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Race Result

Racer: David Glover
Race: ChesapeakeMan
Date: Saturday, September 27, 2008
Location: Cambridge, MD
Race Type: Triathlon - Ironman
Age Group: Male 35 - 39
Time: 10:55:14
Comment: You can't fake an Ironman...

Race Report:

ChespeakeMan was an experiment with a sample size of one - me. I learned that I canít fake an Ironman. :)

This is good news for all the triathlon coaches out there (including me) - following a structured, periodized, Ironman-specific training program does make a difference! For me, there was a 2 hour difference between my 8:51 at the Quelle Challenge in Germany last year and my 10:55 in ChespeakeMan this year.

I offer no excuses. I did what I could do on race day. My swim was decent, my bike was reasonably fast although I did lose time when I took a turn too fast on wet pavement (it rained all day) and fell then later flatted, which bumped me back from second place overall in the bike at the time to probably tenth. The run is where I couldnít pretend that I was trained up when I wasnít.

Rest of write up plus pictures:



David Glover