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Tempe, Arizona
United States
Ironman North America
94F / 34C
Sunny
Total Time = 14h 42m 40s
Overall Rank = 1188/2027
Age Group = 25-29
Age Group Rank = 103/141
Pre-race routine:

Light breakfast and early arrival
Event warmup:

Easy stretching and some Gatorade & CLIF bar
Swim
  • 1h 05m 54s
  • 4224 yards
  • 01m 34s / 100 yards
Comments:

Overall a good swim. Other than a crazy first few hundred yards, I was able to settle into a relaxed and comfortable pace. Although I found it hard to draft because of the sheer number of people grouped together.
What would you do differently?:

Not much
Transition 1
  • 12m 6s
Comments:

I just took my time in the transitions. I wanted to make sure I had everything in place before heading out for the bike.
What would you do differently?:

Maybe take in more fluids.
Bike
  • 8h 10m 56s
  • 112 miles
  • 13.69 mile/hr
Comments:

I much more difficult session than I anticipated. I got a nice lesson in the need for proper nutritional planning and execution. Due to my aweful nutrition strategy, my stomach shutdown around the 40 mile mark. I kept trying to force food and fluids, but it really didn't help the situation. I made the decision to stop for a long break to see if it would help. I think it was the right decision. It allowed my stomach enough time to absorb some nutrients and, what I believe, to actually finish the day. Overall, my legs felt good the entire session and I believe when I was actually biking I pushing an ideal pace. However I probably added between 60 and 90 minutes to my time due to stops at aid stations.
What would you do differently?:

Look to add salt tablets or E-caps to my nutritional plan. Clearly food and fluids was not nearly enough to get the job done.
Transition 2
  • 08m 27s
Comments:

Again, just took my time.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing
Run
  • 5h 05m 19s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 11m 39s  min/mile
Comments:

The run went pretty than expected. I decided to walk the first 1/4 to 1/2 mile just to get my legs underneath me. Once under way I adopted a strategy to run roughly 1/2 of the flats and all of the downhills, while walking all uphills. The strategy, plus making worth while stops at nearly every aid station, really helped me chug along through the run without any issues. Near the end, my legs really started tightening up but I was able to avoid any cramps.
What would you do differently?:

Maybe more brick workouts so that I would feel more comfortable running long after a long bike.
Post race
Warm down:

I walked around for 30 minutes, including the walk back to the hotel, and a hot shower.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Nutritional planning and the weather.

Event comments:

A great time. I learned alot, both about training & planning, and about myself. Well worth the time and dedication.




Last updated: 2007-09-27 12:00 AM
Swimming
01:05:54 | 4224 yards | 01m 34s / 100yards
Age Group: 45/141
Overall: 391/2027
Performance: Good
Suit:
Course: A single loop course, more or less bridge to bridge swim.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Shot
Water temp: 68F / 20C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Below average Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
T1
Time: 12:06
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
No
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
Biking
08:10:56 | 112 miles | 13.69 mile/hr
Age Group: 134/141
Overall: 1793/2027
Performance: Bad
Wind: Headwind with gusts
Course: A fair 3 course loop, with the way out on a slight uphill grade. Other than a couple rough sections in the road, conditions were pretty good.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
T2
Time: 08:27
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike Below average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
Running
05:05:19 | 26.2 miles | 11m 39s  min/mile
Age Group: 66/141
Overall: 684/2027
Performance: Average
Course: 3 loop course around the Tempe town lake and park. The course was relatively flat, with a couple short inclines/declines.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
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

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2008-04-14 7:16 PM
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Great job Ironman!
2008-04-14 7:26 PM
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Great Job! This was a well earned Ironman
2008-04-14 7:30 PM
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Congratulations, Ironman!
2008-04-14 8:02 PM
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Congratulations Ironman
2008-04-14 8:17 PM
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Fantastic performance. You finished it off with a really strong run. Congratulations.


2008-04-14 9:12 PM
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Congratulations! I enjoyed reading your report!
2008-04-14 9:33 PM
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Congrats, Ironman! And thanks for sharing your report...and esp. your analysis of what went awry for you...with all of us!
2008-04-14 9:37 PM
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Great Job Andy! Proud of you. Especially for making some good decisions that kept your day going.
2008-04-14 9:54 PM
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Congratulations on becoming an Ironman!

It was a HOT and ROUGH day out there... sounds like you made a solid decision to stop and rest while on the bike leg.

2008-04-14 9:59 PM
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WOW nice work out there - it was BRUTAL but you definitely proved yourself worthy of the Ironman title!!!


2008-04-14 10:53 PM
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congrats IRONMAN!
2008-04-15 12:00 AM
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Congratulations! You turned in a great performance on a tough day
2008-04-15 6:16 AM
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Congrats Andy!! Great report and nice job making some tough decisions. It sounds like you were actually able to enjoy part of the run due to your sound decision to stop on the bike!!

YOU ARE AN IRONMAN!!!!  

2008-04-15 8:31 AM
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Congrats!
2008-04-15 9:50 AM
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Nice report and GREAT JOB.... good work on holding back and sticking to your guns, most people would try to push through and blow up .... well done!!


2008-04-15 11:56 AM
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You should be about beside yourself with pride..It was a huge performance. I predict the accumulated knowledge from race day means you'll take about three hours off your time next one you do.

I truly enjoyed getting to know Elise and yourself and wish you much luck in the transition from training to wedding plans.

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2008-04-15 1:12 PM
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Great job on the race, nutrition can always kill a great race. You held on.
2008-04-15 1:15 PM
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way to go, and way to be so smart out on the course. A lot of people should learn from you and do the same things. Congrats.
2008-04-15 2:21 PM
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Whoot Whoot!!  way to go Andy.  You made some real heads up decisions out there on the course.  You should be very proud of your new Ironman title.
2008-04-15 2:46 PM
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Congrats Ironman! Wear the name proudly.

BTW - really nice swim.


2008-04-15 2:46 PM
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Congratulations!  Stopping on the bike course was a really smart idea.
2008-04-15 3:11 PM
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Well done!! Congrats!
2008-04-15 3:29 PM
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Great job on a tough day!
2008-04-15 4:11 PM
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Excellent job, congratulations!!!
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