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One step at a time. I’m convinced it’s the best and only way to approach this. I had never been on an Ironman 70.3 AG podium before so this was special. I’m proud of the effort that happened today against a tough, tough field. Anything called Ironman in California is guaranteed to be a dogfight from top to bottom, as much as any other world vicinity.
I’m not one for beat by beats, so the swim felt strong, and fast, and I was excited to put up a fast time until I saw it took me 31 minutes to get through the 1.2. Maybe the conditions were tougher than I thought? There were big waves past the breakers, and lots of people to move through. All I know is that I kept on thinking how proud Gerry was going to be with my blazing time and then…well, not so blazing. But that doesn’t really mean anything. I finished 17th in my AG. Without Tower 26 for the past 4 months, I would have placed somewhere in the 50’s, and timed somewhere in the 34’s. No doubt about it.
Bike was solid, run was a little better. #4 - 2:25 and #3 - 1:24 in AG, respectively. I’m still surprised they’ve evened out, as I feel like I should be gaining more ground on the bike. Eventually, that’ll come true. Eventually, the bike leaps I make will overtake the run. Eventually, I’ll be the anomaly bike split in the group, like the guy who rode a 2:17 today. By then, I’ll be ready to move on. All in time.
But this was a step. I’m able to go to my chart for 2012 and cross off a podium finish. For that, I’m proud and content. Tonight. Maybe even tomorrow. But there are many steps ahead, and every step is tougher…in some cases MUCH tougher. Why that is so beautiful to me, I’ll never be able to explain.
Last but hugely important — I want to give a big thanks for Hammer Nutrition for creating a line of products I would be lost without, also for the continuing support. You guys reached in and lifted me up in a time of need and I will not soon forget it. I just hope you’re ready for what’s coming…