Chipping Away At It

Saturday - September 1

Swim
  • 31m 32s
  • 1690.00 meters
  • 01m 52s /100 meters

Wildwood Lake Swim. First wetsuit swim in a month. I hammered the first half with a 14:55. And then slowed it down for the second lap, hammering just the last bit. Ended up with a *touch* of heat exhaustion - feeling like I did at Lake Placid. It's definitely the full wetsuit. I need to get a sleeveless.

Bike
  • 1h 39m 28s
  • 34.21 miles
  • 20.64 Mi/hr

Rode with Wynn, Derrick and Rick out to East Quoge. Despite the route being flat, this was easily the most painful ride all year. I had to turn myself inside-out to stay within 50 yards of the guys. My address for all 30 miles was: P.O. Box Pain Cave, NY.

But once again, this is the beauty of training with others. NO WAY I could have pushed like this riding solo. And Wynn is only 2 weeks removed from Tremblant and 15 years older than me, so I had NO Excuse.

Friday - August 31

Thursday - August 30

Run
  • 37m 47s
  • 5.01 miles
  • 07m 32s /Mi

1 Mi WU
3 Mi LT
1 Mi Z5

So glad my Key Speed workout is done for the week. So glad Ironman did not take my run speed either :) 27 hours of sleep in the last 2 days helped my Recovery immensely.

  • Health data: Hours slept: 12

Wednesday - August 29

Race Report is done. :)

 

according to runtri.com  

Louisville 2012 Results Analysis 

The 2227 finishers of 2012 Ironman Louisville appear to have tackled the harshest conditions of the last four years, with 14% DNS rate, an incredibly high 14% DNF rate, and the highest average time since 2009: 13:41. If the conditions in the 2010 race were considered highly extreme, but 2012 may have even been worse. Needless to say, Ironman Louisville remains ranked near the top of our Toughest Ironman Triathlon ratings
 
P.S. Compared to the humidity I ran in here on Long Island and down in Orlando, I didn't think it was that hot out! 

  • Health data: Sleep: 5 Hours slept: 15

Tuesday - August 28

Everyone on this site is so awesome.  Thanks so much for everyone's friendship, kindness, teamwork and inspiration.  I drove 840 miles home yesterday and I am SHOT today :).  Completely wiped out.  Me and my family had such a blast in Louisville.  And the race was great.  I executed 'My Plan' to perfection on the Swim and Bike, and the first 10k of the Run, even; but around Mile 8 my stomach and GI system just wouldn't cooperate.  What are yah gonna do? I hung with it, saw my family at mile 14 and started to regroup; other athletes, volunteers and fans helped me - and I Got R Done ... and I had a blast on the second lap after my stomach started letting me take cola and broth in.  So damn satisfying to pull out of a tailspin and finish up as best I could.  Outstanding Finish Line experience to boot.  This whole trip was a Life Experience Adventure.  I'll have an RR up in a day or so.  

Monday - August 27

Sunday - August 26

Bike
  • 5h 59m 04s
  • 112.00 miles
  • 18.72 Mi/hr
Run
  • 5h 35m 13s
  • 26.20 miles
  • 12m 48s /Mi
Swim
  • 1h 22m 50s
  • 3800.00 meters
  • 02m 11s /100 meters

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