Vakava Team Photo

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Vakava Racers at the Mora Last Chance Race

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

A Crazy Idea...

So, I've got a crazy idea. I'd like to do an informal
Ironman TT this summer and am looking for people to do
it with. You could do the whole thing, one leg, part
of each leg or set up a relay.If you are going to be
around this summer and are interested, or know someone
else who might be interested, let me know.

Right now my vision for this would be to do it sometime
in August or early September around Square Lake, but
nothing is set at this point. If there are a couple of
people interest, Robb Lageson (St. Paul Central coach)
has offered to be race director and run the transition

To give a little background, I've competed in a couple
of triathlons per summer for the past couple of years.
Last year I did my first half-Iron distance tri and had
a blast. Afterward I started looking at doing a full
Ironman. Unfortunately, Ironmans are expensive. I could
buy a new pair of skis for the registration fee, and
quite frankly, I'd rather have money to pay my rent and
buy food than do an official Ironman at this point. So,
that's where I'm at.

Anyways, I'm planning on doing this and would really
like some company, both for training and for the actual

Questions, comments, rude remarks?

PS. Ironman distances: 2.4mi swim, 112mi bike, 26.1mi run


  1. I'm at the same point with triathlon. Couple per year but can't/won't commit time and money to getting serious. But yet I've improved tremendously and that "what if" occasionally pops into my head. Yes, I might consider your little adventure, depending on schedule and how much training I can fit in this summer.

  2. Well, since I can't swim, am not much of a biker and not sure if my foot can handle 26 running miles how about if I provide race support? Cheryl