Video of me finishing the race (unfortunately I couldn't hold the tape over my head for a great picture because I knew somebody was right behind me....note my huge smile as I walk across the line, very happy to be done). You can start to see me with my arms in the air about 5 feet from the finish line when the clock reads 13:12:12 and I'm wearing a red shirt and black bike shorts.
The turn was very congested and I lost the guy I was drafting off of! So, for the next 0.4 miles I drafted off of whoever I could, but I couldn't get into a rhythm. At the turn back to the beach, I found another swimmer who was moving fast, and there were many of us trying to get on her feet to draft. I had to move a few people away from her feet over the next 15 minutes or so, and then I drafted her for most of the way back to the beach until I lost her. I found another guy who was fast and drafted him all the way to the beach. Then I smelled the garlic again. Bummer! The last mile felt longer than 1 mile to me. The IM Canada water is awesome. Crystal clear, very clean, and therefore very easy to see other swimmers to draft. Today, there were 3 areas of the swim that had choppy water. Not sure why, I'm assuming that a boat came through or something. The chop was so bad around the 2 mile point that I actually got a little nauseous. For the first time, my family came to see me finish the swim in a triathlon (it is usually too early for young kids), and they were standing on the beach with our friend Paul and others.
The race video of me coming out of the swim
Coming into transition, I saw my family, which gave me a boost.
Garmin bike file - click here
Garmin run file - click here
Other: After IM New York, I took one day off from exercising and ran 8 miles the second day after the race. After IM Canada, I took one day off from exercising and ran 7.5 miles the second day after with no pain!
|End of the bike, I see my family!!!|