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Guerneville, California
United States
75F / 24C
Total Time = 12h 38m 12s
Overall Rank = 308/881
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 41/119
Pre-race routine:

Sleep, Hydrate, - pre-drove the bike course the day before. Took things as easy as possible.
Event warmup:

Didn't get a chance. Waited in lines, body marked, put on wet suit, made sure equipment was ready and then swam.
  • 1h 13m 19s
  • 4224 yards
  • 01m 44s / 100 yards

Good swim for me. Quite a bit of contact and catching up with other groups and some others passing me.
What would you do differently?:

Pre-swim one lap to find the shallow spots. Faster to swim than walk and there are better channels for swiming
Transition 1
  • 04m

Long transition and people were just walking on the carpet and stopping to take pictures. Decided to run up the hill before riding and that was tough because my shoes were slick.
What would you do differently?:

Ride from bottom of hill.
  • 6h 37m 49s
  • 112 miles
  • 16.89 mile/hr

Great ride. I rode by RPE and kept things sane. No problems at all on the bike
What would you do differently?:

Not pee as much. Stopped at all the aid stations but 2 and was in quite a bit of discomfort on the bike.
Transition 2
  • 02m 57s

Nice transition but once again. People were walking ahead of me and it was long and so I had to be patient.
  • 4h 40m 7s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 10m 41s  min/mile

I walked the hills and aid stations that I used. Ran the rest. Several porta potty stops. No pain or cramps, just fatigue.
What would you do differently?:

Wished I ran more and the whole thing but with the IT band issues weeks before I just took it conservative.
Post race
Warm down:

Ate food, smiled a lot, hung out with family.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Having to pee all the time. I think I was cold and nervous and wasn't sweating as much as I typically do.

Event comments:

Great race - the pre and post race is good. Organized. Fun expo and it was nice for my family. Would do it again.

Last updated: 2010-09-28 12:00 AM
01:13:19 | 4224 yards | 01m 44s / 100yards
Age Group: 42/119
Overall: 276/881
Performance: Good
Suit: Full
Course: Two loops with some really shallow sections under bridges and at turnaround.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 73F / 23C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Good Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 04:00
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Below average
06:37:49 | 112 miles | 16.89 mile/hr
Age Group: 80/119
Overall: 478/881
Performance: Good
HR Avg - 144
Wind: Some
Course: Two beautiful loops. rough road and quite a few hills. Some traffic that was a bit scary but loved the course.
Road: Potholes Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Too much
Time: 02:57
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
04:40:07 | 26.2 miles | 10m 41s  min/mile
Age Group: 28/119
Overall: 276/881
Performance: Average
HR= 147
Course: 3 loops. Very hilly and crowded. A lot of aid stations which kind of is good and bad. Each loop you get a bracelet right before the finish line. When you get two, you get to cross! Much harder course and a few areas where it is a bit tight due to being mixed with the run course.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
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

2011-08-09 3:29 PM

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Vancouver (not Canada) Washington (not D.C.)
Subject: Vineman Full Ironman

2011-08-09 3:35 PM
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Bellingham, WA
Subject: RE: Vineman Full Ironman
Congrats on a great all around effort.
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