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Wilmington, North Carolina
United States
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72F / 22C
Total Time = 12h 20m 20s
Overall Rank = 265/534
Age Group = 50-54
Age Group Rank = 28/60
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 4:00 AM. Ate yogurt and half a bagel. Took shower and woke up wife to take me to T1. I pumped up tires and left old shoes at swim exit. Kissed my wife good bye and boarded shuttle.
Event warmup:

No warm up
  • 58m 35s
  • 4224 yards
  • 01m 23s / 100 yards

Too much zig zagging on my part.
What would you do differently?:

Sight better.
Transition 1
  • 12m 17s

Took time in T1. Wanted to make sure feet were dry good before putting on socks. Changed from swim suit to Tir suit. Put cream on to prevent chaffing on bike.
What would you do differently?:

I think I would wear Tri suit on swim next time if it was that warm again. Speed up a little but I knew it was going to be a long day.
  • 6h 02m 40s
  • 112 miles
  • 18.53 mile/hr

I stopped twice on the ride. The first stop was to use porta potty and I didnt know there was a line until I stopped. I stayed in the line just to talk to someone because I was so bored. The second stop was at special needs station. My time could have been better if not for the stops but no complaints. I did not like all the drafting that was taking place. Had obvious drafting on my rear wheel.
What would you do differently?:

Use the woods instead of porta potty.
Transition 2
  • 08m 1s

Changed socks and put on running shoes. Drank fluids and sat down for a few minutes. Put all my items in bag and took off for run.
What would you do differently?:

Not much.
  • 4h 58m 52s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 11m 25s  min/mile

My plan was to run to every aid station and then walk as i ate/drink. I felt a lot better than I did in the Lousiville run. My stomach felt good and I saw my family as I started the run. Stopped and kissed wife and told her I felt good. The plan was working good until about mile 19. I was getting tired and the walking at the aid stations started going longer. A great guy (Michael) asked me if I wanted to run with him and he was doing a run .5 and walk .1. I agreed and this worked great and had strong finish.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing..This is my last IM. Going back to short races and HIM. Built for speed. :)
Post race
Warm down:

Hugged my wife and told her I was ready to go. She had all my gear and bike already packed. God love her and thanks for the buddy pass. Took shower and ate two slices of pizza. Went to sleep at 9:30.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

My stomach was a little sick on the last five miles. Maybe too much coke.

Event comments:

Great race and volunteers. Highly recommend this race to anyone looking to do a IM or HIM type race. The city is great with good activities for family.

Last updated: 2014-10-30 12:00 AM
00:58:35 | 4224 yards | 01m 23s / 100yards
Age Group: 44/60
Overall: 0/534
Performance: Average
Suit: Yes
Course: Nice high tide that helped swim time. No way I am that fast. Wish there were more bouyes to sight off.
Start type: Run Plus:
Water temp: 72F / 22C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Average Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Good
Time: 12:17
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
06:02:40 | 112 miles | 18.53 mile/hr
Age Group: 28/60
Overall: 0/534
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Be careful on bridge. Saw two wrecks and medics treating one person. The metal grates are very slippery. The course is boirng ride. Not much to see and just a lot of straight away. I 40 can be catch you by surprise with large trucks going by at 70 MPH and almost blowing you off the road. Overall no problems. One section of the road was really bumpy.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence: 20
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 08:01
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
04:58:52 | 26.2 miles | 11m 25s  min/mile
Age Group: 26/60
Overall: 0/534
Performance: Below average
Course: Nice flat course and with a lot of shade. Much better than Lousiville run.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
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

2014-10-30 7:15 AM

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Greenwood, South Carolina
Subject: Beach2Battleship Iron Distance Triathlon

2014-10-30 1:11 PM
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Subject: RE: Beach2Battleship Iron Distance Triathlon
All that and Louisville, too! Congrats on your day..!
2014-10-30 1:53 PM
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Greenwood, South Carolina
Subject: RE: Beach2Battleship Iron Distance Triathlon
Originally posted by alltom1

All that and Louisville, too! Congrats on your day..!

Thanks had an awesome race. Great job on finishing in the top ten! Beast!

2014-10-31 11:58 AM
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Whispering Pines, North Carolina
Subject: RE: Beach2Battleship Iron Distance Triathlon
Nice report!
Man, nothing takes longer than a portapotty when you're in a hurry!
I hear you on the built for speed part! But then, when doing short course, I think the opposite!
Have fun next year doing shorter races!
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