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Penticton, British Columbia
Canada
Ironman North America
86F / 30C
Sunny
Total Time = 12h 53m 19s
Overall Rank = 1032/2400
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 142/239
Pre-race routine:

Woke up stuff down a bagel w/ Peanut Butter, A bannana, and a bottle of Carbo-Pro. Then we went to to the body marking area, stood in that line, then stood in the line for the Port-a-potty.
Event warmup:

A 20 second swim to make sure my goggles were not leaking...
Swim
  • 1h 09m 43s
  • 4224 yards
  • 01m 26s / 100 yards
Comments:

Felt good.. I couldn't have gone much faster.. Maybe a minute or 2, or course direction alone. The final leg was tough. Sun RIGHT IN YOUR EYES. Hard to spot.
Transition 1
  • 03m 8s
Comments:

Strippers help with wetsuit.... Crazy tent! Help everywhere..
What would you do differently?:

I think I could have gone faster, just didn't know what to expect...Thanks
Bike
  • 6h 13m 18s
  • 112 miles
  • 18.00 mile/hr
Comments:

I am pleased.. It was a good ride, and a lot of fun.....
What would you do differently?:

Just get Stronger!
Transition 2
  • 04m 32s
Comments:

I sat down thinking about a MARATHON NEXT!?!? I probably could have shave a minute or so off...
What would you do differently?:

Put vaseline on the NIPS before starting... Not @ MILE 8!
Run
  • 5h 22m 41s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 12m 19s  min/mile
Comments:

I don't really remember what happen the 1st 1/2 of the run.. Just was plugging along. I ran most, and walked the aid stations (and some hills). I was a little suprised how long it took, but it did not bother me. I WAS HAVING FUN! I was able to shave 20 minutes on the way back into town.. I may it my goal about mile 18 to SUB 13 this race...
What would you do differently?:

?? I know that I can shave a lot of time off the marathon... somewhere around..4:30-4:45... But 1st Ironman.. I had no expectations!!!!!
Post race
Warm down:

WALK WALK WALK.. STAY LOOSE.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

????

Event comments:

THIS IS A GREAT RACE, and RECOMMEND TO EVERYONE!


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Last updated: 2006-08-30 12:00 AM
Swimming
01:09:43 | 4224 yards | 01m 26s / 100yards
Age Group: 103/239
Overall: 692/2400
Performance:
Suit: FULL ORCA
Course: Clock wise.. 1 loop
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
T1
Time: 03:08
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Yes
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
Biking
06:13:18 | 112 miles | 18.00 mile/hr
Age Group: 162/239
Overall: 1176/2400
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Wind all over.. Sometimes crosswinds (Yellow lake-coming down), and into down felt like headwinds.. Nothing bad, but After 100 miles.. The wind felt strong...
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 04:32
Overall:
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
Running
05:22:41 | 26.2 miles | 12m 19s  min/mile
Age Group: 140/239
Overall: 1189/2400
Performance: Below average
Couldn't get this ticker down from 170!! Was a struggle...
Course: Nice out and bike. A few GNARLY HILLS, and a STRONG HEADWIND ON THE 1st SEGMENT!
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %2
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge
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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2006-08-30 1:03 PM
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Congratulations, Steve! Very nice job.

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2006-08-30 1:07 PM
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Great job!! Congrats, IRONMAN
2006-08-30 1:12 PM
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Congratulations! Sorry I missed you there.

You listed 30C as the temperature but later in the afternoon down on main street at the Cherry Lane Mall, the mall sign was saying 33C as we watched the bikers coming in and the runners going out. That headwind you felt only kicked up an hour or so after the first pros headed out so they only saw a tailwind coming home. The rest of you had to fight it going out too. Great job!
2006-08-30 1:13 PM
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Wow, we saw you finish!! I remember you!!!!! Congratulations on your first Ironman! It was so much fun to be there!
2006-08-30 2:07 PM
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Tri Take Me Away - 2006-08-30 11:13 AM

Wow, we saw you finish!! I remember you!!!!! Congratulations on your first Ironman! It was so much fun to be there!


Hopefully you saw me finish with a smile... I was trying to hide the pain in my QUADS!


2006-08-30 4:10 PM
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Congrats on the great accomplishment!
2006-08-30 5:56 PM
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wow! what an accomplishment, you are an IRONMAN!
2006-08-31 1:32 AM
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chipit muffin - 2006-08-30 3:56 PM

wow! what an accomplishment, you are an IRONMAN!


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2006-08-31 8:52 AM
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Congratulations! Sounds like you enjoyed your first Ironman which from reading other peoples race reports was a tough day. Excellent job.
2006-08-31 8:59 AM
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good job.  Sounds like a fun day.

Congrats IRONMAN



2006-08-31 9:52 AM
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Very Good Race.  Ironman! 
2006-08-31 10:00 AM
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awesome!! 1st IM and you did very very well. amazing ly fast swim, bike was solid, sounds like you paced thru the run just nicely too!! blisteriing 'T' times too!

 

congrats and bask in the glory 

2006-08-31 10:09 AM
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Congratulations on becoming and Ironman!!  It was an awesome race to watch and so inspiring that it makes you want to "fast-track" your goals and sign up sooner than planned!!

2006-08-31 10:15 AM
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2006-08-31 11:37 AM
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Awesome job..incredible speed esp at your first IM!!!  WOW


2006-08-31 11:43 AM
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Congrats on the sub-13 hour Ironman!  What an awesome swim too, man I wish I could do a 1:09.  Excellent race!

 

2006-08-31 3:39 PM
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JeepFleeb - 2006-08-31 8:15 AM

Congrats Steve!  Awesome job for your first Ironman.

It was great to meet you out there.  Just wish that you would have caught me at a point when I was feeling better.  I would have said more than five words. 



Yeah.. I thought you were a !! Just KIDDING! I understand... There are plenty of more races in the future!!! Looking forward to it!
2006-08-31 4:30 PM
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Congrats Ironman!

Wow you sure can swim fast even with the sun in your eyes on the homestretch!

Fun that you could calculate your finish time and make it sub 13 in your first!

Nice race all around.....sounds like you had fun to which is key!

2006-09-01 6:32 PM
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KathyG - 2006-08-31 2:30 PM

Congrats Ironman!

sounds like you had fun to which is key!



I had A BLAST.. Which is one of the reasons I can't wait to to it again.
2006-09-09 8:56 PM
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max - 2006-08-31 9:43 AM

Congrats on the sub-13 hour Ironman!  What an awesome swim too, man I wish I could do a 1:09.  Excellent race!

 



Thanks Max. It wasn't me though. It was all the feet around me. I just got a draft for the entire race, and had a REALLY HIGH HR.


2006-09-10 5:27 AM
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Gotta love that swim time!

Congrats on being an Ironman!

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