Revolution3 Full Distance - TriathlonFull Ironman

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Sandusky, Ohio
United States
Total Time = 00m
Overall Rank = 217/325
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 21/30
Pre-race routine:

Planned on eating 2 waffles, a bagel with PB, and a couple eggs. Got the 2 waffles down and half the bagel.
Nothing has changed. Still can't eat much before a race.
  • 1h 24m 35s
  • 4224 yards
  • 02m / 100 yards

I knew I wasn't going to be one of the better swimmers, so I stayed to the back and outside at the beginning. I am terrible at sighting, but somehow managed to stay pretty much on course. Overall, I felt the swim went pretty well considering I had done only a handful of swims since mid july.
What would you do differently?:

train more
Transition 1
  • 09m 35s

I wasn't worried about having a quick transition. I changed into bike shorts, threw on some compression socks, and sleeves. Grabbed half a PB+J sandwich and headed out.
  • 6h 35m 27s
  • 112 miles
  • 16.99 mile/hr

I had planned to go out pretty conservative. I did, but unfortunately, I kept slowing down. I went through a 70 ounce camelpack of Gu Brew, and took in about 2000 calories. By mile 80, I didn't want to eat anything else and I was starting to feel a little tired. The Chaussee was rough, but had a couple riders with me, which made it a little easier.
Overall, my goal was to survive the bike and make it to the run. Again, things would have been easier had I continued to train the last 6 weeks.
What would you do differently?:

Train more. I did 3 100 mile rides. Got my nutrition dialed in on the last ride finally. But could have used a lot more training.
Transition 2
  • 08m 17s

Changed back into tri shorts, which next time I will make sure I change away from the entrance to the tent. I'm sure the ladies working the women's tent got a good peak.
  • 4h 54m 53s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 11m 16s  min/mile

The plan was to jog to the aid stations and then walk the transitions to get nutrition. I felt pretty good the first 6-7 miles, then fell apart. I think once you let yourself walk, it's harder to start back up running. Being a former All-American runner, it sure was humbling having to walk so much.
I lost a lot of salt, and when I finally found the aid stations with salt tabs, it was mile 20. Too little, too late. Thought I might pass out at mile 18 when I started up jogging again, but walked a bit more, and things got better.
I have never had my biceps and adductors cramp up on me, but this was different.
What would you do differently?:

Train more. My longest training run was a 12 miler back in May, and had knee problems ever since.
Post race
Warm down:

consisted of sitting in the med tent trying to keep down chicken broth and stand up without falling over.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

My lack of training.

Event comments:

It was great to finish this, but now I'm upset with myself for beign such a slacker. The final 6 weeks of training consisted of 4-5 swims. 2 100 mile rides, and a couple 6 mile runs a week.

Last updated: 2010-09-13 12:00 AM
01:24:35 | 4224 yards | 02m / 100yards
Age Group: 25/30
Overall: 218/325
Course: two 1.2 mile loops with a 20 yrd jog inbetween
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 09:35
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
06:35:27 | 112 miles | 16.99 mile/hr
Age Group: 24/30
Overall: 204/325
Wind: Some with gusts
Course: 15-20 mph winds from WNW. Chip sealed roads for about 50 miles.
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 08:17
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
04:54:53 | 26.2 miles | 11m 16s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/30
Overall: 0/325
Course: flat
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
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