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Madison, Wisconsin
United States
Ironman North America
Sunny
Total Time = 12h 32m 46s
Overall Rank = 769/
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 111/260
Pre-race routine:

Up at 4 a.m. Ensure. Coffee. PB bagel. Perpetuem.
Event warmup:

None.
Swim
  • 1h 14m 8s
  • 4224 yards
  • 01m 46s / 100 yards
Comments:

Crappy navigation. Crappy drafting. Chose to avoid the mess as it was a bit of a slug fest.

Expected to go around 1:10-1:12 based on lower swim yardage in the bank compared to last time. Slower than expected due to poor navigation and getting beat up a bit.
Transition 1
  • 08m 57s
Comments:

Nothing too eventful here. Stopped in the porta potty to take a pee.
Bike
  • 5h 52m 3s
  • 112 miles
  • 19.09 mile/hr
Comments:

Solid ride, but, the wheels for the day got knocked loose starting around mile 40. My beloved Perpetuem was just not going down. Couldn't do it. Had a gel on the bike as emergency fuel and was very glad to have it. Energy was there but the perp was tasting like shat and not sitting well. Tried Gatorade but that was horrible too. Kept trying to force some perp and Gatorade to make sure I didn't come up short on calories. In retrospect, I should have declared a calorie moratorium for 45 minutes and drank lots of clear water. I had upped salt intake a bit to deal with the heat but in my own stupidity didn't up the water intake. Huge. Beginner. Error. Fcuk. Live and learn right? Well, that's an expensive lesson that I knew but just didn't apply.

Legs felt good. Climbs were easy. Rode within my the abilities of my legs but beyond my hydration levels.

What would you do differently?:

Drink more water.
Transition 2
  • 08m 6s
Comments:

Spent some low quality time in the porta potty here. Had desparately hoped that I'd be able to remedy my situation with a little time in the green office. Let's just say the meeting didn't come together. In the end I know it wasn't the answer anyway.
Run
  • 5h 09m 33s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 11m 49s  min/mile
Comments:

Made up for the lack of fluids on the ride during the first 15 miles of the marathon. It was not a run but it was a marathon...

Two cups of water, cup of coke, every aid station from mile 3 to mile 15. The plan of 10 oz of Hammer gel over the course of the run went out the window. Tried one hit of it at mile two and knew that wasn't happening. Ended up finding that potato chips and oranges tasted good with the coke and water. At mile 15 I took my first pee since T1 and felt the road block in my tummy release its hold. Able to start running most of the distance between aid stations from there to the end.
What would you do differently?:

Drink more on the bike.
Post race
Warm down:

What?

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Um, lack of water on the bike.

Event comments:

Had a blast with all the Donks out there. Raised over $2,500 for Racers Against Childhood Cancer. Finished about where I expected, but it sure didn't go down the way I thought it would. Legs felt awesome on the bike after a decent swim, but I knew the run would be trouble due to the tummy issues. In hindsight I could have changed things on the second half of the bike to make the run go better. An expensive lesson I hope to not repeat.

No desire to sign up for next year whatsoever! Looking forward to doing some shorter tris and a lot more biking of all sorts next year!




Last updated: 2008-12-02 12:00 AM
Swimming
01:14:08 | 4224 yards | 01m 46s / 100yards
Age Group: 115/260
Overall: 869/
Performance: Below average
Suit: Orca full
Course: Two loop rectangle
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Shot
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Below average Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Below average
T1
Time: 08:57
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
Biking
05:52:03 | 112 miles | 19.09 mile/hr
Age Group: 85/260
Overall: 5027/
Performance: Average
Wind:
Course:
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
T2
Time: 08:06
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
Running
05:09:33 | 26.2 miles | 11m 49s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/260
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Course: Two loops.
Keeping cool Average Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Bad
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
Evaluation
Course challenge
Organized?
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

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2009-09-16 4:57 PM

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2009-09-16 5:30 PM
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Awesome job Peter.  Please thank Lori for keeping me company and keeping me calm while we waited for the swim start. 

