Sunday, April 18, 2010

Ironman New Orleans 70.3: VICTORY!

First I want to thank all of YOU, my awesome fellow blogger buddies for the well wishes and for reading my lead up to New Orleans. It is because of your peer support (and pressure of performing for you!) that I get up at the crack of stupid every morning and put in ridiculous hours of training. I can't write about it and not deliver!!!

Second, here is a super short recap of today's events. There is a lot in my head right now and I haven't full comprehended the race yet, so I will do a more detailed race report at a later date when it has all settled in :)

Total Time: 5:32:22
Swim: 40:50 (yeah, gonna explain that one! the swells were......HUGE...not my best swim)
T1: No idea...
Bike: 2:47:53 (solid and I am happy with it and I followed my plan and it WORKED!)
T2: No idea...
Run: 1:56:06 (yeeeeeaaaaah, BABY! soooooo happy with that one!)

Main goal of today's race was to #1: Go faster than Timberman, which was a 5:55:XX. CHECK! and #2: Redeem myself from Timberman's run of 2:23:xx. CHECK!

~23 mins faster than Timberman overall and ~27 mins faster on the run than the Timberman run. Bike pacing lead up to the solid run and I TOTALLY surprised myself with that run performance.

Ok, going into too many details. I'm hungry. They had cheese grits post race and guess where I am going for dinner? A place that makes cheese grits. YUM!

I'll leave you with a few photos.

I was smiling....my legs were not....

The palms of my hands administered lots of lotion over the day, but it never made on the TOPS of my hands.....ouch!

17 comments:

  1. I checked your bib number through the day and gave a big cheer at your bike split - that was awesome! AND then your run!! I thought, man, he is going to be psyched! Congrats, eat some grits (and have a beer, I hear it helps with DOMS)

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  2. I totally just checked out your results on the ironman website...awesome numbers!! Congrats on such a great race! Can't wait to read the report.

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  3. Very awesome Jon! It is always great when the results equal the hard work that one put in. You definitely earned those numbers!

    Dude, get some lotion on the hands that is going to hurt!!!

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  4. Who the hell is Leonard? Kidding! Holy Crap! 8:51 pace after 20+ mph on the bike?! You owned that race!! I thought about you this weekend: Saturday when I was climbing the hill from hell (RE: Mooseman) and then this morning when I was in the pool, figuring you were getting ready to get started. I am SO happy for you!!

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  5. Congrats on having a much better run than Timberman and a great bike and overall time!

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  6. hey jon! congrats! that is awesome!!! looking forward to reading the full race recap.
    hope ur resting up and icing and hydrating!!!! :)
    get lots of rest and sleep!!

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  7. Congrats Jon, on a race well done! You should be so proud of yourself. All of those early morning workouts paid off big time. Enjoy the rest of your stay. Cheese grits sounds good to me!

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  8. Congrats! It sounds like it was a great race. Enjoy it.

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  9. Woohoo! Congrats on an awesome race and meeting your goals! :) Can't wait to hear about it in more details!

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  10. Yea, thats what I am talking about!!! Nice work Jon! You look so happy...look at that big smile and check out that bling around your neck:) Congrats little bro!

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  11. Excellent work!! I hope your burn heals up quickly!

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  12. Congrats on the great time! Can't wait to hear all the details!

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  13. AWESOME! Very impressive times! I am going to say all those swim workouts helped the most! LOL

    I can't wait to hear more about it, it gets me pumped up for my HIM in Sept!

    Nice work

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  14. Congrats! I'm still bummed to have missed it, that is a really fun race!

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  15. WOO HOO! Can't wait to hear all about it! Congrats!

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