Ironman Mont-Tremblant North American Championship - Triathlon

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Mont-Tremblant, Quebec
World Triathlon Corporation
90F / 32C
Total Time = 13h 04m 32s
Overall Rank = 1164/3000
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 141/246
Pre-race routine:

Wake-up 3:30am
Pre-race breakfast 4am
Gather gear and liquids and shuttle to swim start 5am
Pump bike tires and liquids set-up in transition, bathroom 5:15-6:15am
Walk to swim start put on wetsuit, just made it by 6:45am start
Event warmup:

Walk to swim start
  • 1h 20m 5s
  • 3800 meters
  • 02m 07s / 100 meters

Great swim - 10 mins faster than expecting, good sighting and turning, good swim stroke, felt good in the water
What would you do differently?:

not much, a few times was zig-zag-ing but not bad
Transition 1
  • 08m 51s

Wetsuit peelers helped. Long run to T1 from swim out but did pretty well in the transition. Used restroom to pee.
What would you do differently?:

Pee in water or on shore before swim start to save time. Couldn't get sunscreen packet open, probably wasted a minute there.
  • 6h 17m 17s
  • 180 kms
  • 28.63 km/hr

Really strong bike. Felt amazing! Beat everyone in PTC except one guy. Training really paid off here! I thought I would be around 7 hours but I really conquered the hills. I think the training and rest into the race helped.
What would you do differently?:

Not much. I did well. Maybe pee on bike to save time if I could ever learn how to do this!
Transition 2
  • 04m 25s

Decent transition
What would you do differently?:

Had to pee again!
  • 5h 13m 54s
  • 42.2 kms
  • 07m 26s  min/km

VERY HOT day. Tried to keep cool as much as possible. Wore the Sahara Hat which was a BIG deal and so glad I had that to keep cool. Ran most of the shaded part which I was proud of. Sunny part was tough and it was hilly as well. Gave it everything I had to break 13 hours!
What would you do differently?:

Was hoping for a sub 5-hour marathon to break 13 hours but couldn't do it. Would have liked to run more but was really pushing myself at the end. Wish I didn't have to stop to pee but I did. Had to keep control of my HR too. Not sure much I could have done that was in my control.
Post race
Warm down:

Stretching, Post-Race Massage, Warm Clothes, Food, Bus back to Hotel Mont-Tremblant

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Heat during the run course, Sun was brutal!

Event comments:

Great Race Course, beautiful scenery, lots of volunteers, well organized. I had fun and I raced well!

Last updated: 2015-08-18 12:00 AM
01:20:05 | 3800 meters | 02m 07s / 100meters
Age Group: 157/246
Overall: 1333/3000
Performance: Good
Suit: Full Zoot Wetsuit
Course: Lake swim
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 71F / 22C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 08:51
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
06:17:17 | 180 kms | 28.63 km/hr
Age Group: 149/246
Overall: 1155/3000
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Montee Ryan to Rt 117 into town and back then through hilly back section - 2x
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 04:25
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal Good
05:13:54 | 42.2 kms | 07m 26s  min/km
Age Group: 141/246
Overall: 1164/3000
Performance: Average
Course: Rt 323 out to Hotel Mont-Tremblant down the bike path and back to Village - 2x
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