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New Zealand
Ironman New Zealand
25C / 77F
Total Time = 14h 26m 17s
Overall Rank = 878/1166
Age Group = 50-54
Age Group Rank = 1256/161
Pre-race routine:

Up early 3.30am
Porridge and glass water
Tri suit on, warm socks and shoes, grab swim go bag. and wetsuit. Warm top on.
Event warmup:

1st Ironman event ever.
Chilled at swim start with family and friends.
Stretches press ups. snickers bar
  • 1h 23m 39s
  • 3800 meters
  • 02m 12s / 100 meters

Was the best ever.
1st time I ever swam more than 3kms. had plenty left in the tank.
Fresh water good visibility. 1st time drafting on 4 separate people. massive boost to confidence.
smiled all the way good sighting water temp good.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing really I hoped for 1.20mins and got 1.23mins
The training program got me from 800m to 3.8kms in 20 weeks. It was awesome.
Transition 1
  • 11m 32s

Ran to bike with shoes on as on grass
What would you do differently?:

  • 6h 53m 47s
  • 180 kms
  • 26.10 km/hr

Was just what I had expected.
I had never cycled more than 120kms in one go in last 5 years. Or sat on the bike for more than 3.5 hrs.
Just stuck to the program .
I cant say enough about the positive mindset this program gives you.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing as I was prepared for the sum of all 3 disciplines.

Transition 2
  • 12m 39s

Nice easy transition
What would you do differently?:

  • 5h 44m 40s
  • 42.2 kms
  • 08m 10s  min/km

Felt very upright and legs came good very quickly. Got into a good rhythm early. Took on some water at each station. No food until special needs station at 21 kms. Ate apple turnover, jelly cup, peanut butter sandwich, snickers bar.
Always felt hydrated and had to ice left leg quad for 2/3 race while running. plastic bag under lycra shorts.
What would you do differently?:

Not tear medial ligament 3 months out from race.
Not stop to help my mate who ended up ditching me 2 kms from the finish line. I dragged him through the tough parts of the run. he was 20mins in front off the swim. He lost 3.6 kgs post race???? me 800gms
Post race
Warm down:

10 min Massage and some food intake.
Was feeling really good.
No cramping at all.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Medial ligament tear left knee
3 weeks of no running prior to event start due to the pain.
Affected Bike also.

Event comments:

This program is amazing.
It concentrates on your ability to move forward over time, rather than dwell on speed and or metrics unless you want that.
Even with my injury I knew I would have an amazing day. It truly was. a great outcome.
I had so much confidence I could crack this after working through the program.
My friends and Family were surprised I did what I set out to do.

Last updated: 2020-04-22 12:00 AM
01:23:39 | 3800 meters | 02m 12s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/161
Overall: 0/1166
Performance: Good
Suit: aquasphere
Start type: Deep Water Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 11:32
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed:
06:53:47 | 180 kms | 26.10 km/hr
Age Group: 0/161
Overall: 0/1166
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Fast, smooth, flat.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 86
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 12:39
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
05:44:40 | 42.2 kms | 08m 10s  min/km
Age Group: 0/161
Overall: 0/1166
Performance: Average
Course: Lake breeze out and back x 3 Laps Aid stations well equipped some undulating suburban streets. 2 km slope heading to the half way point of each lap.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %800gr
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2020-04-22 11:16 PM


Subject: Ironman New Zealand

2020-04-23 7:35 AM
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Subject: RE: Ironman New Zealand
Congrats on your day, Ironman! Snickers bar during warm up...nice!
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