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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
United States
World Triathlon Corporation
55F / 13C
Overcast
Total Time = 13h 56m 45s
Overall Rank = 1098/2400
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 157/
Pre-race routine:

Just get stuff in bags and get ready.
Event warmup:

None.
Swim
  • 1h 43m 56s
  • 4224 yards
  • 02m 28s / 100 yards
Comments:

I had back and shoulder spasm for 1 week before the race and this impacted my swim. The rough conditions didn't help.
What would you do differently?:

Health was an issue for me. I didn't know if I would even be able to finish the first lap of the swim with my back issue. Just happy I finished it.
Transition 1
  • 00m
Comments:

Went to bathroom to decrease the amount of lakewater in my gut.
Bike
  • 7h 19m 51s
  • 112 miles
  • 15.28 mile/hr
Comments:

With the muscle spasm, I could not put any weight on my right hand at all for the first 10 miles of the bike and then was iffy the entire bike ride.
What would you do differently?:

Was happy to just finish the race given that my back and shoulder were so bad. The wind was pretty discouraging going uphill.
Transition 2
  • 00m
Comments:

Was alright.
Run
  • 4h 36m 30s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 10m 33s  min/mile
Comments:

First lap was pretty good, back spasm issue played into my performance on the 2nd lap. Finally was down to run/walk for the last 9 miles.
What would you do differently?:

Was just happy to finish the run given the muscle issues I was having.
Post race
Warm down:

Had some food, got into some dry clothing.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Was really a health issue with the back spasm and some rough wind all day.

Event comments:

Good race, water cool but OK, wind was rough on the swim and bike, fine for the run.




Last updated: 2014-07-28 12:00 AM
Swimming
01:43:56 | 4224 yards | 02m 28s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/2400
Performance: Below average
Suit: Sleevless
Course: Very windy, 1-2 foot swell with crosswind smaller waves.
Start type: Run Plus:
Water temp: 61F / 16C Current: High
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Below average Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Good
T1
Time: 00:00
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
Biking
07:19:51 | 112 miles | 15.28 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/2400
Performance: Below average
Wind: Strong
Course: Moderately hilly course, with strong winds 2x 25 mile stretches mostly uphill and into the wind, were tough.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Below average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 00:00
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
Running
04:36:30 | 26.2 miles | 10m 33s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/2400
Performance: Below average
Course: Nice run course, a couple hills.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Ok
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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2014-07-29 3:27 AM
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Steve

Very inspiring!!! it may not be a PR , but its the best i have seen under your health conditions and pretty much can set you up for training before IMLT.

Goodluck and Godbless on IMLT!!!

as always We will be stalking

Carl


2014-07-29 9:50 AM
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I can't imagine doing an IM with back spasms. Well done!
2014-07-29 6:45 PM
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Way to stay strong, tough day for sure.

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2014-07-30 12:39 PM
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Sounds a little rough. Way to push through it!
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