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Cambridge, Maryland
United States
World Triathlon Corporation
55F / 13C
Total Time = 11h 13m 24s
Overall Rank = 249/1360
Age Group = M40-44
Age Group Rank = 41/186
Pre-race routine:

Drove from hotel in Easton to transition.
Event warmup:

None due to cold temperatures.
  • 53m 46s
  • 3000 meters
  • 01m 47s / 100 meters

The swim was delayed to 7:30 and shortened due to high winds. The water was quite cold. The swim felt the best of any of the races I have done. Finding open water was a challenge, as was navigation with the modified course.
Transition 1
  • 09m 35s

Changing tent was packed and crowded. I forgot to use lube, which would affect me during the bike. I kept on tri kit and added bike jersey, arm warmers, gloves, and toe covers due to cold temperatures.
What would you do differently?:

Not be shocked by changing tent and don't forget lube.
  • 5h 42m 12s
  • 112 miles
  • 19.64 mile/hr

The bike was all about fighting the wind and staying upright. The first part of each loop had a tailwind, but the reminder were cross-winds and headwinds. My new bike fit and wheel set up helped immensely, as I passed a lot of people on the bike. I used a gel to lube at the half-way point when I was starting to hurt. I stopped 3 times to use portajohns on the ride.
What would you do differently?:

Remember lube. Keep up long ride training.
Transition 2
  • 09m 9s

Due to rescheduled race, there were no bike handlers. We had to run and rack our own bikes. I changed into running shorts and shirt. I kept on the arm warmers due to the cold temperatures.
  • 4h 18m 42s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 09m 52s  min/mile

The run went pretty well until about mile 17 and even though was OK until mile 20 or so. I need to be able to sustain a good running pace through the entire marathon. It was the first, so I'm OK with this. I ran with a guy from Philly for the first lap, maybe 9 or so miles. Kristen showed up about 7 miles into the run.
What would you do differently?:

Keep up the training to sustain running pace through entire event.
Post race
Warm down:

Sat and ate post-race food in Ironman Village, while celebrating with family. Bought finisher gear so I wouldn't have to return Sunday morning. Walked back to transition to collect bike and gear. Returned to hotel for the night.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Wind on the bike.

Event comments:

The local race director, Gerry Boyle, and his staff were amazing to get the race re-scheduled after the postponement. The event was well run as most Ironman events are. The only complaints about the event were the lack of food for spectators. The food truck could not handle the number of people seeking food. And the lack of a promised finish line beer garden. Otherwise, the race was great. The wind got very tiresome after a while.

Last updated: 2015-10-21 12:00 AM
00:53:46 | 3000 meters | 01m 47s / 100meters
Age Group: 63/186
Overall: 361/1360
Performance: Good
Suit: wetsuit
Course: Course was shortened due to high winds. Two loop out and back in sheltered bay to marina.
Start type: Run Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 64F / 18C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 09:35
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
05:42:12 | 112 miles | 19.64 mile/hr
Age Group: 42/186
Overall: 239/1360
Performance: Good
Wind: Strong with gusts
Course: The course is 12 miles out of town, two 45 mile loops through the wildlife refuge, and 10 miles back to transition. It is extremely flat and was extremely windy.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 09:09
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
04:18:42 | 26.2 miles | 09m 52s  min/mile
Age Group: 53/186
Overall: 320/1360
Performance: Good
Course: The course is a 2 1/2 lap course through neighborhoods along the river to a turn-around, all the way back through the park where transition is located and through town past the finish line to a second turn-around. You ran this twice with the third time being abbreviated a bit.
Keeping cool Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
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

2015-10-21 2:36 PM


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Subject: Ironman Maryland

2015-11-09 5:45 AM
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Camden, NC
Subject: RE: Ironman Maryland
Way to hang in there and finish strong! I raced IMMD the first year in 2014 and must have been very lucky as the wind was pretty light. Probably an anomaly for that area. I was wondering about how things went after the reschedule, sounds like Ironman pulled through. Great job!
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