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Ironman 2021 World Championship St. George

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Location:

Lake Havasu City,AZ,

Member Since:

Sep 29, 2008

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

21 marathons (2 DNFs)

6 Bostons (2007-2011, 2017)

3 Half Ironmans

3 50 Milers

1 Grand Canyon Rim to Rim to Rim

Marathon PR:

     2:59:00 St. George 2008

     2:58:03 Boston 2010

 1/2 Marathon PR:

     1:25:41  Havasu Half 2009

     1:24:09 Painter's St.George 2010

 Half Ironman PR:

      5:25:02  HITS Havasu 2014

5K PR:

       18:23  LHC Turkey Trot 2014

        18:22  LHC Turkey Trot 2017

50 mile PR:

        7:56:14 Avalon50 2016

Short-Term Running Goals:

Break 3 hours again

Doing it a Boston would be sweet!

It was sweet!

Run healthy and far.

UPCOMING RACES

May 7, 2022- Ironman St. George

Nov 12, 2022- Big Bear Marathon 

Long-Term Running Goals:

Complete a Full Ironman

 

Personal:

Married

4 kids

Optometrist

 

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Miles:This week: 11.00 Month: 38.00 Year: 462.00
Salomon Sense Pro 4 Lifetime Miles: 255.00
Salomon Ultra Pro Lifetime Miles: 352.00
NB 1500 V6 Lifetime Miles: 127.00
Adizero Pro Lifetime Miles: 43.00
Brooks Gohst Lifetime Miles: 209.00
Hoka Clifton 8 Lifetime Miles: 167.00
Race: Ironman 2021 World Championship St. George (13 Miles) 04:00:00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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Ironman World Championship St. George 

The day started bright and early with a 4:25 am shuttle ride to Sand Hollow Resivior. Blake went with me. We sat in the bleachers and watched the sunrise then at 6:15 the professionals began their swim. I was really nervous. Eventually I had to go get ready and my wave began around 7:20. It took me a good 10 minutes to find my groove in the swim but once I had a nice rhythm it went quickly and I was out of the water in 1:17, faster than I anticipated. 
 

I transitioned to the bike and was feeling really good, just trying to keep it at an easy effort. I felt pretty good throughout the ride. I had ups and downs but mostly did well with my hydration and fueling. Right near the end on the final downhill, my head and limbs started tingling and I had to fight to keep my focus. 
 

In the transition area I knew I was in trouble. I was light headed but after about 20 minutes I headed out walking. After a couple miles walking I started feeling better and began to run the downhills. My legs were fine but my stomach was queezey. Then I started throwing up about mile 6. By mile 10 I couldn't walk straight so I stopped. A nice guy named Wayne helped me out and eventually I began walking with him again. He walked with me a few miles and Blake met us as well. When I got to the end of the first loop at 13.1 miles I knew my day was over. 
 

13.1 miles short of finishing, but I gave it all my body would allow. 

Brooks Gohst Miles: 13.00
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