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Madison, Wisconsin
United States
Ironman North America
73F / 23C
Total Time = 16h 13m 29s
Overall Rank = 1999/2207
Age Group = W30-34
Age Group Rank = 101/112
Pre-race routine:

Woke up ate some fruit (only thing I could stomach) and stretched. Got my swim gear organized and checked like 7x, rechecked bike gear and topped off air in tires
Event warmup:

streatch, jumped up and down,
  • 1h 17m 26s
  • 4224 yards
  • 01m 50s / 100 yards

as expected a full contact sport. only got smaked in the face once around second turn buoy. Was forced to take two short hard strokes in the middle of the first lap and pulled something in my shoulder
What would you do differently?:

keep training
Transition 1
  • 09m 48s

went well, although I was suprised how long it took. Did change into cycling shorts in changing area. left shoes and helmet on bike. .
What would you do differently?:

shoes were a good decision, helmet should maybe go in bag next time as I can buckle it while I run to bike
  • 7h 17m 11s
  • 112 miles
  • 15.37 mile/hr

wind picked up near the second lap. Never really felt like I got a break except for through Verona. maybe went too hard as not much left for run, see below
What would you do differently?:

train more insane hills
Transition 2
  • 11m 9s

felt ok through transition went smooth
  • 7h 17m 56s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 16m 43s  min/mile

Ouch! I trotted along for about 3 miles downhill. mile 4 my insides cramped up and didn't stop until about a mile into the second lap. After that I was reduced to walking mostly. I trotted a little in the second lap after my insides calmed down a little. Cried a bit going back up to the capital end of first lap, clutching my stomach, thought about quitting. Spectators were great though, very encouraging, someone said "just keep moving, it'll pass" It kinda did, eh 'pass' :) Was still gaseous the next day, but that helped the gut problem. Then of course the legs started to hurt, not a surprise, but then my right lung hurt when I would run so mostly walked. just kept moving. Finished anyway, not sure how.
What would you do differently?:

train more w/nutrition and eat more while training
Post race
Warm down:

ate a little pizza and lots of water and gatoraid

What limited your ability to perform faster:

run fitness and guts

Event comments:

This is probably the hardest thing I've ever done. Giving birth may have been easier. I may volunteer next year and sign up for 2010. Am recovering much faster than I thought I would, even the blisters. Ended up with only three blisters, the biggest on right little toes that topped out at approx. the same size as the toes they were on, but no underlying dermis damage so they are healing quickly too. It was too hard, but sometimes too hard is good. GF told me that my mom didn't believe I'd finish until about 15min before I actually did finish....HA! It took forever, but I did it. Now I just need to recover, continue to be active and train to improve my fitness from this base!

Last updated: 2007-09-11 12:00 AM
01:17:26 | 4224 yards | 01m 50s / 100yards
Age Group: 50/112
Overall: 1152/2207
Performance: Good
Suit: wetsuit
Course: good, surprise waves washed a bunch of people into me near the end of first lap. Must've been a speed boat wake,
Start type: Deep Water Plus:
Water temp: 70F / 21C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 09:48
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
07:17:11 | 112 miles | 15.37 mile/hr
Age Group: 106/112
Overall: 2075/2207
Performance: Average
Wind: Strong with gusts
Course: wind seemed strong near the end
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Below average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 11:09
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
07:17:56 | 26.2 miles | 16m 43s  min/mile
Age Group: 106/112
Overall: 2075/2207
Performance: Bad
Course: pretty flat, one big hill and a few long easy ones
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Too hard
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2008-09-09 9:58 AM

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Subject: Ironman Wisconsin

2008-09-09 10:17 AM
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Iron Donkey
, Wisconsin
Subject: RE: Ironman Wisconsin

I know I'm early, but I can't wait to read the RR when it comes out!

2008-09-09 8:59 PM
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Overland Park, Kansas
Subject: RE: Ironman Wisconsin
Way to push it!
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