Both finished in great time!
Two of the main races in 2013 that were the focus for the Aktiv Team that we trained for were the Welland 70.3 and the Ironman 140.6 in Mont Tremblant, Quebec. Wolf set out the training plan for all to follow and we met 6 out of 7 days of the week, many days we had 2 workouts scheduled. One before work for an hour and a half and one after work. Daily goals were stressed, in swimming, biking and running. Brick workouts, time trials, hill repeats, intervals, distance workouts, nutrition workshops, lactate threshold, heart rate zones and the swim series, were all included in the on-line plan.
Welland 1/2 IRON distance OOOoooo ~ I think I’m set up!
Barb, Wolf and Courtney getting ready for the swim.
Aktiv Team Mates ~ Courtney + her Dad, Tony. Both working toward their first Ironman in Tremblant as well.
Most of the gang!
The race is about to begin . . . .
Bird’s eye view from the bridge.
Bernhard ~ Arizona IRONMAN 2013
Love this shot!
Bikes waiting ~
Great day for a race ride!
NRG Mont Tremblant Ironman Training Clinic weekend held in June.
Jorge the Mexican cook.
Fundraiser to support my Ironman Foundation spot. Such awesome friends!
Jorge with the girls!
Always the biggest smile.
Thanks, Bernhard for hosting.
Before the gang arrived.
Pondering the empty bike transition.
The Clock Tower overlooking the finish line.
Many of us are racing tomorrow.
Janet ~ healing up and still smiling. She was planning to do this Ironman, but was hit by a truck during one of our training rides. She is lucky to be alive.
Pre-race morning. Time for the 20 – 20 – 20.
1/2 of the Aktive Team here in Tremblant, the other half is doing their practice on the course.
Foggy, mystical morning.
Stupid broken arm! It will be Wolf’s first time being a spectator/supporter and not the racer.
Setting up bikes.
The exit lane to the bike course.
My trusty steed is waiting.
Courtney ~ I followed her all over the Niagara Penninsula during training rides.
Run to bike bags. Jeezsh ~ you need to know which way to go.
Evening entertainment and dinner.
Tony’s first Ironman, with great support ~ Sue.
Darcy’s 2nd Ironman and Courtney’s first.
IRONMAN POWER ~ we hope!
Entertainment in the evening. It was spectacular!
Early morning gondola ride, to calm the nerves before we headed down to the race site.
OOOOooo, there’s the finish line.
The most awesome~est coaches ever. Barb is racing, Wolf gets to be the “photographer” this year. Broke his wrist just days before the race.
Checking the tires before the race.
Amanda’s first Ironman + Barb’s 3rd.
I hope to be this happy at the end of the day.
Most awesome training support team member. Deb did all the training with us throughout the whole season.
Hope this days goes well!
Extra squeeze for good luck! Randy’s first Ironman.
Levi and Deb ~ came to support everyone!
Good luck, dear!
Having a great time, so far!
I look so fast here : )
Doug was waiting for me at the finish line with my medal.
Both finished in great time!
The day after ~ so quiet. Everyone is gone!
Great races for both! Woo who!
Bernhard ~ supported everyone today and volunteered in the men’s transition tent.
One of my favourite shots of Amanda, finally we get to rest.
The night after, we were out for a stroll.
Hard to believe these streets were flooded with people 24 hours ago.
November ~ Arizona Ironman 2013
Meanwhile, while Bernhard is biking . . . .
Swim ~ done. Bike ~ done. Now the last event ~ the run.
The marathon was around Tempe Lake.
We cheered Bernhard on, during his first Ironman.
Boy is this day long . . . for spectators, too!
Wooo who! All done! Congratulations, Bernhard!