Ironman Lake Placid - TriathlonFull Ironman

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Lake Placid, New York
United States
World Triathlon Corporation
81F / 27C
Total Time = 11h 38m 22s
Overall Rank = 317/2556
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 45/321
Pre-race routine:

Woke at about 5 after a good night's sleep. Had a banana and pb and j sandwich for breakfast.
Event warmup:

No need to warm up.
  • 1h 07m 46s
  • 4224 yards
  • 01m 36s / 100 yards

What a nightmare! Not since my first ever triathlon have I experienced a panic attack. It lasted for less than a minute, but it was terrifying. I started wide right (as I did last time). There actually was a fair amount of space and I had minimal contact, but a few seconds into the race I felt anxious. It was horrible. I then gathered myself, started off slowly and eventually got into a rhythm and the rest was fine.
What would you do differently?:

I was relaxed going into the swim. I was well trained and confident that wide right would give me space. I did not mentally prepare myself to handle a panic attack.
Transition 1
  • 08m 18s

A long run to transition.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing really.
  • 6h 11m 22s
  • 112 miles
  • 18.10 mile/hr

I felt good until about mile 90, then the wheels came off. The last 22 miles I was pretty lame. I cannot recall passing anybody in that time. I was passed by quite a few riders. I did not realize the effect of the wind until after the race, I thought it was my lack of training that slowed me down. I also felt that I did not nail my nutrition. I used everything from the course but felt I should have consumed more liquids.
What would you do differently?:

Do more long rides.
Transition 2
  • 05m 45s

They take the bike from you at the dismount line.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing really.
  • 4h 05m 11s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 09m 22s  min/mile

This was hard. The first quarter went well. The second quarter I started to feel bloated and used a porta potty at about the half way point. I felt better, but by then I started to have issues with cramps. The 3rd quarter consisted of run, walk a little, run some more until I felt the cramps, repeat. In the 4th quarter I felt strong and was able to run most of the way in from the turnaround on River Road.
What would you do differently?:

Not much.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked to the U Conn study area as I had been a participant in their study.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Not enough long bike rides.

Event comments:

A phenomenal event. Beautiful scenery. Great support. Many very eager volunteers. Well worth the money.

Last updated: 2012-07-27 12:00 AM
01:07:46 | 4224 yards | 01m 36s / 100yards
Age Group: 60/321
Overall: 537/2556
Performance: Average
Suit: Blue Seventy Full
Course: Two rectangles on Mirror Lake. As the name would suggest it is a very calm lake.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Shot
Water temp: 73F / 23C Current: Low
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 08:18
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
06:11:22 | 112 miles | 18.10 mile/hr
Age Group: 82/321
Overall: 591/2556
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Course: Two laps. First 30 are net downhill. Next 26 are net uphill. Wind was into our faces for the net uphill section leading to a larger than average difference in out and back speed.
Road: Potholes Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 05:45
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
04:05:11 | 26.2 miles | 09m 22s  min/mile
Age Group: 45/321
Overall: 317/2556
Performance: Good
Course: two loops. Each loop has 2 significant hills with a lot of flat in between.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %6%
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Ok
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