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2.10. “The loop”. Been creeping back after 1.5 months rest.

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Well, winding up the season…

This was not my strongest Olympic, and my left ball of my foot where the sesamoid footbones are located was screaming bloody murder the night before, my toe tendon was like frozen in pain and I could not flex it.  I leaped through the run and had a crappy time. I asked where my wife was at the end, and she stated, “Well, Arina and I were admiring this 79 yo lady go through the finish line and she said to me, Hey Wen, there is Mark behind her”. 8(

I washumbled yet again, by “kidney man”, a 60 something athlete that donated a kidney to not afamily member but to the wife of a coworker! I shook his hand and wondered why I was whining about my toe.  I also saw the gal who got last place @ chelanman half iron. I waved to her and clapped her on as I was coming into the finish…she was just starting the run.

I may do the apple capitol again, then wind it down..or maybe, if I shoot an Elk this year..another half iron.  Depends on the money though since I want to buy a new bike and am considering a cervelo I saw a fellow triathlete had bought.

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Well I survived the Sand Point Long Bridge swim. It was a long swim. 1.75 miles or so. Did it in about 1hr 10 mins.

The first 10 minutes was all arms and fluttering feet in your face and at about 1/4 of a mile it started to spread out. I felt ok until mile 1.5 or so, and my mind started wandering. The last 500 yards I really started to stretch our my stroke, and speed. Breathing was alternate most of the way. Goggles filled with water alot at the start. All and all a great community event and I highly reccomend it.Well I survived the Sand Point Long Bridge swim. It was a long swim. 1.75 miles or so. Did it in about 1hr 10 mins.

The first 10 minutes was all arms and fluttering feet in your face and at about 1/4 of a mile it started to spread out. I felt ok until mile 1.5 or so, and my mind started wandering. The last 500 yards I really started to stretch our my stroke, and speed. Breathing was alternate most of the way. Goggles filled with water alot at the start. All and all a great community event and I highly reccomend it.

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ya wtf that’s what I said.  I figure if I’m gonna make the cutoff and have plenty of time for the IM “run”-I gotta kick it in, I think I averaged 14.5 mph, took a few breaks, 1/2 subway chicken sandwich @ 70 Miles, 5x GU, and 10 big bottles of Accelerade/gatorade/water. 2 Salt tablets, and 2k Tylenole, 1k at about 75 and the other at about 95. Pinched nerve behind right scalpula flared up here and there, but was ok. Rained gushes outside Ephrata on the way back. Total time at about the 112 mark was about 8:30 I think, but had breaks here and there, total time was about 9:15 @ 120.

Then ran like a 500 yard “brick”, My neck felt numb.

map here. Round trip of course.

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Whoa HO ho I am sore. Felt stable on the swim, weak on the bike, and a dead man in the desert on the run. I walked like 8 miles of the run. Won 8th to last place. Ahead of two 50 something females, and 3 hours ahead of the last gal. A serious two thumbs up to her for finishing 11 hrs! Training..Bike Bike Bike Bike /rinse REPEAT!

They have chosen the worst photographer for this year, oh well, here is a pic, and no, that is not a Mullet I am wearing from 1987. It is a bandanna I wore to guard my neck from the sun. Kept it drenched too with ice water at stops to keep core body temp down.

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Chelanman Half Iron

07/18/09

Gender: M
Age: 39
Representing: WENATCHEE WA USA
Chip Time Information
Actual Start Time: 00:00:00.000
Stop Time: 15:09:42.384
Chip Time: 07:59:48.3
Gun Time Information
Assigned Start Time: 07:09:54.000
Stop Time: 15:09:42.384
Gun Time: 07:59:48.3

Final Time: 07:59:48.3

Race Distance: Half Iron
Overall Placing
Place: 126
Time Back: 03:29:13.100
Gender Placing
Place: 84
Time Back: 03:29:13.100
Division Placing
Half Iron 35-39 M Place: 14
Time Back: 02:46:34.700
1 Swim 00:42:10.868 00:42:10.868 2:13.2 116 +16:15.4 82 +16:15.4 13 +14:13.2
2 T1 00:03:50.444 00:46:01.312 110 +2:38.6 71 +2:38.6 12 +1:19.3
3 Bike 04:04:04.757 04:50:06.069 13.8 131 +4:01:18.8 89 +4:01:18.8 14 +1:07:31.6
4 T2 00:02:15.853 04:52:21.922 85 +0:59.2 57 +0:59.2 10 +0:56.9
5 Run 03:07:26.462 07:59:48.384 14:18.5 129 +1:43:37.3 82 +1:43:37.3 14 +1:22:33.5

Whoa HO ho I am sore. Felt stable on the swim, weak on the bike, and a dead man in the desert on the run. I walked like 8 miles of the run. I think I need to train.

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