Ironman North American Championship Mont-Tremblant - Triathlon

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Mont-Tremblant, Quebec
World Triathlon Corporation
60F / 16C
Total Time = 11h 37m 38s
Overall Rank = 543/2317
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 66/307
Pre-race routine:

Up 3.5 hours early to eat prescribed pre race meal. Lied down for 30 mins. Went to transition at 5am. Jogged to lake at 6. In water 6:30. Off at 6:50
Event warmup:

5 min jog and 5 min swim.
  • 1h 16m 57s
  • 3800 meters
  • 02m 02s / 100 meters

Overall, very happy with swim. Glad to not have leaking goggles. Just plodded along in the group. Didn't get tired and handled all adversity. Got very choppy and wavy around 1.2 mile mark. Then settled out after rounding buoys. Very happy on finishing it.
What would you do differently?:

Maybe swim a little harder. I definitely had it in me, but I didn't want to waste energy.
Transition 1
  • 12m 35s

Slow transition. Long run on asphalt to changing tent. Got behind putting on arm warmers and gloves.
What would you do differently?:

Be quicker changing.
  • 6h 05m
  • 180 kms
  • 29.59 km/hr

Solid ride. Target avg power 175-180. Came in around 160. Don't have the final data yet. Lost focus now and again on power. Lost chain twice on the steep hills going from little ring to big ring. Very annoying. Then had a noise in crank, so had to stop again to figure it out. Peeing of the bike was great. So, nice just to relive yourself and not wait/look for a porta potty. Peed 6-7 times. Knee started hurt around mile 90.
What would you do differently?:

Stay on power focus.
Transition 2
  • 05m 10s

Probably slow, but I was fine with it. My legs were wobbly.
What would you do differently?:

go faster.
  • 3h 57m 56s
  • 42.2 kms
  • 05m 38s  min/km

Knee was in pain from the start. Ran per coach requirement of 9 min/mile for 6 miles. When 6 mile mark came, I picked up pace somewhat. At mile 10, knee hurt badly each step. Contemplated walking/quitting. Not an option given all the time into the adventure. So, I just grinded it out. Shuffled last 3 miles. I stopped once, but knee seized up, so I just shuffled. My target pace was 8/mile. Actual 9/mile. Given the bad knee, I'm happy with run.
What would you do differently?:

Take Advil at halfway point. I had it in my special needs bag. that was stupid.
Post race
Warm down:

Not much. Some stretching and choco milk

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Bad knee!

Event comments:

Exceptional race and support. Would highly recommend it!

Last updated: 2014-08-18 12:00 AM
01:16:57 | 3800 meters | 02m 02s / 100meters
Age Group: 130/307
Overall: 955/2317
Performance: Good
Suit: wetsuit
Course: clockwise. 1 loop. waves half way through. Washing machine like for little while
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 68F / 20C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Below average Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
Time: 12:35
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Below average
06:05:00 | 180 kms | 29.59 km/hr
Age Group: 114/307
Overall: 819/2317
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: 90 miles of rolling hills. 20 miles of steep hills
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 86
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Too much
Time: 05:10
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
03:57:56 | 42.2 kms | 05m 38s  min/km
Age Group: 66/307
Overall: 542/2317
Performance: Average
Course: relatively flat, some hills
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
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