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2011-09-14 12:08 PM
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1stTimeTri - 2011-09-14 9:42 AM

So, how's everybody feeling? 

Still a bit mentally drained.  

But physically, the ol' body feels quite good.  Much better than after IMWI 2010.  Just some DOMS.  Don't even have any blisters this time!  Having a better run base makes a BIG difference in post-race recovery.



2011-09-14 12:18 PM
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2011-09-14 12:27 PM
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I wasn't there, but based on stats from wundergound, the temps on the 11th were high by Madison standards. Here's the data from the last 7 IM (and while Sunday was hot - check out 2005; I watched that one and remember how brutal it was)

date min max avg
9/11/11 51 84 68
9/13/10 50 74 62
9/13/09 48 83 66
9/7/08 51 72 62
9/9/07 52 73 63
9/10/06 53 59 56
9/11/05 69 91 80
2011-09-14 12:43 PM
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Did anybody see the firefighter who was doing the marathon in full gear?  That's just crazy...huge props to him.  Not sure what lap he was on when I saw him.  I hope he finished.
2011-09-14 1:17 PM
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I feel pretty darn good today too.  We walked to Starbucks this morning, and other than a little butt cheek soreness, I feel almost normal again.  Yesterday was a different story.

Madison was absolutely hands down the best venue for an IM.  I guess I only have Louisville to compare it to, but Madison was just amazing.  The food was great, I don't think we had a bad meal.  We followed the Brown Dogs around so we toured the New Glarus brewery, and ate at all the wonderful places mentioned above as well.  That farmers market is something else.  I missed out on the huge cookies at that one bakery.  They looked so good, but I resisted early.  When we went back after noon, they were sold out.  Darn!

The spectators, volunteers, and all the athletes made the entire day so fabulous.  Even when I was feeling like crap, I was enjoying everyone and everything around me.

I think the same guy under the bridge at mile 23 spoke to me too.  He totally encouraged me to continue on and finish strong.

So many fabulous people out there Sunday.  We saw the last guy finishing, he was heading towards the special needs area near the last turn.  That was awesome to see him, and then hear the story after.

I will do Madison again I think.  Not next year, but some day.

2011-09-14 3:18 PM
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Aside from coming home Monday, I have had one evening soon to go on to my second with not training...  I'm bored...what now?

I'm giving myself a week off, then I'm at least getting back in the gym.  What are you guys going to do?



2011-09-14 4:52 PM
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dnavarro82 - 2011-09-14 3:18 PM   What are you guys going to do?

 

Drink beer. Lots of it. Already started.

2011-09-14 7:40 PM
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A great day all the way around. Toughest IM I've done.

Anyone else getting the blues as reality sets back in?
2011-09-14 10:45 PM
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TC3 - 2011-09-14 8:40 PM A great day all the way around. Toughest IM I've done. Anyone else getting the blues as reality sets back in?

Yes.  We spend so much energy preparing for these things that once the race passes a letdown of some sort is inevitable/necessary.  Like you, this wasn't my first, so I started preparing for the post-race letdown before the race.  I find that this has helped me develop better coping strategies.

IMO, strategies for handling the post-race decompression should be part of any IM training plan.

2011-09-15 4:50 AM
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I agree with you. Coming back to reality is a little tough, in the past, the entire family took a week of vacation after the race and it made it much easier to come down. (I highly recommend this)

This time however, the kids were already in school and summer vacations were over.

Oh well, there is always the next one to look forward to.
2011-09-15 2:25 PM
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The woman in the boot is a training partner of mine.  Hopefully she'll speak up, here...

I didn't make it because I crashed at mile ~100 on the bike (I remember seeing the '100 miles' sign).  It was at the last aid station.  I got a concussion, some broken ribs, a fractured pelvis (not offset, don't need surgery), and a pneumothorax, the latter of which prevented me from flying home after my 2-day stay at the UW hospital in Madison, so we had to drive back here to CO.

