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August 5, 2007

I'm a Vineman

I'm back from Sonoma County today after finishing yesterday's Vineman.

Good golly - that race was nearly more than I bargained for. Killer heat. Killer run course. All of which left me pretty much dead.

Here's the executive summary: Finish time was 11:02. Unofficially, I came in 17th place overall, and 2nd place in age group. It's a slower time than I would have predicted, but I'll take it.

And before you ask - no, I couldn't have just gone three minutes faster.

As usual, I'm planning to have a full race report posted here by midweek sometime. Until then, I'm off to get some much needed rest.


momo 8/5/07, 9:34 AM  

woot, donald!! congratulations and i can't wait to read the full race report. 11:02. i'm so jealous!!!!! :-)

Laurie 8/5/07, 10:15 AM  

Holy killer time Batman!

Congratulations Iron, errr, I mean Vineman! ;)

I'm looking forward to the full report.

Backofpack 8/5/07, 11:43 AM  

Wow! You rock! Congratulations iron-vineman! (I read that you can be an ironman with a lowercase "i") That is an awesome time and a huge undertaking. Way to go!

Thomas 8/5/07, 12:16 PM  

What? 11 hours for an Ironm ... long-distance triathlon? You rocked that course, congratulations. What a result! That's outstanding, unreal!

Mike 8/5/07, 1:31 PM  

Congrats Donald- awesome time, especially in that HEAT! I've done the 1/2 vineman several times and always remember about midway thru the run thinking that anyone doing the full vineman in that kind of heat was nuts!!

Of course, I mean nuts in a good way. ;-) Can't wait to read your full report. Enjoy the R&R my friend, well-deserved.

a.maria 8/5/07, 3:56 PM  


"nearly more than i bargained for" still pulls out 11:02???

you are AMAZING!!! well done, congrats, and can't WAIT to read all about it!

Darrell 8/5/07, 5:33 PM  

17th overall, 2nd AG!!! Whoa, sweet. Impressive numbers Donald. I look forward to all the grubby details.

Enjoy the rest.

Matt 8/5/07, 7:09 PM  

WHOOOA! Dude, that's insane! Great time. Congrats.

Megan 8/5/07, 9:01 PM  

Whoa, nice time! Can't wait for the full report!

robtherunner 8/5/07, 9:47 PM  

Congrats, Donald! I look forward to the full report.

DebbieJRT 8/6/07, 5:19 AM  

Congratulations on your finish!

stronger 8/6/07, 7:49 AM  

Not as surprised by the time as I am the 17th overall! Awesome, man!

jeff 8/6/07, 8:12 AM  

prouder than punch, donald. you really are an amazing guy. forget the "iron" or the "vine". you are THE MAN.

Makita 8/6/07, 9:47 AM  

Way to go! Awesome! Awesome! Can't wait to read the full report. :)

rick 8/6/07, 10:57 AM  

Wow, best news I've heard all morning. First of all congratulations on the finish and even more so for the top 20 finish and placement in your age group.

Phoenix 8/6/07, 12:08 PM  

You are one fast hardcore iron dude. 11 and change? In the heat? Man. My hero!

olga 8/6/07, 2:51 PM  

Woohoo, man! Way to kick butt!

Anne 8/6/07, 3:58 PM  

Why am I not surprised you did so well. You rock, Donald!

Journey to a Centum 8/6/07, 5:37 PM  

I heard it through the grapevine that you are a speedy tri dude! Nice job.

Jeremy 8/7/07, 6:09 AM  

Congrats on your awesome result!

Paul 8/7/07, 9:07 AM  

Way to knock that one out Donald! 2nd place?!?! Sweet. Am I going to see you at Big Kahuna this year?

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