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Panama City Beach, Florida
United States
World Triathlon Corporation
SUCKF / 0C
Sunny
Total Time = 14h 20m
Overall Rank = 1/6875
Age Group = BEER DRINKERS
Age Group Rank = 1/98547
Pre-race routine:

Ironman is really cool as long as you don't take yourself seriously. And it's much easier the second time around. In fact, I'll probably qualify next time.

Rocked trick-or-treating at some outdoor mall with the kiddos. I dressed up as a guy racing Ironman in a couple days. My costume really sucked.

checked out the gear.

wait, what.



anyways,

Group swim Thursday. Great to meet a bunch of folks from the IM Forum.

Peeps swim Friday.. what up!?!
Event warmup:

Awesome better half who has dealt with my training antics got the kiddos dressed.



Then she ripped one like she always does...







Walked down to transition with Linda. Met up with Texas.

Talked shit to the Canadians with a Canadian flag strapped to a hockey stick. Seriously, what do these Trevor's think when packing.. bike (check) wetsuit (check) nutrition (check) running shoes (check) hockey stick (check) new roll of electric tape (check) flag (check). OK lets go to America.




MC says about 5000 times that all athletes must chip in at the corral entrance. I chip in and walk down to the water. Linda walks up from the side and says do I need to chip in over there. aaahhhhh. nah, he's just saying that to make us do 140.65.

Tell the folks to my right and left good luck.

Game on.



Swim
  • 1h 13m
  • 4224 yards
  • 01m 44s / 100 yards
Comments:

Cool swim. Lots of fun looking back while breathing trying to time the swell in order to site. Start was very easy compared to IMTX.

One of my favorite moments during Ironman is when the bar fight starts to chill and folks get into a rhythm. All you hear is this surreal quiet broken up by the splash of the stroke and kick of the folks around you.



What would you do differently?:

It's all good.
Transition 1
  • 00m
Comments:

Huge thanks to the volunteers.
What would you do differently?:

It's all good.
Bike
  • 6h 30m
  • 112 miles
  • 17.23 mile/hr
Comments:

First 40 miles were a lot of fun. Then it started getting warm. Then it kinda sucked but was still good to go.

Saw a wreck coming off the bridge. Saw another guy with his frame over his shoulder carrying his wheels with all kinds of road rash half-way back on 20 by the gas station. And the saw a guy go ass over apple cart around mile 105. Stayed with this guy until the police arrived. He seemed pretty beat up.

Stopped twice to throw some stuff on the package. Damn sand. First time Justin passed me. Second time Linda passed me. Both yelled are you ok. Good to have friends around when sand is grinding away.


What would you do differently?:

Not sign up for an Ironman.
Transition 2
  • 00m
Comments:

Huge thanks to the volunteers.
What would you do differently?:

nada
Run
  • 6h 26m 59s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 14m 45s  min/mile
Comments:

started off around 10:15. felt great. no stopping for cuts or blood. i'm gonna run this thing.

no.

Stomach shut down at 3.5 or so.

At about mile 14 I was finally able to accept IMTX. I didn't stop smiling the rest of the way.

Peter in the BVI kit.. I hope Santa brings you something awesome!!! Thanks for the cola advice at a time when I couldn't think to straight.

Big thanks to David for catching my fat ass!!!!
What would you do differently?:

This...




Post race
Warm down:



Event comments:

It's not the training, the race, the plan, failure to abide by the plan... its all of it. You test yourself against yourself. And at the end of the day you're a better person because of it.

Ironman




Last updated: 2011-11-06 12:00 AM
Swimming
01:13:00 | 4224 yards | 01m 44s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/98547
Overall: 0/6875
Performance: Good
Suit: sleeveless
Course: wet rectangle
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding:
T1
Time: 00:00
Performance:
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
Biking
06:30:00 | 112 miles | 17.23 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/98547
Overall: 0/6875
Performance: Average
Wind:
Course: 388 sucks. Other than that... It's all good.
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
T2
Time: 00:00
Overall:
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
Running
06:26:59 | 26.2 miles | 14m 45s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/98547
Overall: 0/6875
Performance: Bad
Course:
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall:
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
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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2012-11-06 7:56 PM

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2012-11-07 8:43 AM
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Am I really first?  Of course your race report is exactly what i expected it to be.  Congratulations on finally accepting IM TX and having fun at IM FL.  Next time come to a real IM event, MOOOOOOOOO.
2012-11-07 8:58 AM
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Congratulations, Hero!!!  Had a great time following you around and drinking your beer.

 

2012-11-07 10:36 AM
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Awesome. Love the pics. Love the t-shirts. Love the vibe. Love you. Awesome!!!!
2012-11-07 10:53 AM
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Love this attitude by you and your family. Seems like you all had a lot of fun. Nice job!
2012-11-07 1:08 PM
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You will always be the best part of my 2012 IMFL.Congrats Champ!


2012-11-07 3:10 PM
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You were always on my mind!  Wait.  What?  Sing it Willie! 

Cuts/blood/Pat Patterson/Rocky Johnson/ wikipedia. 

 

LOVE YA tons, John.

 

Why does Jack look like he is watering a plant?  Congrats on popping out the cutest kids ever with the beautiful Janet...oh wait, make that Jarrett.  Canadian autocorrect.

 

Oh yeah, and Ironman!

2012-11-07 3:14 PM
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Great job out there.  that IMFL kit is uglee
2012-11-07 5:22 PM
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"It's not the training, the race, the plan, failure to abide by the plan... its all of it. You test yourself against yourself. And at the end of the day you're a better person because of it." NICE!  Pleasure to be out there with ya.  Hopefully the next time I see ya neither of us are in lycra. IRONMAN!

2012-11-07 8:46 PM
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CONGRATS!!!!  X 2!!!   first one may have been a fluke.....!

Love the pics, love the commentary.  REALLY need to meet your wife and kids!!!

Good job out there, way to make it happen.  Impressive mile 105 on the bike. Cool

You're in for Vineman, right?!?

2012-11-08 9:25 AM
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Well done all around. Jarrett is a champ. Congratulations to the whole Ironfamily!


2012-11-08 10:55 AM
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Great report John!!
2012-11-08 7:43 PM
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You are and always be my RR hero!   It was a great day my brother!  Glad I got to see and race with you! 
2012-11-09 10:18 AM
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I'll be honest and say that only understood about half of that report! Nice job! Sorry I missed it.
2012-11-09 5:04 PM
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Wow - you were 1st out of over 98,000???  Impressive!   

Loved the race report, especially the pics.  Nicely done! 

2012-11-13 8:55 AM
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Awesome!!! Love that you accepted IMTX, had fun at IMFL (hopefully, did NOT buy one of those kits), have such an amazing wife and kids, and are an IRONMAN x2! Congratulations, John!


2012-11-15 8:42 AM
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You embraced the race on your terms.

Great job and having fun out there. Bummed I wasn't able to be there.

Congrats!

Recover well!

2012-11-18 5:18 AM
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Great report, simply great!
2012-11-18 8:38 AM
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I absolutely LOF the pictures!!!  Great report!!
2012-11-18 6:55 PM
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Best.  Race Report. Ever.

 

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