Last weekend I traveled out to Tennessee to race Ironman Chattanooga. I had never been to this part of the southeast and I enjoyed getting a chance to see a new part of the country.
The race turned into one of the hottest races I have ever done. It wasn't quite as hot as Ironman Texas in 2013, but it was close with temperatures in the high 90's and not a cloud to be seen.
In the end, I finished up in 5th place behind some quick dudes. I felt as though I was racing from the start of the swim to about mile 10-11 of the marathon. After that, I had to shift to a bit more of a survival approach in the heat. While I do prefer warm weather races, this was a bit too much. Fortunately I was able to hold it together and finish in the top 5.
And now the photos:
That's all I have from this trip. I'm heeading over to Kona next week to help out the Endurance Corner team. I will try to get a good group of photos while I'm there.
That's going to be a wrap for the 2016 season for me. I will follow up in a few weeks time with some thoughts as to how it all went and what I have planned for next year.
As always, thank you for the support.