As I have transitioned into a new job as the Brigade Operations Officer for 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division - my time and my recovery from training are both becoming more and more important.
My time for training is absolutely critical because I must be judicious and efficient with my time in my new job. It isn’t uncommon to work late into the evening hours and report back for work early the next morning before the sun has risen.
If you’re unfamiliar with this event, it’s worth knowing a little something about it.
This twenty-eight year old event is iconic. It’s a weekend-long festival which includes three races: a long course (Half Ironman), a mountain bike sprint and an Olympic distance race. And all racing is done on terrain that is scary tough – it’s not for the faint of heart.
Luis Alvarez is a Triathlete, Businessman, Alpinist, and Entrepreneur. "Every time I do an Ironman, I'm inspired to do another, and crossing the finish line is one of the most rewarding experience in my lifetime".
Luis is also founder of "Asociación de Triatletas Mexicanos" (ATM), an organization that promotes the ‘Non Drafting Legal Triathlons.' Luis applied to the Guinness Book of World Records for finishing every single Ironman race on the World Triathlon Corporation circuit.
1992 was my first triathlon racing season. I was 48 and a total novice.
Flash forward 23 years and the good news is: I’ve had 23 great years. The not-so-good news is: I’m now racing as a 71-year-old.
Clearly, I’m coming into the home stretch and can now see a finish line that wasn’t there when I was forty-eight. But, I’m not done with this adventure yet