I am still working on my full, long winded race reports, but I thought for the time being, I would start with a quick summary of Ironman Mont Tremblant. Overall, it was an amazing event and even more amazing vacation spent with some great friends.
First, how did the race go?
Thanks to my brother for finding and capturing the finish line video on Ironman Live
I crushed it finishing in 10:49:27!!!! That is a 1 hour, 5 minute PR over IMWI last year!
I hit nearly all of the goals I set out for the day. My swim was right where I wanted it to be (1:05:17), my bike was faster than I ever believed was possible (5:24:29), and my run was just off of my goal (4:11:19). I have absolutely no regrets from the race and feel like I left it all out on the course. My only complaint (and complaint isn’t really the right word – maybe frustration would be better) is that I had nutrition issues on the run. My stomach lurched on me and felt miserable until the final 8km. I was just kind of bummed because I thought I had my nutrition figured out and something still didn’t work 100%. Oh well, that is what the next one is for right?
Mont Tremblant was a spectacular event for an Ironman race and it showed what truly makes an Ironman race an Ironman race. I have nothing against competition for the WTC and I actually encourage it, but the WTC sure knows how to put on one hell of an event. It isn’t just a race, it is the entire week and weekend. They really know how to get the entire community to embrace the event. It honestly felt like the only concern of the entire village was the race all weekend long.
One look of the Village HDR-ed.
Another artistic HDR look at the village from up in the gondola.
Other than the race, we had an absolutely amazing time hanging out with Jon and Beth, Jeff and Annie, Mandy, Steve (tri club member), Rebecca (tri club member and friend from high school), and Dave and Jenn. They are all freaking amazing people and we had a blast.
Stay tuned for the full race reports!