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2013-07-27 12:36 PM
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Originally posted by JMoneyI just wanted to wish everybody a great race on Sunday. It was fun watching how everybody's training has been going. I'll be up there tomorrow night, and will cheering you guys on from Run Aid station #2. I plan to be there all day and I'm sure I'll be handing everybody something. Is the annual BT swim happening on Saturday? Who's bringing BT tattoos? I'll be sure to put mine on correctly this time

Doh! Jmoney - I forgot the tattos!!! About to start organizing my transition bags - cannot wait to find out what else I forgot... See you in a bit at the swim start.

Couldn't find you this morning although I did visit a bit with Jeff Cornick.  Hope you guys are all set.  I'll look for you on the course.

By the way, does anyone know when/where they make the official announcement about the wetsuit/water temperature.  I cannot imagine that it will be above 76.1 now, but it would still be nice to know when they are making the announcement.



2013-07-27 10:26 PM
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Have a great race everyone!

Lake Placid is  magical place.

2013-07-28 11:18 AM
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TOP 10 Age Group Men - Out Of T-1

Place T1 Tot Dif Number Name City St Rep Div
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1 00:56:12 1683 Leal, Gustavo New York NY USA M35-39
2 00:57:54 00:01:43 1933 Ellis, Dave Hamilton ON CAN M40-44
3 00:58:21 00:02:10 1422 Lamoureux, David Lakeville MA USA M30-34
4 00:58:43 00:02:32 1681 Lassman, Kent Alexandria VA USA M35-39
5 00:58:46 00:02:35 1647 Hughes, Billy Allison Park PA USA M35-39
6 00:58:48 00:02:36 2935 Heynemand, Pierre Notre-Dame-Des-Prair QC CAN M45-49
7 00:58:59 00:02:47 1772 Seal, Paul University City MO USA M35-39
8 00:59:10 00:02:59 1212 Haines, Christopher Vernon CT USA M25-29
9 00:59:13 00:03:01 1674 Kurtz, Josef Charlestown MA USA M35-39
10 00:59:14 00:03:02 372 Lord, Fred Boucheville QC CAN M40-44PermalinkMake sure to click on the Swim Exit tab to watch the live video stream of competitors exiting to swim and going onto lap two or heading to T1.

I knew Kent was a fish (or a frog) in a former life!!
Nice job!

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TOP 10 Age Group Men - Thru Bike Split 1 - 30 miles

Place Bike1 Tot Dif Number Name City St Rep Div
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1 02:13:11 191 Winterroth, Ben Narragansett RI USA M30-34
2 02:13:21 00:00:10 1422 Lamoureux, David Lakeville MA USA M30-34
3 02:13:35 00:00:24 1933 Ellis, Dave Hamilton ON CAN M40-44
4 02:13:37 00:00:26 1374 Fesler, Rick Carlisle PA USA M30-34
5 02:14:18 00:01:07 1647 Hughes, Billy Allison Park PA USA M35-39
6 02:14:19 00:01:08 2193 Wilhelm, Chris Exeter NH USA M40-44
7 02:14:24 00:01:13 1669 Kenney, Eric Boulder CO USA M35-39
8 02:14:26 00:01:15 2935 Heynemand, Pierre Notre-Dame-Des-Prair QC CAN M45-49
9 02:14:46 00:01:35 1681 Lassman, Kent Alexandria VA USA M35-39
10 02:15:09 00:01:58 1557 Bottoms, Jonathan Buffalo NY USA M40-44

Falling off the speedy pace a bit...

