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“You Are An Ironman”

“You Are An Ironman”

by Elise Gaudet December 03, 2021 4 min read

While many people think that the “You are an Ironman” proclamation as you cross the finish line at an Ironman is some kind of big, epic, life-altering thing that it will be forever burned into your memory, I really don’t remember hearing it specifically.  I just remember the huge sense of relief:  I was happy to make it to the race start healthy. I didn't know at the time but I managed a podium finish, 2nd in my age group, not a bad end to this year's Ironman journey.
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Ironman Arizona Race Week, Saturday November 20

Ironman Arizona Race Week, Saturday November 20

by Elise Gaudet November 20, 2021 2 min read

The last day before an Ironman race is a bit nerve-wracking but you have to put the nerves aside, and literally get your s#it together.
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Ironman Arizona Race Week - Friday November 19 - A Day To Chill

Ironman Arizona Race Week - Friday November 19 - A Day To Chill

by Elise Gaudet November 20, 2021 2 min read

Two days out from an Ironman is a pretty lazy day. Not much to do but try to hydrate and build strength and glycogen, right?  And a little bit of panicking but let’s not focus on that.  Yet/
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Ironman Arizona Race Week Thursday November 18 - Athlete Check In

Ironman Arizona Race Week Thursday November 18 - Athlete Check In

by Elise Gaudet November 19, 2021 2 min read

Athlete check-in for an Ironman race is when it starts to feel real. this year, I let Louis at the “Restore” booth help me focus, relax and stretch with full body stretch treatment.  Loved it!  This is definitely something I’d do again.  Having gone through it now, I think I’d pick this treatment over a massage.
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Ironman Arizona Race Week - Wednesday November 17 - The Bike Build

Ironman Arizona Race Week - Wednesday November 17 - The Bike Build

by Elise Gaudet November 17, 2021 2 min read

This is where Elise does her bike build herself, having travelled to the race without her bike mechanic husband. This is also where it is super handy to have a husband who is also an artist.
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Ironman Arizona Race Week - Tuesday November 15

Ironman Arizona Race Week - Tuesday November 15

by Elise Gaudet November 17, 2021 3 min read

Leaving Edmonton under heavy snowfall and blizzard-like conditions, everything and everyone arrived safe and sound in Tempe.
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