Category Archives: Ironman

That makes it official…

Got this in my email last week: Dear JOSEPH VRABLIK! I wanted to thank you for your dedication to IRONMAN and to our sport. I continue to be inspired by the devotion, determination, and incredible spirit displayed by you and … Continue reading

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Sportsmanship

This past Saturday was the Ironman 70.3 race in Boulder. I haven’t raced it in several years for various reasons, not the least of which being the course. There’s not an inch of shade on the run, and very little … Continue reading

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Back in Madison…

So I’ve been back in Madison for the last few days now gearing up for another run at MOO. Being here is always interesting. This morning I was taking the bike out for one last checkout ride to make sure … Continue reading

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Ironman Wisconsin 2011

Warning: Long RR ahead… So I’ve had a little over a week to truly let this year’s MOO experience sink in. I’m still riding a bit of a high from the race this year. Granted, you hit a bit of … Continue reading

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Ironman Wisconsin 2008

Good lord. Has it really been over a week since I finished? Sure as hell doesn’t seem like it. I will say, being back in the office for my first full week of work was a little odd. It was … Continue reading

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Yes, I’m crazy…

I’m in. That is all.

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For those who may be interested…

I finally posted the IMMOO pictures that I got to Flickr. Among others: The rest of my photos can be found in my profile here. Other than that, not too much happening. Went for an honest-to-God real run last night. … Continue reading

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Funny thing…

…about completing my first IM. Go back to work today, and life seems, well, just so MUNDANE. I mean, seriously! I find myself asking if this is all there is to it. Definitely signing up for FL when November rolls … Continue reading

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Ironman Wisconsin

Warning: long RR entry ahead. Sunday was arguably one of the most challenging days of my life. Scratch that. It was the most challenging day, period. I have had a few days that were more difficult mentally, but nothing comes … Continue reading

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I came, I saw, I…

…well, maybe “conquered” is a little bit strong word. Nah. I think it fits just fine. 140.6 miles, 15 hours 5 minutes. Rain. Lots and lots of rain. From the time we got in Lake Monona, we weren’t dry all … Continue reading

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