Ironman Arizona - TriathlonFull Ironman

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Tempe, Arizona
United States
Total Time = 14h 39m 56s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 18-24
Age Group Rank = 11/12
Pre-race routine:

woke up at 3, ate 1/2 a banana and 2 organic poptarts. Left at 4:30, arrived around 5:15. Tried to relax and chill.
Event warmup:

no warm up
  • 1h 40m 50s
  • 4224 yards
  • 02m 23s / 100 yards

start was scary!! I was calm, but got thrashed around a bit. About 5 minutes in I got my goggles kicked off. About 1/2 way through the swim I noticed my little headache was almost unbearable. I HATE latex swim caps! I LOVE my spandex cap, grrrr. I took it off most of my hair and adjusted it quite a few times. Made it in my time goal so I was happy.
What would you do differently?:

more swim training,
Transition 1
  • 06m 15s
  • 7h 07m 6s
  • 112 miles
  • 15.73 mile/hr

had headwind and tailwind. On the third loop the winds changed, making it harder coming back. I LOVED the bike!!! On the second loop, I was called for a penalty :( 4 minutes in the box. There was a man about the same pace as me, but a tad slower that I was going to pass, guess I took too long. It was so cool seeing Chris Lieto zip by me on the bike and all the other pros. I saw my parents and a few friends out there on the bike. Had about 200 cal/hr, which was perfect and during my penalty stop, I downed a few salt tablets. I passed people on the bike :D
What would you do differently?:

not much, I was expecting MUCH worse on the bike
Transition 2
  • 05m 32s

changed into my running skirt and was off!
  • 5h 40m 15s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 12m 59s  min/mile

I saw a few BT friends as soon as I took off, I remember seeing Paulette and Trixie ( so cool to finally meet you!!!). My legs would not "go" for the 1st 15-20 minutes or so, they hated me. They finally started loosening up and started running. I walked the hills and aid stations though. I talked to Becky ( Trigoddess) for a few miles as well as Eric (erroda). I saw my parents every loop as well as Josh, Jen, Ramein, Patrick, Kelly, and quite a few others. Most of the run, felt like a party!! The volunteers were so awesome! The 3rd loop was tough, I was hurtin, walked a lot of the beginning, but then started kickin it a bit. My 25 I was crying. I KNEW I was gonna finish, months of training and time, my dream was about to come true. My friend Kelly and my little bro helped me put on my wonder woman outfit and I ran through with all the energy I had left.
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

talked to people, then started feeling sick and laid down in the grass, had some fries and chilled

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Last updated: 2008-01-13 12:00 AM
01:40:50 | 4224 yards | 02m 23s / 100yards
Age Group: 2038/12
Overall: 10/
Performance: Average
Suit: zoot
Course: loop around tempe lake
Start type: Deep Water Plus:
Water temp: 631F / 333C Current:
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Below average Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 06:15
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
07:07:06 | 112 miles | 15.73 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/12
Overall: 1914/
Performance: Good
Wind: Cross-winds
Course: 3 loops,
Road: Smooth  Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering:
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 05:32
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
05:40:15 | 26.2 miles | 12m 59s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/12
Overall: 1585/
Performance: Good
Course: 3 loops
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 5