TOP 10 Age Group Men - Thru Bike Split 2 - 56 miles

Place Bike2 Tot Dif Number Name City St Rep Div
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1 03:29:10 1374 Fesler, Rick Carlisle PA USA M30-34
2 03:29:32 00:00:23 191 Winterroth, Ben Narragansett RI USA M30-34
3 03:30:50 00:01:41 2197 Williamson, Kelly Fairfax VA USA M40-44
4 03:31:54 00:02:45 1422 Lamoureux, David Lakeville MA USA M30-34
5 03:34:11 00:05:02 2935 Heynemand, Pierre Notre-Dame-Des-Prair QC CAN M45-49
6 03:34:52 00:05:42 1192 Curbeau, Matthew Penn Yan NY USA M25-29
7 03:35:09 00:06:00 2927 Alix, Bernard St-Jean-Sur-Richelie QC CAN M40-44
8 03:35:25 00:06:16 1933 Ellis, Dave Hamilton ON CAN M40-44
9 03:35:50 00:06:41 2193 Wilhelm, Chris Exeter NH USA M40-44
10 03:36:22 00:07:13 2083 Orchard, David Amherstburg ON CAN M40-44

and now off the board.
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You are all doing GREAT!!
Keep it up everyone.

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2013-07-28 3:46 PM
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Wow what a day. I'm watching my friends on the tracker. My friend and training partner is absolutely tearing up the course. She's at mile 16 and just ran a 7:05 split, if she holds on her first IM wlll be sub-11 hours.
2013-07-28 4:18 PM
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I'm thinking that the conditions are somewhat more difficult than last year, and that had a very high DNF rate, based on Potts's
times being moderately slower than last year. Might as well start the comparison with the champ!

I'm impressed with everyone's effort out there. It is stunning to watch Kent demolish the swim and do so terrific on the bike. He
swam it in 53minutes and biked in 5:34-wow. Rusty was closing on the bike but seemed to have trouble. I wonder if he had
another crash like 2011...Hope you are OK, tankboy!!!

Jeff Cornick is doing a solid job with a 1:09 swim and sub6hr bike. The run will be a challenge for the big man but he has been
solid so far. Chris Litty from CT is a fish I just recently met IRL and he swam a 1:12 and followed with a 6:44 bike. My fellow swimmer
from Master's swim at our local Y, Dave C swam a solid 1:13 and followed up with a 6:27 bike. VERY NCE!. I think you like that
power meter. Now execute your run, son, you need to avenge your DNF from last year!

Steve McCarthy, another CT guy and BernardDogs (aka Troy) are executing fairly even split races. Good job guys!

Can't wait for the finish.

I still have that echoing in my head ....'...you are an IRONMAN...'
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Kent finished n 10:32!


2013-07-29 7:13 AM
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My times below..... Tough day for me.
I'll write more later when I get the chance.


Swim: 1:22:44
Bike: 6:06:34
Run: 5:03:42
Overall: 12:46:30
2013-07-29 7:36 AM
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Congrats on the finish!!
2013-07-29 7:50 AM
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Congratulations everyone! I was able to post this in my mentor group, but was never able to get back online to cross post it here.

For those of you that raced this weekend or have raced IMLP before, well, you know what cell service is like here....

Update on me, and it is is not good since I am writing it - hah.

First DNF - experienced these crazy lower back spasms through the whole swim, then in T1 mishandled my bike a bit. Nothing out of the ordinary, really: I was running with my bike and had to kinda jump from one side of the back wheel to the other in the crowd and just as soon as I did that it felt like someone stabbed in the low back with a knife. Rolled on out on the course, but the first little climb out of town was pretty tweaky in my lower back. The only upside was that it was the most comfortable in the aerobars - I couldnt sit up on the horns. When I stopped a couple of times to try an stretch out I it was difficult to stand up straight, and when I would finally get upright then I couldn't bend back over. Made it up the climbs and back into town, but it was just getting worse and worse and I knew there was no way I could run, so rolled into T2 and handed in my chip. If you ever want to DNF, then I highly reccomend you do it early - there was no lines and no waiting in the Med tent, and the medical crew spent about 45 minutes with me. Docs said it looks like I have a locked SI joint, whatever that is. I guess my own doc is going to be busy with me this week.... Ah, well, so it goes.

