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

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