In the unedited words of Diablo Scot Rajsich:
"9/8/2019 - Ironman Wisconsin (ie IMmooo - you need to say "Moo" at the 1st turn of the swim).
A Full Ironman is 2.4 miles Swim, 112 miles Bike, and 26.2 miles Run and must complete in 17 hours or less.
Weather conditions: mid 50's to low 60's with rain on bike and run - east wind 10+ Mph
Swim: met Goal of 1 hour 19 minutes (goal was 1:20) - waves were 2-3 foot and were not the easiest
Bike: decided to not "hammer" to save legs for the run - probably a mistake since legs were not there on run anyway.. Bento Box with tubes and CO2 opened twice over a set of tracks until I taped shut... cost me some time. Could never get warm and was having GI issues (had to stop 2x at porta-potty - TMI) Garmin had ~5,000 feet of climb - Avg. was just over 17.41mph for 112 miles... Goal was 18.5 mph - last 5 miles were into a headwind and raining... fun fun
Run: just say cold, cramping, GI Issues, Puking made it miserable... worst Marathon Time I have had ever had. It was a 5-hour 41-minute adventure - Goal was 4:35... Walk/Run last 5 miles in the pouring rain in the dark... Mental Toughness in full mode to finish... but never did I think I would not. It is great to keep saying to yourself.. "one foot in front of the other and having fun "singing in the rain"
Thanks to my wife, and friends who endured the weather the whole day to be at the finish line...
Overall did in 13 hours 49 min.. placing 53 out of 122 in age group and 1,028 out of 2,461 who signed up... Worst Finishing Time for me, but I am a 4x Ironman... 2020 will be a get body healthy again and will not do a Full Ironman.. 2021?? One for the thumb (maybe)."
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