ESI Ironman 70.3 Augusta - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

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Augusta, Georgia
United States
Total Time = 7h 33m 42s
Overall Rank = 2514/3200
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 226/
Pre-race routine:

Stretch, normal meal, walked from transition to swim start slowly with friends.
Event warmup:

  • 29m 17s
  • 1960 meters
  • 01m 29s / 100 meters

Poor job sighting, I have simply not trained on that.
What would you do differently?:

Sight and draft better
Transition 1
  • 05m 11s

I was able to get in and out easily of the suit.
What would you do differently?:

Use shoes with clips on the bottom and use sun screen.
  • 3h 45m 30s
  • 56 miles
  • 14.90 mile/hr

I lost an areo pad at mile 25 or so I only had one areo bar to use. At mile 40 or so I lost a water cage, one of the water bottles I got at a station was larger than normal and I kept hitting it with my leg and knocked it loose. AT mile 45 or so I lost all the gears above 7. The gear changer became too tight for me to turn so I was peddling real fast in the end but not going too fast.
What would you do differently?:

Sunscreen, shoe clips, better water cage, have gears serviced. I need to train more on the bike.
Transition 2
  • 03m 14s

I ran in the same shoes I biked in.
What would you do differently?:

Use bike shoes and then use running shoes.
  • 3h 10m 30s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 14m 32s  min/mile

I got too hot once I started running. I drank all the water/sports drinks I could on the ride and when I started running. I finally found a rain tent that cooled me off.
What would you do differently?:

Pray for rain earlier in the race.
Post race
Warm down:

Stand very still and walk slowly to food tent.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I got too hot and did not train enough.

Event comments:

This was my first IM and only my second triathlon. I did an Olympic distance the month before this race. I was super excited that I finished and all the folks on the race were just great (I got to see almost everyone as they passed me on the ride and have grown to dislike the phrase "on your left" very much). There was one protester holding a sign and saying go home and I was amazed he felt that strongly to stand out front and do that on a Sunday morning. His neighbors made up for him and all the folks who took the time to get out and cheer were super. Getting there, going through registration, and setting up were all over whelming at times. There were more fit people than I have ever seen, they all looked like they knew what they were doing, and were all fitter than me. On race morning I settled down and became resigned to finish. I had a great time and was real glad I was able to bring my dad with me (he missed the start and finish) and I enjoyed spending the time before and after the race together.

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Last updated: 2011-03-28 12:00 AM
00:29:17 | 1960 meters | 01m 29s / 100meters
Age Group: 132/
Overall: 1319/3200
Performance: Good
Suit: Full X2
Course: Some plant stuff was in the water. In the water start, straight shot down river. The current was not too fast or bothersome.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 72F / 22C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Good Navigation: Below average
Time: 05:11
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
03:45:30 | 56 miles | 14.90 mile/hr
Age Group: 234/
Overall: 2540/3200
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: Nice, some gentle hills
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills: Average
Race pace: Drinks: Just right
Time: 03:14
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal
03:10:30 | 13.1 miles | 14m 32s  min/mile
Age Group: 226/
Overall: 2514/3200
Performance: Below average
Course: Double loop on flat city streets down town. The down town had shade, lots of spectators.
Keeping cool Bad Drinking Too much
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
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