Memorial Hermann Ironman Texas - Triathlon

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The Woodlands, Texas
United States
World Triathlon Corporation
85F / 29C
Total Time = 11h 45m 22s
Overall Rank = 489/2437
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 102/462
Pre-race routine:

Got up, coffee, breakfast, kids and wife up, down to the swim start.
Event warmup:

  • 1h 19m 46s
  • 3862 meters
  • 02m 04s / 100 meters

well, what can I say? It was better than the previous two years but no where near how I swim. I'll be back one more time next year. How can I continually swim all kinds of crooked when I know the course, I have no idea. Felt fine until the elbow to the chops getting out of the water. Lady really wanted to be one second in front of me.
What would you do differently?:

swim faster
Transition 1
  • 07m 4s

I took my time. Put on my run socks, sunscreen, shirt, shoes, hit the port a potty and left.
What would you do differently?:

I should practice these and save a couple of minutes but meh....
  • 5h 45m 34s
  • 112 miles
  • 19.45 mile/hr

Rode well, the wind really sucked. Don't know if I'd rather have the wind or the heat.

Always amazes me watching the blatant disregard for the rules, dude talking on his cell phone while biking, trash tossers, riding three abreast. Blah.
What would you do differently?:

I just ride, next time I'll ride faster.....then again, maybe not.
Transition 2
  • 05m 5s

again, need to actually practice to save time.
  • 4h 27m 53s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 10m 13s  min/mile

Well, I ran. Walked the aid stations. I was so deep in my own head for the first half of the run, I don't know what took me so long to realize I needed to shut the flip up and freaking run.

Saw my wonderful family many times. Row, Maddie, Gracie, Christopher, Brielle, Mom and Dad.
What would you do differently?:

Still looking for the run I should be able to do, I need to train more.
Post race
Warm down:

After the race I felt like complete ass. An hour later I was better. I need to make myself hurt more and think less.

It feels good to be back on the "right" side of 12 hours. Having my Dad there was very nice. He's fighting a death sentence style cancer so I have to enjoy the times like these we have left. There is nothing I can really complain about when I'm standing near my Dad. It was a good race, I can do better, and I will.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Work harder Christopher!

Event comments:

I love IMTX, the Woodlands, everything down there. Great atmosphere.

I've convinced my wife to race with me next year. We'll race side by side the entire day, I cannot wait!

Last updated: 2013-11-12 12:00 AM
01:19:46 | 3862 meters | 02m 04s / 100meters
Age Group: 211/462
Overall: 1040/2437
Performance: Below average
Suit: sleeveless
Course: s
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Shot
Water temp: 71F / 22C Current:
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Bad
Waves: Navigation: Bad
Rounding: Below average
Time: 07:04
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
05:45:34 | 112 miles | 19.45 mile/hr
Age Group: 133/462
Overall: 616/2437
Performance: Good
Wind: Strong with gusts
Course: one loop, windy
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 78
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 05:05
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
04:27:53 | 26.2 miles | 10m 13s  min/mile
Age Group: 102/462
Overall: 489/2437
Performance: Average
Course: 3 loops
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
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