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Madison, Wisconsin
United States
Ironman North America
70'sF / 0C
Sunny
Total Time = 15h 24m 59s
Overall Rank = 1919/2300
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 365/399
Pre-race routine:

woke up about three ate my normal breakfast drank coffee and relaxed with family. double checking special needs bags
Event warmup:

not much.. just walked around dropping off special needs and waterbottles at the bike. jumped in water about 20 minutes before start and splashed around a bit.. starting to get very excited!!!
Swim
  • 1h 12m 41s
  • 3862 meters
  • 01m 53s / 100 meters
Comments:

felt very good on swim, battled on and off with crowds, mostly on the turns but not as bad as i thought it would be. out of the water a little faster than i thought i would and i am feeling great. weather is awesome going to have a great day!!!!!!
What would you do differently?:

not much, maybe swim a little harder in beginning but overall happy with swim. and can always train more....
Transition 1
  • 07m 38s
Comments:

great transition, volunteers were awesome, change very quick got out to transition and volunteer had my bike waiting for me.... they rocked!! I felt like a pro..... this is so much fun!!!!!
What would you do differently?:

nothing... can remember if i thanked the guy who gave me my bike so if i didnt i would do that......
Bike
  • 7h 45m 1s
  • 112 miles
  • 14.45 mile/hr
Comments:

well 16mi out went great feeling good, confortable. start of first 40mi loop the first little climb just past special needs i loose my chain cant unclip quick enough so i fall. crash not bad get up quick jump back on bike start to go and my seat falls of??? yes my seat fell off what a freak thing to happen never seen that before... i cant get it to snap back on so i balance it on and off i go having to hold it on with my legs while pedaling and adjusting with hands every few minutes. i ride like that to the next aid station. try to fix there but no luck so i find some tape and tape the heck out of it. worked okay but just not vary confortable but better than no seat... all and all lose maybe 20 minutes not bad.. finsish fist loop around 3 hours, not bad and i am feeling great 1 to go....
i start feeling sick to my stomach about 6 mile from mt horeb aid station and after climb to get there i was in trouble. stop at aid station and vomit for 10 minutes but then feel better so off i go... made it to next aid station and just feeling awful... dry heaving and at this point not sure if i can go on. a volunteer came over to see if i was okay and i told her not sure if i could go on. I think she was a angel, she wouldnt let me quit. she brought me ice, water pieces of orange and sat with me until i started feeling better. little over 30 miles to go so back off i went and made it to the bike finish....still having fun, just suffering a bit 26.2 miles to go and i can run, walk and crawl and should be able to make cut off!!!!!!
What would you do differently?:

i felt strong, but still do not have nutrition down. still need to work on that.. and always can put more miles in.....if not for stomach issues and crash should have finished around 6 hours and that was my goal, o'well....but i did make it..
Transition 2
  • 11m 2s
Comments:

transition was fine. slow only becouse not feeling well took my time, had something to each and drank a v8.... once again volunteers were awesome.....
What would you do differently?:

nothing....
Run
  • 6h 08m 38s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 14m 04s  min/mile
Comments:

walk and run walk and run then became more walking.... day began to wear on me.. but i still was having a blast.. the people were great out there cheering you on all night long.... my time was out the window, but i knew i was going to finish so i was just enjoying it......the last 1.5 miles i ran as hard as i could and that last 3/4th was amazing.. crowds cheering and finally crossing to here mike call out you are and ironman was one of the greatest moments in my life...........
What would you do differently?:

not much, the lack of nutrition on bike killed any chances at a good run...just finishing was good enough for me on the first one, next time i will compete....
Post race
Warm down:

drank coke and ate pizza and got my gear, i just covered 140.6 miles that was enough for the day........

What limited your ability to perform faster:

nutrition nutrition nutrition.... and could always train more....next year focusing on doing halfs and finding a nutrition plan my body agrees on, but i will be back at im in '09....

Event comments:

all i can say awesome event.........




Last updated: 2007-03-20 12:00 AM
Swimming
01:12:41 | 3862 meters | 01m 53s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/399
Overall: 0/2300
Performance: Good
Suit: full wet suit
Course: 2 laps
Start type: Wade Plus: Shot
Water temp: 76F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Good Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
T1
Time: 07:38
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
Biking
07:45:01 | 112 miles | 14.45 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/399
Overall: 0/2300
Performance: Below average
Wind: Some with gusts
Course: Hilly!!!!! but i already Knew that.....
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 11:02
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
Running
06:08:38 | 26.2 miles | 14m 04s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/399
Overall: 0/2300
Performance: Below average
Course: it seemed a little hilly, but i was hurting so much that if it was not a downhill it seemed hard.....
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
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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2007-09-13 11:26 AM

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2007-09-13 11:37 AM
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Hello, my southern neighbor.  I'm sorry to hear that you had a crap of a bike race.  As my friend who did it last year told me a few days before, "expect the unexpected".  I had a slight bike malfunction with the stupid wrap starting to come off on the right aero bar.

Congratulations on all the hard work and let me add:

YOU ARE AN IRONMAN!!!

2007-09-13 11:43 AM
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You finished an Ironman bike ride with a bad seat that fell off, thats incredible.  Way to gut it out and finish strong.
2007-09-13 12:30 PM
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Congratulations!! You are.....................an IRONMAN!
2007-09-13 12:46 PM
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Wow! After falling, losing your freakin' seat, then having a barf fest - you still managed to finish! Way to go! You are an IRONMAN! Great way to rock Madison!
2007-09-13 6:48 PM
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Sounds like you had some bad luck!! But you were tough enough to conquer the issues you ran into.....Congratulations! Good job, Ironman!!


2007-09-13 8:04 PM
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OMG if my seat had fallen off I probably would have just cried.  And then to start puking?  Geez- you are TOUGH!! 

Congratulations, Ironman!

2007-09-13 8:28 PM
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Dude, congratulations IRONMAN!!
2007-09-14 9:37 AM
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I can't believe your seat fell off! Crazy. I think you did a great job on a tough day. Congratulations!
2007-09-14 9:52 AM
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Congratulations!

Way to overcome the bike problems, etc. These races are tough enough w/out mechanical complications.

Great job.

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2007-09-14 10:26 AM
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Nice RR. Your bike prob's make my issues seem pretty insignificant. Way to work through it, IRONMAN!



2007-09-14 10:47 AM
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Awesome job & way to persevere (did I speel that right?)
2007-09-14 12:57 PM
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Tough day and excellent work in seeing it through to the finish line!!  Perhaps she was your angel for the day. 
2007-09-14 1:09 PM
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Wow, great race, and way to get through that bike.  That had to be challenging on those hills w/o the seat.  Great job! 
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