Friday, December 30, 2011

Goodbye 2011, looking forward to 2012

It's been a while since I've updated my blog. Today I have some free time and I thought that instead of checking Facebook again a better use of it would be to update my blog.

The only major sport event that happened since my last update in August, was Ironman 70.3 Muskoka in September. Briefly put, I sucked while Miha had a PR by almost 30 minutes. She forgot her wetsuit at home and we had to rent one. This was for the best because she liked the rented wetsuit so much that she decided to buy it. And it was worth every penny because this was her first triathlon when she did not have a panic attack during the swim.

Dan, Miha and I after finishing Muskoka. This was Dan's first Half Ironman and he had a really great time.

2011 was an "easy" year for Miha and I, with modest training and modest results. Here are mines:
   Feb 27 - Peterborough Half Marathon  (1:43:23 4:55min/km - I sucked)
   Apr 16 - WWF CN Tower Climb  (14:47min PB)
   May 15 - Mississauga Half Marathon  (1:35:41 4:35min/km AG:22/198, 163/3430 overall)
   Jun 05 - DVP Ride for Heart (50Km - 32.7Km/h - very crowded)
   Jul 09 - Warrior Dash Barrie  (31:41 6:12min/km AG:52/701, 451/4894 gender)
   Jul 16 - Rattlesnake Point Trail Run  (1:02:43 4:57min/km AG:26/79, 68/320 overall)
   Aug 13 - Cobourg Olympic Triathlon (2:36:48 AG:15/29, 57/189 overall)
   Aug 28 - Toronto Island Sprint Triathlon (1:52:55 AG:18/40, 103/385 overall)
   Sep 11 - Muskoka Half Ironman  (6:03:09 AG:58/112, 350/874 overall)

The kids, unlike us, had a very good year, triathlon-wise.. Maria finished first in her age group at East End Kids Of Steel and 5th overall. She also finished second in her age group at Toronto Beaches Kids of Steel Duathlon.

At Orillia Kids of Steel in August.

For 2012 we have bigger plans. We have already registered for Around the Bay 30k in March, Toronto Marathon in May and Ironman Mont Tremblant in August. This is going to be Miha's first full Ironman. She's a little bit scared and excited in the same time. It's going to be my second IM and I, too, am a little bit scared and excited in the same time. After an easy 2011 I look forward to a more challenging 2012. 

Happy New Year everyone and I wish you all a great 2012!


  1. Doru,

    Congrats on a great 2011 racing year!

    Good luck to you and Miha racing in 2012. I saw your racing schedule but didn't find IM Mont Tremblant 70.3? That's the best ramp up race for IM Mont Tremblant. Anyways, see you for sure next year in August :)

  2. Thank you Adrian! I know about IM MT 70.3 but I'm on the fence about registering because of the expenses and vacation days. Good luck to you, too, in 2012 and I'm sure that we'll run into each other sooner or later once the Tri season begins.

  3. A great year for you and the family Doru!! Nice job!

  4. Awesome year! I love it!

    2012 is going to be EPIC! Miha is going to love the journey to Tremblant - I am excited for her!

    Muskoka sucks. That's all I got to say about that race lol! :)

    Glad to see the kids involved! You've got a beautiful family! Well, except for you that is... ;)

  5. Thanks Adena!

    Thanks John (except for your last comment :-o))!

    I agree, Fran and Miha, are going to love the journey to Tremblant. The first IM experience is unique and I hope that Fran and Miha will have one that is at least as good as you and I had at Lake Placid.