Ironman Santa Rosa 70.3 - Finding the Calm in the Storm of the Race

You have to risk losing in order to win. So goes the old adage, and in my case that’s exactly what I had to do to earn my spot in 2018 at Ironman Santa Rosa 70.3 for this year’s 70.3 World Championships in Nice, France. I’d prepared for months for that race, driven by the desire to stand on that podium and earn a spot for Nice. I mean seriously, World Championships….Nice, France! I wasn’t going to be denied, but I was a mere 2 miles or so into the bike as I flew down the long, fast and bumpy descent from Lake Santa Rosa. My head down, I rammed into a pot hole at maybe 40 mph. I stayed upright, but the jolt ejected my Fuel Cell (the Bento box type thing on my Specialized Shiv) and with it wen

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