American Triple T - Race #4: Half Iron - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

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Portsmouth, Ohio
United States
HFP Racing
85F / 29C
Total Time = 5h 46m 59s
Overall Rank = 60/309
Age Group = M 24 - 39
Age Group Rank = 36/74
Pre-race routine:

Wake up early enough to get down to the start. PB & J Banana, coffee. 3rd race day. Not feeling all that fresh, but I knew I had been holding back to have a good race today (being able to run this hilly, rocky, trail run 1/2 marathon.
Event warmup:

Rode down the hill to the start.
  • 33m 55s
  • 1931 meters
  • 01m 46s / 100 meters

Cold water, but I got more used to it. Ranked 130 / 309. Good swim for me.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing really
Transition 1
  • 01m 40s

Got better at the flying mount as the weekend progressed. Ranked 85 / 309
What would you do differently?:

Nothing really
  • 3h 14m 39s
  • 56 miles
  • 17.26 mile/hr

Ranked 85 / 309. I was not feeling good at all on this first lap. 2 person teams were flying by me and I just didn't feel like I had any energy. At the 1/2 I screamed for Lisa to grab me a Coke. I had a Coke and a Power Bar and felt like a new man. 2nd loop was much better. I felt like I could push and I started passing people again.
What would you do differently?:

This was a tough course. 3rd day of racing and menatally wasn't up for the bike start. But I got over that at 1/2 way.
Transition 2
  • 01m 31s

Got much better at this.
What would you do differently?:

Keep practicing
  • 1h 55m 12s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 08m 47s  min/mile

I was able to run this whole race. The water tasted horrible so I stuck to the Heed on the course, which was what I needed anyway. Tough, tough course, 95% on a trail.
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

Food, massage

What limited your ability to perform faster:

This was a mental toughness weekend. I wanted to finish all 4 races strong, but knowing that Sunday's 1/2 Iron would be tough.

Event comments:

I finished 60 / 309 for the 1/2 Iron race, which I am really happy with. I finished # 165 / 309 + which was good for me. #36 out of 72 for my age group Male 24 - 39. Tough weekend, I had a really good 1/2 marathon run, but overall was bittersweet since Lisa had to pull out due to her foot injury.

Last updated: 2011-09-03 12:00 AM
00:33:55 | 1931 meters | 01m 46s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/74
Overall: 130/309
Performance: Good
Avg HR: 2.3 z HR - 116 Max HR: 2.9 z HR - 128
Suit: Full Sleeve Orca 3.8
Course: 2 counter clockwise laps in Turkey Creek Lake
Start type: Run Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 58F / 14C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Average Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:40
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
03:14:39 | 56 miles | 17.26 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/74
Overall: 85/309
Performance: Below average
Avg HR: 123 bpm HR - 1.4 Max HR: 149 bpm HR - 2.9
Course: 2 tough, very hilly loops. Long climbs and tricky descents
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 84
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:31
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
01:55:12 | 13.1 miles | 08m 47s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/74
Overall: 59/309
Performance: Good
Nice negative split. I spent first lap cruing with a goal of being able to run the whold race and finish strong.
Course: Very hilly, trail run. 2 laps of the Olympic Course. It was also getting hot and humid.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4