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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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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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Busted outta bed this morning to hightail it to the CDL city park and registered in the volunteer line. I had volunteered in T1 swim/bike area and had first dibs on registering.
Now all I need to do is train my a$$ of and try and pay off the Visa, 575$ registration fee!!!

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Swam about 90% of the IM swim loop this morning, but was cut off early due to a kayak person waving and yelling “course closed”!
-Bought a Zoot swim hoodie. (for cold water swims in my home town river current
-Got volunteer shirt and wrist band for T1 Bike transition.
Main goal tomorrow morning is to guide athletes after the swim towards there bike if they are disoriented.
Will sign up for IM 2010 Monday. Volunteers get first dibs.

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