Dinh Pham ran: Knocked off my first ...

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  • 26 miles
  • 05:01 time
  • 11:24 pace
  • 3390 calories
  • 0 ft climb
  • 0 max hr
  • 0 avg hr
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IMTX run 2012 26.4 mi 05:01 11:24 pace

Knocked off my first IronMan and marathon run in one day. I had never been able to run a marathon before. I've had lots of issue with IT bands after 13+ miles. So strategy was to complete run with out IT bands making me walk. Followed strategy of run in between aid stations. Walk at aid station. Didn't focus on speed or trying to keep up with anyone. Saw plenty of people try to kill it to maintain their goal pace only to be reduced to walking later on. I kept very discipline with running between every station. I I was proud of my mental toughness on this part of event. Garmin died at mile 19 so I had no idea of my pace or mileage after that. Fed off the energy of people when we came around to the crowds. It was the most unbelievable feeling to finish your first IronMan. Debra I am so proud,elated, ever so grateful we became friends two years ago and that we shared this journey together. I still can't quite believe I did this. :)

  • Lea W.
    Lea W.

    Congrats Ironman!!!

    about 6 years ago Like

  • Casady P.
    Casady P.

    Awesome! Great job...

    about 6 years ago Like

  • Colin C.
    Colin C.

    I dont think I saw you out there. Good Job on becoming an Ironman. It was a sunny/hot day. Ironman Texas didn't disappoint.

    about 6 years ago Like

  • Debra

    GREAT JOB, IRONMAN!! remember my first words to you, "oh shit!" because I almost crashed my bike into you, lol. shortly after, we were dying on a brick 4mi run, haha. it's been a crazy, hilarious, amazing journey. I'm so proud of your accomplishments & to call you a friend. Awesome job!!!

    about 6 years ago Like1 person

  • Tim T.
    Tim T.

    Congrats dinh... Wtg

    about 6 years ago Like

  • Greg F.
    Greg F.

    Awesome job Dinh! Congrats.

    about 6 years ago Like

  • Dinh P.
    Dinh P.

    Thanks everyone. I am finally lucid after a night of sleep to properly relfect. . Colin I think I saw you when I started my first lap. You were busy trying to end it .. Deb ..it has been an amazing journey ...very glad I"m friend with one of the goofiest badAsses out there.

    about 6 years ago Like

  • Nicholas G.
    Nicholas G.

    Congratulations, Dinh. Great training cycle and super racing!!

    about 6 years ago Like

  • Stephanie S.
    Stephanie S.

    Congrats, you are an Ironman!!

    about 6 years ago Like

  • Susie W.
    Susie W.

    Huge congrats for overcoming all of the physical, mechanical and mental obstacles you faced!! You are an Ironman and that is HUGE!! Congrats!!:)

    about 6 years ago Like

  • Barbi C.
    Barbi C. You're an Inspiration
    You're an Inspiration:

    So so very proud of you for toughing out what sounded like a very over difficult day with your bike, that can really mess with you head. Congrats IRONMAN your awesome!

    about 6 years ago

  • Rina P.
    Rina P. Great Performance
    Great Performance:

    Amazing!! Congratulations!! =)

    about 6 years ago

  • Everard S.
    Everard S. Great Performance
    Great Performance:

    Man, I would have killed myself if I'd had the bike you had, but it's incredible mental and intestinal fortitude to come back from it and put in a SOLID run. Congrats man, you showed you've got what it takes!

    about 6 years ago