Ironman USA Lake Placid - TriathlonFull Ironman

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Lake Placid, New York
United States
Ironman North America
78F / 26C
Total Time = 13h 24m 2s
Overall Rank = 1148/2250
Age Group = F 25-29
Age Group Rank = 35/71
Pre-race routine:

Woke up, had breakfast, drove down to race start, got body marked, checked bike, added nutrition, pumped up tires, listened to a little music, used bathroom, put on wetsuit after lubing up with sunscreen then headed to race start. Did all this while sipping on PowerBar Endurance.
Event warmup:

Got in water and that is about it.
  • 1h 12m 49s
  • 4224 yards
  • 01m 43s / 100 yards

First 200m performance was only average for me because I felt that with all the people it was hard to have a normal performance in the start of this race for me.
What would you do differently?:

try to stay outside a little more instead of pulling the line
Transition 1
  • 08m 43s

Wetsuit stripper sucked and that is why my suit got stuck on my heels. Long transition since we had to run about 200yards before getting to change tent. Transition went smooth. Got out on bike and felt good.
What would you do differently?:

Pick a better stripper!!!
  • 6h 59m 34s
  • 112 miles
  • 16.02 mile/hr

No/Little wind on first loop, picked up on second loop.

Sun was a hot sucker!!!!! Probably should have reapplied more often.

Nutrition: 3 bottles cytomax/SE, 2 servings Clif Shot Bloks, 2 Tri3Bar cocoa crunch, cpl oranges and water
What would you do differently?:

try to pace a little better on first loop so I could have a negative split but it was also a change of mother nature with increased wind.
Transition 2
  • 04m 20s
  • 4h 58m 39s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 11m 24s  min/mile

Felt like crap on first loop. Legs weren't quite there, had a headache and was trying to get in proper nutrition. Took ibprofen at around mile 5, helped everything including headache and by end of first loop was feeling much better.

Nutrition: 24oz Cytomax, pretzels, oranges, water and gatorade. Took salt tab at some point that I convinced another male runner to let me have.
What would you do differently?:

I don't think there is anything because each race is a little different and based on previous experiences I had what I needed but I ended up needed more salt because of the weather and heat.
Post race
Warm down:

Look for my lost fiance!!!!!
Oh yeah and had some water and a slice of pizza as well.

In case you don't already know, Hudnick was in the med tent and they kept telling us that he was gone.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Racing in France 7 days earlier.

Event comments:

Great race. Would do again just not soon.

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Last updated: 2007-05-30 12:00 AM
01:12:49 | 4224 yards | 01m 43s / 100yards
Age Group: 33/71
Overall: 921/2250
Performance: Good
Loop1: 36.09, AHR 165 Loop2: 36.33, AHR 1626
Suit: Xterra Long John
Course: rectangular 2-loop course with a beach run in between two loops.
Start type: Wade Plus: Shot
Water temp: 70F / 21C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 08:43
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
06:59:34 | 112 miles | 16.02 mile/hr
Age Group: 35/71
Overall: 1443/2250
Performance: Good
Loop1: 3:24:47, AHR 150 Loop2: 3:42:32, AHR 145
Wind: Some
Course: 2 Loop
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 04:20
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal Good
04:58:39 | 26.2 miles | 11m 24s  min/mile
Age Group: 33/71
Overall: 1099/2250
Performance: Good
Mile1: 9.49 AHR 148 Mile2: 10.11 AHR 149 Mile3: 10.21 AHR 145 Mile4: 12.22 AHR 144 Mile5: 10.36 AHR 144 Mile6: 12.55 AHR 140 Mile7: 12.57 AHR 131 Mile8: 11.22 AHR 142 Mile9: 11.34 AHR 142 Mile10: 12.06 AHR 140 Mile11: 11.38 AHR 145 Mile12: 13.06 AHR 143 Mile13: 11.00 AHR 139 Mile14: 11.00 AHR 139 Mile15: 11.08 AHR 142 Mile16: 11.20 AHR 139 Mile17: 12.09 AHR 141 Mile18: 11.12 AHR 138 Mile19: 10.28 AHR 140 Mile20: 10.48 AHR 145 Mile21: 10.51 AHR 144 Mile22: 10.55 AHR 144 Mile23: 11.46 AHR 142 Mile24: 11.56 AHR 143 Mile25: 11.08 AHR 149 Mile26: 11.29 AHR 143
Course: 2 loop out and back
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4