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Michelle’s Blog

Mama Simmons

Tales Of An Ironman Athlete Training And Racing In Paradise.

The day before Muncie, I got an email from my coach....
Author: Michelle Simmons
Posted: July 11, 2017, 2:03 pm
Race morning I woke up at 1:30 feeling like I needed to throw up. I’m not a puker. Even when I was in college and had over-consumed alcohol to the point where it would have been best for my body to just purge it, I never did. My body just doesn’t really use that protection mechanism. And yet, there I was laying in bed thinking I needed to puke. Was it race nerves? I didn’t think so. I mean, I’ve been doing this for 20+ years. Yes, I still get nervous, but n...
Author: Michelle Simmons
Posted: June 5, 2017, 4:04 am
On Friday afternoon I got an email that said my name was on a list of local athletes suggested to start in the 'elite' wave. I wasn't planning on putting myself in that wave but somehow having someone else suggest me for it made it ok. In hindsight I'd say it was 100% a good choice! Having clear water to swim in and open roads to ride without shouti...
Author: Michelle Simmons
Posted: May 15, 2017, 1:50 am

Krista’s Blog

Tri-Dogmom

A diary of my Ironman CDA training, and other little life adventures...

CDA 70.3 has turned into one of my favorite races (shocker) and as long as my body stays healthy I can see it being on my schedule every year. {especially now that the full is going away - big fat thumbs do...
Author: Iron Krista, "The Dog Mom"
Posted: July 11, 2017, 9:26 pm
I planned on signing up for my first Ironman after I successfully completed my first 70.3 in 06 (one year to the day post IT band surgery). I was thinking in 2008 when I would be turning 30 at the end of the year, but some friends convinced me, why wait?!  So,I caved an signed up a year ear...
Author: Iron Krista, "The Dog Mom"
Posted: June 13, 2017, 7:31 pm
A few weeks ago Michelle threw out the idea of ordering our famous bat caps. She had these made about 5 years ago, and they were handed out at her choosing to athletes that did something special, out of their comfort zone. This something didn't have to be a swim (and still doesn't), but I did earn mine in the po...
Author: Iron Krista, "The Dog Mom"
Posted: April 4, 2017, 10:53 pm