Memorial Hermann Ironman Texas - TriathlonFull Ironman

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The Woodlands, Texas
United States
World Triathlon Corporation
84F / 29C
Total Time = 15h 43m 36s
Overall Rank = 1906/
Age Group = 30-35
Age Group Rank = 217/
Pre-race routine:

Up at 4am, Ate a cliff bar, showered, stretched, walked to transition
Event warmup:

  • 2h 07m 16s
  • 3862 meters
  • 03m 18s / 100 meters

First OWS of the season. Did lots of unilateral breathing just to keep my HR down... I only train with bilateral. At the first turn around, I knew I would make the cut-off so I didn't spend much time in front crawl.
What would you do differently?:

Spend more time in front crawl.
Transition 1
  • 11m 14s
  • 7h 10m 14s
  • 112 miles
  • 15.62 mile/hr

I had a rear flat in the morning while airing up my tires. I blew that new tube on mile 45, tech was out VERY fast to assist. My chain fell off the front ring twice. Bike SN lost my bag :/
What would you do differently?:

I will have brand new tires for all full IM races going forward.
Transition 2
  • 07m 39s

Volunteers racked my bike and called for my bag but I ended up having to find my own bag.
What would you do differently?:

  • 6h 07m 13s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 14m 01s  min/mile

I walked the first 5 miles then jogged the last 4 miles of each loop. I felt amazing until the last loop... blisters and an upset tummy slowed me down. Still ended up my strongest discipline.
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

NONE. Walked around town finding my gear.

Event comments:

Tremendous crowd support on the run course. It was amazing.

Last updated: 2014-04-13 12:00 AM
02:07:16 | 3862 meters | 03m 18s / 100meters
Age Group: 254/
Overall: 2240/
Performance: Good
Suit: Yes
Course: 1500m out and back, 100m through canal to T1.
Start type: Wade Plus: Shot
Water temp: 71F / 22C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Average Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 11:14
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
07:10:14 | 112 miles | 15.62 mile/hr
Age Group: 239/
Overall: 2067/
Performance: Average
Wind: Strong
Course: 1 loop, 1,600+ ft evelation gain.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 90
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 07:39
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
06:07:13 | 26.2 miles | 14m 01s  min/mile
Age Group: 217/
Overall: 1906/
Performance: Good
Course: Three loops.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %?
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4