When I woke up in the ambulance I was really disoriented and didn't believe the EMTs when they said I'd had a bike accident in an Ironman.  I mean, I knew that I'd done a couple of halfs, but I thought "A full Ironman?  No way!" .  Heh.

The race was pretty great up 'til that point...

 

 

 

 



2011-09-15 3:17 PM
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Wow...that really stinks..hopefully you will recover quickly and get back at it...did you sign up for next year??  Best of luck as you begin your journey back and get fully recovered.
2011-09-15 3:20 PM
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4 days later, but THANKS! I'm not positive it was you, but there was a group with flags and as I crested the hill near them on the first loop, I started them chanting "U-S-A, U-S-A"  I'm sure I wasn't the only one to do that - but THANK YOU as you and so many other fans really helped make the day awesome.
2011-09-15 3:32 PM
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PrudenceR - 2011-09-15 2:25 PM

The woman in the boot is a training partner of mine.  Hopefully she'll speak up, here...

I didn't make it because I crashed at mile ~100 on the bike (I remember seeing the '100 miles' sign).  It was at the last aid station.  I got a concussion, some broken ribs, a fractured pelvis (not offset, don't need surgery), and a pneumothorax, the latter of which prevented me from flying home after my 2-day stay at the UW hospital in Madison, so we had to drive back here to CO.

When I woke up in the ambulance I was really disoriented and didn't believe the EMTs when they said I'd had a bike accident in an Ironman.  I mean, I knew that I'd done a couple of halfs, but I thought "A full Ironman?  No way!" .  Heh.

The race was pretty great up 'til that point... 

How's recovery going?  I'm feel bad that you crashed and couldn't complete the race.

2011-09-15 3:32 PM
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2011-09-15 6:40 PM
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kevin_trapp - 2011-09-14 8:18 AMDoes anyone know if the woman wearing a boot for her broken foot finished?  She came out of T2 somewhere around five o'clock, but I never saw her again.
She DNFd (that was me)I had been walking alot the weeks prior to the race trying to get faster than an 18:00/mile as my boot was nearly up to my knee (torn posterior tib tendon--right side) and I just couldn't seem to do it. My left foot (the other one which had been bearing most of my weight while wearing that boot on my right foot) started hurting the day of the athlete meeting and continued getting worse until 40 miles into the bike where I just had to get it out of my bike shoe for some relief. It swelled up and never went back in, making for a slow 2nd loop. I walked 58 minutes into the run and couldn't take it anymore. Was diagnosed with stress fractures 4th and 5th metatarsals. Will try again in 2013.Congratulations to all finishers! You are amazing!-- and I hope to be when I am back.
2011-09-15 8:06 PM
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PrudenceR - 2011-09-15 2:25 PM

The woman in the boot is a training partner of mine.  Hopefully she'll speak up, here...

I didn't make it because I crashed at mile ~100 on the bike (I remember seeing the '100 miles' sign).  It was at the last aid station.  I got a concussion, some broken ribs, a fractured pelvis (not offset, don't need surgery), and a pneumothorax, the latter of which prevented me from flying home after my 2-day stay at the UW hospital in Madison, so we had to drive back here to CO.

When I woke up in the ambulance I was really disoriented and didn't believe the EMTs when they said I'd had a bike accident in an Ironman.  I mean, I knew that I'd done a couple of halfs, but I thought "A full Ironman?  No way!" .  Heh.

The race was pretty great up 'til that point...

I am So sorry to hear about your injuries and you crashing.  I hope you heal quickly and recovery goes well for you.

