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Calella,
Spain
World Triathlon Corporation
25C / 77F
Sunny
Total Time = 10h 56m 3s
Overall Rank = 829/2900
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 164/401
Pre-race routine:

Typical breakfast, stretching, and mental routine before heading to T1
Event warmup:

No warmup other than walking to swim start/T1 and getting set for the race
Swim
  • 1h 12m 40s
  • 3800 meters
  • 01m 55s / 100 meters
Transition 1
  • 05m 15s
Comments:

Long transition space...
Run from beach to tent. Indoor transition where athletes collect and rehang transition bags before exiting to the bike area.

Since this is a 3000 person race the T-zone is a full size soccer field. I did stop to get some sunscreen before leaving transition.
What would you do differently?:

No changes
Bike
  • 5h 46m 59s
  • 180 kms
  • 31.13 km/hr
Comments:

I finished the bike course 2 minutes slower than the time I predicted to my support crew. I know I could be in better shape and be faster on this course, but was right where I expected based on my training program.
What would you do differently?:

Additional training (consistency and long rides) would have made for a faster bike.
I bonked for about 30 minutes during the bike. I should have taken on extra nutrition sooner, but tried to fight through it for a bit. As soon as I had some extra nutrition I was back to normal.
Transition 2
  • 03m 44s
Comments:

No Changes
What would you do differently?:

No Changes
Run
  • 3h 47m 25s
  • 41.2 kms
  • 05m 31s  min/km
Comments:

Overall a great run.
I stayed on my planned 5 min/km pace through the first 18 miles. In the closing 8 miles I had to walk through about 4 aid stations. The walk breaks slowed my overall race pace to 8:40 min/mile pace instead of my target pace of 8 min/mile.

Overall, I'm extremely pleased with my run performance.
What would you do differently?:

No Changes.
Post race
Warm down:

No warm down other than walking about 1.5 miles back to our house.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Overall my performance finished right where I expected. My training plan was fairly inconsistent and atypical as my first child was born in May. Training for 4 months with a new born was quite a challenge.

Inconsistency in training definitely was the limiting factor, however, I'm completely pleased with my results.

Event comments:

Ironman Barcelona is a great race for all ability levels. I think the field was roughly 50% first time Ironman athletes.

Calella and Barcelona are very hospitable to the athletes and the race. It's a great event to put on your calendar if you would like to race in Europe.




Last updated: 2017-02-04 12:00 AM
Swimming
01:12:40 | 3800 meters | 01m 55s / 100meters
Age Group: 208/401
Overall: 1056/2900
Performance: Good
Suit: Exterra Full Suit
Course: Single Loop in the Mediterranean Sea
Start type: Run Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 20C / 68F Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
T1
Time: 05:15
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
No
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
Biking
05:46:59 | 180 kms | 31.13 km/hr
Age Group: 293/401
Overall: 1485/2900
Performance: Good
Wind: Headwind
Course: 2 and 1/2 loop out and back course along the coast from Calella to Montgat. The direction towards Montgat was a growing headwind throughout the day. The tailwind on the return to Calella was nice.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 90
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 03:44
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
Running
03:47:25 | 41.2 kms | 05m 31s  min/km
Age Group: 80/401
Overall: 428/2900
Performance:
Course: 3 loops of 13.5km throughout Calella.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %0
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
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] 4

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