The VikingMan Triathlon 70.3 - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

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Burley, Idaho
United States
American Heritage Academy
95F / 35C
Total Time = 6h 31m 34s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Had carb load dinner the night before. Got up around 5:00 and started to sip some Perpetuem (3 scoops). Got all my nutrition, and suplements put togeather and headed to T1 and setup all the bike stuff.
Event warmup:

None got in the water 3 minutes before start and waded to the start line.
  • 33m 3s
  • 2020 meters
  • 01m 38s / 100 meters

I should have done better in the swim could have cut 5+ minutes if I could have swam straight and not have a side stitch.

Swimming in a full wetsuit was nice and getting out of the Desoto is a sinch
What would you do differently?:

Swimming in a full wetsuit was nice and getting out of the Desoto is a synch.
Transition 1
  • 06m 47s

Had to pee like a race horse and could do it during the swim so I had to wait in line to go and that took 4 minutes or more.

Wetsuit came of so easy it was nice. I was able to take the top off, cap and goggles on the run into t2. Bottoms came off in seconds.
What would you do differently?:

Not need to pee so bad before getting on the bike. Need to put baby powder in socks so they will gon better.
  • 3h 12m 32s
  • 56.35 miles
  • 17.56 mile/hr

What a great ride. I had a great ride out to the 1/2 way mark averaged 21.5 mph at that point and then we turned in to the wind and the rollers showed up. Nutrition on the bike was spot on never felt depleted and it was great to have Hammers heed on the course.

T2 time is included in the bike time.
What would you do differently?:

Need to work on endurance and hills. Got tired of powering up the rollers into the wind on the back half of the course. Lost a lot of time on the back half.
Transition 2
  • 00m

A little slow just took my time I wasn't in a rush to start my run. Had to find my stuff under others crap. Shoes went on fast and a changed top was a great reward after having the sweaty jersey on for most of the bike. The jersey must have weighed at least 5 pounds from sweat.
What would you do differently?:

a little faster!!!
  • 2h 39m 13s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 12m 09s  min/mile

A death march would have been a great discription of theis run. It was hot, hot , hot way to damn hot for a run. I didn't take in enough gel and H2O during the first 1/2 of the run and started to make up for it in the second 1/2. Thank goodness they had Endurolytes on the couse, I had forgotten mine at home.
What would you do differently?:

More H2O and gel during the whole race, Run more and more bricks.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around and cheered for the othe finishers.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Nutrition on the run and short on run training. Not swimming straight.

Event comments:

This race was so much mental and physical. The hot temperatures play into the race so much. This was the first days of the summer and the temps had not been getting that hot yet, a major shock to the system.

Meet up with Mark Rabold (titurtle) and his wife. What nice people and so much fun. It was great to finally meet them in person and get to know them better.

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Last updated: 2006-12-27 12:00 AM
00:33:03 | 2020 meters | 01m 38s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Swim was fast but could have been much faster. it took me some time to get my breathing under control which lead to a side stitch. I had to swim backstroke and do some heavy exhales to get the side stitch out. I felt restricted in the wetsuit and wasn't used to the tight breathing. I also couldn't swim in a straight line if my life depended on it. I was all over the river, in the current then out of it and in a back Eddie fighting it to get back in the current.
Suit: Desoto full
Course: Snake river with the current
Start type: Deep Water Plus:
Water temp: 59F / 15C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Below average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 06:47
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
03:12:32 | 56.35 miles | 17.56 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Hr was geat most of the bike
Wind: Some with gusts
Course: Loop with rollers and a good short steep climb in the middle.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence: 86
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:00
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal Average
02:39:13 | 13.1 miles | 12m 09s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
HR was a little high due to the heet.
Course: 2 differant out and back loops.
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4