Ironman 70.3 Racine - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

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Racine, Wisconsin
United States
World Triathlon Corporation
91F / 33C
Total Time = 6h 44m 50s
Overall Rank = 1356/2227
Age Group = M40 - 44
Age Group Rank = 234/341
Pre-race routine:

Coffee, Waffle-no syrup, Water, Gatoraid. Checked in 2 hours before race start.
Event warmup:

Swim / wade in water for 30 minutes.
  • 45m 25s
  • 2112 yards
  • 02m 09s / 100 yards

Took it very easy on the swim. Lots to improve on, but focused on keeping a steady pace and preparing for the bike.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing to complain about here! Opportunities to improve include sighting and swimming in traffic.
Transition 1
  • 09m 50s

The focus was to be careful and not get hurt. Transition was particularly slow, but it was intentional. Biggest challenge was keeping my wife aware of my location!
What would you do differently?:

Next time, focus on speedy transition and hurry up.
  • 3h 08m 39s
  • 56 miles
  • 17.81 mile/hr

A very fun ride! A little wind kept it interesting, but overall no complaints here.
What would you do differently?:

Practice taking fluids on the run at water stops.
Transition 2
  • 06m 23s

Nothing aggressive here. Focusing on a safe transition and getting plenty of sunscreen.
What would you do differently?:

With experience, focus on speed.
  • 2h 34m 33s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 11m 48s  min/mile

Focused on running from water stop to water stop and walking the breaks. Worked like a charm in the heat! I was extremely pleased to not be forced to walk.
What would you do differently?:

Next time I would like to walk less but it's a tough balancing act.
Post race
Warm down:

Ice on my feet and a relaxing break in the lake with my daughter.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Next time I will need to train more if I want go faster and continue to gain more experience.

Event comments:

A great race for beginners. The community support, aid stations and WTC team were outstanding. One of the best races I have been to.

Last updated: 2011-11-27 12:00 AM
00:45:25 | 2112 yards | 02m 09s / 100yards
Age Group: 269/341
Overall: 1639/2227
Performance: Average
Suit: Wetsuit and TYR Shorts
Course: Lake Michigan - Point to point - Absolutely gorgeous!
Start type: Run Plus:
Water temp: 71F / 22C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Average Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 09:50
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
03:08:39 | 56 miles | 17.81 mile/hr
Age Group: 250/341
Overall: 1437/2227
Performance: Average
135 - 145 HR
Wind: Some
Course: rolling hills, nothing serious. One slow down was a crash at mile 35. Stopped and went back to help out. Hope she was OK. Other challenge was a very rough road!
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Below average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 06:23
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Bad
Running with bike Below average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
02:34:33 | 13.1 miles | 11m 48s  min/mile
Age Group: 234/341
Overall: 1356/2227
Performance: Average
150 - 157
Course: two loop course with 2 minor hills - excellent community support with plenty of ice, drinks and sprinklers!
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
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? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4