How do I decide what finish time to pick?

How do I decide what finish time to pick?

How do I decide what finish time to pick?

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on August 27, 2013 at 6:44 PM

Noah is a 42-year-old below average triathlete who’s competed in 1-2 triathlons most years since 2005. 

He’s 5’8” 175 lbs. with a history of six major, basketball-related knee surgeries (three on each knee), including three ACL reconstructions, two meniscus repairs and a microfracture (a surgery he shares with Steve). 

He’s a self-described bad swimmer, poor biker and a mediocre runner that requires lots of porta-potty stops. 

Noah has never attempted an Ironman, has a history of cramping during Half-Ironman runs and really has no business trying a full Ironman since it’s so much more difficult than anything he’s attempted before.   Here are Noah’s times for the two Half-Ironman events he recently completed:
 

Troika Half-Ironman in Medical Lake/Spokane


                                       2012                                               2011
 

Swim (1.2miles)             43:41                                               53:45

Transition 1                   3:52                                                 2:19

Bike (56 miles)               3:00:06                                            3:20:55

Transition 2                   1:21                                                 1:53

Run (13.1 miles)            2:27:11                                             2:15:43

Total                              6:16:11                                             6:34:55


If you double either of the total times from the Half-Ironman finishes above you can see the estimated finish time for a full Ironman will be between 12-14 hours. 

 

In Noah’s training during the summer of 2013 on the Ironman course in Coeur d’Alene he was on pace for an estimated finish time around 13 or 14 hours.  You’re required to pick anytime between the course record at Ironman Cd’A which is 8 :17:31 and the event cut-off time of 17 hours but any guess between 12 hours and 17 hours is a good one because anything can happen during a triathlon. 

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