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Montauk, New York
United States
Event Power
60F / 16C
Total Time = 5h 56m 12s
Overall Rank = 110/233
Age Group = M 35-39
Age Group Rank = 16/27
Pre-race routine:

Got up at 3:30am, packed the car and headed out to Montauk. Drank a cup of coffee and ate a bagel on the way there. Had a powerbar 45 minutes before the start of the race.
  • 40m 13s
  • 2112 yards
  • 01m 54s / 100 yards

Pretty good swim. My shoulder is 100%. I did a really good job of maintaining form and breathing easy and staying relaxed. Sighting was a bit of a problem.
What would you do differently?:

I should have done more OWS this summer.
Transition 1
  • 05m

This was the longest T1 ever. The run to the transition area was made longer by the fact that they had it on a loooooong narrow parking lot instead of the mud covered field it's been on in the past. I had run for 2 minutes before I even got to my bike.
  • 2h 54m 53s
  • 56 miles
  • 19.21 mile/hr

Great bike. Really the best I have ever done in a HIM. I think it may be only my second fastest time in this race, but I am thrilled that I did it so easily and was able to leave a lot in the tank. The course has some tough hills, but I have trained hard this year on the bike and I knew I was ready for this course. It's nothing like Harriman and definitely, nothing like LP.

They really need to give you more on this course than just a water filled bike bottle. It's a little ridiculous considering the amount of cash this company rakes in this weekend. No Gatorade, no gels, no powerbars... nothing.
Transition 2
  • 03m 2s

Pretty quick t2... until I stopped to get the bottle of gatorade I remembered I left in my bag. I knew I'd need it since I ran out of fluids with about 15 miles to go on the bike.
  • 2h 13m 6s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 10m 10s  min/mile

Awesome. I finally put it all together today and had a good HIM run on a tough course. In the past, when I was striving to break 6 hours, the run was my downfall, but not in this race. I finally stayed fresh and strong throughout the 13 miles
Post race
Event comments:

Like I said, I FINALLY put it all together at this race and had an excellent day. My goal here, in four attempts has been to break 6 hours. I knew, in my heart, that I could do it today, it was just a matter of racing smart.

This is easily the smartest race I have had at MightyMan. I pushed hard on the bike, knowing that was my strength, but not too hard that I had nothing left in the tank after the first loop on the run.

This really is the culmination of a great, great season for me. New prs in a 15k, half marathon, olympic distance tri, my first IM and FINALLY, a new pr in a HIM. All of the work and stress and time that I've put in this year has paid off in a huge way.

Last updated: 2010-11-10 12:00 AM
00:40:13 | 2112 yards | 01m 54s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/27
Overall: 123/233
Performance: Good
Suit: Blue Seventy Sprint (Full)
Course: Triangle in Fort Pond
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 65F / 18C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Good Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 05:00
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
02:54:53 | 56 miles | 19.21 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/27
Overall: 73/233
Performance: Good
Wind: Some with gusts
Course: One big loop with out and backs done twice
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 03:02
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
02:13:06 | 13.1 miles | 10m 10s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/27
Overall: 138/233
Performance: Good
Course: Two big loops with a clover leaf out and back and some really tough hills.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? No
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2011-10-03 3:16 AM

Miller Place, Long Island
Subject: MightyMan Half Iron Triathlon

2011-10-03 3:18 PM
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congrats on breaking 6 hrs!!  I remember you saying that was your goal in prior posts...i guess that IMLP prep had you more than prepared for this one!!

I didnt fair as well on those hills but that is probably comparatively less training.  Something to work on for me, but It was my first and finished.

I agree on the lack of sports drink and the ones you got on the road was very watered down, and I felt they should have included the time running from the swim through transition as part of the 13.1 lol

nice job....hope to join the sub-6 next year!

2011-10-04 3:47 PM
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Congratulations Michael. You've chased the Sub 6 dragon for many years now and FINALLY, you slayed the Beast!! I am very happy for you!! Your years and years... and years of consistent training have paid off!! See you at Cedar Beach this weekend.
2011-10-04 7:31 PM
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Long Island, NY
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I'll say it again, Mike.  Well done. 

Hell of a year for sure.  Congrats.
2011-10-06 10:01 AM
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Norwalk, Connecticut
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BOOOYAH!!!!!!  great job bro!!!  awesome time!!!  Congrats!!!


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