Ironman USA Lake Placid - TriathlonFull Ironman

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Lake Placid, New York
United States
68F / 20C
Total Time = 13h 12m
Overall Rank = 1239/2158
Age Group = M35-39
Age Group Rank = 287/402
Pre-race routine:

4 AM wake up. Ate some peanut butter bread, granola and a power bar.
Event warmup:

A few swim strokes to get comfortable in the water.
  • 1h 16m 44s
  • 4224 yards
  • 01m 49s / 100 yards

goggles got kicked off my face in the first 25 yards. I had a mild panic attack, had to stop and collect myself. Pulled it togeter and had a good first lap, and a very solid second lap
Transition 1
  • 07m 56s

tough to get a fast transition time considering how far you have to go to get from the lake to the tent, also, I got out of the water with a lot of people so we all were doing the same thing at the same time in the same place.
What would you do differently?:

Organize my bags a little bit better. I had too much stuff that I would never use.
  • 6h 29m 44s
  • 112 miles
  • 17.24 mile/hr
Transition 2
  • 06m 28s
What would you do differently?:

Again, too much stuff in my bag. I can run with two amphi pods and two in the special needs bag. special needs should always have sports-slick or something similar.
  • 5h 11m 8s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 11m 53s  min/mile

I got good at using the sponges in the aid stations. I started to really look forward to them.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

I needed more quality run work. I will have to dial in a better sense of my power for next year - and stick to it!!

Event comments:

This is such a hard event. There are many areas that I can improve in with my prep for 2007. Looks like Kona in 2008 or in 2009 when I make the leap to 40 AG. Oh and by the way - Matthew Hanshaw, You Are an Ironman.

Last updated: 2006-07-02 12:00 AM
01:16:44 | 4224 yards | 01m 49s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/402
Overall: 1310/2158
Performance: Good
Suit: sleevless
Course: two loops around mirror lake
Start type: Wade Plus: Shot
Water temp: 75F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 07:56
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
06:29:44 | 112 miles | 17.24 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/402
Overall: 1128/2158
Performance: Below average
1st lap power 170 flat and rolling, 250 on the climbs. Avg hr was around 145 for the whole bike ride. 2nd lap was torture. I went out too hard. I will study the data but I was 20- 25 watts less on the second lap and hurting.
Wind: Some
Course: two loops. long flat climbs (not very steep) one long downhill
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 86
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Too hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 06:28
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
05:11:08 | 26.2 miles | 11m 53s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/402
Overall: 1239/2158
Performance: Below average
A very fair running course. tough hill coming in and going out of town. The crowd is great though.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
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:
Race evaluation [1-5] 5