Strang Superbowl Sunday Run, Feb. 7, 2016, half marathon, 13.1 miles run. It was long and hard, but I paid attention by heart rate (zone) and pace so I didn’t burn out.
Mini Monster Triathlon, 1/2 Ironman, Feb. 14, 2016, 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, 13.1 mile run. Just one week after finishing half marathon, I participated in my very first 70.3. I learned a lot! Transition help, nutrition, what not to eat, little crash on the bike (I had just got my tri bike from Bike Works in Kona a week earlier!). I finished it, and that was my goal!
Peaman, Mar. 6, 2016, 1/2 mile swim, 3.9 mile run. Thanks to my transition help, I was done in transition in under 2 minutes!
Run for the Hops 10K run, Mar. 19, 2016. This was my first 10K race. Note to self: take it out a little faster on the first 5K.
HCC/Kiser Motorcycle "The Dragon" bicycle race, Mar. 20, 2016, featuring nine hills. What I learned from this is that I’m not very good on hills.
Keoua Canoe Club 10K Mac-A-Thon, Mar. 26, 2016. Tougher that Run for the Hops, I thought, in that it had more hills.
Lavaman Triathlon, Apr. 10, 2016, 1500 meter swim, 40K bike, 10K run, an Olympic distance event. This was my first BIG race, with over 1100 participants. Again, I learned lots and I surprised myself, placing the upper 1/3 of participants. Clearly, I’m getting better!
Hawaii 70.3 Ironman, Jun. 4, 2016. 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, 13.1 mile run. My first Ironman event!
Ironman Vineman, July 30, 2016. Cancelled due to injury.
Kukio Blue Water Swim, Sep. 24, 2016, 1.2 mile ocean swim.
World Championship Ironman, Oct. 8, 2016. 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, 26.2 mile run. I did it! For details, please see my blog post!
(Tri)ptophan Turkey Day Triathlon, Nov. 24, 2016, 1/3 mile swim, 16 mile bike, 2 mile run. This was my introduction into triathlon! I did better this time around, improving significantly my total time.
Honolulu Marathon, Dec.11, 2016, 26.2 mile run. I thought this race was harder that the Ironman, and the time was slower that the Ironman by two minutes. However, I qualified for the Boston Marathon in the physically challenged division for 2018!!
Great Aloha Run: Feb. 20, 2017. Running race, 8.2 miles. I did better than I had expected, finishing in 1:16:22!
Lavaman Triathlon, Apr. 2, 2017, 1500 meter swim, 40K bike, 10K run, an Olympic distance event. Did not finish due to bike wreck.
Hapalua Half Marathon, Apr. 9, 2017. Cancelled due to injuries.
Honolulu Triathlon, May 14, 2017. An Olympic sized event - 1500 meter swim, 40 kilometer bike, and 10 kilometer run. I was nervous because of my broken clavicle but pleased with how I did, placing in the top 1/3 of participants and breaking 3 hours (2:56:35).
Ironman 70.3 Hawaii, Jun. 3, 2017. 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, and 13.1 mile run. Despite cramps during the run, I finished first in my category! Special Thanks goes towards Challenged Athletes Foundation who paid the registration fee!
Rock and Roll Half Marathon, Seattle, Jun. 18, 2017. A special race in that I was able to participate with my nephew, himself a former collegiate runner. He helped set the pace to personal best time of 2:16:17!
Sunset Flight Line, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Friday, Sep. 22, 2017. 5K race around the flight line. I placed second in my category with the time of 27:11.
Honolulu Marathon, Dec. 10, 2017. Once again, this was a test of endurance on a physical and mental level!
Boston Marathon, Apr. 16, 2018. That was brutal, to say the least. Cold, down poured constantly, and unrelenting wind in my face up to 25 mph. But I finished in 5:38:59, my fastest marathon. More than ever, this one was for stroke survivors!
Ironman 70.3 Boulder, Aug. 4, 2018. I participated in a half Ironman in Boulder, CO. Went out three weeks early to get used to the elevation. I set my best time for half Ironman. 6:55:40.
Steve Andrew's Sprint Triathlon, Sep. 14-15, 2018. Distance was half Olympic triathlon - 750 yard swim, 12.5 mile bike ride, and 5 k run. This was my first two day triathlon taking place in Boise, Idaho. Swimming at the YMCA pool on Friday, bike and run Saturday. I finished in the middle of the pack with 1:18:56.