Other than my own personal issues, the rolling start is super - I lined up right at 1:05 and was in the water in about a minute-and-a-half. The weather is actually OK - temp is currently about 70 degrees, and it was raining pretty steady for the Keene descent, but fairly dry after that - drizzling again when I went in the med tent, but it looks like it has stopped now. Thunderstorms may be rolling in in an hour or two and for the rest of the day/into the evening though.

Quick shower then out to cheer for Ms. TankBoy, James, and the rest of the BT crew.

and then:

Hey all - thanks so much for the well wishes! I have had a blast watching the race with friends - it is so much fun watching everyone giving it there all out on the course. JT crushed her time from last year, PR'ing the course by a little over an hour-and-a-half. I spoke with James briefly before my phone died just a little while ago. I am sure he will chime in when he gets a chance, but he was in very good spirits. His feet got beat up on the run but he dug it out when he realized he could still sneak in under 12 hours. We spent part of the afternoon spectating with his wife - good lord, she is a riot! But then again, I guess she would have to be, right? Laughing

We got the wife cleaned up and fed and then went down to the finish line party and stayed til after midnight to watch the final finishers come in - it was an absolute blast! This morning we are all packed up and headed out for breakfast, then off to the airport for an uncomfortable flight home - the back is a little better this morning, but I cannot wait to see the doc.

Safe travels, everyone!

2013-07-29 9:18 AM
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Originally posted by TankBoy

Congratulations everyone! I was able to post this in my mentor group, but was never able to get back online to cross post it here.

For those of you that raced this weekend or have raced IMLP before, well, you know what cell service is like here....

Update on me, and it is is not good since I am writing it - hah.

First DNF - experienced these crazy lower back spasms through the whole swim, then in T1 mishandled my bike a bit. Nothing out of the ordinary, really: I was running with my bike and had to kinda jump from one side of the back wheel to the other in the crowd and just as soon as I did that it felt like someone stabbed in the low back with a knife. Rolled on out on the course, but the first little climb out of town was pretty tweaky in my lower back. The only upside was that it was the most comfortable in the aerobars - I couldnt sit up on the horns. When I stopped a couple of times to try an stretch out I it was difficult to stand up straight, and when I would finally get upright then I couldn't bend back over. Made it up the climbs and back into town, but it was just getting worse and worse and I knew there was no way I could run, so rolled into T2 and handed in my chip. If you ever want to DNF, then I highly reccomend you do it early - there was no lines and no waiting in the Med tent, and the medical crew spent about 45 minutes with me. Docs said it looks like I have a locked SI joint, whatever that is. I guess my own doc is going to be busy with me this week.... Ah, well, so it goes.

Other than my own personal issues, the rolling start is super - I lined up right at 1:05 and was in the water in about a minute-and-a-half. The weather is actually OK - temp is currently about 70 degrees, and it was raining pretty steady for the Keene descent, but fairly dry after that - drizzling again when I went in the med tent, but it looks like it has stopped now. Thunderstorms may be rolling in in an hour or two and for the rest of the day/into the evening though.

Quick shower then out to cheer for Ms. TankBoy, James, and the rest of the BT crew.

and then:

Hey all - thanks so much for the well wishes! I have had a blast watching the race with friends - it is so much fun watching everyone giving it there all out on the course. JT crushed her time from last year, PR'ing the course by a little over an hour-and-a-half. I spoke with James briefly before my phone died just a little while ago. I am sure he will chime in when he gets a chance, but he was in very good spirits. His feet got beat up on the run but he dug it out when he realized he could still sneak in under 12 hours. We spent part of the afternoon spectating with his wife - good lord, she is a riot! But then again, I guess she would have to be, right? Laughing

We got the wife cleaned up and fed and then went down to the finish line party and stayed til after midnight to watch the final finishers come in - it was an absolute blast! This morning we are all packed up and headed out for breakfast, then off to the airport for an uncomfortable flight home - the back is a little better this morning, but I cannot wait to see the doc.

