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Ironman Frankfurt Germany - Triathlon

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Frankfurt, Baden-Wurttemberg
Total Time = 13h 40m 3s
Overall Rank = 1893/2845
Age Group = 50-54
Age Group Rank = 232/391
Pre-race routine:

Went with Erin to race start from hotel. She dropped me off then came back to find me. Not an easy race to get to the start.
Event warmup:

Zero....that was a problem
  • 1h 23m 58s
  • 4224 yards
  • 01m 59s / 100 yards

Not good. In the first quarter mile, I though I was done for. Felt like I'd never swam before. Eventually just chilled and knew the suit would hold me up reguardless, so I just moved my arms and kept going forward.
What would you do differently?:

More swimming. Warm up before swim.
Transition 1
  • 12m 3s

Such a long way from getting out of water to the transition area. Needed to put sun screen on, but forgot. Later sunburn. Overall, went smooth.
What would you do differently?:

  • 6h 46m 8s
  • 112 miles
  • 16.55 mile/hr

It was moderately hilly, and one town had cobble stones. I held back on bike so the run would not be a terrible thing. Good thing I did.....
What would you do differently?:

More bike training. Had a hard winter at home and didn't get outside enough.
Transition 2
  • 08m 50s

In and out. Put on sunscreen here, but the damage was already done.
What would you do differently?:

  • 5h 09m 4s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 11m 48s  min/mile

First loop was great. Did my run/walk thing and was really trucking along at a comfortable pace. Each loop after that found me walking more and running less. Kept a good pace despite the walking. Enjoyed the loops.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing really. I had no need to push this hard. I wasn't really racing....just trying to make a good showing.
Post race
Warm down:

walked around with Erin trying to collect my crap

What limited your ability to perform faster:

didn't train to the levels I have previously

Event comments:

It was my first international IM, or race of any kind really. I enjoyed the people , the race and the venue. I'd do it again if the opportunity presented itself.

Last updated: 2018-08-23 12:00 AM
01:23:58 | 4224 yards | 01m 59s / 100yards
Age Group: 253/391
Overall: 1990/2845
Performance: Average
Suit: Yes
Course: 2 different loops of different shape and size.
Start type: Run Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 12:03
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
06:46:08 | 112 miles | 16.55 mile/hr
Age Group: 257/391
Overall: 2020/2845
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Course: 2 loops.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 08:50
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal
05:09:04 | 26.2 miles | 11m 48s  min/mile
Age Group: 232/391
Overall: 1893/2845
Performance: Average
Course: 4 loops around the river.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2018-08-23 12:35 PM

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Latonia, Kentucky (near Cincinnati)
Subject: Ironman Frankfurt Germany

2018-08-24 10:04 AM
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Subject: RE: Ironman Frankfurt Germany
Congrats on your day..!
2018-09-05 1:07 PM
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Latonia, Kentucky (near Cincinnati)
Subject: RE: Ironman Frankfurt Germany
Thanks Alltom.....I'd do that one again. Love Germany!
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