Monday, September 10, 2007

How long is this run?

Two college age kids inquired of Tac around mile 18 on the run.


"26.2"

"This is a Marathon?"

"Yep, which followed a 112 mile bike and a 2.4 mile swim...This is Ironman"

priceless looks and stunned silence

...and Tac is one.



Tac out...and one heck of a race report to follow

30 comments:

Curly Su said...

yeah! congrats, tac-boy!

Brent Buckner said...

Congratulations!

Everytime a cowbell rings, a superhero gets his cape?

Bigun said...

way to go! My super hero is an Ironman!

bigmike600 said...

watched you finish last night from the last corner going into the final straight away. Great job.

Shelley said...

You rock..it was such a pleasure to meet you in person and sooo very amazing to see you after the race, you were simply glowing...way to go!!!

Spokane Al said...

Congratulations. It was an honor to follow your progress yesterday.

Fe-lady said...

Congratulations Tac on becoming and IRONMAN yesterday! (Breaking that 14 hour barrier too...sweet!) Can't wait for the race report! You and Mama are an IRON-COUPLE now...so cool!

Go Mom Go said...

Congratulations! I had fun watching on line yesterday. I like what Brent said...about the cowbell ringing!

tarheeltri said...

You rock dude. See you in Florida for #2.

Wendy said...

You looked so amazing crossing that line, Caped Superhero!

Iron suits you.

Lana said...

YES! Congrats to you - Ironman!!

J-Wim said...

Saw ya finish live and in person - AWESOME JOB!!!!!!!

momo said...

congrats, tacboy! you are an inspiration, ironman!!

TJ said...

Awesome race IronTac!

Steve S. said...

YAHOO!!!!!!!!

T-Storms said...

Duuuuuuude! CONGRATULATIONS! You are SO an IRONMAN! I'm so happy for you! Mark, Stephanie and I were lucky enough to see you come down the finisher chute.
Well Done Tac Boy - now rest. Can't WAIT to hear some stories!
Tif

tri-mama said...

I don't know what to call Taconite Boy now- oh yea, that would be Ironman!

Jumper 2.0 said...

It was awesome and an inspiration to meet you (and your family) and see you don your cape and cross the finish line!

Congratulations!

Bolder said...

YOU ARE AN IRONMAN!

TriBoomer said...

Tac,

It's always good to see you. Fabulous job and you looked great at the finish line.

Bring on the report!

Stay tuned...

IronJenny said...

Way to go buddy!
Jenny

Steve S. said...

This IS an Ironman! And you become iron again!!!!!!!

Way to go!!!!!

trinick said...

You looked good when I saw you coming out of T1 and then out there on the run. It was a perfect day for a stroll around Madison. I was happy to hear from my inquiries while I was working that you finished.

Congratulations!!!

21stCenturyMom said...

Dooood! Way to go! It was so fun to be there with you!

marz_racer said...

Yeah Tac!!! Waiting for the report.

Siren said...

Congrats on a great race! It was awesome to meet you this weekend!

TriSaraTops said...

Can't wait to hear the rest!!!!

Tri-Geek Kahuna said...

way to go, super hero.

i figured you'd make it when i looked at your transition times ... you spend long enough there that i'm guessing that you listened to a whole Kelly Clarkson CD!

i LOVED watching you cross the finish line.

Pharmie said...

Congratulations!!! It was so fun to see you and Greyhound at the finish line. Oh, and your kids are adorable in capes :)

Bigun said...

After narrowly escaping the hawt and firey wrath of Trimama, Tac Boy and Greyhound continue thier mission of capturing the evil 101-man....

TacBoy: That was a killer bike!

Greyhound: Sure was TacBoy - have you seen our evil nemisis 101-Man yet?

TacBoy: No, but it's still light out..we have time.

Just then 2 college kids run along side TacBoy...

Stoner1: Dude, like, how effing long is this run?

TacBoy: 26 or so miles - say, have you guys seen our evil nemisis 101-Man, perhaps tinkering with the cities power supply?

Stoner2: Sweet! Dude, that's like a way long run...sure I seen the dude - ugly mug on him, over at the power station - there's a gnarly party going on over there...you guys aren't, like, cops are you?

Greyhound: Tac, we need to get over there now!

TacBoy: I agree, my fast, hairy sidekick - take this Gu and follow me!