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Triangle Sports
85F / 29C
Total Time = 13h 47m 17s
Overall Rank = 1865/2548
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 398/510
Pre-race routine:

Got up very early due to inability to sleep...had bannana, protien bar, Powerade, Buttered Bread then walked to beach to load bike with nutrion and drop off Race Bags
Event warmup:

Easy Strecth to loosen up
  • 1h 21m 37s
  • 4156 yards
  • 01m 58s / 100 yards

First time in shotgun start (2500 plus)..made it difficult to get out from being intangled by slower swimmers...had to swim parallel to shore to get free. poor nav withg all the swimmers chop..overall slower than expected due to bodys in water
What would you do differently?:

Start on outside and try to accelerate initially..also need to work on nav and just more swimming...overall great experience
Transition 1
  • 10m 19s

New to getting bags vice all in transtion areas
What would you do differently?:

Remenber postion of bags in bag area for ease of finding
  • 7h 34m 40s
  • 111.85 miles
  • 14.76 mile/hr

Brutal course over 112 MIles..tough for a beginner biker that did not practice on mountains like this
What would you do differently?:

Bike...Bike...Bike and then more Bike
Transition 2
  • 12m 40s

Took time in this transition for hydration.. nutrition and leg recovery from Bike
What would you do differently?:

not much just be in better shape coming off Bike
  • 4h 28m 1s
  • 26.1 miles
  • 10m 16s  min/mile

Had problems with right hamstring initially..right on the verge of cramping...eased pace until last 5K..wanted to ensure comfortable finish
What would you do differently?:

Better Bike
Post race
Warm down:

Stretch in shower

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Hills...and first IRONMAN experience improper pacing

Event comments:

Overall great race experience..who said the French were rude? I had nothing but the best support and race was planned effectively and efficiently..Also you cant beat the location

Last updated: 2008-12-21 12:00 AM
01:21:37 | 4156 yards | 01m 58s / 100yards
Age Group: 381/510
Overall: 1887/2548
Performance: Average
Suit: Yes -sleeveless
Course: Mediteranean..single Wave start with 2500 others
Start type: Run Plus: Shot
Water temp: 25C / 77F Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Below average
Time: 10:19
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Below average
07:34:40 | 111.85 miles | 14.76 mile/hr
Age Group: 423/510
Overall: 2054/2548
Performance: Below average
Wind: Little
Course: Very challenging course with extreme hills for about 1/3 the course..very tough 6000 Feet of climbing..not used to that at all..also lots of turns on the down hill made it tough to make up some of the uphill time
Road: Smooth  Cadence: 75
Turns: Average Cornering: Below average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Below average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 12:40
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Below average
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal Good
04:28:01 | 26.1 miles | 10m 16s  min/mile
Age Group: 398/510
Overall: 1865/2548
Performance: Average
Course: Flat along Promenade de Anglais..4 Loops
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %2
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Too hard
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2009-07-03 8:09 PM

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