Sunday, July 09, 2006

Cliff, you are an half ironman..

I just got home, showered and clean out my gears...

The race went GREAT. It was exactly as I predicted. Hydration was good. Nutrition was good.

Total Time: 5:52:20 (I predicted to be 6 hrs)

43:22 swim
2:27 T1
3:02:59 Bike
3:14 T2
2:00:19 Run


Swim - The most relax swim ever. I spent majority of time following someone's feet. Jump from one set of feet to another.

Bike - Kept HR low. No meshing the gears. I pass a lot of ppl on the bike. Someone from Running room forum recognize me and we rode for a bit. I was smiling the whole time. In fact, I was feeling so good, I sing out loud a few times.

Run - This is what it is all about. First 8 km, nice and easy. Trying to keep the HR down. Then chat with someone. Ran with him for about 5 km. His pace was slow, which is great for me to drop my HR. In the last 8 km, we parted ways and I pushed. Mentally, it was a tough push. HR wasn't going over anaerobic. The last km was so long. Why don't they put the last km to the front. Oh well....

My friend was there to take pics. I can't wait to see the my bike and run pics. I was smiling the whole time. In fact, I was feeling so good, my tongue was hanging out the most of the time.

Training and tapering paid off. On the bike, I see ppl working hard up the hills (out of the seat etc) and I just sit and spin my way up. On the run, the last few kms just pushing the pace.

A full detail report is in order...(probably tomorrow)....

18 comments:

bunnygirl said...

Congrats on a great race, and faster than you had anticipated! Great job!

Mike said...

WELL DONE Cliff - Solid time and great execution on your part!
Looking forward to the detailed race report

Donald said...

Congrats, nice work. Looking forward to the full report.

IMmike said...

nice job cliff!! That's awesome. I can't wait for the full race report!

TriSaraTops said...

GREAT JOB CLIFF! :)

craig said...

Congratulations on the great finish. I know you've been working diligently and it looks like it all paid off. Gotta be a good feeling.

William said...

Way to go Cliff, that's how it's done. way to go Cliff.

Today 1/2 IM, next stop IM!

BTW great 1/2 marathon time too!!!

jessie_tri_mn said...

Spot on with your predictions again - you are in complete control out there!

Great job, looking forward to the full report.

"Why don't they put the last km to the front" - I agree, let's get the hardest part over with first... :D

'Zilla said...

Great, great job, Cliff!

That's just super! Can't wait for the full feature length report. :)

Dave said...

Awesome job Cliff!! Glad to see it wasn't as hard as you expecting. you have some crazy endurance in ya.

Nic said...

Awesome job, Cliff!

I sing when I'm having good runs, too. And I don't care who hears me!!!

Just watch out you don't bite your tongue when it's hanging out of your mouth, OK? ;)

Habeela said...

Feeling good all the way through - that's extraordinary success right there! Go Cliff!

Steven said...

Excellent job, Cliff!

It must have been your consistent training that carried you through?

Naw, it was probably the singing!

elaine s said...

we are going to ruin your diet this thursday..... :)

TriFeist said...

Yeah! Welcome to the half iron world. Sound like you had a great race. Congrats!

Redpiper said...

Awesome job! I couldn't wait to hear how it went!

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