Aug 11th Race Day!!, 2012

Race Day!

Got up at 2am in the morning, took the ferry at 4am to transition and race started at 7am. What an amazing experience! The path to get here today was not an easy one but it’s so worth it!

Rank: 40
Overall Rank: 529
BIB: 960
Division: M25-29
Age: 29
Country: USA
Swim: 1:04:10
Bike: 6:38:50
Run: 3:55:50
Overall: 11:45:53
Swim DetailsDivision Rank: 126
Split Name Distance Split Time Race Time Pace Div. Rank Overall Rank Gender Rank
Total 2.4 mi 1:04:10 1:04:10 1:39/100m 126 2106 1730
Bike DetailsDivision Rank: 83
Split Name Distance Split Time Race Time Pace Div. Rank Overall Rank Gender Rank
11 mi 11 mi 42:48:00 1:51:04 15.42 mi/h
29 mi 18 mi 1:01:42 2:52:46 17.50 mi/h
47 mi 18 mi 1:01:17 3:54:03 17.62 mi/h
56 mi 9 mi 27:04:00 4:21:07 19.95 mi/h
64 mi 8 mi 29:13:00 4:50:20 16.43 mi/h
83 mi 19 mi 1:10:57 6:01:17 16.07 mi/h
101 mi 18 mi 1:08:15 7:09:32 15.82 mi/h
112 mi 11 mi 37:34:00 7:47:06 17.57 mi/h
Total 112 mi 6:38:50 7:47:06 16.85 mi/h 83 1329 1156
Run DetailsDivision Rank: 40
Split Name Distance Split Time Race Time Pace Div. Rank Overall Rank Gender Rank
3.9 mi 3.9 mi 36:30:00 8:26:33 9:28/mi
7.4 mi 3.5 mi 30:49:00 8:57:22 8:43/mi
10.9 mi 3.5 mi 32:16:00 9:29:38 9:14/mi
14.3 mi 3.5 mi 31:05:00 10:00:43 9:00/mi
16 mi 1.7 mi 14:05 10:14:48 8:22/mi
17.2 mi 1.2 mi 11:38 10:26:26 9:41/mi
23.2 mi 6 mi 51:44:00 11:18:10 8:37/mi
24.5 mi 1.3 mi 12:24 11:30:34 9:55/mi
26.2 mi 1.8 mi 15:19 11:45:53 8:45/mi
Total 26.2 mi 3:55:50 11:45:53 9:00/mi 40 529 463

The Swim
I am not a good swimmer so I was glad that I survived the swim. I finished the swim in 1:04, I would not able to have that time if it’s not because of the current. Even so, my time placed me at the bottom 98% percentile. There was even a guy in the 75-79 year old age group who swam 10 mins faster. I had a fast transition time because everyone was gone by the time I got out from the water, so I didn’t have to look for my bike.

The Bike
It’s so much fun biking on the highway. My bike time of 6:38 put me at 57% percentile. My chain ring came off in the beginning so I didn’t have a great start. I avoided using the small chain ring to prevent my chain from coming off again. Had a flat tire at mile 7o, spent a few minutes fixing that. I took it really easy on the bike in order to put in a good run and to avoid cramp, because that’ll suck if I have another marathon to run.

The Run
I was placed top 5% percentile in the run. I was surprised that so many people walked the marathon. The run was a tough one because the course is very hilly for the first 15 miles along the Palisade Park and the weather was hot and humid. I picked up pace in the last 6 miles and sprinted to the finish. :)

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