2014 Race Season [Update]

Ironman / Ironman 70.3 / Uncategorized

 As you are all well aware I was scheduled to race Kansas 70.3 this coming Sunday. This is a dear race to me because I absolutely love the course. It is a perfect combination of rolling bike terrain and overwhelming cheers from spectators on the run.  It was my best race last year and I was so looking forward to going back and seeing what I could do in 2014.  I had the perfect lead up for this race with perhaps one of my best bike workouts ever on May 22nd, I felt fantastic!

But to continue my “good luck” of 2014, I got sick the following Monday, Memorial Day and have not yet recovered. It was one of the hardest decisions to withdrawal from Kansas 70.3 but deep down I know I am making the best decision for the rest of my season. As of now, I cannot do any physical activates without breaking out into full-on coughing attack. I am taking a few days completely off to hopefully fully recover before getting back into the swing of things to continue my preparation for Ironman Boulder. I have put in a few century rides so far this year and as long as I can get back to where I was before this sickness I will be right back on track.

 I know God has a plan and even though I do not understand why I have so many setbacks so far this year, I fully believe everything happens for a reason. I am aiming for Ironman Boulder August 3rd and I could use any and all prayers between now and then for health, strength and courage! Thank you so very much for all your support and love!

 On my racing kit is a phoenix and I am praying that I will rise from these ashes and put together a fantastic race in 2014!

Danielle Mack is professional Triathlete residing in Boulder, Colorado. She found her passion for triathlons at a young age. However, it wasn’t until she turned sixteen did she really start training strictly for triathlons. Through various paths God has lead her through the years including Xterra’s and Adventure Racing she discovered her ultimate love, long course triathlons, especially Ironman’s!

1 Comment

  1. Randy Jordan
    02 June 14, 6:06pm

    Sounds like a good decision. Best wishes for upcoming races and a speedy recovery from illness. A few days off may do you some extra good. You’ll rise and be strong and fiery. 🙂

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