• 41m 40s
  • 5.16 miles
  • 08m 04s /Mi

EZ Aerobic

Wanted to run 8 miles, but figured I'd play it safe. I feel really good energy-wise and physically.

  • Health data: Soreness: 4 Fatigue: 3
  • 36m 33s
  • 5.00 miles
  • 07m 19s /Mi

That felt so damn good, especially the last mile where I just put her in 5th gear and opened up the engine. Due to fear and it not really being beneficial to Ironman training, I've run the last 3 months ultra-conservatively. But now I am an Ironman. DONE. Now I can get to the business of running fast!! AND YES, I will be careful of course. But after running a 3:15 downhill marathon last fall, a 10 min mile Ironman-marathon did nothing to my legs. Calves and quads are feeling, honestly, 100% fine. Hamstrings amazingly are about 90%. Wheeeeeee!!!

I'm itching to start training for IMUSA 2012.  No I am not kidding.  My foot is shaking with hyperactive energy right now just thinking about it.  I can't wait till my 70.3 at Pocono.  I'm obsessing about 2012 in fact.  I'm insane.  I know.  But I'm surrounded by friends here, which is so awesome.  My mom and wife can't stop telling the world about what I did; meanwhile, I just can't wait to do it again - and faaaaster!!!

I think I'm going to Run tonight.  EZ of course.  Bike tomorrow.  I'll start swimming again Monday or Tuesday. 

The one thing I won't miss about Ironman training is the lonnnnng bikes.  I don't mind 50 or 60 mile bike rides.  I like them even.  But when it gets over 3 hours on the Bike, I start not liking the Bike so much.  I am pretty damn psyched that I can just ride 3 hours and under and really start focusing on my Running again.  For Philly, I want to try and touch 70 miles per week - carefully, slowly, methodically of course.  I have a 10k road race at the end of August and I really want to break 40 minutes for a 10k.  I AM SO HAPPY I GET TO RUN AS MUCH AS I WANT FROM NOW TILL DECEMBER!!!!!  I feel like throwing a party. :)

Ironman Lake Placid 2011 Race Report

One of my sunburn spots has a blood blister.  Nasty, I know.  And it freaking hurts!! Until that heals, I can't see resuming training.  So shooting for a Swim maybe Friday.  Perhaps a light spin on the Trainer tomorrow...  Race Report will be done today. :)   

My shoulders are really sunburnt. OUCH!  Despite putting sunblock on the morning of, and in the Run transition tent, I still got scorched.  Writing my Race Report right now. :)

  • Health data: Soreness: 2 Fatigue: 2
Getting ready to leave Lake Placid.  What a great week we had up here as a family. When I woke up I looked in the mirror and saw I got a small black eye from the swim yesterday!!  It happened at the turn bouy on the second lap of the swim.  :)

I've been waiting to find out the answer to the question: What beats up your body more, a stand-alone marathon or an Ironman?  And the answer, for me, is defiinitely a stand-alone marathon.  I am able to walk around just fine this morning, whereas I am barely able to walk the day after a marathon.  However, an Ironman is much harder all-around because it's a longer day and, oddly, my shoulders and core feel pretty beat-up today. 
I can't wait to get home and write my race report.

Congrats again to all my BT friends who competed yesterday and thank you to everyone for the awesome inspires!!! 

  • 6h 05m 01s
  • 112.00 miles
  • 18.41 Mi/hr
  • 4h 27m 47s
  • 26.20 miles
  • 10m 13s /Mi
  • 1h 12m 47s
  • 3862.43 meters
  • 01m 53s /100 meters
What an amazing day from start to finish.  Total time: 11:58:55.  1 minute 5 seconds under my goal time!!  I was executing the perfect race: 1:12 swim; 6:05 Bike (got all my nutrition in, and almost even split both loops within 5 mins), first 12 miles of the run I felt great and was running around an 8:00 flat pace, and then my GI system just shut down.  I had sharp cramping in my lower abdomen that forced me to walk on and off from mile 13 to 22.  But I was determined to get sub 12 and with 4 miles left got back to an 8:30-ish pace.  I don't know if was the bubbly coke (it wasn't flat), antibiotics I was on, or just plain bad luck; but regardless I finished.  And finished triumphantly and DID NOT DO IT ALONE.  I had so much help.  Huge thanks to all my BT Friends and my Mentor Group. 

I'm really beatup right righty now - sunburnt, was hypothermic for 2 hours post race (purple face, hands and feet - spent 30 minutes in a hot tub) but it was all worth it.

And huge Kudos to my buddy Michael Hall who finished with a tremendously fast time despite having a bum shoulder from a bike accident just a month ago..

All signed up for Ironman Lake Placid 2012!!! Had a good run yesterday. Kids went bungie jumping yesterday and played mini golf. We have a kitchenette unit this year, that I already reserved for next year!, and getting here early in the week has made everything less stressful and more relaxing. The volunteers and local residents have been so welcoming and hospitable. I've really been able to soak it all in and I can't wait for tomorrow. Thanks to ALL my BT friends for the awesome inspires!!!

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