Ironman 70.3 Racine - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

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Racine, Wisconsin
United States
HFP Racing
66F / 19C
Total Time = 6h 54m 54s
Overall Rank = 1408/2150
Age Group = F45-49
Age Group Rank = 54/82
  • 44m 53s
  • 2112 yards
  • 02m 08s / 100 yards

after panicking in Rockford this summer, I played it cautious. I started outside, however once I saw a clear line to the first buoy, I manuevered to it and actually followed the buoy line to the finish. Felt calm and in control the whole swim. Problem getting up the sand hill and running on the concrete due to foot injury - had to just walk up and into transition. I felt good about the actual ^^swim^^ time.
What would you do differently?:

Be a little more aggressive....
Transition 1
  • 05m 51s

Due to a foot injury, there was no way I could run with the bike - took my time in transition. Hill start, so played it cautious on the bike start. There was a little traffic at the start, too.
What would you do differently?:

experience in big races will help.
  • 3h 09m 32s
  • 56 miles
  • 17.73 mile/hr

My garmin came loose right from the start - I had to put it in my pocket. So the entire ride I didn't know mileage or cadence or speed. I need that to keep from getting lazy. Course well marked, volunteers were awesome, felt teh four Egels and water/Perform were adequate. Felt good on the hills.
What would you do differently?:

Be more aggressive, secure Garmin better! When I started triathlon, the bike was my weakest sport - felt comfortable (but maybe too comfortable)
Transition 2
  • 07m 15s

procrastinated, stop to pee, stop to fill water bottle all in transition. I knew the run was going to be painful
What would you do differently?:

wait until first water stop for fluids. don't procrastinate and just get out there
  • 2h 47m 23s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 12m 47s  min/mile

ten days before the race, I avoided an accident on the bike trail, however in doing so, I yank my left foot out of my cleats and damaged the fascia layer in my foot under the ball of my foot. Had xray to make sure there wasn't a stress fracture. Every single step, and I'm not exaggerating, hurt like hell. I knew this going into the race, and was unwilling to DNF or DNS. So while I normally would say listen to your body, I chose to suck it up and just get through it the best I could. My typical 13.1 time would be around 2:05, but I knew that shuffle/walk, whatever I could get it done. Fortunately the slower pace kept my HR down and I didn't suffer from the heat.
What would you do differently?:

not run injured....
Post race
Warm down:

medical tent - lots and lots of ice on foot.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

foot injuries
lack of confidence/experience

Event comments:

The volunteers spectacular - it was a tough day for athletes, but seeing volunteers out there in the heat all day was a bright spot for me. Meeting so many first-timers, and talking with veteran's sure made this event a great experience. Wasn't crazy about transition/start area being so far from expo/checking, but I didn't know what else to expect.

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Last updated: 2011-07-18 12:00 AM
00:44:53 | 2112 yards | 02m 08s / 100yards
Age Group: 45/82
Overall: 1373/2150
Performance: Good
Suit: TYR IM/Full Wetsuit
Course: 250 m out, then long straight swim, then 275 m in.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 66F / 19C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 05:51
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
03:09:32 | 56 miles | 17.73 mile/hr
Age Group: 42/82
Overall: 1363/2150
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: rough country roads with many turns, but enjoyable overall
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 07:15
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
02:47:23 | 13.1 miles | 12m 47s  min/mile
Age Group: 54/82
Overall: 1408/2150
Performance: Below average
Course: two loops - actually was glad to be able to break the run into four segments and see so many people both going out and coming back on the run.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4