Monday, September 10, 2012

Racing

Yesterday at Ironman Wisconsin I experienced racing at its finest. There were many moments I will never forget and I'll put together a race report later this week. First I'm off to my hometown of Chicago for a few days of fun!

Ali Engin takes AWESOME pics - check out his work at endurancepicture.com.

For 14 miles Beth and I ran side by side, or drafted off the other. We dragged each other along and encouraged one another. At one point I was sure we might both implode, but I also knew if we could stick together we would definitely pull ourselves up higher on the podium and get some PR run splits (we did both).

Probably my favorite moment all day - thanks Jesse for running me home!

I realize I put in the work for 3rd place yesterday, but these people get me to the start line. THANK YOU to: Zoot, Profile Design, Cannondale, MicroscopeWorld.com, Tribe Multisport, PowerBar, Extreme Enduracne and Rudy Project.

9 comments:

Teresa said...

love the photo of you two zoot chicks! Way to go!

rr said...

Charissa - what a great performance! Congratulations! You and Beth ran like mad-women, I LOVED following you two online. Amazing day!

ONEHOURIRONMAN said...

Too bad we couldn't have gotten a shot of you hugging you Mom 10 seconds after your finish photo...

That was the pic of the day!!

And 3:05? What is your stand alone PR for a marathon? I'm thinking Olympic qualifier here...I think a 2:48 is the std to go to the olympic qualifier race (that would be cool)

Jason said...

You had one hell of a day and as always you get the best pics and these you did not take yourself which is even more amazing.

Congrats on a great race and a podium finish.

Damie said...

Man, Charisa... Congratulations. How amazing to see you get these run splits. I know you work hard for them- so proud of you.

cheryl said...

Wow! Somking fast - congrats :-)

J. L. said...

AWESOME! Congratulations!

The Suffer Seeker said...

Women's B standard is 2:46

http://www.usatf.org/events/2012/OlympicTrials-Marathon/entry/entryWomen/qualifyingStandards.asp

Amy and Jesse said...

Great job, Charisa! So inspiring to watch you crush it out there. Great finishing shot as well :)