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Sandusky, Ohio
United States
72F / 22C
Total Time = 15h 19m 31s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Bagel with pb & banana and a honey stinger waffle. Wanted to get in a gel before the swim start but was too nervous
Event warmup:

Swam for about 5 minutes
  • 1h 19m 1s
  • 3862 meters
  • 02m 03s / 100 meters

Had a GREAT swim. Last 2.4mi OWS I did was 1:33 last year so this was a great improvement. Was a little choppy coming in but I just stayed calm and kept going
Transition 1
  • 11m 3s

The new swim location was over 0.5 mi run to transition which took a while. Got into the change tent and took off my bathing suit and put on bike shorts and my tri top
  • 7h 20m 34s
  • 112 miles
  • 15.25 mile/hr

Headwind, cross wind, wind wind wind. This was awful! The wind was so strong there were times I was going downhill at 10mph. I just tried to control the things I could control like HR and nutrition and just let my pace go. Other than the annoyance from the wind I felt good but quads were tired by the end because the wind made it so it was basically uphill the entire way. Made some friends along the way which was nice :)
What would you do differently?:

Not much....try to keep my HR lower, in the zones but with the wind that was tough
Transition 2
  • 05m 29s

Changed out of my bike shorts into tri shorts, put on compression sleeves, changed my socks and put on a visor
  • 6h 23m 24s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 14m 38s  min/mile

Calved cramped immediately and had to walk most of the way to the aid station to get water to take my salt. Stomach was really upset most of the day and I think I used pretty much every porta potty out there. Overall the first half was good and I did a lot of running but the 2nd half fell apart. Stomach was a mess and my feet were really hurting, I walked pretty much miles 15-26. Around mile 17 the blisters started coming and at mile 20 the left one popped which left searing pain with every step. It was a real challenge to keep moving but I never gave up.
What would you do differently?:

Run more the 2nd half. Change my socks at special needs to help prevent blisters
Post race
Warm down:

Going through that finish line was the greatest feeling in the world. Spectators lined the chute and I felt like a total rockstar with everyone shouting my name. It was a total party! It's true what they say....the last finishers get the loudest cheers :) SO proud of myself.

Got my picture taken, mylar blanket, and sat down and had some gatorade then went to the med tent for them to help with my blisters and hobbled over to transition to get my bike and then headed back to the hotel.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Wind, stomach issues, blisters

Last updated: 2012-11-23 12:00 AM
01:19:01 | 3862 meters | 02m 03s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Suit: Full
Course: 2 loop counter-clockwise. Had to move the start from the lake to the bay due to the winds
Start type: Wade Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 72F / 22C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Average Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 11:03
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
07:20:34 | 112 miles | 15.25 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Wind: Strong with gusts
Course: Lollipop with 2 loops. I liked the course...rolling hills but the wind made it a long, horrible ride. the 5 miles in and out of the park were in rough shape and there was another 10 miles of tar and chip
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 05:29
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
06:23:24 | 26.2 miles | 14m 38s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Course: 2 loops up and down some streets and through a park and over the causeway then back to transition
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
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] 4

2013-09-09 2:40 PM

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2013-09-09 2:48 PM
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Wow - way to overcome all of the obstacles. I did the half and can't imagine doing one more minute of riding in those winds let alone another 56 miles. I was there at the end cheering for the finishers and got to see you cross the finish line - great job!
2013-09-09 2:53 PM
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Thanks! Yeah it was definitely a tough day but I guess ironman isn't supposed to be easy! Thanks for coming back and cheering! It was seriously AWESOME crossing that finish line...made it all worth it!
2013-09-23 1:12 PM
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Congratulations! Welcome to the 140.6 club. Never given, always earned :-)!
2013-09-23 1:45 PM
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Austin, Texas
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Well done!  Sounds like a tougher day than most, for sure.

Congratulations on finishing an Iron distance!  Just awesome.  Laughing


2013-09-23 8:16 PM
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I was there, did the full, and had the same feelings about it that you did. When we did have a tail wind we had that chip & seal stuff to deal with. Nice finish. Did you see the guy doing the marathon in his fireman turn out gear?

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