John Blaszkow’s first ever Half Ironman time was an amazing 6:05:38. Here is what John had to say about his experience:
As I was getting ready to start, I was thinking OMG!!! What did I get myself into? But once we started, there was no doubt in my mind I would "Finish Strong" -- I could feel all the training I have done with the group for the past 2yrs kick in and it settled me down. I could hear my coaches and Shahin in my head telling me to stand tall, check your posture, fast turn over, finish strong... The last mile was almost a sprint and that means the training works... I was pumped as I crossed the finish line.
I could not have done this without help from my wife, family and the fantastic Fleet Feet training group. All those early mornings when I did not want to go out and train, friends, family and the FF group kept me honest. Because of that, I was able to cross the finish line feeling great!! Thanks Fleet Feet Coaches and a special thanks to Shahin and Cheryl who have inspired me to go farther, faster, and fitter than I have ever gone in life!!!! Woo Hooo!!!!!