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DeSoto American Triple T Race # 4 Team Time Trial - Triathlon1/2 Ironman
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45F / 7C
= 5h 59m 10s
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More Odwalla and Starbucks Frappacino: liquid sugary love was to do the trick today.
A peaceful inevitability filled my lungs. Threw my arms around. Thought about one leg at a time.
01m 14s / 100 yards
9th overall fastest swim! And I beat some dude named Gordo by 20 sec. who like ended up doing really well in the end: I'm happy for him, I really am!
Seriously fun swim. Turned at an orange buoy on the second lap
(looked yellow in the glare!
) and really started turning it on when I realized that whistling dude in the kayak was mad at me. Bet I coulda been top three if it wasn't for that navigational faux pas...
What would you do differently?:
More standing around holding my bike... need to have a mental checklist and just go!
3h 27m 48s
Tough two laps, but I hung in there, even though there were some tough moments of fatigue. 3 bottles of Infinit, 4-5 caffeine gels and cookies and bananas at the halfway table. Rightly predicted that I needed to go 25% beyond what I "felt" I should be drinking. Set me up for a better run than I could have forseen.
The course was so much harder than the Beast of the East 1/2 IM from last year, hills like mini-gaps.
1h 58m 58s
09m 05s min/mile
While the time or pacing is not great, I didn't give up, and I ignored the ankle completely, drank the warm coke in my belt
(which was like ambrosia from the gods
) and every water someone handed me. Never walked, even though I wanted to probably the entire first half. Hills were serious challenges, mental and physical.
Laying down in a frozen stream.
The conclusion I always come to
(the SAME conclusion, rendered as epiphany every time
) is that this is not only a hard sport but a Painful one. That Half Mary after all that other stuff was so difficult to work through, but there was a moment somewhere on mile 9 when I realized I could do it and that I could do it well and that the best of my ability could be evident.
(It helped knowing that a good bit of what remained was downhill!
) That was cool. That was a learning moment that I need to hold on to and remember after my body is done healing. I'm glad I did the event and I'm certain my Iron distance race at Silverman will be conquered as convincingly.
Last updated: 2008-05-28 12:00 AM
00:26:24 | 2122 yards | 01m 14s / 100yards
0F / 0C
Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
03:27:48 | 55.5 miles | 16.02 mile/hr
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Shoe and helmet removal
01:58:58 | 13.1 miles | 09m 05s min/mile
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]
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