Ironman Lake Placid - Triathlon

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Lake Placid, New York
United States
World Triathlon Corporation
80F / 27C
Total Time = 13h 42m 25s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Woke up. Ate oatmeal and banana. Drank some water. Met up with friends. Walked to transition area to check bike.
Event warmup:

Swam maybe 50 yards, then got in line for the rolling start.
  • 1h 17m 28s
  • 4224 yards
  • 01m 50s / 100 yards

I've done IM Louisville and IM St. George. This was the most congested swim I've participated in, lots of contact. Boxed in and near panic the first few minutes, before settling into it. My slowest IM swim time.
What would you do differently?:

Train more.
Transition 1
  • 09m 17s

Nearly a half mile from the swim exit to the transition area.
  • 6h 49m 20s
  • 112 miles
  • 16.42 mile/hr

Missed out on a lot of training this year, so struggling in this races wasn't unexpected. Back and neck pain were two of the biggest problems. I drank only water, ate bananas, GU, and electrolyte tablets. Tried to save my legs as much as I could. The last ten miles were a real struggle. I was happy to be off the bike and onto the run course.
Transition 2
  • 06m 2s
  • 5h 20m 18s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 12m 14s  min/mile

I was pretty tired coming off the bike, but managed to average about 10 min miles for the first 10 miles and ran without stopping until mile 16. My legs were pretty well spent by then. I walked a lot, ran some.
Post race
Warm down:

Met with my family. Took pictures. Eat a couple pieces of pizza. Walked back to hotel. Showered and slept.

Event comments:

Training was really a struggle with a pregnant wife and two small kids. Then my mother-in-law was hospitalized during the peak training weeks. I just didn't get enough training in to really be where I like to be in these races. It was kind of a miracle I made it at all so overall I'm happy with the results.

Last updated: 2015-01-26 12:00 AM
01:17:28 | 4224 yards | 01m 50s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Suit: Yes
Course: 2-loop
Start type: Run Plus:
Water temp: 72F / 22C Current: Low
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 09:17
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
06:49:20 | 112 miles | 16.42 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Wind: Some
Course: Two loops. The first half of each loop was mostly downhill with the second half being mostly uphill.
Road: Smooth  Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 06:02
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
05:20:18 | 26.2 miles | 12m 14s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Course: 2 loops. Hills coming in and out of town but otherwise a little bit rolling, but mostly flat.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
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] 4