Wednesday, July 13, 2011

My Ironman Athlete

Stuart destroying the hills!!

My best friend's husband completed his very first Ironman this year in Coeur D'Alene!!! His time?


Gutting it out on the run...his first marathon to boot!

That's right! He did amazing and I am so very proud of him!!! Here are his splits:

Swim: 1:04:04
Bike: 6:10:42
Run: 4:36:30

What makes Stuart's story even more impressive is that he had never done a triathlon before. That's right. You read correctly. Ironman Coeur D'Alene was his VERY FIRST TRIATHLON. He trained about 7-9 hours a week all the while maintaining a 50-60 hour work week. Plus on call work. Did I mention that Stuart is a doctor?

This was the first time I acted in an advisory capacity to help someone not only finish but excel at his very first iron distance race. Stuart did all the work and then some. He researched things on the internet, experimented with nutrition, and leaned down. Once in a while he would fire off an email to me and I would respond ASAP. I know what it's like going through your first IM -- all the questions, the concerns, and the excitement/stress/anxiety. This is why I am so proud of you Stuart! You not only FINISHED --- YOU FRIGGING ROCKED IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations Stuart!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!


Keith said...

That is so far beyond rocked that I don't have words for it. Congrats indeed!!!!

Julie said...

Yup. Stuart is a frigging stud. So proud of him!!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Wow, Ironman for his first one, going big right out of the blocks, congrats!!!

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Lisa Graham said...

Nice - what an accomplishment! Pretty amazing!

KK said...

Wow, that's amazing. Congrats to him on his first IM! And congrats to you for the coaching you did. It was a team effort!