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Wilmington, North Carolina
United States
Set Up Events
60F / 16C
Total Time = 13h 26m 3s
Overall Rank = 298/800
Age Group = 33
Age Group Rank = 36/49
Event warmup:

shivering next to a propane lantern for heat (41F with moderate winds on beach)
  • 1h 08m 1s
  • 3862 meters
  • 01m 46s / 100 meters

good swim, but terrible chafing on back of my neck from wetsuit
What would you do differently?:

better fit on suit
Transition 1
  • 13m 18s

just very cold getting out of the water, into the changing tent and putting a lot of gear on to stay warm on the beginning of the bike
What would you do differently?:

dry off better to get compression gear on faster
  • 6h 31m 9s
  • 112 miles
  • 17.18 mile/hr

good ride; only tough mileage was 57-64 (possible hill, headwinds, and fatigue)
What would you do differently?:

shorter breaks to reduce overall time
Transition 2
  • 04m 58s

great transition
What would you do differently?:

  • 5h 29m 6s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 12m 34s  min/mile

first half was good; second half was brutal; blister popped on left toe @ mile 24 (excruciating); felt great to cross the finish line
What would you do differently?:

more, longer distance training; especially as a BRIC
Post race
Warm down:

prevent death; lol. some stretching, visit to medical for chafing and blisters

What limited your ability to perform faster:

sprint training

Event comments:

my first Ironman complete and so glad it was in the company of everyone out there. Thanks for putting on this event and I look forward to next year.

Last updated: 2013-02-02 12:00 AM
01:08:01 | 3862 meters | 01m 46s / 100meters
Age Group: 23/49
Overall: 145/800
Performance: Good
Suit: Aquasphere; never again!
Course: Straight out with one left turn
Start type: Run Plus: Shot
Water temp: 71F / 22C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 13:18
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
06:31:09 | 112 miles | 17.18 mile/hr
Age Group: 32/49
Overall: 276/800
Performance: Average
Wind: Some with gusts
Course: flat and fast; actual pace while riding was 19+ mph; took 4 breaks to refuel and stretch (40 minutes total)
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 04:58
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal Good
05:29:06 | 26.2 miles | 12m 34s  min/mile
Age Group: 43/49
Overall: 350/800
Performance: Below average
Course: flat out and back, twice
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %3.66
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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] 5

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