So many people have been asking for a race report...which has been a bit overwhelming, because it seems like so much went on before, during, and after the race. Also hard to put all the emotion and excitement into words! Thank goodness Randy has some great pics that can fill in some of the gaps :) I'm never one to enjoy a long blog or race report...WARNING, this is LONG!
The plan going into this race was to gain some experience at the Ironman distance, to see if Ironman 'was in my blood', and to challenge myself and abilities. The results: I learned ALOT out there and it took a few days post-race to realize it, but IM is in my blood!
|Potts head 2nd from bottom, mine 3rd!|
Right off the bat, I felt good. The enthusiasm of the crowd, amazing again! Well, my good feeling only lasted about 800mtr. Funny story! I have never worn socks in a race. About 2 weeks before the race, Lance and I were going over logistics and he brought ups socks. I was like, um, I wasn't planning on using socks, never have. Then he reminded me that I'd be running 26.2 miles not 13.1 or a 10K. Okay, I'll wear socks. At that time, the search for race socks began. All of my training socks were either stretched out, had holes in them or annoyed me, I wasn't going to use any of them for the race. Randy showed up in Cozumel with brand new running socks for me. I picked the purple TCU colored ones for race day. Lance had also told me to put an extra pair of socks in my run special needs bag. I asked Randy, do I really need to? I did not want to put a brand new, nice pair of running socks in there, I'd never see them again!