On Friday evening, I decided that it’d be a good idea to sign up for the Seattle Rock n’ Roll Marathon. I had been feeling pretty good about recent runs and thought it’d be fun to try to run 26.2 without actually spending three months obsessing about it. Late in the day, I surfed the […]
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I signed up for Ironman Canada this week! After a mildly successful* Ironman Boise 70.3, I decided to take the plunge sign up for the full 140.6 mile race. Ironman Canada has a reputation for being a great race with tremendous support from the community and the rest of the country. For triathletes in the […]
Last night, I stopped by Road Runner Sports in Seattle to listen to world class triathlete Chris Lieto (@chrislieto on Twitter) talk about his experiences at this year’s Ironman Championship in Kona. Chris came in a strong second to defending champ Craig Alexander after setting the pace for most of the race. It was great […]
A scottstanzel.com reader from New York, Pooyan Aslani, posed a great question on my “Ironman Switzerland Journey Concludes” post. He asked which Ironman race, Wisconsin or Switzerland, I would recommend. Because I’m not sure which aspects of the race might be most important to Pooyan, I decided to break out the main features of an […]
I just added two new videos from Ironman Switzerland to my video page. You can also view additional videos from my Ironman Switzerland journey on YouTube and on Facebook.
I just posted pictures from Zurich and the Ironman Switzerland triathlon on my photos page. Click “view slideshow” and then “show info” in the new window to see the larger resolution pictures with captions via my Flickr account.
Ironman Switzerland Photos and Video Yesterday, I completed the Ironman Switzerland race in Zurich in 11 hours and 5 minutes. The Ironman race is comprised of a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike and a 26.2 mile run for a total race distance of 140.6 miles. Or, in the European metric style, that’s a 3.8 […]
In less than 10 hours, I’ll be swimming in the waters of Lake Zurich with over 2,000 triathletes from all over the world. There has been some restless sleep over the past few nights, with all of the concerns about race preparations playing out repeatedly in my head. What will the weather be like? What […]
One of the most important aspects of training for any Ironman triathlon is slowly building up endurance for the long distances while staying free from injuries. When spending 15 to 20 hours per week swimming, biking and running over the course of six to nine months, it is important to take steps to avoid injuries […]