Ironman Louisville - TriathlonFull Ironman

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Louisville, Kentucky
United States
World Triathlon Corporation
90F / 32C
Total Time = 13h 15m 28s
Overall Rank = 698/1964
Age Group = M25-29
Age Group Rank = 83/228
Pre-race routine:

Had a bagel with peanut butter and a banana. went to transition and put air in my tires and filled my bottles. Walked about a mile to the end of the swim start line.
Event warmup:

some light stretching, not to mention the mile+ walk to the end of the swim start line
  • 1h 25m
  • 4156 yards
  • 02m 03s / 100 yards

I was satisfied with the swim; I thought my performance was pretty good.
What would you do differently?:

I don't think I would have changed anything.
Transition 1
  • 08m 19s

dried off after the swim but my kit did not want to go on my wet skin.
What would you do differently?:

would have been nice to have a full zip jersey instead of the 3/4 zip.
  • 6h 13m 17s
  • 112 miles
  • 18.00 mile/hr

I drank a lot but still felt a little on the dehydrated side by the end of the bike.
What would you do differently?:

I had two bottles in my rear cages. Next time I will leave one open so I can grab a fresh bottle at the aid station for the rear and one to pour in the front.
Transition 2
  • 09m 4s

had to sit down and hydrate a little in T2. It was getting very hot and I needed a little break so recover. Had three cups of water and took my time changing into my tri-shorts and tri-top for the run.
What would you do differently?:

nothing I can think of.
  • 5h 19m 48s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 12m 13s  min/mile

Ran majority of the marathon, with the exception being around miles 17-20 with stomach issues.
What would you do differently?:

Run more in training, though I'm not sure it would have helped me prepare any better.
Post race
Warm down:

A volunteer walked me through the finisher area, I had some water, got some cool swag and got pictures taken. My cousin and the rest of the family met me at the finish line which was a nice surprise. Then headed over to the KICC for pizza, chocolate milk, and a massage.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Maybe do longer brick runs after the long rides. That and more long rides, but this was my first Ironman so I have been building my base for this race.

Event comments:

Great race, very well organized, and it seemed like there were more volunteers than athletes. WTC did an outstanding job.

Last updated: 2012-01-04 12:00 AM
01:25:00 | 4156 yards | 02m 03s / 100yards
Age Group: 114/228
Overall: 1135/1964
Performance: Good
Suit: Xterra Speedsuit
Course: Jump off dock, swim around towhead island and back to transition
Start type: Dive Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 85F / 29C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 08:19
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
06:13:17 | 112 miles | 18.00 mile/hr
Age Group: 78/228
Overall: 801/1964
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: out and back with a double loop in Lagrange. a lot of hills.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 83
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 09:04
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
05:19:48 | 26.2 miles | 12m 13s  min/mile
Age Group: 101/228
Overall: 1097/1964
Performance: Below average
I was running around 11' miles, with the exception of the 2-3 I walked while trying to get rid of upset stomach (chicken broth and pretzels helped tremendously)
Course: Mostly flat, run across 2nd St. bridge then double out and back down southern parkway with finish along 4th street live.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
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