Pigman Half Ironman - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

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Palo, Iowa
United States
JMS Racing Services
75F / 24C
Total Time = 5h 36m 10s
Overall Rank = 162/607
Age Group = Clydedales
Age Group Rank = 4/
Pre-race routine:

I got up at some toast, oatmeal, and two eggs. Seemed to sit well. I did have a bit of pre-race jitters, but they were very minimal. I tried to keep calm and relaxed.

Event warmup:

I took the trainer with me so I could warm up on the bike without having to navigate the people and cars in the park.

Once in the water (I got in the water like 2 minutes before the race started). I swam maybe 100 yards.
  • 35m 43s
  • 2112 yards
  • 01m 41s / 100 yards

Swim felt good, I didn't sight very well. But I suppose that might always be a problem.
What would you do differently?:

Umm...not much, I got into a nice rhythm and enjoyed that.
Transition 1
  • 04m 12s

Took it easy, stopped and talked to Ken. Cracked a few jokes. Petted a dog. Sat in the transition area and got all my gear on, no hurry.
What would you do differently?:

If it was a race race I would've moved faster, other than that I enjoyed my tempo.
  • 2h 46m 12s
  • 56 miles
  • 20.22 mile/hr

Ride was good. HR was high to start but got it under control...then just took it easy. I got into a good rhythm and my HR was higher than training rides but not too bad. I had more in me and a few times I sat up to not push too hard.
What would you do differently?:

If I had infinite number of races I would've gone slower just to see what would've happened to my run
Transition 2
  • 02m 8s

T2 just took it easy, at down and put on my shoes, grabbed my fuel belt and went on my way.
  • 2h 07m 57s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 09m 46s  min/mile

I started off the run real well. Legs felt ok and my pace was good. The HR was high but off the bike it always is. I wanted to run the whole way except through aid stations, I did that, so that is good, but the last two miles were tough. My heart rate was in the upper 170's and low 180's. KInda freaked me out when it go up there. I don't know LT number but it can't be good when my HR is that high.
What would you do differently?:

carry waterbottle instead of fuelbelt so I can have cold water. Carry GU with me. (had hammer gel on the course)
Post race
Warm down:

Nada, which is probably why I'm sore

What limited your ability to perform faster:

My running is kinda poor when compared to other people

Event comments:

I love that this race is close to home. They should put up another tent though at the end of the race to sit under. It felt so hot in the sun afterward.

Last updated: 2005-08-22 12:00 AM
00:35:43 | 2112 yards | 01m 41s / 100yards
Age Group: 4/
Overall: 82/607
Performance: Good
My HR was 150. This kinda suprised me since I felt great in the water and I've never worn a HR monitor during training. I figured it would be around 130...oh well.
Suit: QR
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 80F / 27C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Good
Time: 04:12
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
02:46:12 | 56 miles | 20.22 mile/hr
Age Group: 8/
Overall: 146/607
Performance: Good
I smoked the bike. I was hoping for 18+ mph. I did that easy. My HR was a little high for the ride but I was feeling great and managed to keep it in the upper 140's to low 150's. Average Heart Rate:149
Wind: Some
Course: Good course, luckily the ride back from urbana to shellsburg was with the wind.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 92
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:08
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
02:07:57 | 13.1 miles | 09m 46s  min/mile
Age Group: 7/
Overall: 216/607
Performance: Average
Average Heart Rate: 173
Course: Out and back. Flat except for downhill 1st 2 miles which is subsequently an uphill last 2 miles.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
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] 4