Friday, October 03, 2008


Tomorrow is race day. We have over 350 participants between the Olympic Distance and the Half-Iron Distance. I am doing my first half-iron. I wrote about it here... but now it is upon me.

I recently signed on to "Team Winter" which is a fundraising effort started by an inspiring young girl in support of her father, Michael Vinecki, who is fighting prostate cancer. This is a part of Athletes For A Cure and proceeds go the Prostate Cancer Foundation. Here is a link to my fundraising webpage that also has information on the amazing young Winter Vinecki.

In a few hours, I will be heading to the race. I have checked all of my gear and now I need to get a few hours of sleep. I will be getting after their asses for about 6 hours tomorrow starting at 7:15 am.

Go Dawgs!


Anonymous said...

Way to go Half IronMan!
I bet it felt pretty damn good crossing that line.

Hunker Down said...

Yes sir. I finished, so that is what I set out to do. Now, I am determined to go under 6 hours on my next one. I have to put in more miles on the bike and feet to get ready for the next one.

Monty, send me an email so I will have your emaill address. Send to


Michael Lee Vinecki said...

I am here to personally thankyou for supporting Team Winter, she is my daughter. This is only the beginning for Team Winter. Our website will be up and running this week, We hope you will continue to race for us and become part of something big. Thanks a million. Winter's Mom, Dawn

Hunker Down said...


Wow, thanks for commenting. I am honored to be a part of Team Winter and will continue to race for a reason. I will also work to enlist additional triathletes to join Team Winter.

By the way, in a couple of weeks, my wife, Leslie, and her Crossfit group will be doing "Fight Gone Bad" to raise money for AFAC.

My best wishes to you, Michael, Winter and the entire family. You all inspire us.

Michael Lee Vinecki said...

Winter just returned from speaking to 250 of the top prostate cancer specialists in the world at Lake Tahoe. There will be a major annnouncement about Team Winter and Winter's efforts on November 1st. We are so fortunate to have people like you and your wife on our team. As stated by Winter in Tahoe "one of my goals is to have as many blue ribbons out there as pink ones" Congrats on the 1/2 ironman! We will meet you someday soon. Dawn (Winter's Mom)