Ironman Lake Placid - TriathlonFull Ironman

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Lake Placid, New York
United States
World Triathlon Corporation
88F / 31C
Total Time = 13h 36m 50s
Overall Rank = 1018/2800
Age Group = 40-44m
Age Group Rank = 161/400
Pre-race routine:

Oatmeal & Coffee
Event warmup:

Swam a little then waited for rolling start
  • 1h 22m
  • 4224 yards
  • 01m 56s / 100 yards

I swam one loop Friday before and took my time. 36 Minutes. This was brutal contact. I was boxed in around 15 swimmers. I needed to swim about 30 yards to the right or left to pass. I gave up on second loop and just stayed on someones heals and took my time. Still got beat up. Disappointed with swim time but came out of the water fresh.
What would you do differently?:

Seed myself in a faster swim group.
Transition 1
  • 11m 48s

Took my time.
  • 6h 29m
  • 112 miles
  • 17.28 mile/hr

first loop took it easy. it was cloudy and cool. Finished around 2:55. Second loop around mile 75 the sun came out. My Garmin had the temp as 88 degrees. I was done. I just melted. I didn't bring salt tabs with me, The weather was forecast as rain all day and cool. My stomach turned for the worst and my nutrition suffered.
What would you do differently?:

Bring salt tabs no matter what
Transition 2
  • 14m 31s

waited for my stomach to settle before running out. Drank some water was dehydrated bad.
What would you do differently?:

Bring salt tabs
  • 5h 19m 1s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 12m 11s  min/mile

I puked 3 x on the run. Could not keep anything down. Did a slow trot. Mentally draining to see everyone walking the 2nd mile into a marathon. Carnage was everywhere. I saw a dozen people puking which made me nauseous.
Post race
Warm down:

waited for my wife who crossed 1 hour after me.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Dehydration, salt pills

Event comments:

I thought the race itself was great. I felt like a professional athlete. I will be back in 2017. I want to do something different next year, Maybe something in Canada

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Last updated: 2014-11-11 12:00 AM
01:22:00 | 4224 yards | 01m 56s / 100yards
Age Group: 194/400
Overall: 1340/2800
Performance: Below average
Suit: Freak
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 72F / 22C Current: Low
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 11:48
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
06:29:00 | 112 miles | 17.28 mile/hr
Age Group: 159/400
Overall: 937/2800
Performance: Below average
Wind: Headwind with gusts
Course: Two loops. The first half of each loop was mostly downhill with the second half being mostly uphill.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence: 80
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 14:31
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
05:19:01 | 26.2 miles | 12m 11s  min/mile
Age Group: 161/400
Overall: 1018/2800
Course: 2 loops with some crazy hills
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Bad
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5