Ironman 70.3 Racine - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

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Racine, Wisconsin
United States
HFP Racing
Total Time = 6h 13m 55s
Overall Rank = 975/2000
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 54/122
  • 40m 21s
  • 2112 yards
  • 01m 55s / 100 yards

I swam around a little before the start to get used to the water. The start was crowded until the firt bouy turn then I was able to find my own path. Probably one of my best swims for staying on course. I felt really strong.
Transition 1
  • 03m 57s

Took more time getting all of my nutrition into the pockets of my shirt.
  • 2h 56m 40s
  • 56 miles
  • 19.02 mile/hr

Felt great on the new bike. Wasn't uncomortable anywhere. It was overcast for most of the ride, but when the sun came out it was hot. I ended up with a red card for drafting and had to serve a 4 minute penalty in the penalty box once back in transition. Not really sure I deserved it. It was in quite a cluster, turning a corner. Oh well.
Transition 2
  • 08m 39s

Time includes the 4 minute penalty and a stop to the porta-potty, which I had to wait in line for.
  • 2h 24m 18s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 11m 01s  min/mile

My legs felt great! The tri bike makes a huge difference. I stopped at every aid station to hydrate- It was HOT!!!! There were several people with sprinklers that was a huge help. I needed to walk a few times. I really need help in this area. Just need to spend more time running.
Post race
Warm down:

Saw my family, they snapped some pictures. I was feeling fantastic. Grabbed a coke from the food tent and went to join my family in the shade. Stopped and talked to some friends from home for a minute. Sat down and started to feel weird. Decided to go to the med tent. Got there and when I started to tell them how I felt I started to hyperventalate. The got me to a cot and rad an IV. I started to cramp like cazy in my hands and my feet. My face felt a little numb as well. What a weird feeling. I ended up needing 2 bags of saline and they put one of those silver blankets over me. I really thought I had done a good job of fueling on the way. I guess not. Just glad I finished.

Event comments:

It was a great first Half experience for me. The people of Racine were great.

Last updated: 2010-01-20 12:00 AM
00:40:21 | 2112 yards | 01m 55s / 100yards
Age Group: 31/122
Overall: 0/2000
Performance: Good
Suit: full zoot
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 64F / 18C Current: Low
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 03:57
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
02:56:40 | 56 miles | 19.02 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/122
Overall: 0/2000
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Really rough roads. Hilly but not too big of climbs.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 08:39
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
02:24:18 | 13.1 miles | 11m 01s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/122
Overall: 0/2000
Performance: Below average
Course: Big hill at the start and had to run it twice.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4