Monday, November 24, 2008

Ironman Arizona: go! go! go!

Several friends raced IM AZ yesterday and as I've mentioned before, my friends and I take cheering seriously.
The day started early and we brought along Super Dog to help us cheer. I'm pretty certain super dog is now our cheering mascot and must travel to all races with our group of friends. Not sure how we will get him to Kona though.

We came prepared with several large posters of our friends from "back-in-the-day" just to remind them of how much faster (and more stylish) they are now.

And a successful day it was!!! My coach Dirkinator busted out a 9:35 after a 14-year hiatus from racing. He won his age group and will be in Kona next year. Allan took over 30 minutes off his previous PR for a 10:04 and 9th in his age group! Unfortunately we couldn't convince any of the 7 guys ahead of him to give up their coveted Kona slots. I'm so proud of both of these guys - they gave 110% yesterday and had really awesome races.

4 comments:

rocketpants said...

Sounds a good day cheering! We had a good day too! Great day out there for the racers. Looking at where you were on the run section, close to Landis Cycling, I *think* we were pretty close to you guys. :-) We were in that general vicinity of where they come out of t2. Funny. Glad you had a great day and your racers did too!

Haley Cooper said...

Nice dog! Thanks for the cheers yesterday. I was totally shocked to hear my name from anyone other than my 2 dedicated race sherpas. Will you be in Cd'A again this year?

Brooke said...

congrats to both! I will forever be in awe of the ironman...

Kathleen @ ForgingAhead said...

Fabulous write-up! Sounds like you all had a lot of fun. Bet you're a great cheering squad!

I'm handing out awards for cheering on my blog today and YOU get one!