I hope all of you had a great Turkey Day, and for those of you who don't celebrate, I hope that you had a great weekend!
I thought I would post my pictures from the event. There are a couple more that I am trying to get a hold of, but until then. This is what I got. Don't laugh too hard at the finisher photos! I mentioned what happened in part 3 of my race report at the finish line.
Mike (left in both pics) and I on Thursday morning right after I arrived and took my stuff upstairs to the condo. Gotta get that open water swim practice in before the big race. Hopefully the water won't be that choppy on race day. There were a number of jellies about 250 yards out and the radio on the way in was saying that there were huge blooms of jellyfish not too far away.
Kristine, Mandy, Wes, Colleen, Laura, John, ME, and Kristin.
After hitting the head for a third time prior to the race, I donned my wetsuit and randomly run into Wes and Dee Dee who are there to watch the swim start, and were there to spectate the entire race.
Heading out of the water into T1. This is the theme of my entire day for my race pictures. Always behind someone or someone is in the way. Lol! Here are another couple photos of me heading out of the water as well. Wetsuit strippers were quick and nimble and I was out of the suit fast. Of course it helps when you volunteered as a wetsuit stripper the year before and know how it goes.
Headed out of T1 and just getting out on the bike. Melissa got the pic of me headed out and got my rear end heading out.
Wes got a pic of me just after the turnaround (left) and then a pic of me headed on the way back in on the bike. The Dermatone definitely helped me from getting burned out on the bike and the run!
Headed out from T2 feeling pretty good, and then Mel got a pic of me at mile marker #1, still feeling OK.
Mike and I headed into the finisher's chute.
Andy Murtha, you are an IRONMAN (again)!!!
There were some other photos, however, these were the best that I have. I hope that you enjoy them as much as I do. Have a great rest of your evening and weekend. Look forward to reading more of your stories, as well as composing more of my own.