John and his good friend Casey competed in the Utah Half today. 'Half' referring to the distance of a half Ironman - 70.3 total miles. 1.2 mile Swim, 56 mile Ride and 13.1 Run.
|John and Casey putting on their game faces at 6:45 AM|
|Casey getting some help out of the water|
|John's last stroke coming into the ramp, Yup, that's his Livestrong band on his left wrist.|
|Out of the water and on the way to the Bike Transition|
|Sun trying to peak though above the 'Y'|
|Transition to the Bike|
|Casey making the most of the tail wind on the out bound leg on the south side of Utah Lake|
|John enjoying the same tail wind..... not knowing trouble is just a few miles ahead.|
|In Homer Simpson voice......"mmmmmm......IHOP......" Casey setting up for a right hand turn.|
|"Worst tire change ever" - John was now 40+ minutes behind Casey after flatting. Too bad his dad wasn't there to help.|
|"Hi Mom!" 56 mile ride is done. Next up is a 13.1 jog along the Provo River.|
|Casey on the home stretch|
|Annie (behind telephone pole), "See your dad?' John, "Yup, he's over there"|
Next serious training ride for John is Lotoja, then the big day in November - Ironman Arizona. I predict he'll do great.