 

 

 

 

 

2011-09-16 6:35 AM
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Does any one know if there was a dvd of the race. I know in 2008 they handed out a dvd after the awards breakfast. I hope they still do that.
2011-09-16 7:31 AM
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AndriaLL - 2011-09-15 6:40 PM

kevin_trapp - 2011-09-14 8:18 AMDoes anyone know if the woman wearing a boot for her broken foot finished?  She came out of T2 somewhere around five o'clock, but I never saw her again.
She DNFd (that was me)I had been walking alot the weeks prior to the race trying to get faster than an 18:00/mile as my boot was nearly up to my knee (torn posterior tib tendon--right side) and I just couldn't seem to do it. My left foot (the other one which had been bearing most of my weight while wearing that boot on my right foot) started hurting the day of the athlete meeting and continued getting worse until 40 miles into the bike where I just had to get it out of my bike shoe for some relief. It swelled up and never went back in, making for a slow 2nd loop. I walked 58 minutes into the run and couldn't take it anymore. Was diagnosed with stress fractures 4th and 5th metatarsals. Will try again in 2013.Congratulations to all finishers! You are amazing!-- and I hope to be when I am back.


Sorry to hear that you had a rough day! The fact that you were able to make it an hour into the run says A LOT about your willpower! I talked to you just before the swim by the eyeglass table. Good luck with your recovery - I am sure you will be back.
2011-09-16 8:52 AM
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AndriaLL - 2011-09-15 4:40 PM
kevin_trapp - 2011-09-14 8:18 AMDoes anyone know if the woman wearing a boot for her broken foot finished?  She came out of T2 somewhere around five o'clock, but I never saw her again.
She DNFd (that was me)I had been walking alot the weeks prior to the race trying to get faster than an 18:00/mile as my boot was nearly up to my knee (torn posterior tib tendon--right side) and I just couldn't seem to do it. My left foot (the other one which had been bearing most of my weight while wearing that boot on my right foot) started hurting the day of the athlete meeting and continued getting worse until 40 miles into the bike where I just had to get it out of my bike shoe for some relief. It swelled up and never went back in, making for a slow 2nd loop. I walked 58 minutes into the run and couldn't take it anymore. Was diagnosed with stress fractures 4th and 5th metatarsals. Will try again in 2013.Congratulations to all finishers! You are amazing!-- and I hope to be when I am back.
So sorry things didn't work out! I think I met you at the run bag drop off on Saturday morning. You are one tough, courageous athlete. Heal, recover and come back stronger than ever! Maybe I'll see you in '13!


2011-09-16 8:55 AM
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PrudenceR - 2011-09-15 12:25 PM

The woman in the boot is a training partner of mine.  Hopefully she'll speak up, here...

I didn't make it because I crashed at mile ~100 on the bike (I remember seeing the '100 miles' sign).  It was at the last aid station.  I got a concussion, some broken ribs, a fractured pelvis (not offset, don't need surgery), and a pneumothorax, the latter of which prevented me from flying home after my 2-day stay at the UW hospital in Madison, so we had to drive back here to CO.

When I woke up in the ambulance I was really disoriented and didn't believe the EMTs when they said I'd had a bike accident in an Ironman.  I mean, I knew that I'd done a couple of halfs, but I thought "A full Ironman?  No way!" .  Heh.

The race was pretty great up 'til that point...

 

 

 

 

So sorry this happened! Hope your recovery goes well.
2011-09-16 10:42 AM
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imcl - 2011-09-16 6:35 AM Does any one know if there was a dvd of the race. I know in 2008 they handed out a dvd after the awards breakfast. I hope they still do that.

No, they discontinued doing DVDs after 2009, I believe, in order to save cost.

I have just sent out an e-mail inquiring as to where we can get the competitors and volunteers video clips online.

I'll report back when I get a response.

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1stTimeTri - 2011-09-16 10:42 AM

imcl - 2011-09-16 6:35 AM Does any one know if there was a dvd of the race. I know in 2008 they handed out a dvd after the awards breakfast. I hope they still do that.

No, they discontinued doing DVDs after 2009, I believe, in order to save cost.

I have just sent out an e-mail inquiring as to where we can get the competitors and volunteers video clips online.

I'll report back when I get a response.



There seemed to be a lot of video camera crews out on the course........
2011-09-16 2:42 PM
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Did anyone from Colorado finish this race..LOL.  I am up to 4 DNFs including me.  I wish mine would have been more exciting though...porta potty tipping over on me..running into a tree on the run course...something exciting.
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