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Trials, Tribulations and Triumph: Ironman Zurich, IM Number 2!

Before I attempted my Ironman, Shreyas(The best human being I know and an even better coach) and I discussed a couple of scenarios :

A.) 1:15 (Swim + T1); 6:00 (Bike + T2) and 3:45 run - 11 hours
B.) Any of the swim/bike/run get screwed up thanks to number of things that can go wrong and you can't anticipate because, hey, it's a race day - 11:55
C.) Bike goes faster (which was not that much of a possibility because I have a lot of work to do on my bike skills) - Sub 11

Then there was my own scenario that I have an "out of body" experience like Mark Allen and I do Sub 10. On the other end of the spectrum there was my lazy goal, to finish before it goes dark. Which was quite a soft goal, because the sun went down 15 hours after the start of the race.

And finally, there was my "try to outdo Richard McDowell's time" goal. Back when Richard was not running blazing 2:35 marathons, he used to be an INSANELY good biker (like PRO level good) and a very good tri…

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