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Madison, Wisconsin
United States
World Triathlon Corporation
64F / 18C
Total Time = 12h 31m 22s
Overall Rank = 771/2544
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 141/403
Pre-race routine:

Got up at like 3:30am. Ate my breakfast, OJ and oatmeal. Drove to the parking garage and made my way to the start.
Event warmup:

Treading water waiting for the pros to start.
  • 1h 20m 35s
  • 4224 yards
  • 01m 55s / 100 yards

My first time at an Ironman. The mass start was very intimidating.
What would you do differently?:

Swim faster.
Transition 1
  • 11m 40s

I had to go #2 prior to the swim, but I just couldn't get the bear to come out of the cave. It caused me some discomfort during the swim. I had to go quite badly during transition. Hard to wipe with wet butt and wet hands. Lost a bit of time in the Porta-Potty.
What would you do differently?:

Not poop.
  • 6h 35m 39s
  • 112 miles
  • 16.98 mile/hr

Biking is my weakest discipline. I lost over 300 spots on the bike. I am from the prairies so I did very little hill training. The course was a real eye opener.
What would you do differently?:

More biking.
Transition 2
  • 07m 25s

I am happy with this transition. It was quite crowded in the change room so I did not have a chair to sit on to change. I also wear an ankle brace which takes a fair bit of time to put on.
What would you do differently?:

Not much. I was happy with this transition.
  • 4h 16m 3s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 09m 46s  min/mile

This was the first time I have ever ran 26.2 miles. I gained over 400 spots back from the bike. I like running. I had to poop twice so that slowed me down a bit.
What would you do differently?:

Not poop. Run faster. I wanted to go sub 4 hours.
Post race
Warm down:

None. Walked back to transition, picked up all my gear bags and my bike and walked back to my car.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

This was my first Ironman. I really didn't know what to expect. Now that I do, I know what is required and what I need to work on. I followed my nutrition and hydration plan perfectly and that was not the limiting factor. For what ever reason I had to poop 5 times during the race. It wasn't diarrhea, it was just had to poop.

Event comments:

If I had one complaint about this race it was the lack of post race food and drink. I was able to get one chocolate milk and a bottle of water. I could not find anything else. I know they want to get everyone out of the finish line quickly, but they should have had some food available somewhere. The volunteers were fantastic in all sections of the race.

Last updated: 2012-11-29 12:00 AM
01:20:35 | 4224 yards | 01m 55s / 100yards
Age Group: 152/403
Overall: 951/2544
Performance: Good
Suit: Orca 3.8
Course: One lap rectangle, counter clockwise.
Start type: Deep Water Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 11:40
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: Good
06:35:39 | 112 miles | 16.98 mile/hr
Age Group: 217/403
Overall: 1186/2544
Performance: Below average
Wind: Some
Course: 2 loop "lollypop".
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks: Just right
Time: 07:25
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
04:16:03 | 26.2 miles | 09m 46s  min/mile
Age Group: 141/403
Overall: 771/2544
Performance: Average
Course: 2 laps.
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 Too hard
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2013-11-24 6:06 PM

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Way to go Dwayne!  Great job on your first IM!! 


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