Safe travels, everyone!


Congrats man, deciding to pull is hard! I made the wrong decision earlier this year and am still injured because I didn't listen to my body. Heading to the chiropractor at noon.

Anyone hear from Troy? How was the rain? Congrats again everyone!!

One of my friends looks like she got her Kona slot finishing #2 AG (although it was pretty much expected).
2013-07-30 1:13 PM
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Congrats to all the finishers.

Thanks for the advice on clothes for the run, unfortunately I didn't make the bike cut off so it didn't matter, I just wasn't ready for the hills...

Was last swimmer in the water, which was a cool experience, got beat up on the last half of loop 1 with people lapping me, but swam sub 1:40 which is over 20 minutes faster than my most recent pool swim, so was super happy with that.

Overall a great experience and IM events are incredible. I was in way over my head, so it will be a couple of years before I am back, but I WILL BE BACK!!!


2013-07-30 4:17 PM
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Kent -- I'm sorry you had a rough go in the water.  I did too.  I wonder what others thought of it.  I was really beat up on the second lap with two kicks to the face -- one right in the mouth -- and one very sharp elbow lifting me up from under the ribs.  The fact that you came out with such a great improvement is really astounding.

I strongly encourage you to take note -- write down, make a video, whatever -- the positives of the experience.  You will be back.  You should come back.  You'll be back and ready and will flatten those hills all the way from Wilmington to Lake Placid.

 

Rusty -- Please post an update once you get squared away with your local caregivers.  Sounds sappy, but we care.  And, I should note, I'm really impressed with the quality of decisionmaking you had out there.  If nutrition is the fourth discipline, good decisions must be the fifth because that is what can make or break the day as well as your ability to come back next week, next month, next year...Feel better soon.

 

To all, thanks for all the support for the past two years on these BT forums.  I'm not doing IMLP next year -- two in a row is enough for me and my family.  In 2014 I'm going to concentrate on the 70.3 distance a bit and make sure I don't miss as many of the kids' swim meets.  I've got a short blog post up with my results but will be doing a deeper dive and a race report on BT later in the week/weekend.  I look forward to reading all your race reports as soon as I get caught up at work.

Again, thank you all for the help, ideas, support and goodwill. -- Kent

2013-07-30 5:48 PM
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Thanks Kent - we got home late last night. I am OK and have an appointment with my doc tomorrow. We will see what is what then, but right now I have an ice pack stuck down the back of my pants and am doing just fine so long as I don't bend over, stand up, sit down, or basically move in any way. Congratulations on such a spectacular race - I cannot wait to read all about it, and hope others write theirs up as well when they get the chance. Like you I find them to be invaluable. 

I wrote up a race DNF report (ha!) It is not very exciting, and I think I have already given away the end, but you can read it here if you like: http://beginnertriathlete.com/discussion/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=496674

For what it is worth I found the new start format to be great, but at the same time I have never been so beat up on a swim. It was weird: one minute it would be smooth, and then then POW! a shot to the head or a kick to the ribs. Several folks I have talked to had similar experiences. Not sure if it had anything to do with the format, or if it was just one of those things. 

