Ironman 70.3 New Orleans - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

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New Orleans, Louisiana
United States
World Triathlon Corporation
70F / 21C
Total Time = 5h 00m 16s
Overall Rank = 511/1133
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 71/135
Pre-race routine:

Duathlon 2/52/13.1

Lot of bathroom breaks
  • 18m 41s
  • 0 yards
  • / 100 yards

2 mile run with strong winds and 2 hills out and back. Just an easy warm up. Stopped and used bathroom right before end of run so wouldnt have to wait for bathrooms in T1
Transition 1
  • 01m 55s

Fast T1 but nothing really to do but grab bike
  • 2h 29m 31s
  • 52 miles
  • 20.87 mile/hr

Good bike and was averaging about 21.5 righ up until before the last turn of the race .25 before the finish line. Front tire got stuck between the shitty streets of New Orleans and I flew over handle bars going 22.5mph. Happened so fast I didnt even know what happened. It was right in front of a police officer who was quick to help me up and kept trying to call for an ambulance. Cracked my helmet right side, shoulder, forearm. knee, and a little of hip destroyed with deep road rash. Took about 5 weeks to heal. I checked for broken bones and didnt seem to have any. I inspected my bike as this is what I was really worried about. Some scratches but it survived. I hopped back on and easily pedaled pathetically to the bike finish feeling like i was dying.
Transition 2
  • 04m 46s

slugged over to rack and inspected wounds. Thought if i should go on or not. But either way I started going through the motions of getting ready to run. I was starting to tighten up and if I stopped moving it would really started to hurt. So i just took off running from the adrenaline
  • 2h 05m 26s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 09m 35s  min/mile

Started off ok. First lab was good. 1st lap 58 minutes. I was satisfied that I was on point and had some changed to go sub 2 hours. However around mile 10-11 it just got too difficult to keep going. Stopped at a water stop and just felt good. Started going but I knew I would need to stop again. Last mile was stupid at around 15min/mile. Added 7 minutes to second lap. Mostly just done on the last 2 miles. Still best run time in half iron distance
What would you do differently?:

not wreck
Post race
Warm down:

straight to medical tent to get medical aid. Weird that the guy next to me had the same injuries.

Event comments:

James Moeller
Bib: 762
Last Location: Finish
Last Time of Day: 12:45:14

Division: M 30-34
Division Place: 71 / 135
Overall: 511/1133
Gender Place: 411 /803
Wave Start:
Hometown: SLIDELL LA

Location Distance Pace cTim Place
Run 2 mi (18:41 min) 9:21/mile 00:18:41 981/128
T1 (1:55 min) 00:20:35
Bike 52 mi (2:29:31 min) 20.9/mph 02:50:06 339/41
T2 (4:46 min) 02:54:51
RunSplit 1 (17:44 min) 8:52/mile 03:12:34 558/
RunSplit 2 (30:20 min) 8:26/mile 03:25:11 581/
RunSplit 3 (1:14:45 min) 8:48/mile 04:09:35 563/
RunSplit 4 (1:28:37 min) 8:47/mile 04:23:28 573/
Run 13.1 mi (2:05:26 min) 9:35/mile 05:00:16 661/87
Finish (05:00:16 min) 05:00:16 511/71

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Last updated: 2012-05-30 12:00 AM
00:18:41 | 00 yards | / 100yards
Age Group: 128/135
Overall: 981/1133
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 01:55
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
02:29:31 | 52 miles | 20.87 mile/hr
Age Group: 41/135
Overall: 339/1133
Performance: Good
Wind: Strong
Course: shortened because of road debris
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 04:46
Overall: Bad
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
02:05:26 | 13.1 miles | 09m 35s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/135
Overall: 0/1133
Performance: Average
Keeping cool Drinking
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Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
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