On June 27th 2010, I conquered Ironman and Kuato together with a time of 14:31:16.
Frankly, the race was fairly tranquil compared to my training. It was actually easier both mentally and physically.

While training, there is no one cheering you on, especially on the 120 mile training rides. The Marathon was the easiest one I have ever done (done 2 before)-because nothing will ever compare to the 112 mile bike. Although I walked probably 10 miles of the marathon, it was cake. The key is hydration and nutrition. I saw what looked like pros being taken away by EMS due to dehydration and not able to remember their names. The swim was cake too. I waited till every one went, and started about 1 minute after the gun went off. Far right side of the beach, and swam probably 15 yards off the buoys. Yes, probably swam a little longer, but why get involved in the feeding frenzy?

2 observations during the race.

VOLUNTEERS!

1.  DO NOT EVER WEAR RED OUT ON THE WATER PLEASE! Swim course turn buoys are red peeps, duh!

2. Catch people at the end!

3. There was no ribbon at the end! What’s with that! Every year volunteers reach down and pickup the ribbon for every IM to cross against symbolizing their accomplishment.

I will post a POV HERO cam video soon of the last mile and finish line.

You can see a pre-race post for the institution I represented here.

On June 27th 2010, I conquered Ironman and Kuato together with a time of 14:31:16.
Frankly, the race was fairly tranquil compared to my training. It was actually easier both mentally and physically.

While training, there is no one cheering you on, especially on the 120 mile training rides. The Marathon was the easiest one I have ever done (done 2 before)-because nothing will ever compare to the 112 mile bike. Although I walked probably 10 miles of the marathon, it was cake. The key is hydration and nutrition. I saw what looked like pros being taken away by EMS due to dehydration and not able to remember their names. The swim was cake too. I waited till every one went, and started about 1 minute after the gun went off. Far right side of the beach, and swam probably 15 yards off the buoys. Yes, probably swam a little longer, but why get involved in the feeding frenzy?

2 observations during the race.

VOLUNTEERS!

1.  DO NOT EVER WEAR RED OUT ON THE WATER PLEASE! Swim course turn buoys are red peeps, duh!

2. Catch people at the end!

3. There was no ribbon at the end! What’s with that! Every year volunteers reach down and pickup the ribbon for every IM to cross against symbolizing their accomplishment.

I will post a POV HERO cam video soon of the last mile and finish line.

You can see a pre-race post for the institution I represented here.

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