My Summer-of-Tri’s comes to a close with the grand finale being the Madison 70.3 Ironman. My goal was to do 4 triathlons this year but due to some construction, only got 3 and 2/3’s completed. The other triathlon distances I had completed before but Madison was, by far, the longest. It was loooonnnggg and grueling at times but I managed to muscle my way through it. The 55-mile bike took us through the WI countryside where there happens to be a lot of hills… those damn hills! Then for the run, the course snaked us through the beautiful University of Madison campus. All along the way there were a lot people that came out to cheer us on. It was a really cool experience and a really gratifying challenge… but time for some rest.