Ironman Maryland (Part 2): Getting a PR (Race Report)

Monique McDonough Her View, Popular, Race Day 3 Comments

Race morning, we left Simone and my mother at the hotel (it was 4:30, so a wise decision all around), and Greg (my husband), Sasha (oldest daughter), and I drove to the race site. Ironman Maryland seemed to be smaller than other IM races, and we easily found a parking spot within a few blocks of the transition area. Fellow …

What a Sherpa (or Spectator) needs to know

Monique McDonough Her View, Race Day 1 Comment

This year’s Ironman adventure marks an interesting turn for our family – it’s the first time that Greg and I are racing the distance together, which means that after nearly 15 years of triathlon racing history, our parents will be unaccompanied spectators. And at an Ironman. For triathletes, understanding how to spectate at this kind of venue is part intuition, …

Sherpa > Athlete?

Monique McDonough Her View, Training 1 Comment

Two weeks ago, Greg and I went to an event for an entrepreneur’s group that he’s recently joined. (Lovely evening; we got to share some anecdotes and a snap a few photos with Ben Stein – but that’s another story.) At dinner, we learned that the husband in one couple at our table also was an Ironman finisher, having completed …