Ironman Wisconsin - TriathlonFull Ironman

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Madison, Wisconsin
United States
Ironman North America
82F / 28C
Total Time = 12h 04m 7s
Overall Rank = 549/2176
Age Group = M45-49
Age Group Rank = 53/249
Pre-race routine:

Get the stitches covered. Of course putting the wetsuit bottoms on even with the plastic garbage bags tore at the stitches and opened 'em up for just a little bit of bleeding...
  • 1h 19m 22s
  • 3862 meters
  • 02m 03s / 100 meters

Seemed like there was a lot of clawing at my injured ankle. I suppose I was just being a little more conscious of the injury... Didn't kick at all... Stupid stitches!
Transition 1
  • 12m 58s

Long way from swim exit to transition area. Ran on toes up helix with no problems. Not a sprint up but faster than walking. Exited transition and realized I forgot my sunglasses. Back in to get them. Lost maybe :30 to 1:00 there...
What would you do differently?:

Don't forget stuff! And get some sunblock applied on my back, neck and shoulders...
  • 5h 42m 8s
  • 112 miles
  • 19.64 mile/hr

You dumbass! You DO NOT -clr- your PowerTap computer until AFTER you download your data! Stupid, stupid, stupid! Felt pretty good overall on this course. Wasn't until around mile 90-100 that I had that feeling that I had to get off the bike (was around mile 80 in 2007)...
Transition 2
  • 05m 41s

Took my time getting off bike... Reset PowerTap - what a dumbass I am... Also as I was leaving transition I forgot my sunglasses AGAIN! This time I left 'em and they are now GONE... Thank god I don't wear expensive Oakley or Rudy glasses...
What would you do differently?:

Don't mess with the stupid computers! So they walk your bike a half a block - it's not going to hugely affect a 112 mile bike ride!
  • 4h 44m
  • 26.2 miles
  • 10m 50s  min/mile

'Ran' most of the marathon except parts of the 'run' were painfully slow. Low HR means I have the cardio capacity but not the muscular endurance. I need to focus on the swim and run this next year and a half... Had to stop at about mile 12 for a bathroom break. That was a very welcome relief as I finished the rest of the run without issues...
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

Muscular endurance on the run. I see a LOT more long weekly runs for me this year...

Event comments:

Best Ironman time yet. Should have broken 12:00:00 if not for some bad transitions, having to stop for a bathroom break...

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Last updated: 2009-07-15 12:00 AM
01:19:22 | 3862 meters | 02m 03s / 100meters
Age Group: 132/249
Overall: 1252/2176
Performance: Average
Suit: Speedtube with vest
Course: Um, it's an Ironman! Very physical, especially around ALL the turns.
Start type: Wade Plus: Shot
Water temp: 76F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
Time: 12:58
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
05:42:08 | 112 miles | 19.64 mile/hr
Age Group: 36/249
Overall: 331/2176
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Wisconsin! Mountains of the midwest.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 05:41
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
04:44:00 | 26.2 miles | 10m 50s  min/mile
Age Group: 67/249
Overall: 739/2176
Performance: Good
Course: Some rolling hills and one killer climb done twice (Observatory Road)...
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %5
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
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] 5