Ochsner Ironman 70.3 New Orleans - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

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New Orleans, Louisiana
United States
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73F / 23C
Total Time = 6h 11m 3s
Overall Rank = 1031/
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 168/
Event warmup:

Walked around nervously for a couple of hours. Chatted with a few members of BR Tri and helped people get in their wetsuits and zipped up. Actually felt less nervous race morning than the two weeks leading up to it.
  • 30m 2s
  • 2000 yards
  • 01m 30s / 100 yards

Had a great swim. Was my favorite part. I sighted very well.
What would you do differently?:

Swim faster. I didn't know how much further was left so it was hard to push the pace any. In a pool, you know exactly how many laps you have left so it is easier to swim the last bit harder. Probably better off not knowing because I would need whatever energy I had left later in the day.
Transition 1
  • 03m 22s

Good. Huge transition area. Lots of running barefooted on the asphalt.
  • 3h 00m 10s
  • 56 miles
  • 18.65 mile/hr

Hit my goal time. I kept trying to keep my HR down during the ride but had a hard time. The out section was great but we all knew what that meant for coming in. I had a good ride going until the last 4 miles into the headwind with the bridges. My average dropped a good bit. By my Garmin on the way in I was averaging over 17 but the last four miles were in the 14s. I had began cramping in my right quad so that made the bridges more like a one legged drill for my left leg.
Transition 2
  • 05m 6s

Sat down and put on shoes. Tried to rub quad some.
  • 2h 23m 23s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 10m 56s  min/mile

I ran good (slow) through the first 6ish miles. I had walked the aide stations. My right quad was cramping the entire time but it didn't get any better while walking so I kept going. Around mile 7 I had to start walking. I just didn't have anything. I met a guy from Atlanta (John) in the Army. He was a true Godsend. We started the lets run to the gray car, the sign on the left, to the corner, to those people type of run/walk. He really pushed me to finish when I did. Thank You!! The finish line chute was incredible but I think I was happier just that it was over.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around and found my wife. Got some grapes and a Gatorade that I was very tired of drinking. Went and laid on the levee for about an hour and then started the 1 1/2 mile walk to the van to head to transition.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Umm, probably that race performance mirrors training and I should have trained my run more. I knew that I had seriously lacked in that department. The only thing I trained consistently in was the swim and it went great.

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Last updated: 2008-11-19 12:00 AM
00:30:02 | 2000 yards | 01m 30s / 100yards
Age Group: 137/
Overall: 803/
Performance: Good
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 03:22
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
03:00:10 | 56 miles | 18.65 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 05:06
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
02:23:23 | 13.1 miles | 10m 56s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
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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