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PostHeaderIcon So the Journey Begins!

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Today I start a new chapter in my life. I have decided to compete in an Ironman 140.6 mile race in 2014. The Ironman Wisconsin in Madison in September 2014 is the goal. I have just hired Nick Mongar of Zoom Performance to coach me during my journey. I am very excited to work with Nick and the team at Zoom Performance to meet my goals as I work towards finishing the Ironman Wisconsin race. For those of you who do not know Ironman is one of the toughest single day events in endurance. You swim 2.4 miles then bike 112 miles and you finish your day with a 26.2 mile marathon run.  You start the race at 7am and you must complete the course by midnight or you are considered a DNF. 17 hours of testing your mind and body.

I will document my triumphs and challenges on my new blog www.daverodda.com you are welcome to follow along as I challenge myself and see where this journey takes me.  My first challenge is to learn how to swim properly as I am sure the dog paddle will not get me through the 2.4 miles of water within the cutoff time. Swim lessons start soon.  More to come soon!