2009-09-16 5:38 PM
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Way to  pull it together Petey !!

2009-09-16 6:29 PM
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Congrats on well executed race!

Sorry about your tummy troubles but glad you were able to adjust and have the last half feel a little better.

Sounds like the BT crew was fantastic and was a huge plus for all of you.
2009-09-16 7:51 PM
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Great job on your race! Despite things not going how you planned in the second half the bike, it's impressive that you were able to overcome that at the end of the run.
2009-09-16 8:10 PM
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Congratulations on your 2nd IM, and most importantly, a bigger CONGRATULATIONS for raising that amount of money for your charity!  You should be very proud, Peter!

EEEEAAAAAWWWWW!!!



2009-09-16 8:43 PM
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Congrats 2 timer!!!

It was a rough day, but great to see everyone out there. 

 

eeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

2009-09-17 8:21 AM
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Dang way to overcome, big time! Good to see you on the course and congrats raising all that coin for RACC.
2009-09-17 8:37 AM
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Great job RACC partner!

So much for being able to run some of the Marathon together....   Great job man!
2009-09-17 8:47 AM
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Well done sneaky. Great racing and great attitude. Congrats on the fundraising total.

2009-09-17 8:53 AM
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Yes the potato chips were quite popular at the aid station. Seems to me you were get stronger as it went. Way to go two-time Iron gladiator!


2009-09-17 12:04 PM
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Nice race, Pete and congrats on your two-timer status. I am impressed with your result for a number of reasons, the impact of the heat and the performance relative to training volume. I don't mean this last comment to be a negative, only that I suspect you put in less volume this year than in '07 and did very well, irrespective of the impact of the weather. I guess I'm saying that its a testament to your skills and abilities at endurance sports. Congrats on raising a substantial amount of money for RAAC.
2009-09-17 3:40 PM
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Way to gut it out for the kids, Peter. Literally. Seems it was a tough day for everyone. But it was an honor to share the course-- and the experience-- with you.
2009-09-17 4:14 PM
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Nice job coming through for all the charity cash.  Tough day to get nutrition and hydration right.  You did a great job and should be very happy with another IM performance.

2009-09-17 4:45 PM
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I re-read my race report and want to clarify a couple things:

  • I had a blast doing the race
  • Donkeys are awesome people who make racing WAY more fun
  • I am thankful that I CAN do this stuff

My RR from IMWI 2007 was long and totally awesome (if I do say so myself) because I really wanted to capture just how exciting the whole thing was for me.  And it really was totally super mega awesome and stuff.  All year this year, racing has not had the same wow factor for me that it did in previous years.  I hate to say it, but as I sit here four days after the race I just feel like I did another tri this weekend, and it wasn't the same huge accomplishment it was the first time.  I do not take any of the experience or my abilities for granted.  It's just that it's time for me to tweak my hobby to reinvigorate my passion.  So that's why my race report reads a bit scarce and almost like it was written under the pen name Debbie Downer. 

I will be at IMWI next year.  And I will be excited to be there.  Probably wearing something that makes people cringe but I hope it will be entertaining and make the experience even more "special" for those who are racing.

2009-09-17 7:43 PM
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Pete- I feel the same way.  Not sure if its cuz I did worse or if the 1st one is just that much better....oh well



2009-09-19 11:24 AM
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Hey!  I'm sorry you don't feel the same buzz...but you know what they say, there's no time like the first time haha.  Still, overcoming to finish strong after GI issues is one heckuvan accomplishment, and you had the knowledge and strength to do it

Hoping to see you and Lori on the road or at the races again soon!

2009-09-19 2:00 PM
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Great job despite the stomach issues.  Gotta love that picture of the swim start.  It looked pretty nasty from the south helix too.  Great effort racing the $$ for RACC, I am hoping to get involved with them for IMAZ next year. 
2009-09-21 3:40 PM
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Congratulations and great job keeping things together despite the stomach problems!
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