IRONMAN Mont-Tremblant

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Congratulations to all those who finished IRONMAN Mont-Tremblant yesterday. Mary Beth Ellis was especially impressive as this was her second IRONMAN race in 4 weeks.  Ellis toed the line with Monique and I at IRONMAN Switzerland – finishing second among the Pro women with a time of 9:26:38.  Then went wire to wire at IRONMAN Mont-Tremblant with a winning time …

Hot, Humid, and Humbling

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  That’s the only way I know how to describe July 19th, my birthday and the day I battled against myself as I competed in IRONMAN Switzerland. With my family camped out race-side, and my friends cheering me on digitally via (an athlete tracker/race tracker/webcam?), I felt unstoppable. Combine that excitement and my adrenaline with my last year of training …

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IM Switzerland — When finishing is victory (Race Report)

Monique McDonough Her View, Race Day 1 Comment

“When someone can turn around their personal worst and make it a win, this is the true test of character.” — AJ Morrison (coach) Ironman Switzerland is a fantastic race with a breathtaking course that can test the limits of any athlete. It’s no surprise that it’s one of the oldest IM races. But this year’s heat wave in Europe …

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 …

IMLP Race Report: I saw the lightning & heard “all swimmers to shore”

Monique McDonough Her View, Race Day 1 Comment

This was my second Ironman  race — and finish — at Lake Placid. The first was in 2006, just two weeks before Greg and I were married. Then, I can remember thinking two things: (1) don’t fall off the bike, and (2) don’t get bad tan lines for your wedding dress. This time around, all I could think about what …

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A tee shirt and a medal – that’s the hope

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By Josh Rosenberg – A little background on me.  I’m probably not your typical Ironman triathlete.  I’m there to finish.  A tee shirt and a medal – that’s the hope.  Seeing the finish line before midnight – it’s a win!  I think I’ve always kept my aspirations lofty in that, in the real world, people think doing an Ironman is …

Kinetic 1/2 Ironman — A PR. Really?

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The Kinetic ½ Ironman was a success for me. It was really a test to see how well I could get back into the swing of racing. I finished with a PR (personal record – sadly not saying much about my previous 4 half IMs), and mainly was a reflection of a good bike leg, but also some incremental run …

Relative Performance (RP) is more important than Personal Record (PR)

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Athletes are notorious for setting high expectations for themselves, especially in competitions. Most triathletes use time as their primary metric for measuring their performance in a competition. Going this route, though, can be misleading and often times disappointing, as finish time is only one of many elements in a race. Weather conditions, the course itself, and many other factors can …

Motivation, Inspiration, Triathlon Medals, Race Numbers

Training Inspiration

Greg McDonough His View, Training 1 Comment

We have a wall in our garage that we have started hanging our race numbers and medals.  It is fantastic.  Not only to reminder our accomplishments but also as a reminder that anything is possible. Our wall is located next to our garage door.  Every time we come home it is the last thing we see before entering the house.  …