Good luck on Ironman.
I probably ran 25 marathons, but I gurantee you that even when I was in the best shape of my life I couldn't have finished the Ironman. Big hat tip.
What is the term used for runners in the Boston Marathon, who did not qualify, or who do not have a Runner number, but run in the marathon anyway?
Tomorrow morning I'll run three miles along Mission Bay in San Diego, and try to stay under 24 minutes.
This is 25 years after I graduated from Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training a few miles away in Coronado. I guess I'm just glad I'm still able to run at 47; many of my compadres cannot any more.
But seriously, I want to salute your qualification for and participation in the Hawaiian Ironman! Not many folks can even imagine the dedication and sacrifice that feat entails.
Well hey, I ran a 15:45 5k, so there... (shuffles off, defeated.)