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Ironman Coeur d'Alene - TriathlonFull Ironman

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
United States
Ironman North America
Total Time = 14h 48m 11s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

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Event warmup:

Well, one of these days I will figure out this Ironman thing. In some aspects, yesterday was very similar to my race 2 years ago - GI issues (stomach cramps) ruined my run.

I was very happy with my swim. I got into the mix of things and never had any issues. I was surprised at my time as I felt like it was much faster, but overall it was good. The bike was also very good. I kept my HR low and raced my race. I think the wind probably cost me 20 minutes. All in all I got off the bike according to plan. I wanted to be off the bike with a chance at sub 13 providing I could run a 4:30ish marathon. That is exactly where I was. The other good thing about getting off the bike is I nailed my nutrition according to plan - 5 1/2 bottles of Infinit and 2 packs of shot blocks.

The run on the other hand leaves me wondering that I am doing something wrong - nutrition?, hydration?, mental toughness?, physical toughness?, training???? I ran the first 5 miles right at 10ish pace and was actually feeling very good. Then somewhere between mile 5-6 I got stomach cramps/gas like I have never felt before. I took 2 Imodium, but they didn't help. The pain was so bad that all I could do is walk. At that point my HR spike and I couldn't get it to come down no matter what. Whenever I tried to jog, I almost doubled over in pain. So, here it is - walk 20 miles to finish the race. And that is what I did. It was cold, rainy, and miserable, but I was here to finish what I started. When I finally got to Sherman street, I made sure to take in the finish line experience (unlike last time) and I loved every minute of it. The best part is Shannon was there to catch me.

Oh well - eventful day and I think that's the point of Ironman. One girl I was riding with for a bit was asking me if we were almost finished with the bike. I said yes, and if it wasn't for the wind we would already be done. Her response - it's the Ironman it's not supposed to be easy. That sums everything up right there.

  • 1h 29m 59s
  • 4224 yards
  • 02m 08s / 100 yards
Transition 1
  • 07m 56s
  • 6h 42m 49s
  • 112 miles
  • 16.68 mile/hr
Transition 2
  • 04m 10s
  • 6h 23m 19s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 14m 38s  min/mile
Post race

Last updated: 2009-05-03 12:00 AM
01:29:59 | 4224 yards | 02m 08s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 07:56
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
06:42:49 | 112 miles | 16.68 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 04:10
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
06:23:19 | 26.2 miles | 14m 38s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
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2010-11-15 9:07 AM

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Chesapeake, VA
Subject: Ironman Coeur d'Alene

2010-11-15 11:29 AM
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
Subject: RE: Ironman Coeur d'Alene

Thanks for showing me around on the bike course Friday night. 
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