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Penticton, British Columbia
Ironman North America
Total Time = 14h 21m 16s
Overall Rank = 1778/2576
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 156/190
Pre-race routine:

Powerbar and Banana. Bottle of Gatorade
Event warmup:

Nice dynamic stretch. Short swim warmup
  • 1h 17m 43s
  • 4224 yards
  • 01m 50s / 100 yards

Was slower by 5 min than last time but I waited a bit and found my niche really nicely. Didn't get abused too badly and felt comfortable the entire time. Came out of the water totally relaxed and not winded.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 05m 26s

Like all Ironman races transition is a long distance. This went really well and was about as fast as you can expect at this distance.
What would you do differently?:

  • 6h 34m 57s
  • 112 miles
  • 17.01 mile/hr

I felt amazing for the first 150km (90 miles). At this point we hit the final major climb and it came with a gusting head wind. I lost my legs at this point and had to get off about 3 times and recover before heading out again. After summiting this last climb I drop my chain on the cassette and it got stuck between my small gear and the frame. I could no longer pedal and had to pull off and unwedge my chain from the bike and cut my hand in the process. Bummer. Got back up and going fairly quickly and got back into town without further incident.
What would you do differently?:

I could maybe say to hold some back for the end of the course but had there been no headwind I would have been just fine. So probably nothing.
Transition 2
  • 09m 12s

This took a long time. I had a cramp in my left foot that I wanted to relax, I needed some vaseline for my underarms that were chafing pretty badly and I just was slow.
What would you do differently?:

Get my hustle on.
  • 6h 13m 58s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 14m 16s  min/mile

Can't believe how well this went. I kept setting a target in the distance and would run to it, then give myself a walking break (brisk). Then repeat. Talked with as many people as would listen and this helped pass the boredom. Got a blister on the bottom of my right foot at about the 30km mark (18 miles) but wasn't going to slow down for anything. Nailed this run!

What would you do differently?:

Nothing, as good as this fat guy can move!
Post race
Warm down:

Chinese food and a walk back to the hotel.

What limited your ability to perform faster:


Last updated: 2011-07-17 12:00 AM
01:17:43 | 4224 yards | 01m 50s / 100yards
Age Group: 117/190
Overall: 1197/2576
Performance: Good
Course: Out 1800m, across 400m back 1600m.
Start type: Wade Plus: Shot
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 05:26
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
06:34:57 | 112 miles | 17.01 mile/hr
Age Group: 138/190
Overall: 1379/2576
Performance: Average
Wind: Headwind
Course: 1 loop course. 2 major climbs and a number of rollers
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 09:12
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
06:13:58 | 26.2 miles | 14m 16s  min/mile
Age Group: 156/190
Overall: 1778/2576
Performance: Good
Course: single loop. Big hills at miles 10, 12, 14, 16.
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2012-08-27 11:04 PM

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Edmonton, AB
Subject: Ironman Canada

2012-08-27 11:17 PM
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Subject: RE: Ironman Canada
Great job, Colin!  It was a hot and windy day, sounds like you paced it well!  Congratulations!  I was a first time spectator/volunteer this year, taking off timing chips at the finish--I may have grabbed yours!

Edited by bcraht 2012-08-27 11:18 PM
2012-08-28 12:48 AM
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Penticton, BC
Subject: RE: Ironman Canada

Congratulations Colin.  It sounds like you, BCraht and I crossed paths last night.  My wife and I were catching athletes at the finish line and we could have caught you and taken you over to BCraht to get your timing chip removed.

If we didn't catch you then we certainly came close.

2012-08-28 1:52 AM
in reply to: #4383574

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Subject: RE: Ironman Canada
Nice job!!

I rode the IMC Bike course saturday as part of my double century ride this weekend, and the headwind going up yellow lake was a killer!!

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