Jun 19, 2022
Welcome to Episode #340 of the 303 Endurance Podcast. You are listening to your weekly connection to coaches, experts, and pro athletes to help you reach your endurance goals. We're your hosts coach Rich Soares and 303 Chief Bill Plock. Thanks for joining us for another week of endurance interviews and discussion.
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In Today's Show
Feature Discussion: How to Navigate IRONMAN Weekend
Ironman races are Saturdays or Sundays. For this discussion let's assume the Race is Sunday like IRONMAN DesMoines this weekend.
Start with your Athlete Guide and review the Event Schedule. Typical schedule is:
10-5 Athlete Check In, Village Open
10-5 Athlete Check In, Village Open, Ironman Store
11 and 2 Athlete Briefing
6 Welcome Ceremony
Sometimes a practice swim at the venue
9-12 TriBike Pickup
9-3 Ironman Store (closes at 3 to put Finisher gear out for the morning)
10-5 Bike Check In (based on time selected at Athlete Check In)
2 Athlete Briefing
Most races start around 6:30-7 with Pros (if Pros) staring 15 minutes before age groupers
DesMoines started at 5:30 with Pro Men; 5:37 Pro Women; 5:45-6:15 AG
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History was made in the Pho3nix Sub7 Sub8 Challenge when Kristian Blummenfelt became the first male to go under 7 hours and Kat Matthews became the first female to go under 8 hours in an iron distance triathlon. With the event encompassing a 3.8km swim, 180km bike and 42.2km run consecutively, Blummenfelt finished in a remarkable time of 06:44:25 with Matthews finishing in a staggering 07:31:54. In doing so, Kristian and Kat write their names in the history books of sporting achievements.
Matt Hanson requested the full fury of heat and humidity that a June day in Iowa can provide. The conditions at the Ironman Des Moines North American Championship were nearly more than he desired.
The former Storm Lake resident captured his fourth Ironman North American Championship on a day with temperatures approaching 90 degrees. The 37-year-old Hanson bent over and then crumpled to the carpet after holding up the winner's banner at Court Avenue.
"I got across the finish line and the vision went blurry," Hanson said after claiming the $15,000 top prize. "It wasn't my plan to end up being flat on my back. I'm not feeling great right now. Bittersweet. A great day overall, didn't finish well. The heat definitely got to me."
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