Revolution3 Full Distance - TriathlonFull Ironman

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Sandusky, Ohio
United States
72F / 22C
Total Time = 13h 17m 12s
Overall Rank = 215/357
Age Group = 25-29
Age Group Rank = 7/13
Pre-race routine:

Woke up about 3:50am... Had my normal oatmeal w/ nana and pb. Was too tired to get my special needs/transition bags done so I did them. Couldn't find my bike gloves but found them in my car. Made some starbucks bold coffee, met my dad and off we went.
Event warmup:

No warm up really. Just put on my wetsuit, hung out w/ my family and Josh and Maria, got my hair wet, and lined up to watch the pros start.
  • 1h 32m 19s
  • 4224 yards
  • 02m 11s / 100 yards

The lake was so calm compared to friday and saturday. I was so pleasantly surprised!!! At the start I stayed towards the back to prevent getting mowed down, kicked, or punched. Worked out pretty well. I felt really good other than my navigation kinda sucked.

I enjoyed the split course and actually met my goal of getting the swim done in 1:30.
What would you do differently?:

navigate better
Transition 1
  • 09m 27s

I wanted to completely change b/c it was cold out. I was surprised that there were women in the changing tent that were so cold that they weren't moving, just sitting there w/ a blanket. It was cold, but not that cold.

I felt good w/ this transition.
What would you do differently?:

nothing, it would be nice if they had wetsuit pealers
  • 7h 05m 17s
  • 112 miles
  • 15.80 mile/hr

It was 112miles of the same road I've been riding. My stomach was uncomfortable for the first 3ish hours. I think it was from the lake water I swallowed. I also had to stop Q hr for the first three hours to go pee. I can't pee on the bike! Sick! After that I was able to take more water and nutrition.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. Other than I wish I didn't have to stop and pee so many times.
Transition 2
  • 08m 53s

Only changed my top and shoes. Left my tri shorts on. Talked w/ some nice ladies in the chaging tent and they decided to lounge for a bit. I wanted this race DONE so I left.
What would you do differently?:

  • 4h 21m
  • 26.2 miles
  • 09m 58s  min/mile

Felt really good to start. I was so looking forward to the run all day!! I think I started to fast. I tried to keep it under 9:30, but I was hitting 8:40s in the beginning. I ran con't till about mile 19 and then I had to take some walking breaks. I would run a mile then walk abit, run a mile then walk a bit till about mi 23. Then I was walking more like half mile run half mile walk. I did run the last 1.2mi into the park. I was so happy that I was at the end that I wasn't stopping. I ran into the gates and saw all my family and I couldn't believe that I finished an ironman!!!!!
What would you do differently?:

Maybe run slower, but I wouldn't change really anything:)
Post race
Warm down:

Umm... Sat on a chair next to Laurie the RN. She wouldn't let me get up for like 10 min! haha... Talked w/ my family, Josh and Maria, and of course my wonderful husband Dan!!!!!!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

My lack of training. In my heart I know I skipped some workouts and I could have done more weight training, speed training, etc... but in the end I finished w/ a smile and that was my goal!!

Event comments:

I loved this event. Cedar Point is a great venue for an IM and I was just so lucky that it is in my backyard!!!! I have so many great memories from this day and I will never forget it!

Last updated: 2010-02-26 12:00 AM
01:32:19 | 4224 yards | 02m 11s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/13
Overall: 0/357
Performance: Good
Suit: 2XU TO
Course: broken into 2 separate out and back swims w/ 100 yard run in between
Start type: Run Plus:
Water temp: 68F / 20C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Average Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Below average
Time: 09:27
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
07:05:17 | 112 miles | 15.80 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/13
Overall: 0/357
Wind: Some with gusts
Course: Same course I've been riding for the last 3 months. Was so nice to have aid every 10 miles. The volunteers were really awesome. My plan was to take it easy on the bike so I could hit it on the run.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Average Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 08:53
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal Good
04:21:00 | 26.2 miles | 09m 58s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/13
Overall: 0/357
Course: 2 half mary loops around downtown Sandusky. It was nice that the course went around battery park which is where our boat is docked! It went through a couple nice parks. It also went through a couple shady parts of Sandusky. I was just happy to get through them before dark! haha.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %5
Overall: Good
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