Ironman Lake Placid - TriathlonFull Ironman

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Lake Placid, New York
United States
World Triathlon Corporation
80F / 27C
Total Time = 12h 38m 7s
Overall Rank = 738/2500
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 99/380
Pre-race routine:

Nothing much. Wake up and just wander up to transition. Not sleeping well all week but didnt feel bad. Needed to eat something earlier
Event warmup:

Nothing, just swam a little
  • 1h 23m
  • 4224 yards
  • 01m 58s / 100 yards

Swim went fine. I could shave a little off but it definitely wasnt the problem today.
What would you do differently?:

Keep working on technique and a little faster turnover.
Transition 1
  • 08m

Ironman crowded
Nothing real fast but i still should have been 2 minutes quicker i guess.
What would you do differently?:

Hustle faster to and from bag area. Not look around for seat etc.
  • 6h 05m 43s
  • 112 miles
  • 18.37 mile/hr

Really just didnt have the legs today. Just couldnt keep any speed.
What would you do differently?:

Sleep better and eat better prior to event?
Transition 2
  • 05m 43s

Ironman transition. Really limping in to get changed.
Changed shorts to run shorts, changed socks... etc, shouldnt have.
What would you do differently?:

Go with Tri shorts all day. Same socks maybe? (But feet felt good on run...)
  • 4h 56m 29s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 11m 19s  min/mile

I had continuing pain in right hip and then right knee. Trotting/walking was ok but almost fell when i tried to stretch into a nice run with a sharp "collapsing" of my hip. I kept decent pace for 5-6 miles. After that I mentally gave up knowing my 12 hour mark wasnt going to happen.
I felt decent walking 1 minute and "running" for 3 minutes. I didnt feel like burying myself to be 50th instead of 99th.
What would you do differently?:

Better rest and pre-race nutrition for bike to be running by 7 hours.
Get to orthopidic dudes to check my right hip and knee to see whats up.
Post race
Warm down:


What limited your ability to perform faster:

Leg/hip injury. Rest

Event comments:

Gotta love IMLP!
Had a great time. I'll get my 11:30:00 next year for sure!

Last updated: 2011-07-25 12:00 AM
01:23:00 | 4224 yards | 01m 58s / 100yards
Age Group: 214/380
Overall: 0/2500
Performance: Good
Suit: Full
Course: Out and back lake
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Shot
Water temp: 72F / 22C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
Time: 08:00
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
06:05:43 | 112 miles | 18.37 mile/hr
Age Group: 81/380
Overall: 0/2500
Performance: Below average
Wind: Cross-winds
Course: A little hilly on way in. Uphill grind into wind on last 10 miles of each lap.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence: 85
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 05:43
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
04:56:29 | 26.2 miles | 11m 19s  min/mile
Age Group: 134/380
Overall: 0/2500
Performance: Below average
Course: Nice with some hills.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %4
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
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