Monday, June 15, 2009

Boise Ironman 70.3 Results

Last weekend we were in Boise for Sam's Ironman 70.3 race. It is a half Ironman distance triathlon which consists of a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, and 13.1 mile run. We came out last wednesday to have a little time to relax before Saturday's race.
Boise is the high desert so there aren't many trees. I went for a couple trail runs up the mountain and brought my phone for pictures.

After a 2000+ climb looking back towards Boise. That climb makes for a long way up and a very fast down.
Sam found a very good breakfast place.
Overall Boise is a nice, clean, and friendly place. We had some good beer and good food. I found it funny that some people had "Boise or Bust" on their vehicles. It seems like a good idea until you actually bust.
Just us and the cows.
Sam getting ready. Right after this she got stung by a bee on her ass.
Getting suited up.
And they're off! While we were waiting for Sam's wave to go off it went from 70's and sunny to windy with ominous clouds. She started the bike in dry weather but a majority of the bike and run was raining and cold.
Leaving transition 2, the view from inside a plastic bag.
The course was setup great, I could see her a bunch of times.
Finishing too fast for the camera.
Very happy to be done.

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