2013-07-30 6:48 PM
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Sorry I missed the Saturday BT swim, (I thought you said Saranac Lake). Kent it was good to see you on the run course, you tore up that swim once again, and you looked like you were going strong when I saw you at the aid station. I saw Jeff a couple times out there on the run. I was looking for you Rusty and I can see why I didn't get to see you. I know how the DNF feels I just did that in Syracuse last month. Well I signed up for 2014 so hopefully that will scare me enough to get back full swing with things. Let us know when the race reports are up there so we can read them. I was curious what you guys thought of the swim. The theme that I heard a lot was that it was pretty physical for longer periods of time. When I watched it I wasn't really a big fan of it but I'll see how they handle it next year.
2013-07-30 7:37 PM
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It was my 1st ironman. I stayed about 20 meters outside the line and started at the back of the 1 - 1:10 group. Had rib injury from bike crash 3 weeks earlier. It was mostly open out there but I did go to the line about 4 times to see how it was and got pulled some and was very hard to pass. My swim was around 1:06. The bike 6:45 ish never rode course so descent was scary on wet roads. High only 40mph. Run was great till mile 20.5. Was doing a walk run. Got light headed and had to walk. Just under 14:00:00. Went to med tent. All was good. Was a great race even though it cost to much to stay close. $1600 for 4 nights. Full report later. Way to go to all BT ears
2013-07-30 9:01 PM
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Does anyone know if they posted the full finish line video yet? I have a terrible time navigating the Ironman site...


2013-07-31 8:26 AM
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Well, I finished...but WAY off what my goal time was.

Had a solid swim at 1:09 and the bike is where I just melted. Lost all 3 bottles of nutrition in the first 35 minutes of the bike and mile 52 flatted the rear tire. I knew at that point my 10hr goal was shot as I was going to be 2.5 hours in calorie debt but still plugged along. The second loop I couldn't make up the 2 hours of debt without getting sick and I was on the verge of it. Still sub 6 on the bike but 20 minutes behind goal time.

The run is where the calorie deficit caught up to me. I had to stop for an hour at mile 12.5 while some medical personnel looked me over. I told them there was no way I was dropping out and they would have to pull me with a fight. She said they weren't going to pull me as there was so much time left that I would have a chance to recover. Got some coke, chicken broth, water, perform, oranges, and pretzels in me during the hour. Got me back on my feet and still was able to push to the end.

13:14 was my time and I'll take it. Glad I saw it through the end because I can't imagine what I would feel like making it 128 miles and having to drop out.
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Congrats to all who finished. Should shave said this beforehand, but hope you liked the clowns on the run station near the horse show grounds. Those were my parents. They are the aid station captains and have volunteered every year since 2005. Also hope you liked the music, since I picked the songs and made up the CDs for my father.
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Good Morning peeps!

I drove back from LP yesterday after my wife and I had an awesome final meal at HOJO's. Just getting back to my normal routine and reading up on as many race reports as I can find.

So sorry to hear about the DNFs and the tough going some of you faced out there. Jeff ... I saw you heading up the hill into town as I was turning left for the first time onto River Road. Unfortunately, we were past one another before I could give you a shout out.

I wrote up a full race report that I'll cut/paste here into BT. The Facebook version has pictures and should be view-able to the public:
https://www.facebook.com/notes/troy-headrick/ironman-lake-placid-201...

I met up with CobraTodd for a nice run on Thursday. And then he and I took a swim with another Facebooker and with Deb (cheekeymonkey) on Friday afternoon. Sorry to have missed the BT swim, but I had plans with my wife during that time.

The short report:

1. Swim: 1:14:01 -- I absolutely loved the swim. I felt smooth and easy the whole way and had my own water space early and for most of the race. I could have gone another lap.

2. Bike: 7:03:xx -- I only gave back about 3 minutes on my second lap, so I feel like I really biked a consistent and steady pace. My climb into Wilmington/Lake Placid for the second loop was only 4 seconds slower than the climb of my 1st loop. I'm probably most proud of this portion, as I really stayed within myself.

3. Run: 4:40:xx -- Unfortunately, I didn't have the run I wanted. My most recent stand-alone marathon was Philly in November and I ran that in 3:13:xx so I had been targeting a 3:45-4:00. I definitely had the legs and could find a 8:45 - 9:00 pace whenever I wanted it. My heart rate was another story ... I think I really missed the mark on electrolytes and had to pull way back in order to keep my rate from climbing too quickly. So I walked the water stops and the inclines despite having the legs. It was hard to pull back, but I was really hoping to rally for the final 8 miles. Once I took in some chicken broth, I started finding the balance again, but it was too late to recover the lost time.

