32 responses

  1. Samantha @ Bikini Birthday
    September 27, 2011

    This was a really great post. I am going to share it with my sister who is interested in getting into triathalons.
    She was looking for a book to read for beginner triathlete and I think that this post, along with your training plan, would be helpful.

    Do you by chance know of any good triathalon books too?

  2. kathleen @ the daily crumb
    September 27, 2011

    what a great picture crossing the finish line! these are such special moments and memories you’re making with your sister and other siblings. so happy for you.
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  3. Laura
    September 27, 2011

    Congrats! I love your pics! I am so inspired to start tris now. So… when’s the next HIM?
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  4. Casey @ Pocket Full of Sunshine
    September 27, 2011

    Great job Meghann. Truly–your training was impressive! And it looks like it was so worth it. πŸ™‚
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  5. Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather
    September 27, 2011

    You are a beast! I love it. It was so amazing following you through this. Cent wait for your next!
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  6. Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat
    September 27, 2011

    Wow Meghann, I’m still in awe that you did this! (Not that I didn’t think you could or anything – I knew you could, but 70.3 is amazing!!!) Congrats on all your hard work, and your successful training plan design!
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  7. mary
    September 27, 2011

    Congrats Girlfriend!! You rocked that race just like I thought you would.

    I love that you had an honest reflection on the whole experience too. Now this is something to draw from the next time πŸ˜€
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  8. Jessica @ Sushi and Sit-Ups
    September 27, 2011

    You are definitely a triathlete!! So glad all the hard work and training paid off. You look so awesome and strong crossing the finish line!
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  9. Cait’s Plate
    September 27, 2011

    Hahaha – you are crazy and I LOVE it!! Seriously, I think living vicariously through you is the closest I’ll ever get to an ironman so I give you a TON of credit (and fully support you doing another one!)
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  10. Joelle (On A Pink Typewriter)
    September 27, 2011

    Good for you! Seriously, that is no small feat!
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  11. Axel
    September 27, 2011

    Great post! Now I’m going to have to go back and read all the training posts to see how the original Training Plan varied from what actually happened, due to ‘real life’ – the enemy of all loftier aspirations.

    Before I do that, can I ask what the Galloway method is? Is it a 10min run/1min walk type thing?
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    • Meghann
      September 27, 2011

      I’m copying and pasting this from the Galloway Method website. Run-walk-run ratio should correspond to the training pace used:
      8 min/miβ€”run 4 min/walk 35 seconds
      9 min/miβ€” 4 min run-1 min walk
      10 min/miβ€”-3:1
      11 min/miβ€”2:30-1
      12 min/miβ€”-2:1
      13 min/miβ€”-1:1
      14 min/miβ€”30 sec run/30 sec walk
      15 min/miβ€”30 sec/45 sec
      16 min/miβ€”30 sec/60 sec

  12. Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife
    September 27, 2011

    WOW. NOW that is impressive! NIcley done πŸ™‚

  13. Deva @ Deva by Definition
    September 27, 2011

    I know I’ve said it before, but I had to say it again: congrats, girl, on such an EPIC achievement!
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  14. Cat @Breakfast to Bed
    September 27, 2011

    You are making me want to sign up for one of these things and I am batshit terrified of bike riding.
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  15. Heather @ Better With Veggies
    September 27, 2011

    One of the biggest breakthroughs for me running off the bike (especially in the 70.3 distance) was really holding back on the bike. After years of walking more than I’d like on the run – that was a huge difference. I think this is fairly common (I didn’t *think* I was going too fast) – so that might be something to think about as you approach your next one.
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  16. kaitlin @4loveofcarrots
    September 27, 2011

    U r awesome and such an inspiration. I really don’t think I could ever do it! U had a smile on in every picture! My face would most likely read pain ha! Congrats on being a tri athlete such an accomplishmen and what’s even cooler is u did it with ur siblings!

  17. Lisa (bakebikeblog)
    September 27, 2011

    What a wonderful recap!!!! And what fun race pics!!!
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  18. Hillary
    September 27, 2011

    I’m kind of blown away by your accomplishment, and it’s definitely inspired me to reconsider training for another race. Congrats again!
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  19. Casey @ oatsandnanners
    September 27, 2011

    CONGRATS again on such a great accomplishment!! I literally kept checking back to see how the race went πŸ™‚ so inspirational!!
    About your post-race recovery — I always struggle with “do I rest and stretch?” after a big training day, or should I go and run a quick 4-5 mile recovery? Hopefully you answer these questions during your post-ironman recovery!!
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  20. Mary @ Bites and Bliss
    September 27, 2011

    You. are. amazing!! Congratulations! All your hard work was so worth it!
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  21. Ali @ Ali Runs
    September 27, 2011

    Congrats again on the HIM!! What an amazing accomplishment.
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  22. Melissa @ TryingToHeal
    September 27, 2011

    Congrats lady. I’m so proud of how you did and really, I envy your strength!

  23. Britt @ Run with Britt
    September 27, 2011

    You are such a beast! That training plan was so intense!
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  24. Kathleen
    September 27, 2011

    Congrats on your HIM. what a great time for your first one. You must be psyched! What a great accomplishment – take time to recover
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  25. Sara @ RunnerWife
    September 27, 2011

    This is such a great accomplishment! Great job again! You stuck to your training and you accomplished something great!
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  26. Jess@atasteofconfidence
    September 27, 2011

    I am glad you loved the race so much. Great job!
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  27. Pamela @ Girl Gone West
    September 28, 2011

    Such a great story, Meghann! Seriously, I’ve been following it all along, and to see it culminate with you tackling and completing your goal is inspiring. 16 weeks ago I was a Nashvillian living in my comfort zone, and now I’m a Denverite, with a blog and a job and my first half in two weeks! 16 weeks is a long time, and your dedication paid off. I can’t wait to see what else you get into!
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  28. Lara @TresLaLa
    September 28, 2011

    You look so great in all of the prof pics! I always look like a total goon! Een if I know they’re there!
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  29. Sara, Food Blogger on a Diet / Ms. Adventures in Italy
    September 28, 2011

    Congrats! And you are definitely making me long to get back to running (I just posted about this dilemma just now)
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  30. Amanda Lee
    September 28, 2011

    Meghan- I loved reading about your HIM training! You are such an inspiration! Thank you for giving us all the reassurance that we are not crazy for actually enjoying running/biking/swimming/exercising!

  31. annelies
    September 28, 2011

    Congrats triathlete. πŸ™‚
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