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Great Floridian Triathlon - Ultra Distance Race - TriathlonFull Ironman

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Clermont, Florida
United States
Sommer Sports, Inc.
51F / 11C
Total Time = 7h 30m
Overall Rank = 87/195
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 11/27
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 3am ate a PBJ and some chips. Woke for race at 5am. Got dressed, carried water bottles in Yenling 6-pack (got some strange looks). Ate some eggs and toast not really hungry had coffee (about 1/2 a cup). Pretty cool this morning 50 degrees or so. Psyched up! Lets get it started ;)
Event warmup:

Got checked in dropped off all bags went to car to warm up alittle and rest. Just barely got into wet suit and in lake before gun went off. Was good did not have time to get nervous.
  • 1h 11m 59s
  • 4224 yards
  • 01m 42s / 100 yards

Great swim, felt good, water was fine, but cold for me. I swam most of the course breathing out right side and a little bi-lateral. All of my training was bi-lateral, oh well. This was by far my best swim I have ever had. First lap was 35 minutes, second 36 minutes, good pacing.
What would you do differently?:

Got ready a little earlier..
Transition 1
  • 10m 18s

Really? 10 min transition? I might as well taken a nap :)
What would you do differently?:

Move a little faster, we did have a good run from lake to changing tent, but my time was slow out of T1
  • 7h 11m 19s
  • 112 miles
  • 15.58 mile/hr

What can I say bike was horrible. Hills were killers, than flats were fighting wind. I injured my knee somewhere on the bike I COULD NOT PUT ANY PRESSURE ON IT and for most of the second lap I was using one leg to do the uphills. I had to walk bike up these hills, knee was shot. could not even bend down. This is where I had to really talk to myself and motivate myself, it was not easy.
What would you do differently?:

Bike is my best event really surprised I did not do well here. Adjust bike, knee felt fine on run, must be something on seat postion.
Transition 2
  • 11m 57s

Volunteers racked my bike. It went good. Glad to get off the bike and start run. Slow transition, but who cares when your just trying to finish!
What would you do differently?:

Finished bike ride faster :)
  • 5h 43m 42s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 13m 07s  min/mile

Just kept pushing made it through, first three miles where 9:30s did not stop running till about mile 10, felt good. Night was tricky, had head lamp, good thing I did it when it got dark, it was really dark. Temp. dropped 10-15 degrees when sun dropped. My brother rode his bike with me for a last couple of miles really helped. Chicken broth was great when it got cold.
What would you do differently?:

Eat all the way through, I did not eat enough at beginning of run. Bring long sleve shirt for run at night.
Post race
Warm down:

Thank God it's over!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Bike, hills, wind. All things out of my control.

Event comments:

Very first Ironman! I loved it! Goal was to finish and I did!

Last updated: 2011-10-24 12:00 AM
01:11:59 | 4224 yards | 01m 42s / 100yards
Age Group: 12/27
Overall: 80/195
Performance: Good
Suit: Wet Suit with footies
Course: Lake - 2 laps
Start type: Run Plus:
Water temp: 62F / 17C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 10:18
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
07:11:19 | 112 miles | 15.58 mile/hr
Age Group: 17/27
Overall: 131/195
Performance: Bad
Wind: Headwind
Course: HILLY!!!!! 3 laps - lap 1 HUGE hill, laps 2 and 3 lots of rolling hills. Wind was a bear.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Bad
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 11:57
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
05:43:42 | 26.2 miles | 13m 07s  min/mile
Age Group: 11/27
Overall: 19/195
Performance: Good
Course: Hilly, when it got dark it got cold.
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? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2011-10-24 1:13 PM

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