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[22 Dec 2010 | 3 Comments | ]
Ultraman Race Report: Day 3

Each day at Ultraman felt like a huge success and the excitement was  continuing to build.  We were able to meet and get to know everyone more each day and there was a momentum from the previous days success. Finishing with a double marathon on the last day with some fatigue in the body and mind was as much an act of burning away anything we had left in us as it was the start of a celebration.  Our 320 mile journey around the island was almost complete. …

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[18 Dec 2010 | One Comment | ]
Ultraman Race Report: Day 2

Starting day two I felt much better than expected.  All the extra little steps we took after day one paid off in how I would feel for the long ride on day two.  The story of Humpty Dumpty is not that he fell off of the wall but that all of the kings horses and all of the kings men could not put him back together again.  Recovery and getting back together again for the next day would be a huge part …

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[12 Dec 2010 | 3 Comments | ]
Ultraman Race Report: Day 1

Day One – 6.2Mile/10K swim and 90 Mile/145K Ride
Heading into this race, as I mentioned before, I was set on trying to race it.  The distances were new to me but the effort was not.  I had been spent most of my year training life@steady and after completing events that were ranging from from two hours and under to over 24 hour+ races this year I felt most comfortable pushing after the four, five and six hour marks.  I guess it must take me a while to get warmed up. …

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[10 Dec 2010 | 2 Comments | ]
The Ultraman Experience

I wanted to link up a single post to the day by day race reports (linked at the bottom) and get out some thoughts that covered the experience. . . and an experience it was!

Timothy Carlson of Slowtwitch sums it up well when he wrote, “Some call it a race. Others call it an elaborate way to work off Thanksgiving turkey. Some say it’s the best way to time travel back to the origins of the sport…Unlike the booming Ironman crowd, Ultraman is an intimate time travel …