Ironman Boulder - Triathlon

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Boulder, Colorado
United States
World Triathlon Corporation
87F / 31C
Total Time = 15h 50m 30s
Overall Rank = 1802/2298
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 181/219
  • 1h 31m
  • 4224 yards
  • 02m 09s / 100 yards

The swim was beautiful. It was a great start to the morning and great sighting and very calm water. It was a self-seeding start like IMLP. It was an average swim for me but I sighted well. The breathing may have been a little tough due to the altitude.
What would you do differently?:

Try to draft better. Keep a consistent and longer stroke.
Transition 1
  • 08m 30s

Wetsuit peelers helped. T1 was good up until I walked through mud with my cleats and mud got stuck to the bottom of my left cleat which made it impossible to clip in. I then had to try to kick/scrape it off but it didn't work. My foot was then in a weird position. I did stop once to scrape it but it was still creaky and dry and just not clipped in right. Also, used restroom.
What would you do differently?:

Not step in mud or have sneakers to run through transition to the bike and then put my shoes on! Make sure you have sunscreen everywhere.
  • 7h 04m 2s
  • 112 miles
  • 15.85 mile/hr

Course was more difficult than I thought, and I did not have my bike legs to start the course. It started with the left pedal/mud situation and progressively got worse. Slow inclines at the start for miles drained me, the turnaround uphill section was very hard between miles 10-20 and the Sun was brutal and there was absolutely no relief from it. Started to get heat stroke around miles 80-90 and didn't know how to recover from there. Power was drying out and just wanted to be off the bike. Was dizzy at times.
What would you do differently?:

I don't know
Transition 2
  • 14m 44s

Walked bike through a long transition. Sat in transition for a while to collect myself, then used restroom and got sunscreen. Was not looking forward to the run after feeling ill on the bike.
What would you do differently?:

Make sure you have sunscreen everywhere.
  • 6h 52m 14s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 15m 44s  min/mile

Suffering from heat / sun stroke made it very difficult to run. HR and BP was through the roof and did not wan to take a chance of not making it to the finish line so slowed down to walking pace a little before 1/2 way through the run. Took a long long time to finish the run course (almost out there as long as on the bike course). Concrete was no help on the legs and feet. My feet were killing me too. I had to swallow my pride and complete it but I made it!
What would you do differently?:

Protect myself from the sun. try to run on the trail section more. Keep the run pace up because walking that long hurt my foot just as much.
Post race
Warm down:

Med Tent immediately afterwards with ice packs on my head. BP was very high. Post-race massage on legs in Med Tent.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

HR was very high. Heat /Sun Stroke or poisoning.

Event comments:

Sometimes you are the SHIT, sometimes you are the STAIN!

Last updated: 2014-08-05 12:00 AM
01:31:00 | 4224 yards | 02m 09s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/219
Overall: 0/2298
Performance: Average
Suit: Xterra Sleeveless
Course: Swim Course in Boulder Reservoir 1 loop with 2 left turns
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 74F / 23C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 08:30
Performance: Bad
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Bad
07:04:02 | 112 miles | 15.85 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/219
Overall: 0/2298
Performance: Below average
Wind: Strong
Course: 1 large loop up to Carter Lake and back along major roadways.
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Below average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 14:44
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Below average
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
06:52:14 | 26.2 miles | 15m 44s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/219
Overall: 0/2298
Performance: Bad
HR was very high!
Course: 2 loops with out and backs on each along Boulder Creek Trail on CEMENT!
Keeping cool Bad Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? No
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] 1