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Ironman 2014


August 24th, 2014

Louisville, KY / 7:00am

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Ironman 2014


August 24th, 2014

Louisville, KY / 7:00am

The Journey

Steeped in American history and part of the country's historic Bluegrass region, Louisville is home to stately Victorian mansions and a vibrant urban parks system. In recent years, it's attracted a thriving indie music scene, and families vacationing to the city will find plenty of free summer concerts and festivals along the famous Waterfront Park. 

Swim

Athletes begin their day with a rolling swim start, a unique feature for a full-distance IRONMAN and a welcome one for anyone nervous about the typical mass start. After lining up along the banks of the Ohio River on a first come, first served basis, competitors jump in one at a time to start the first leg of their 140.6-mile race. Upon exiting the water, you'll head into transition located on the Great Lawn, the centerpiece of Waterfront Park, before heading off for 112 miles of scenic biking. 

Bike

A mixture of rolling hills and flat pastures characterizes the Louisville bike course, and riders can expect to be challenged as they traverse the Louisville Metro area and Oldham County. As part of the two-loop portion of the course, La Grange gives athletes a boost of energy: They can expect to be greeted here by thousands of cheering spectators and volunteers.

Run

After finishing the bike, athletes only have one thing separating them from their memorable finish: 26.2 miles of flat running. Passing Churchill Downs, home of the famous Kentucky Derby, and the University of Louisville, there's no shortage of distractions. The two-loop run course comes to a close with Fourth Street Live's energetic welcome. Spectators and volunteers bring each athlete in to realize their dream of becoming an IRONMAN.

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The Journey


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The Journey


The Beginning 

It all started in December of 2011 when I set out to lose weight. 95 pounds and five months later the goal I never thought would be completed had been. So I continued to run and workout. Miles turned into 10's of miles at a time and a full five to six days a week.  

So I told myself, why not try an Ironman? The year is 2013 and here I am ready to lay it all out on August 24th, 2014.  

The Plan

The plan starts with making sure I have all the equipment I need and that search is already underway.  

The workout plan will consist of strict mental and physical preparation which is all outlined on the site.  

The Goal is to complete the Ironman with sub plans yet to be laid out.