Today I placed third in suffering at Ironman Korea. This race is known for being a sufferfest and it definitely did not disappoint.
I stole this off of ironmanlive.com because this finish photo pretty much says it all. I had just pounded down the last steep downhill before the finish chute and I felt like my toes were about to explode because my blisters were so out of control. There wasn’t much that didn’t hurt at that point—or now, for that matter.
The Ironman Korea finish is definitely not one to take for granted, and to end up on the podium is icing on the cake. It was not a brilliant performance, but in combination with 4th at Ironman Brasil 5 weeks ago, it’s a better few weeks than I have had in about 2.5 years. Progress.