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Louisville, Kentucky
United States
World Triathlon Corporation
5072F / 2800C
Overcast
Total Time = 14h 20m 41s
Overall Rank = 1726/3000
Age Group = 50-54
Age Group Rank = 167/266
Pre-race routine:

Coffee and Bacon, egg and cheese muffin. Checked my bike, put hydration on the bike. Walked over to the swim start and lined up with my time group. I had about an hour, so I took a nap. I sipped water and took a gel 15 minute before. I started my watch too soon, I was nervous about getting the signal.
Event warmup:

There is about a mile of walking to get to the swim start, no more of a warmup necessary.
Swim
  • 1h 30m 27s
  • 3800 meters
  • 02m 23s / 100 meters
Comments:

I had the best swim of my life.
What would you do differently?:

Swim faster. haha
Transition 1
  • 09m 40s
Comments:

Good transition. I had a Frog Fuel and a gel.
What would you do differently?:

Bring a towell
Bike
  • 6h 31m 47s
  • 112 miles
  • 17.15 mile/hr
Comments:

I had a great ride. I took a huge risk at the beginning of the ride. I rode harder than normal, because I had the wind to my back. I knew the headwind at the end was going to brutal, and It was. It did not count on 45 MPH wind gusts or rain. I think the calculated risk paid off with a faster than expected ride.
What would you do differently?:

I should have filled a bottle with water instead of Gatoraid. My stomach didn't tolerate it well. Or brought an extra Frog Fuel to mix with water
Transition 2
  • 06m 55s
Comments:

Over all a good transition.
Run
  • 5h 51m 33s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 13m 25s  min/mile
Comments:

Run went well, until I went to the bathroom and all of my energy was drained out in the port-a-potty at mile 16. I walked too much after that. I should have switched to a run walk or pathetic shuffle walk. My stomach wasn't tolerating gatoraid of gu anymore, so I went Paleo. I drank water and ate fruit at the aid stations.I tolerated that better, especially the orange slices.
What would you do differently?:

Force more running late in the race. Either that or not pee again.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked back to the hotel and ate a piece of cardboard that they said was pizza. I liked the Kentucky Gumbo. They needed honey for the corn bread.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I needed to incorporate more long runs in my training.

Event comments:

Great Race! Probably one of the best finishes. IM has no control over the weather and the wind and rain at the end of the bike was brutal. Overall a good race venue, a worthy venue.


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Last updated: 2017-10-17 12:00 AM
Swimming
01:30:27 | 3800 meters | 02m 23s / 100meters
Age Group: 205/266
Overall: 0/3000
Performance: Good
Suit: sleeveless
Course: 1/3 up stream the rest down stream. It was an easy swim
Start type: Dive Plus: Waves
Water temp: 71F / 22C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
T1
Time: 09:40
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
Biking
06:31:47 | 112 miles | 17.15 mile/hr
Age Group: 127/266
Overall: 0/3000
Performance: Good
Wind: Strong with gusts
Course: Hilly Course. The tailwind out was great. The headwind and rain back was horrible. Extreme temperature change on the ride. 25 F drop in tempurature
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 06:55
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
Running
05:51:33 | 26.2 miles | 13m 25s  min/mile
Age Group: 176/266
Overall: 0/3000
Performance: Good
Course: Flat two loops
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
Evaluation
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

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Wow, congrats on beating some tough conditions!
2017-10-18 8:08 PM
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Congratulations Jim!  You killed it!!  I love that you were calm enough to take a nap before the swim start, awesome.  

2017-10-18 8:16 PM
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Congratulations Jim!  You killed it!!  I love that you were calm enough to take a nap before the swim start, awesome.  



Thank you.
It's defensive. If I pay attention to the other athletes, I start getting ramped up and getting nervous. I try to shut down to keep calm, to keep myself under control.
2017-10-18 8:16 PM
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Wow, congrats on beating some tough conditions!


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2017-10-19 1:55 PM
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I, too, am stuck on the fact that you were able to take a pre-race nap!  Wow!  Sounds like you had a great race and faced the nasty weather that was dealt to you with the right attitude.  Big congratulations, it was fun tracking you all day.



2017-10-19 9:32 PM
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I, too, am stuck on the fact that you were able to take a pre-race nap!  Wow!  Sounds like you had a great race and faced the nasty weather that was dealt to you with the right attitude.  Big congratulations, it was fun tracking you all day.




The funny thing is two guys came up to me and one said this guy has the right idea, and he laid down next to me. ( we didn't cuddle or anything funky).
2017-10-20 12:41 PM
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Great race! I really enjoyed meeting you and I am so tickled that you PRed! Fabulous!

2017-10-21 7:41 PM
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Originally posted by JBacarella

Originally posted by melbo55

I, too, am stuck on the fact that you were able to take a pre-race nap!  Wow!  Sounds like you had a great race and faced the nasty weather that was dealt to you with the right attitude.  Big congratulations, it was fun tracking you all day.




The funny thing is two guys came up to me and one said this guy has the right idea, and he laid down next to me. ( we didn't cuddle or anything funky).


You made me spit Iced tea out my nose! Super jealous you were able to nap.

Great race in tough conditions!
2017-10-22 8:43 AM
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Originally posted by JBacarella

Originally posted by melbo55

I, too, am stuck on the fact that you were able to take a pre-race nap!  Wow!  Sounds like you had a great race and faced the nasty weather that was dealt to you with the right attitude.  Big congratulations, it was fun tracking you all day.




The funny thing is two guys came up to me and one said this guy has the right idea, and he laid down next to me. ( we didn't cuddle or anything funky).


You made me spit Iced tea out my nose! Super jealous you were able to nap.

Great race in tough conditions!

Mission accomplished! haha. At least it wasn't OJ, that hurts.
2017-10-22 2:22 PM
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Originally posted by fortissimo

Originally posted by JBacarella

Originally posted by melbo55

I, too, am stuck on the fact that you were able to take a pre-race nap!  Wow!  Sounds like you had a great race and faced the nasty weather that was dealt to you with the right attitude.  Big congratulations, it was fun tracking you all day.




The funny thing is two guys came up to me and one said this guy has the right idea, and he laid down next to me. ( we didn't cuddle or anything funky).


You made me spit Iced tea out my nose! Super jealous you were able to nap.

Great race in tough conditions!

Mission accomplished! haha. At least it wasn't OJ, that hurts.


Skittles are worse. Just don't ask how I know...


2017-10-23 11:30 AM
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WTH is Frogfuel?! I have to go google that!

Congrats on a great race
2017-10-23 8:25 PM
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WTH is Frogfuel?! I have to go google that!

Congrats on a great race

Developed by Navy Seals. High is protein I got the on that included carbs and caffeine. It is really sour, tastes like apple juice when mixed with water. I really like it


2017-10-24 8:00 PM
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congratulations on a well fought race.
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