Chet "the Jet" Double Deca Ironman in 2010
Appreciation from "Chet the Jet" for all of your support by coming out to help, motivate, time, swim, bike and run with him.
CHET THE JET BLANTON
In 1998, Chet was one of four (4) triathletes in the world to have completed the Double Deca Ironman (20 times a full ironman).
*six (6) triathletes participated and only four (4), including Chet completed the event.
And now 12 years later, Chet attempted to be the first in the world to complete a 2nd Double Deca Ironman.
Chet "the Jet" Blanton, Double Deca Triathlon
48 Mile Swim -- Starting from 6:00am November 13, 2010 (Sat) at the OAHU Club.
1200 Mile Bike -- From November 16, 2010 (Tue) to November 25 (Thu) at the Lagoon Drive.
524 Mile Run -- From November 27, 2010 (Sat) to December 11 at the Kapiolani Park plus December 12 for Honolulu Marathon.
DOUBLE DECA Ironman ReportDay 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5 | Day 6 | Day 7 | Day 8 | Day 9 | Day 10 | Day 11 | Day 12 | Day 13 | Day 14 | Day 15 | Day 16 | Day 17 | Day 18 | Day 19 | Day 20 | Day 21 | Day 22 | Day 23 | Day 24 | Day 25 | Day 26 | Day 27 | Day 28 | Day 29 | Day 30 |
|Saturday, November 13, 2010
Chet the Jet started his Double Deca Ironman at 6:00am at the Oahu Club Swimming Pool. Every 500 meters, Chet was taking a 1 to 2 minute rest, and every 4 hours he was taking a break. During these times he consumed SPIZ, Gatorade, Recovery e21 electrolytes, and water. At around 3:00pm, he approached 12,000 meters (8 miles). As of 9:00pm, Chet completed 21,500 meters (13.5 miles). It was a good day for him. The weather was sunny and hot. Chet and Charles made sure to protect skin from sun and pool water.
|Sunday, November 14, 2010
Chet's been swimming for 26.5 hrs and looks great!
He has completed with 44,500 meters or just about 28 miles. This is slightly behind his planned schedule as his short breaks are adding to his overall time. Breaks that used to be 1-2 minutes are turning into 5-8 minutes. At his new pace he now plans to be finished with the swimming portion (48 miles) some time around 6:00pm on Monday, November 15.
|Monday, November 15, 2010
Chet and his handler (and motivator!) was able to get a little rest last night. In the morning, Chet was on lap 517 (51,700 meters = 32 miles).
In the afternoon, Chet was on lap 635 (63,500 meters = 40 miles) and Chet only had 110 laps left by end of the day. Chet and Charles are aiming to complete swim part at around 1:00pm next day (Tuesday, Nov 16). And then move on to bike part at the Lagoon Drive. Many friends of Chet are helping, motivating and pushing him and Chet has been doing GREAT!
|Tuesday, November 16, 2010
In the morning, Chet was on the way to the swim finish. He had 40 more laps to complete. At 1:30pm, Chet completed swim portion (48 miles) at the Oahu Club in Hawaii Kai.
At 3:00pm Chet arrived at Lagoon drive to start 2,240 miles of biking. First day of bike was a success! Charles Dias has been with Chet 24/7.
Special Thanks to Oahu Club from Chet, Charles, Chet's friends and Team Jetters
Oahu club has been gracious to allow Chet and Team Jet to set up camp at their facilities. It was really great to see many of the club members get into Chet's Double Deca Ironman as well.
|Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Chet completed 50 miles yesterday. In the morning, he did biked 14 miles 6:00am to 10:00am. He is aiming at least 150 miles a day. At 8:00pm, he had 10 laps left for Day 5. Total is 228 miles
|Thursday, November 18, 2010
Chet has been biking from morning to night.
|Friday, November 19, 2010
Total miles 500 and counting! Chet ate Sweet Donuts for the last 10 laps!
|Saturday, November 20, 2010
Chet has reached about 650 miles of biking! Keep up the great Job!
|Sunday, November 21, 2010
Here is Chet's new updates:
Chet will be doing a Decca on the bike, and is scheduled to start the double Decca run this Saturday at Kapiolani Park. Run will be 33 miles a day with the last 26.2 miles and finish at the Honolulu Marathon on Dec 12. Everyone is invited to Lagoon Drive to ride with him (thru Friday night) and then he'll need lots of run support starting Saturday the 27th!!
|Monday, November 22, 2010
Chet is doing great on the bike.
He is riding 130-140 miles per day and has ridden 900 miles. He will be riding at Lagoon Drive everyday until Friday night and will begin the run Saturday morning at Kapiolani Park! He wants to thank everyone who has to support both him and the support crew! Your well wishes are very appreciated!!
|Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Chet had reached 1,000 miles! Many of his friends and supporters are helping and motivating him. Chet and his family greatly appreciate all of your help!
|Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Chet hit the 1,100 mile mark tonight!!
Chet will ride until Thursday evening, and then take Friday off to regroup and prep for the run. Run will begin at 7am on Saturday at Kapiolani park across from Kaimana beach. This will be his run schedule everyday:
7:00am to 9:30am
12:00pm to 2:30pm
4:30pm to 7:00pm
Everybody is welcomed to come run with Chet during those times, or just hang out with him at the park in between those run times!
|Thursday, November 25, 2010
Chet completed 1,200 miles of biking!
Many Team Jetters and his friends came to Lagoon Drive to ride with Chet.
