Monday, November 30, 2009


Christy and Tommy Blain - YOU are Ironmen!!

WE DID IT!! I can't believe it's over...but thank goodness it is!! We hurt all over, in places I didn't know existed, but we are done!!

I will recap soon, but real quick:

The swim was awesome and fast for both of us. The sea life was amazing and visibility was 100%. It doesn't get much better than that.

The bike was great for Tommy and eh for me. My bike computer didn't work, so my hopes of breaking 6 hours was tough to gauge and my nutrition didn't go well. I stopped eating around mile 60 because things just didn't feel right. The wind was PAINFUL on the rough side of the island (about 20 miles) - cross wind, headwind, just ouch. But we survived!!

The run was great for Christy and eh for Tommy. Tommy's nurtition on the run just didn't work out and he was unable to keep anything down...which means no fuel for the muscles. I had a rough first 4 miles, but after that was able to get into a groove of walking every other aid station (2K apart). I settled in for the long haul and felt pretty good until the last 4 miles (but hey, it's the last 4 miles...who cares!!?). I was gaining on Tommy and so he waited for me at the finish for 5-10 minutes so we could finish together.

I'm so glad I did it - it was an amazing experience. I'm not sure another Ironman is in my future...but hello 12:55:56!!


And congrats to DAVE who TOTALLY rocked it and probably qualified for Kona and to Bobby who did amazing!!


KCWoodhead said...

Congrats!!!!! totally sucks. Big time. I was tracking y'all and figured Tommy might have slowed down to wait for you, but then I never saw any more updates for you, just him. I'm soooo glad to know you finished together. You both kicked total butt - especially for your first.

Allison said...

YAY!!! YAY!!! YAY!!

I was so nervous yesterday because your last run split never registered.... I was worried something happened!! I'm so glad to know you accomplished this awesome goal!!!

Congrats Christy and Tommy!! You guys ROCK!!!!

Now...stop blogging and go enjoy the beach!!!!

Alicia said...

WHOOP!!! So freakin' proud of you both! I still think you guys are crazy but that doesn't change how much in awe I am of your discipline and success! Love you guys!

Erik said...

Congratulations! I'm so glad it went well for you. You smashed all of your goals!

natalie said...

I'm so proud of you both! I can't wait to hear all of the gory details. You beat your swim goals! YAY!!! I'm glad you guys got to finish together. I saw on the live feed that the wind was pretty strong for the bike! Hope you are able to enjoy the rest of your vacation.

Trishie said...

were you with the group that had the portable speaker? playing snoop dogg???

Trishie said...

No ! don't apologize -- I loved the music ! you guys were great :)

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