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Tempe, Arizona
United States
78F / 26C
Sunny
Total Time = 15h 33m 52s
Overall Rank = 1913/2500
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 354/399
Pre-race routine:

Up at 3:30 am for Breakfast of oatmeal and bannanas with V-8 Fusion juice. One read bull and one mountain dew on hour drive to transition.
Event warmup:

10 minute water treading waiting for official start.
Swim
  • 1h 42m 17s
  • 3862 meters
  • 02m 39s / 100 meters
Comments:

Good swim for me. I had always worried abou tthe swim in every tri that I had attempted, but this one did not scare me or even feel uncomfortable. The fact that it was faster that tne first sprint swim I did last l\May speaks volumes to the progress my swimming has made. Not to mention that 2.4 miles in open water was the furthest I ever swam. :)
What would you do differently?:

This coming year I need to actually drop-in on masters swims a couple of times each week and work on stroke dynamics.
Transition 1
  • 12m 3s
Comments:

Was way to relaxed on this transition and not knowing what to expect in the changing tent lead me to taking too much advantage of the break. Digging my bike gear out instead of putting it at the bike was a bit tricky as well.
What would you do differently?:

Move faster~! Treat it like a real transition.
Bike
  • 7h 12m 13s
  • 112 miles
  • 15.55 mile/hr
Comments:

My biggest boo-boo on the bike was gettin gsunscreen in my right eye. It was tearing up so bad that I rode "one-eyed" the majority of the time . the little bit of head wind that we had on the bee-line highway flared this eye up more than I could imagine.
What would you do differently?:

Next IMAZ I plan on taking greater care of how sunsceen is applied to my face as well as I am now in the market for better sunglasses (I am thinking goggle type) to reduce the wind in my eyes.
Transition 2
  • 12m 8s
Comments:

Once again I rested too much in transition. I spend too much time on my fuel belt and working my running gear on.
What would you do differently?:

Need to treat transition like a part of the race and not a big rest stop.
Run
  • 6h 15m 13s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 14m 19s  min/mile
Comments:

Biggest area to work on for next race. this is the portion of an Ironman race that I can shave the most time on as I walked up to 2/3 of the distance. The first 8 miles went well and then run turn to jog to shuffle to trip walking - until I decided that my goal was to finish and I had plenty of time to make that happen. Hence walking.
What would you do differently?:

Need to really work on run endurance this year! :)
Post race
Warm down:

1/2 slice of Pizza and a walk back to the car to laod gear.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Most of my real issues were during the run. Even with sunscreen in my eye, my Bike was slower but not unreasonable.

Event comments:

I "borrowed" a photo from cactus steve for this report - but his is a race that photo buying is high on my list! :)

Many thanks to my freinds and peeps on BT. Without them I would not have come this far in the last 1.5 years. Also, a special shout out ot all of my ESCKTC pals - especially those at the race - that kept me going and saw me finish. Thanks to all of you - I AM AN IRONMAN!!!!!!!


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Last updated: 2008-01-14 12:00 AM
Swimming
01:42:17 | 3862 meters | 02m 39s / 100meters
Age Group: 386/399
Overall: 2056/2500
Performance: Good
Suit: yes
Course: One loop arround Tempe Town lake. head East into sunrise slightly over first mile and then head west on return trip.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Shot
Water temp: 64F / 18C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
T1
Time: 12:03
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
No
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
Biking
07:12:13 | 112 miles | 15.55 mile/hr
Age Group: 380/399
Overall: 1955/2500
Performance: Below average
Wind: Some
Course: From the Lake a short zig-zag in town to the Bee line Highway and then out to Shea Road up a gradual incline and back to town. This is done in three loops and the slower route out to Shea is made up with a quicker return to town on the slight decline.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 12:08
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Below average
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike Below average
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal Average
Running
06:15:13 | 26.2 miles | 14m 19s  min/mile
Age Group: 354/399
Overall: 1832/2500
Performance: Below average
Course: Three figure 8 style loops around Tempe Town Lake. The fisrt portion of the loop is sort of flat and easy enough except goin gup the hill onto Mill bridge. However, the second portion of the loop is more hilly than it looks and Cury hill is deceptively harder by the third try.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %3
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
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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2008-11-25 9:37 AM

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2008-11-25 10:04 AM
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Great job Jerry. Way to get out there and finish an Ironman.
2008-11-25 10:19 AM
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Awesome job Jerry... You are an IRONMAN! You looked super strong coming out of the water.


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2008-11-25 10:30 AM
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You were awesome out there, Jerry!  You have SO much to be proud of.  I'm so glad that I got to see you after the swim and in T1 - it was a great opportunity for me to share a little of your race experience with you.  You are unbelieveable - way to go, IRONMAN!!!
2008-11-25 10:58 AM
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Way to go, Jerry! Not only are you an Ironman but a very studly one! It was great to see you on the course and at the finish. Most people looked pretty dead but you had your spirits up and were joking around. Makes me want to try the big race too. Very inspiring!
2008-11-25 10:59 AM
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You did it Jerry! Man, we have come a long way in the last year and a half. I'm glad that I got to see you cross the line strong with Trey right by your side.

Congrats again.



2008-11-25 12:03 PM
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Next Ironman?  Your thinking of doing another?  You did great.  More of a Man than most people..  And here I thought you were winking at me......
2008-11-25 12:48 PM
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Great job Jerry! I can't imagine signing up to do another one anytime soon. You're crazy.

You're also an IronMan!!!!

-Jot
2008-11-25 12:49 PM
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You are SO awesome!! I knew you would have no problem doing this!!  Great job IRONMAN!
2008-11-25 1:33 PM
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Congratulations on your first IM... well done!
2008-11-25 3:04 PM
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Great job Mr. Paisley.  You looked good off the bike.  I'm glad I gave you the right bag.  Looking forward to racing with you next year!


2008-11-25 5:15 PM
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Congrats on your finish, I'm sure you are basking in the glory of being an IRONMAN.  Enjoy it and keep on truckin'

 

2008-11-26 9:02 AM
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WooHoo!!! You rocked it!

It was great to see you in T1. Glad you had a great day and can add Ironman to your impressive resume of Tris

2008-11-26 12:55 PM
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That was an excellent swim my friend.  Two years ago, could you have imagined that you would be an IRONMAN now? You're not just a neat person, but an inspiring one was well.

Way to go Jerry!!
2008-11-26 5:21 PM
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Great race Jerry!  I yelled at you a couple of times as we passed in opposite directions on the bike.  Your yellow bike frame is hard to miss.
2008-11-29 9:28 PM
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Congratulations Jerry!  I saw you when you came through the Trisports.com run aid station and gave you a shout out, but you were very focused.  You da man!!!


2008-11-29 9:53 PM
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Yeah! Do another IM! When I entered this I thought that it would be my only IM, but now I'm with you. Bring it... Nice work and great report.
2008-12-01 12:29 PM
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Sorry I'm just getting around to commenting on this. But great job on the race! I love following your races
2008-12-12 12:41 PM
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Amazing stuff Gerry.  Welcom to the team!!

 

You are an Ironman.

 

Simon

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