Ironman Lake Placid - Triathlon

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Lake Placid, New York
United States
World Triathlon Corporation
66F / 19C
Total Time = 00m
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Ate a bagel w/ cream cheese, coffee and juice. Took nutrition and fluid to the mike. I checked condition of the bike including tires. Several bike tires were over inflated the day before and it was very hot. Tires were popping all afternoon of Saturday. I went back to the hotel, laid down for 5 minutes, and put on my wet suit. Then walked over and got in staging area.
Event warmup:

I just try to relax and get my head straight. Chat with other participants and just keep it positive.
  • 1h 57m 42s
  • 4224 yards
  • 02m 47s / 100 yards

I was able to draft on the second lap for a good portion of the swim. No current to swim with or against.
What would you do differently?:

Swim faster
Transition 1
  • 13m 29s

Long run from Mirror Lake to T1. Everything was well organized. Took a Frog Fuel and drank 2 glasses of water. Very sandy tried to get as much off as possible. Feet were cleaned, but still had a lot of sand is unusual places.
What would you do differently?:

I should have eaten and drank more
  • 8h 02m 12s
  • 112 miles
  • 13.94 mile/hr

Half of the ride was a blast and then it got hard. A small storm passed through, and it became hot and humid in the valley. A police officer told me that his car temp. indicated 86 degrees. AKA the beginning of the end for me.
What would you do differently?:

I blew it with nutrition and hydration. I did not drink enough early, and paid for it in the end. I could not tolerate my food and nutrition, so I switched to Gatoraid. In Lake Placid I discovered what goes down must come up. I did perfect vomiting on the bike without slowing down or a break in cadence. I see that as a win for me.
Transition 2
  • 07m 27s

I forced myself to drink water and tried some nutrition (not a happy moment). My brain said the end is near, my heart said keep going.
What would you do differently?:

I blew hydration and nutrition on the bike. It was too late to salvage the day.
  • 4h 05m 10s
  • 15.8 miles
  • 15m 31s  min/mile

I had gone too far down the rabbit hole. I tried a pretzel with water, well that didn't turn out swell. I was able to suck on orange slices and sip water and coke. I figured if I do that at every aid station, I have a chance. Then I couldn't hold coke, the oranges and then water. I picked up a base salt from their aid station. From then on it was ice and base salt. My daughter realized that I was 4 minutes off pace to finish. She ran 5 miles found me in the middle of nowhere and encouraged me to keep going. I kept it up on base salt and ice. I made it back through town and the second turn around. I finished the first lap. After mile 15 the wheels finally fell off. I could not hold down ice. I kept going to the next aid station, my daughter found me again. I told her it wasn't safe for me to keep going, and I was going to take a medical DNF. She walked with me to the next aid station, they called for transport, and they took us to the med tent. I did perfect vomiting while running, without losing pace or stopping.
What would you do differently?:

The problem started a long time before the run
Post race
Warm down:

Med tent, anti nausea pill and IV.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Poor execution of hydration and nutrition.

Event comments:

I didn't follow my nutrition and hydration plan and blew the high. I did not expect the high humidity and heat in the valley, and that along with my poor execution, caused a DNF.

Last updated: 2019-07-30 12:00 AM
01:57:42 | 4224 yards | 02m 47s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
I stayed way outside on the first lap. With all of the swimmers and the fast swimmers coming up, I wanted to stay out of the fray. Second lap I stayed on the "yellow" (not really yellow, stainless steel with algae). The slower people (my people) were the only ones left on the course. Some bumping, but not bad.
Suit: Wet suit
Course: Nice course easy swim, and hard to get off of course. Spotting is super easy large hotel in one direction big green building in the other.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 73F / 23C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 13:29
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
08:02:12 | 112 miles | 13.94 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Bad
119 Average 159 high.
Wind: Headwind with gusts
Course: A lot of climbing. The Keene descent is more fun than should be allowed on a bike. 7 miles of curving downhill. Average speed 33.8 MPH. The climb out of Jay was 12 miles of horrible. 4 category 4 climbs on the route, so you do a total of 8 cat 4 climbs.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence: 72
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Below average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 07:27
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal Good
04:05:10 | 15.8 miles | 15m 31s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Bad
This is where is gets UGLY! 97 ave HR, high 132
Course: Hilly and 4 times through town 4 times through nowhere.
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %8%
Overall: Bad
Mental exertion [1-5] 1
Physical exertion [1-5]
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] 3