Race Coverage

Family Support, Espresso Love Gu & Mike's Immortal Words...

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By Emma Adriaens (triad.triadriaens.com)

 

Ironman Wisconsin Race Report - Before I launch into my version of events, I would like to give a massive thank you to everyone who made this day possible for me: my coach, who never gives up on my crazy self; my husband, who is always there for me, checks all my gear, and makes all my food - literally could not have made it this far without your unwavering support; to my parents who devote their entire summer to following us around to all our different races, and are such devoted support crew that they never even question any of our decisions, they just get in the car and are prepared for whatever we throw at them; and to my bestie Kaitlyn and her husband Alex for always making the trek out to all the races they can; and to everyone in my tri support crew - you all have touched my life in ways I can't explain, but I'm beyond grateful that you did. Your support is beyond appreciated.

Ironman Wisconsin was the perfect way to cap off my 2018 triathlon season. It offers such a remarkable course that is lined with dedicated volunteers and spectators. What more could you want than a whole day of running around in lycra with people shouting how amazing you are, and getting handed free food? Only hearing "YOU ARE AN IRONMAN" from the man, the myth, the legend - Mike Reilly. That's what....

 

So that is precisely what I set out to do. As per the typical 140.6 protocol, I lassoed my support crew and off we went to check in all the necessary equipment: My bike, my bike bag, and my run bag. 

My bike bag (blue) included my Shimano RP901 Road Cycling Shoes, SockGuy Tiger socks, Roka Sunglasses, Louis Garneau helmet (old, similar), and some extra Gus'. My secret weapon- BASE Salt - I keep in my bento box on my bike at all times so I never have to worry about including it. I could wax poetically for hours on the the benefits of this salt - but all you need to know: this is amazing, it fixes everything, you need to try it. You will never train or race without it again. READ MORE

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