I have round two of “Brasil by the Numbers” for you today; 3 races in 4 weeks means you will be pretty darn sick of verbose race reports by the end of this, so I will keep this one short and sweet. So without further ado, I give you…..
Ironman Brasil 2012 by the Numbers:
54: Number of ironman finish lines that I have now crossed
6: Number of ironman finish lines I have crossed in Florianopolis
3: Number of weeks since my last ironman (Australia)
6: Days ‘til my next race after Ironman Brasil (Honu 70.3)
1: Number of times I have won the swim in Floripa (this year, finally!!!)
6: Number of hours of fun that I had during Sunday’s race. I felt great and in control on the swim and bike, and truly enjoyed racing. I came off the bike within 3 minutes of the lead and was very pleased with this given the tough women’s field in Floripa this year. And then . . .
3:44: Number of hours and minutes of not-fun during Sunday’s run up and down on the spot
0: Number of steps that I walked during the marathon (though the time may indicate otherwise)
6: Number of PowerBar Double Latte PowerGels consumed during the marathon
8-10: Approximate number of pounds lighter that I am now than when I was running my best marathons off the bike. Go figure.
50: Number of minutes for my 2.4-mile swim
5:04: Number of hours and minutes for my 112-mile bike
6: Number of the finish position that I “earned” by failing to execute the third of 3 disciplines well. I ended up 6th in a time of 9:45.
1/2: Amount of my bike nutrition that I found remaining in my bottle post-race.
6: Number of years I have raced pro and thus why I should know better.
2: Number of big positive takeaways from my race here this year: the swim and the bike. Both were the best, performance-wise, that I have ever had at this race. Now I just need to get my run back to a level that’s nothing that I haven’t done before many times—shouldn’t be asking too much, but it’s amazing how tough it is to get all 3 disciplines right on the same day. But there is no room on the pro podium these days for anything less, so I am gonna have to figure it out!
7: Days in paradise at Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows coming up!