Total: 13:17:00

All in all, it was an AMAZING experience. I'm hooked.


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Congrats to all who finished. Should shave said this beforehand, but hope you liked the clowns on the run station near the horse show grounds. Those were my parents. They are the aid station captains and have volunteered every year since 2005. Also hope you liked the music, since I picked the songs and made up the CDs for my father.


That's Awesome, I worked with both of them at Aid Station 2. It was a lot of fun as usual. They mentioned you a couple times in our conversations.
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Well, I finished...but WAY off what my goal time was.

Had a solid swim at 1:09 and the bike is where I just melted. Lost all 3 bottles of nutrition in the first 35 minutes of the bike and mile 52 flatted the rear tire. I knew at that point my 10hr goal was shot as I was going to be 2.5 hours in calorie debt but still plugged along. The second loop I couldn't make up the 2 hours of debt without getting sick and I was on the verge of it. Still sub 6 on the bike but 20 minutes behind goal time.

The run is where the calorie deficit caught up to me. I had to stop for an hour at mile 12.5 while some medical personnel looked me over. I told them there was no way I was dropping out and they would have to pull me with a fight. She said they weren't going to pull me as there was so much time left that I would have a chance to recover. Got some coke, chicken broth, water, perform, oranges, and pretzels in me during the hour. Got me back on my feet and still was able to push to the end.

13:14 was my time and I'll take it. Glad I saw it through the end because I can't imagine what I would feel like making it 128 miles and having to drop out.



You are still Bad in my book. It was good to see you out on the run.


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That's Awesome, I worked with both of them at Aid Station 2. It was a lot of fun as usual. They mentioned you a couple times in our conversations.


I don't doubt it. My dad will take just about any opportunity to say I'm an Ironman. He's far worse about it than I am!
2013-07-31 1:48 PM
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Congratulations to everyone who finished!

I am very happy with my day. As a first-timer who went into race day with 5k of run training (I had a stress fracture and only ran 3 times in the 8 weeks before the race), I am thrilled with my 14:34 finish.

What an amazing day! Looking forward to seeing what I can do with proper run training at the next one, where ever that may be.
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Originally posted by JMoney That's Awesome, I worked with both of them at Aid Station 2. It was a lot of fun as usual. They mentioned you a couple times in our conversations.
I don't doubt it. My dad will take just about any opportunity to say I'm an Ironman. He's far worse about it than I am!

 

My second time through their station, a clown woman (your family?) handed me a drink and said very clearly what it was.  (I forget if I was taking Perform or water at that station.)  I nearly stopped, looked her right in the eye and said, "You must be joking.  What am I a clown?"

I don't know where it came from or why I felt so cheeky other than simply being wiped out from the day.  She looked back at me for a moment and then we both grinned as the realization that even out there in the middle of a endurance event, a shared joke is a good thing.  I thanked her and moved on.

Please let her know that we all go home talking to anyone with an interest in the race about how helpful, kind, and generous of spirit the volunteer team is on race day.  I know I do.

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Originally posted by JMoney That's Awesome, I worked with both of them at Aid Station 2. It was a lot of fun as usual. They mentioned you a couple times in our conversations.
I don't doubt it. My dad will take just about any opportunity to say I'm an Ironman. He's far worse about it than I am!

 

My second time through their station, a clown woman (your family?) handed me a drink and said very clearly what it was.  (I forget if I was taking Perform or water at that station.)  I nearly stopped, looked her right in the eye and said, "You must be joking.  What am I a clown?"

I don't know where it came from or why I felt so cheeky other than simply being wiped out from the day.  She looked back at me for a moment and then we both grinned as the realization that even out there in the middle of a endurance event, a shared joke is a good thing.  I thanked her and moved on.

Please let her know that we all go home talking to anyone with an interest in the race about how helpful, kind, and generous of spirit the volunteer team is on race day.  I know I do.

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