Now, he is on to the run! 26.2 x 20 = 524 miles in the next two weeks! Please come to Kapiolani park to run with him.
|Friday, November 26, 2010
This is Chet's prep day for the run and regroup.
|Saturday, November 27, 2010
Chet completed the swim and bike.
Today, he started the running the 1.8 mile loop around Kapiolani park.
Chet completed 11 miles at 7:00am, 11 miles at 12 noon, and 13.8 miles in the evening. Total 35.8 miles has completed for First running day!
|Sunday, November 28, 2010
Today is his 2nd day of running!
He started running at 7:00am, and after his morning run, he had an infected blister under his toe. He had a small surgery and recovered from the toe problem. From today, he is running 33 miles a day until the Honolulu Marathon on December 12th, 2010. His running schedule is 7:00am to 9:30am, 12:00pm to 2:30pm, and 4:30pm to 7:00pm. If anybody is in the Kapiolani Park area and would like to join Chet for running. He welcomes you to run together!
|Monday, November 29, 2010
3rd day of Running!
Chet has been running good. David Carlsson, the Team Jet Marathon coordinator and head coach, and Pei, Teamjetter who is training for Honolulu Marathon, joined his run in the evening. Today, Chet hit the 100 miles of running. Total of running is now 101.8 miles.
|Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Chet the Jet is still working hard on the Double Deca Ironman. He swam 48 miles at the Oahu Club from Nov. 13-16. Rode his bike 1200 miles on Lagoon Dr. from Nov. 16-25.
Now he passed the 130 mile mark on the 4th day of his run. Stop by to cheer him on at Kapiolani Park as he runs 33 miles/day from 7am to 7pm. His support team is located across from Kaimana (San Souci) Beach Park in the purple Team in Training tent.
|Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Day 5 of Chet's Double Deca Ironman Run!
In the morning, he was about 140 miles into the run.
As of today, Chet completed total of 167 miles of running. He is feeling great!
|Thursday, December 2, 2010
Day 6 of Chet's Double Deca Ironman Run!
He has reached total of 200 miles of RUNNING!
He is feeling great!
|Friday, December 3, 2010
Day 7 of Chet's Double Deca Ironman Run!
Chet did a short interview with Recovery e21 and said his legs are finally "coming around"... Chet just needed a 200 mile warm up!
He completed 234 miles today and he is on cruise control!
|Saturday, December 4, 2010
Day 8 of Chet's Double Deca Ironman Run!
End of today, Chet the Jet passed the half way point!
Total of 267 miles of running!
|Sunday, December 5, 2010
Day 9 of Chet's Double Deca Ironman Run.
Chet had completed 300 miles of running!
He has 7 more days to complete his Double Deca Ironman challenge!
Stop by and visit Chet and Charles Dias at Kapiolani Park from 7am to 6pm directly across from Kaimana Beach.
|Monday, December 6, 2010
Chet ran the 10th day of his Double Deca Ironman Running.
He had completed 332 miles at the end of today.
Here is his comment after his run day. "It is the last time I have to run on Monday, EVER!" (This coming Sunday is the Honolulu Marathon, and the last day of his run of Double Deca Ironman).
|Tuesday, December 7, 2010
11th Day of Running.
Chet completed 366 miles today. Even though he is still dealing with blisters, he is constantly on track for marathon finish!
|Wednesday, December 08, 2010
12th Day of Running.
Chet has four (4) more days left to finish Double Deca Ironman.
Chet and Charles have been on a roll. Chet has been taking shorter breaks and running the 1.8 mile loop in 23 minutes. They are finally seeing the end in sight and has got Chet pumped up!!
As of today, he completed 399 miles.
|Thursday, December 9, 2010
13th day of Chet's Double Deca Ironman Run!
Counting down to his Double Deca completion.
As of today, Chet is up to 431 miles. Only two more 33.8 mile day left and then he will run Honolulu Marathon (26.2 miles) to finish it off!
|Friday, December 10, 2010
13th Day of Running.
Due to the storm in Hawaii, it was heavily raining plus windy all day.
Chet had to run in 24 hour fitness for 33.8 miles. He spent 7 and 1/2 hours on the treadmil.
|Saturday, December 11, 2010
Chet started the day with a little rain but it became nice and sunny later.
He finished the final 33.8 miles of running.
The picture shows Chet coming in for a landing on his FINAL loop of Kapiolani Park! Now he only has one marathon distance left to complete his Double Deca -- final day's Honolulu Marathon!!!
The Final Day
|Sunday, December 12, 2010
This is Chet's final day of Double Deca Ironman!!
Amazingly, his marathon time was 4:57:37. Congratulation Chet "the Jet" Blanton!! 524 miles total accomplished for running, after 48 miles of swimming and 1,200 miles of biking!
It is now All completed!!! Great Job, "Chet the Jet Blanton"!
Congratulations to "Chet the Jet" for his great achievement!
The reason why "Chet the Jet" decided to do Double Deca Ironman in Hawaii
Aloha Team Jetters and those who support Chet the Jet.
Originally, Chet Blanton (Participant) and Charles Dias (Handler) was going to Monterray, Mexico for Double Deca Ironman.
Unfortunately, due to the extremely hazardous conditions in Mexico, they decided not to take a chance to jeopardize their life by making the trip there.
As a result, Chet and Charles completed Chet's 2nd Double Deca Ironman in HAWAII!!
DOUBLE DECA Ironman in Hawaii
NOV 13 th - DEC 12th, 2010
48 Mile Swim,1200 Mile Bike, & 524 Mile Run
Chet's interview on KGMB & KHONYou can also view the "Hawaii News Now" website
for Chet's article.