Ironman Arizona - TriathlonFull Ironman

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Tempe, Arizona
United States
Ironman North America
80F / 27C
Total Time = 14h 12m 38s
Overall Rank = 1636/2191
Age Group = M30-34
Age Group Rank = 174/211
Pre-race routine:

This was a redemption race for me after not finishing the run in both 2006 and 2008 on this course. After Aprils race I knew I had to come back and finish this thing. So the day I got home I signed up for a Community Fund spot and reset the goal for November. In preperation for this race I relied on my previous Ironman finish in Florida and my two DNF at Arizona as well as the advise from anyone who was willing to give it. In the end the biggest help was the cooler weather and perfect race day. I guess third times the charm!
  • 1h 37m 5s
  • 4224 yards
  • 02m 18s / 100 yards

I started toward the back close to the buoys and enjoyed the cleanest open water swim ever. Of course it is always clearer water when you're behind most everyone, but the water was perfect and I was able to just relax and use as little energy as possible on the swim.
Transition 1
  • 10m 30s
  • 6h 32m 59s
  • 112 miles
  • 17.10 mile/hr

My plan for the bike was to focus on my nutriton and keep the pace slow enough on the first two loops that I could keep a good pace on the third loop. I ended up going 2:07 on lap one, 2:14 on lap two, and 2:12 on lap three.
Transition 2
  • 13m 17s
  • 5h 38m 48s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 12m 56s  min/mile

I had been doing more running than anything else leading up to this race so I thought I'd have a faster time, but my only goal on the run was to keep moving forward so I felt fine with the result. My lap times were 1:50, 1:55, and 1:53.

It feels good to be an Ironman again!
Post race

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Last updated: 2008-09-30 12:00 AM
01:37:05 | 4224 yards | 02m 18s / 100yards
Age Group: 200/211
Overall: 1993/2191
Performance: Bad
Suit: Blue Seventy
Start type: Deep Water Plus:
Water temp: 63F / 17C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 10:30
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
06:32:59 | 112 miles | 17.10 mile/hr
Age Group: 164/211
Overall: 1496/2191
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 13:17
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
05:38:48 | 26.2 miles | 12m 56s  min/mile
Age Group: 164/211
Overall: 1574/2191
Performance: Average
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race? Yes
Course challenge
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4