My hubster’s reflection of Vineman 70.3 2012

Ken Petruzzelli - Lawyer and Opinionated Triathlete

Vineman 70.3, in 2008, was my first half-Ironman. I have since raced multiple other half-Ironman distance triathlons and I have done the Full Vineman twice, but I have not been back to Vineman 70.3.

When I raced at Vineman 70.3 in 2008, I had been on my Cervelo P2, my first time trial bike, for maybe 6 weeks. I done some Olympic distance races, but never anything like a half-Ironman. I had no idea what to expect for myself, how my body would respond on the run, or what goals to set going in. I estimated I could finish in 6 hours or maybe 5 1/2, but .I really had no idea. I flew through the swim in just over 26 minutes, which until only recently remained my best half-Ironman swim split. When I got off the bike and ran out of T2, I checked my watch, did some math…

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Dr. Gloria Petruzzelli

Dr. Petruzzelli is a clinical sport psychologist, triathlete, and certified mindfulness meditation teacher located in Sacramento, California. She works with elite athletes and sports teams across the country. She is a competitive athlete and enjoys practicing yoga, spending time with her family, and traveling.

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