Ford Ironman 70.3 California - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

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Oceanside, California
United States
Ironman North America
71F / 22C
Total Time = 7h 16m 45s
Overall Rank = 1929/2152
Age Group = M 35-39
Age Group Rank = 298/314
  • 42m 1s
  • 2112 yards
  • 01m 59s / 100 yards

Water temp was not too bad. Warmer than I was expecting. Pretty calm water out to the first turn buoy. From there out to the breakers was a little choppy but not too bad.
What would you do differently?:

Better swim lines from buoy to buoy
Transition 1
  • 04m 28s

Lots of cramping on run from swim exit to transition but they went away once on the bike
What would you do differently?:

  • 3h 21m 27s
  • 56 miles
  • 16.68 mile/hr

Fought cramping since mile 30 which made for tough ascents up the tough hills
What would you do differently?:

I made a major mistake that I think was a contributing factor to my cramping....When I was cleaning my bike the night before, I forgot to mark my seat post so I had to guess where it was. I'm sure it was different from the original set-up. Brain fart!
Transition 2
  • 05m 1s
  • 3h 03m 50s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 14m 02s  min/mile

Holy CRAMPS. I had to walk the first 3.5 mile since the cramps were so bad. AFter that, I was able endure a run/walk
What would you do differently?:

Don't know
Post race
Warm down:

Massage and a dip in the cold ocean water

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of training leading up the race due to a month of sickness, a pulled calf muscle two weeks out and a ongoing ITB issue

Event comments:

I loved this race. It was challenging and fun. The back half of the bike course was very scenic. Lots of fans cheering you on and the run on the boardwalk was great. Lot's of activity on the beach. Can't wait till next year!

Last updated: 2009-09-03 12:00 AM
00:42:01 | 2112 yards | 01m 59s / 100yards
Age Group: 250/314
Overall: 1597/2152
Performance: Average
Suit: Full x-terra vector x2
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 59F / 15C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
Time: 04:28
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
03:21:27 | 56 miles | 16.68 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/314
Overall: 0/2152
Performance: Good
Wind: Cross-winds with gusts
Course: Very good course. Well marked a very smooth surface. I especially liked the marking of bumps, sewer manhole covers, potholes, and any other surface irregularities.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Bad
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 05:01
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
03:03:50 | 13.1 miles | 14m 02s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/314
Overall: 0/2152
Performance: Bad
Course: Relatively flat with a few rolling hills
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
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] 5