This was a pretty big weekend on the Ironman Wisconsin train.  Saturday we did a two hour ride, followed by a 25 minute run, then shot some more footage for the documentary over at our home away from home, Nashville Running Company.  Sunday morning we did an 11.2 mile loop through Percy Warner Park, which is a beast of a run and my furthest distance since I did the Country Music 1/2 Marathon last April.  The training is clearly making me stronger and I will cautiously admit that this weekend has built my confidence a bit. 

I had a little Super Bowl party tonight and 4 of the 5 guys were here.  We had a good time speculating about our potential Beyonce’ sponsorship and we were very proud of her performance. 

Tomorrow is a light run in the morning and a swim at night.  As Daniel was leaving this morning he said, this is a “build week,” and I was like, what the hell are you talking about?  We just hammered a two hour bike with a run brick then ran 11.2 through the trecherous terrain of Percy Warner (home of the infamous Flying Monkey). 

I guess tomorrow’s swim is an hour and a half and I can pretty much promise you that won’t be happening.  Truth be told, I don’t think I can actually do it.  We’ll see how it goes, but if I can get an hour out of this aging body, I will count that a success. 

Here are a few stills from our video shoot at Nashville Running Company. 

ImageThis is a Jim working on our “I Dream of Weenie” sponsorship. ImageThis is Lee Wilson, owner of Nashville Running Company reacting to our first sponsorship request.  ImageIt was a lifetime first.  Me, at the YMCA, before they opened, ready to ride at 7am on Saturday. ImageMe, later that day, ready for my big interview.ImageMark, filling us in on the training and sponsorship possibilities.

ImageDaniel does an interview while Jim photo bombs.  ImageSeason, Ironman Wisconsin Finisher, and NRC badass, gives us the lowdown on Wisconsin.ImageLee Wilson, owner of NRC, at the end of his rope with our sponsorship requests.  


A Strong Weekend in the Snow



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