Ironman USA Lake Placid - TriathlonFull Ironman

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Lake Placid, New York
United States
72F / 22C
Total Time = 12h 39m 49s
Overall Rank = 1,002/2100
Age Group = 35-39male
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

carbo loaded and waited for the race to start. Ironmans are different from other races I have been involved in. We had to be there early friday and sweat it out until race day on sunday. Times aren't up on the internet so I can't get age group results yet.
Event warmup:

No warm up needed I had all day to warm up! By the way my wife is marta I'm Matt
  • 1h 08m 25s
  • 2 meters
  • 41h 57m 22s / 100 meters

water nice and warm. sarted to rain a little, but that stooped after the swim
What would you do differently?:

stay more to the outside. rounding the bouys and the end of the first leg were a slugfest.
Transition 1
  • 09m 13s

as soon as we got out of the water they had volunteers to pull off our wetsuits. A great thing! Altough the run back to transition felt like a marathon in itself
  • 6h 28m 51s
  • 112 miles
  • 17.28 mile/hr

Beautiful course but hard course!
What would you do differently?:

train more
Transition 2
  • 08m 8s

Volunteers were great! As soon as i got off my bike a Volunteer took it from me and racked it for me!
  • 4h 45m 11s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 10m 53s  min/mile

tough course. I ran for twelve minutes and would walk for two. turned out good. I endded up passing a lot of people towards the end of the run.
Post race
Warm down:

limped back to my hotel room with a wide smile on my face!

Event comments:

Great Great race! They treat this race like it was another olympics! The whole town gets involved. Tough course for my first ironman but i don't regret it one bit! i also have to give props to the training plan I used here on beginner triathlete. the program worked out great! I finished feeling like I had come prepared for an Ironamn

Last updated: 2006-07-24 12:00 AM
01:08:25 | 02 meters | 41h 57m 22s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/2100
Performance: Good
2.4 miles lol swim felt great a lot of kicking and punching but that is to be expected.
Suit: sleeveless
Course: 2 loops out and back
Start type: Wade Plus: Shot
Water temp: 76F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 09:13
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike:
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed:
06:28:51 | 112 miles | 17.28 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/2100
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: rolling! biggg! downhills on the way out and big climbing on the way back
Road: Smooth  Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 08:08
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
04:45:11 | 26.2 miles | 10m 53s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/2100
Performance: Good
Course: hilly and tough, but fair for ironman standards
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5