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I raced Ironman Cozumel in 2011 with the team, and I thought I would write this report to give our future participants some info and perspective on the race.
Disclaimer: the information I’m providing is to help you prepare for the race. Please don’t rely solely on this information. This is my perspective from when Team Z raced it in 2011, 3 years ago. Things may have changed including the course, weather, aid stations, and any other race logistics. Go to the official Ironman Cozumel site for specifics and review the athlete guides and any other documentation they provide.
Monday morning weather forecast in Silver Spring calls for 63 degrees with 92% humidity. We are going outside for Monday morning Boot Camp. Please meet at the ice rink/common area across the street from the Movie Theaters in downtown Silver Spring. It’s a 22 second walk from City Sports. Bring a mat and an extra towel plus water. I’m taking names! Get a good sleep tonight. You’ll need it.
Matt Watson’s Ironman Mont-Tremblant Race Report
Fair warning, I had 12 hours on the drive home to collect my thoughts so this is a long, long, long report. I’m up to 9 pages. I put the acknowledgements up front. Hopefully you will get a least that far.
First off I have to thank my wife and my family. Triathlon may be an individual discipline but it takes a team effort to get to the starting line. Julie, Mom, Dad, Heather, Jennifer, Nate and Graham – I could not imagine this without having you to share it with. This wasn’t just my race, it was ours.
Secondly, I have to thank the Team Z coaches. As I said, this is a team effort and having you there to guide me and support me made all the difference. Ryan, Ed, and Alexis – thank you for your guidance and patience answering my un-ending questions. Alyssa, Scott, Amy, and Jessica – thank you for teaching me how to swim and then how to fly.
Finally, I have to thank my teammates. Your dedication, drive, humor, and passion for this sport is both inspiring and humbling. This really is the greatest Triathlon team in the world because of you. I’m not going to name names for fear of forgetting someone but you know who you are and what you mean to me. Read More >>