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PostPosted: 09/08/03 - 11:43    Post subject: DiamondMan 1/2 IM RR
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Great race for a first timer at the IM distance. First, let me thank my coach, Carole Sharpless. After my accident in January, I was worried about meeting this year’s goal of doing a IM. She took me from rehab to well prepared in six months.

Saturday, I went down for packed pickup and to test the water. Because of the torrential rains this year many last minute changes to the course were still happening. At check in they told us we had to memorize the bike course. What? They were handing out queue sheets. After talking with people who did the race last year, there were marshals and the bike course was not a problem. This helped; but, who needs the added stress. Next, changes to the swim, from the swim to T1 went from a mile run to mile run. The good side was it was now on mostly on grass instead of rocks and roots. We had the option of bringing shoes to the swim; but, since I checkout the course on Saturday, I skipped the shoes. The test swim served its purpose well. Located sand/mud bar near the ramp which caused a lot of people to stand up too early. The run was changed from a shaded trail to the canal path in full sun because of mud pits. Then off to dinner with some club members including Nupper.

It was 55F went I got to the race site Sunday. I knew this wouldn’t last and the forecast was low 80s. I was in the second wave. The swim went very well. Water was 75F. After the turnaround, I couldn’t see a buoy, so I sited on the masses. We were also looking into the sun at this point. I finally spotted the next buoy and was still on course. Then I hit the missing buoy. It was deflated. Good to know I’m still on course. Swam up to the ramp passing a few people who stood to early. My watch had moved off chrono and when I got it displayed again I was at 35 minutes. Cool. I was shooting for under 40, check.

Hit the run to T1, wetsuit top pulled down. Got to the bike and took the wetsuit off, steam was coming off my legs. Then off on the bike. Spinning easy to warm up the legs. Then turned it up just a notch. I was feeling great; but, new it was still a long day ahead. Hit the first bottle exchanged at mile 22 feeling good. Then a mile later the stomach demon hopped on. No, this is not happening. My training rides have been great. Was I pushing the pace? To much time in the aerobars? The next 10 miles were not much fun. Mile 35, I was feel a little better. Mile 40 bottle exchange, I got water to wash some gel down. That helped. I stayed in a gear I could keep a high cadence in and spun out the last 15 miles. I still came out ahead of my bike goal at about 3:20. I got off the bike at 4:03 watch time.

On to the run. Again, I had to start with stomach cramps. They were not as bad as earlier this year. Cramps, sun, heat, and running don’t mix well. The canal path was all sun, and sun reflecting off of the water. And the middle part of the out-and-back course was covered in tar, making the smell and heat just a little more challenging. Even the race leaders were walking. I would walk the aid stations. They ran out of Gatorade at mile 4 and water at mile 8. Hello, we have a race going here. Luckily, they were fairly quick to respond and 3 or 4 trucks were bringing water to runners still on the course. After mile 6 the cramps were subsiding. Then after some extra water from the trucks and being off the tar, I finally got my second wind around mile 8. I passed 6-7 people on the way in. I needed to end on a positive note and know setbacks during a race are temporary. Finish time 6:39.

When I was running, I still felt strong. I’ll continue work on the cramping issue and hope race directors will have ample supplies at aid stations. Now I get to enjoy some downtime starting with a massage this afternoon.

Troy Jackobson won with Ken Glah coming in second. I went over to meet them after the race. Nice guys.

Official Results

Swim 35:14
T1 6:55 (with mile run)
Bike 3:19:14
T2 2:09
Run 2:36:01
Total 6:39:31
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PostPosted: 09/08/03 - 11:52    Post subject:
Congratulations TriBob

Awesome job all around. cheers

great times!!!!
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PostPosted: 09/08/03 - 11:56    Post subject:
Great Report! We were all wondering about how you did. How do you feel today?
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PostPosted: 09/08/03 - 11:56    Post subject:
Congratulations, both to you and to Carole - her work with you definitely paid off!

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PostPosted: 09/08/03 - 11:57    Post subject:
[scroll:ae7d5cc290] Dancing Banana Way to Go Tribob!!!! Dancing Banana [/scroll:ae7d5cc290]
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PostPosted: 09/08/03 - 11:58    Post subject:
nolefan85 wrote:
Great Report! We were all wondering about how you did. How do you feel today?


I feel great. Legs are a little tight as expected; but, nothing more then a big training weekend. Smile
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PostPosted: 09/08/03 - 12:11    Post subject:
Whoa.. nothing beats a good tri report! Good goin' Bob. After the accident earlier in the year, you really have made one impressive comeback. double thumbs buddy.. thumbs up thumbs up
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PostPosted: 09/08/03 - 12:18    Post subject:
Good Job, BOB!

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PostPosted: 09/08/03 - 12:22    Post subject:
Great report Bob. Congrats on the half IM
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PostPosted: 09/08/03 - 12:26    Post subject:
That's great Bob!!! Nothing better than training for something and having the training pay off in the end!
I hope you treated yourself to a big icecream sundae!!!
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PostPosted: 09/08/03 - 12:41    Post subject:
Holy ravioli! Diamondman, no. Rocketman, yes! Nice job!
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PostPosted: 09/08/03 - 13:53    Post subject:
Great job, and way to bring all 3 sports together on one day!!! Enjoy your fine results!! Very Happy
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PostPosted: 09/08/03 - 16:29    Post subject:
way to go Bob
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PostPosted: 09/15/03 - 16:17    Post subject:
Man, how impressive is that? Seriously, I don't know how you can do that to yourself??? Congratulations, Bob. Hope you'll give your body a little break now, yes?

(and shame on them for running out of liquids!)
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PostPosted: 09/17/03 - 21:20    Post subject:
jrjo wrote:
Whoa.. nothing beats a good tri report! Good goin' Bob. After the accident earlier in the year, you really have made one impressive comeback. double thumbs buddy.. thumbs up thumbs up


ditto! excellent job!!!!

Smile,

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