“Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up.”

Dean Karnazes, Ultramarathon Runner

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I finished Ironman Chattanooga last Sunday. It was my third Ironman and my first since being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). It wasn’t pretty, but I finished.

Here is my race summary:

Swim: The swim is my strength in every race regardless of the distance. Chattanooga was no exception and I had a personal record (PR). The course is fast due to a mild current but also I trained better than any other race I have ever done and I was really pleased with my swim time. I finished the 2.4 mile swim in 1:02:26.

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Swim Stroke

July 23, 2015 — Leave a comment

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Some great swim stroke advice I found in Triathlete Magazine.

“Courage is the bridge between our minds and our bodies.”

― George Sheehan Author, Runner, Physician

This is my son Mike who was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease in 2011. He was struggling with severe stomach issues and after visiting several doctors and going through a lot of tests his doctors diagnosed Crohn’s.

This picture is from Mike’s first triathlon a couple of years ago. It was a sprint triathlon and he finished fourth in his age group. Not bad for a kid with Crohn’s or, for that matter, any kid doing his first race.

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