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Chattanooga, Tennessee
United States
63F / 17C
Total Time = 11h 21m 11s
Overall Rank = 490/2349
Age Group = M 35-39
Age Group Rank = 95/292
Pre-race routine:

Woke up, packed the rest of my bags, got the water bottles together, and had a bagel w/ peanut butter.
Event warmup:

Walking and standing
  • 52m 39s
  • 4224 yards
  • 01m 15s / 100 yards

Started towards the back. Figured it didn't matter if I got in at 7:30 or at 7:45. Ended up getting in just before the wetsuit people at 7:50. Really strong swim. Held a really good line. Caught feet when I could.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 06m 27s

There was a pretty good run from swim exit up to the changing tent. Didn't rush it, but didn't slack either. Pretty happy with the time.
  • 5h 47m 30s
  • 116 miles
  • 20.03 mile/hr

Started out pretty good. Goal was to just push the pedals and not feel any tension on the legs, regardless of pace/speed. Had to make a feel surges to keep out of draft zones, but overall, good ride. Skipped the Special Needs bag on loop 1, figured I'd grab it on loop 2. First loop was great, felt great. Second loop was less eventful. Less people around as I moved up past the swimmers who started in front of me. Was looking forward to the Special Needs bag on the 2nd loop. While I didn't need my special needs bag at mile 53, I could have used it before mile 98.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 06m 27s

Ran into changing tent. Got changed into running gear quickly, packed my bag, and handed it to a volunteer on the way out. Had to stop in the port-a-john, which is where I spent about half my time. Figured better getting it out now then waiting until on the rn.
What would you do differently?:

  • 4h 28m 8s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 10m 14s  min/mile

Started out going ok. I was holding about low 9min/mile. Grabbed water at the first aid station and kept moving. Stopped at the 2nd aid station to fuel a little better. At that point my tank was feeling empty and my stomach not right. Decided to walk every aid station after that point to make sure I was fueling enough. Altered water and Gatorade at each station. Also took a banana, pretzels, or a gel at each station. The hills on the north side put a hurting on my quads. Caused me to slow down a bit more.
What would you do differently?:

Missed 3 weeks of run training, plus several other runs due to injury. Having hit a couple more long runs would have helped.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked through chute with my finish line catcher who was awesome. Grabbed some pizza and Little Debbie and met my girlfriend at the exit. Just hung out for a bit while I ate, then grabbed my bike and gear and headed back to the car

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Psoriatic arthritis that I was diagnosed with officially 3 weeks prior to the race.

Event comments:

For a 1st year race, this was amazing. Loved the course and the volunteers where fantastic.

Last updated: 2013-09-06 12:00 AM
00:52:39 | 4224 yards | 01m 15s / 100yards
Age Group: 60/292
Overall: 395/2349
Performance: Good
Average cadence: 27 strokes/min
Suit: None
Course: Point to point
Start type: Dive Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 76F / 25C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Good
Time: 06:27
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
05:47:30 | 116 miles | 20.03 mile/hr
Age Group: 83/292
Overall: 495/2349
Performance: Good
Avg HR: 142
Wind: Little
Course: 2 loops on a lollipop
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 89
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 06:27
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
04:28:08 | 26.2 miles | 10m 14s  min/mile
Age Group: 95/292
Overall: 490/2349
Performance: Good
Avg HR: 128 (looks like HR dropped out a bit towards the end)
Course: 2 loops with 8 miles on the southside of river and 5 miles on northside (hilly)
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

2014-10-17 11:48 AM

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2014-10-20 12:04 PM
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Williamston, Michigan
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Congrats Jeff Awesome race out there I hope you had fun   Sorry about the psoriatic dx tho poop

2014-10-20 4:43 PM
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Subject: RE: Ironman Chattanooga

Nice job glad you enjoyed the race that's most important!!

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