta tell you it's definitely a killer. It's cruel and unusual to have that thing as part of a HIM course. Then the run with that stupid hill at the Broadview condos. Also cruel and unusual. You toughed it out though through tears and pain and crossed that finish line. That is awesome. Congratulations!!

You know you guys are just going out there and getting it done -- doing things that a lot of us are afraid of but not you guys. Very impressive.
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alright, folks, I was having a 'moment' about my race this coming weekend and I thought I reread my race report from my one and only HIM. Then I figured I'd bump this and thank you all again for all of your kind thoughts, support, and help over the years.

It's been nearly seven years, but I'm back for another attempt at the HIM distance (and still considering whether or not to do a full, ever). Not sure if any of you weren't here then, but if you weren't, the leg pain was referred pain from torn labrums in both hips and seriously pissed off/strained psoas. I should not have raced Timberman, but I dug the well deeper that day and learned some things.

Anyway, since I'm older and possibly slightly wiser, I have managed to incorporate actual recovery in this training cycle, AND I signed up for a much flatter race this time. I'll try to write you all another ridiculously epic race report so you can pass some time at work next week.
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I was sitting here reading this thinking- how did I miss that she was racing. Then I was like- LRR is racing again? Ha Ha!!!

I'm glad that you are looking at another attempt.
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Can't wait to hear about it!
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Enjoy the course! I hope the years in between help you enjoy it more and feel less jitters and more calm (I hate those jitters). I won't be online to host a virtual for you but I will siwm at least 4 possibly 8 miles in your honor in some very hot water!
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Just a bump for Monica, she's training SO Much harder and with more quality. She's gonna rock it.

PS, the nerves will still be there (she be crazy)

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