Wildflower 1/2 Ironman - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

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Paso Robles, California
United States
75F / 24C
Total Time = 5h 05m 43s
Overall Rank = 101/1755
Age Group = male 17-19
Age Group Rank = 1/3
Pre-race routine:

woke up early and set up transition.
Event warmup:

did about a 2 mile easy run, and swam about 300 yards easy
  • 28m 25s
  • 2000 yards
  • 01m 25s / 100 yards

Had a good swim. Knocked 2 minutes off last years time. Got out good, but after the first bouy I kinda got pushed out a little bit. Everything else was good.
What would you do differently?:

Don't get pushed out
Transition 1
  • 01m 32s

good transition
What would you do differently?:

  • 2h 49m 55s
  • 56 miles
  • 19.77 mile/hr

Had a really bike until mile 50. Was in the back of the pro mens pack who started 10 mins ahead of me. Was on track for about a 2:40 bike split. At the beginning of Nasty Grade me legs were just kinda out of it and lost a lot of time riding up that and the final 6 miles. Knocked 17 minutes off last years time.
What would you do differently?:

Just train more on the bike so I can get my legs used to going hard for that long.
Transition 2
  • 00m 57s

good transition but a bunch of spectators somehow got into T2 and were standing right infroent of my rack.
What would you do differently?:

  • 1h 44m 54s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 08m 01s  min/mile

Started off the run with bad legs, couldnt settle into a good pace and couldnt get a good rhythm. Then at mile 7 I felt good and ran the last 6 miles in about 42 minutes. Knocked 6 minutes off last years time.
What would you do differently?:

Do more brick sessions, and more run training.
Post race
Warm down:

sat in the medical tent and ate pretzles.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

just not training for long course races, mostly just short fast paced ITU races.

Event comments:

Really good race. Terry Davis is a really good race director. Knocked over 24 minutes off last years time, won the 17-19 age group by 53 minutes as a 16 year old, and was 9 minutes off the course record set in 2000 by a 19 year old. I'll do a 4:45 next year.

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Last updated: 2006-05-10 12:00 AM
00:28:25 | 2000 yards | 01m 25s / 100yards
Age Group: 1/3
Overall: 71/1755
Performance: Good
Suit: Ironman full sleeve
Course: a big rectangle
Start type: Run Plus: Shot
Water temp: 68F / 20C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Good Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:32
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
02:49:55 | 56 miles | 19.77 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/3
Overall: 143/1755
Wind: Little
Course: Tough course, very hilly
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:57
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
01:44:54 | 13.1 miles | 08m 01s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/3
Overall: 178/1755
Performance: Good
Course: hilly course, 60% trail and 40% road. Ran on trails around Lake San Antonio, and through the campgrounds.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5