Saturday, June 21, 2008

Dialed up...



How did this happen again! :0. I swear Tac just put one of these wrist straps on a mere 9 1/2 months ago. How do I get myself into these things?

Ahh the wonder of Ironman. It's motivates, excites, inspires and when you come down to the day before the race...it scares the pants out of ya!

Tac is feeling ready though. I think the area I'm looking forward to least is that second loop of rollers. Once I get past that I should be fine (when I say fine, I mean survival fine).

Blink, Bigun, Greyhound and I rode the course by car yesterday. The roller sections are very similar to Wisconsin, just not as long. More like 15-18 miles of rollers. They are plenty challenging though. We rode a few climbs that go up and then up and then a little more up. Some screaming down hills too!

Trimama and the tribe arrived last night. Tacky was very happy to put his hands around the Mama and see the kiddos.




We had a MEET O PEEPS evening Thursday that was great. It was really cool to finally meet Spokane Al, Suplinds, TEA, Momo, The Big Jay and of course it's always good to see this guy...




Tac finds that he needs to place a square around Bigun's face to talk with him, being that the last 6 months he has seen his face, but only in a Skype monitor on our computers. Di and the Bigun are a riot as usual. Tac does struggle to get Blink and Bigun's attention away from all the tri Hotties to focus on race discussion though... Oh well.



This pic is obviously of the swim course. Yes, the water is cold. Yes the water is colder then ANYTHING Tac swam in Minnesota. To best describe the feeling when you put your face in the water is your college dorm buddy walking up to you and slapping you in the face over and over. Fun. Yet the nerves numb in about 5 minutes and I actually had a quite nice swim the rest of the way.

This Ironman feels so different then last year. I'm already an Ironman so this race is about taking on a very sobering challenge and watching my peeps complete their first. So...Tac's goals for this race.

1. Finish
2. Finish faster then Wisconsin
3. Cheer peeps and party hard after!
4. Kiss Trimama when I see her on the course!
5. Worship in the beauty of the country side.

Thats enough for now.

See you on the other side of Ironman Coeur D Alene...

Tacky

19 comments:

Michele said...

Good luck!!!! I will be tracking you all day tomorrow.

Wendy said...

Dialed up, dialed in ... ready to rock!

Enjoy the day tomorrow!

Lana said...

Goodluck, Tac! I'll be tracking you guys!

J-Wim said...

Good luck and have fun!

Jumper 2.0 said...

Have fun there Tac Man. Good luck on the PR.

monica said...

sounds like a great race plan!! have a blast out there. we'll be tracking you from here in socal!!!

Lana said...

Tac, you totally rocked that swim...and you are rocking that bike too!! Keep it up!!!

TriSaraTops said...

GO TAC!!!!

You're doing GREAT! Keep it up!

faithrunner said...

Yeah! Have a terrific race and accomplish your goals, you'll be great I know it! What an amazing adventure, a challenging race, you've trained hard for it so now just do it. You're amazing!

Lana said...

AWESOME BIKE TAC!!! Go kick that run's @ss buddy!!! You can do it!!!

tarheeltri said...

GREAT RACE!! Awesome Job Tac! Congrats on an excellent race!

LBTEPA said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! Excellent!

Wendy said...

Superior effort Tac Boy!!! Congratulations!

Brent Buckner said...

Well done!

Lana said...

Awesome finish, Tac!! Congrats!

trinick67 said...

Hey Brain,

Saw you cross the finish line on the live video feed with a big smile, CONGRATULATIONS!!

TriSaraTops said...

GREAT JOB TAC!!!! Can you say TWO-TIME IRONMAN??!?!?!?!? :)

IronTriTim said...

Catching up on posts, way to go 2 time ironman.

Bigun said...

you were sooo sexy out there, Tacy...oh, can I say that? Sorry.