Ironman Wisconsin Pre Race Weekend

Ironman Wisconsin race weekend is here!


We arrived in Madison mid afternoon, checked into Ironman, went to the athlete meeting, checked into our condo guest suite, and unloaded All. The. Gear. Once we were settled in our condo and our girlfriends arrived, we went out to dinner at Salvatore’s Tomato Pies and had the most AMAZING pizza ever…Fig and Bacon with balsamic red wine reduction, Vegetarian with beet pesto, and El Mapache Loco…Delish!! We stopped by the grocery store on our way back to the condo.

Madison bound!
All checked in!
The finish line is getting set!


We woke up and swam with our girlfriends in Lake Monona. The water was a little warmer than I’d hoped for, but was still wetsuit legal. We did a short 10 minute shake out run before meeting our friend Kristen to help her with Ironman registration…Sunday is her first full Ironman…Go Kristen GO!! We got lunch at Ian’s pizza, cleaned up, loaded our gear bags and spent the afternoon relaxing. We made an amazing dinner with our girlfriends…fresh Alaskan fish, green beans from our CSA, salad from our CSA, and quinoa. It was the perfect relaxing evening!

Beautiful morning for a swim!
Lake Monona is pretty clear!
Flat Kecia is ready to ride!
Flat Kecia is ready to run!
All the gear is ready!
All the gear is packed!


We woke up and took the bikes for a quick spin to make sure everything was in working order before the rain started to fall. We did a short swim (in the rain) and then relaxed for the rest of the morning before taking our bikes and gear to transition at 11 am. We followed this up with some lunch from Ian’s Pizza and then took a short nap before I was blessed to meet some of my Coeur Sports teammies who were in Madison to race and spectate. After dinner, it was time to put the feet up, and let the head hit the pillow.

Rainy morning swim
Rainy morning swim
Mojo is ready to rest peacefully for the night!
So much fun to meet these ladies in person! Photo credit: Nick Weiler

I’ve done the work! I’m ready! It’s time to rock Ironman Wisconsin!

10 thoughts on “Ironman Wisconsin Pre Race Weekend

  1. That has got to be one of the more unique finish line views! Can’t wait to read about the rest of your day 🙂

    1. Salvatore’s Tomato Pies was amazing!! If you ever get back to Madison, it is a must eat location!! I’m hoping to finally start getting my thoughts together today on race day!! It has been a crazy week home with lots of grading and tons of social outings.

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