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Family, Friends and Ironman Steelhead 70.3

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Last winter talking to my nephew Matt we picked out Ironman 70.3 Steelhead in Benton Harbor Michigan as the big goal to race together in 2013.  Not long after my friend and now race director Ethan Page also picked out Steelhead.  The three musketeers (triathletes) had a plan.  Before race day the 3 were now 6 as my friend Troy Charters and two Forward Motion teammates Kathy and Lindsey were also in the mix.  Anymore and we could ask for a group discount.  My wife Sherrie, my in-laws Paul and Judy, Matt’s wife Lori, Ron and Kim Page and Troy’s entire family all made the trip.  This was the go big or stay home thing, and we were all in for the go big.

Fast forward to the day before the race we gathered together at the beach in Benton Harbor Michigan to do a practice swim.  Lake Michigan was on the rough side with 1 to 3 foot waves.  Not much experience in rough water, but we made the best of it with a practice swim and hoped for calmer conditions in the morning. 

Night before the race…