Ironman 70.3 Racine - Triathlon

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Racine, Wisconsin
United States
World Triathlon Corporation
92F / 33C
Total Time = 6h 40m 33s
Overall Rank = 1301/2227
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 151/269
Pre-race routine:

Ate 2 bannanas, 1 bagel. Drank 1 Gatorade Prime and 1 bottle of water.
Event warmup:

Swimming and stretching.
  • 33m 46s
  • 2112 yards
  • 01m 36s / 100 yards

I had a really good swim and felt very comfortable in the water.
What would you do differently?:

Maybe try to speed up a little after the half way point.
Transition 1
  • 06m 29s
  • 3h 22m
  • 56 miles
  • 16.63 mile/hr

After mile 40 I started to cramp up and over hydrated. I also ate 2 Goo Chomps and I usually only eat 1. This turned out to be a bad idea.
What would you do differently?:

Stick to my nutrition plan better and do what I did during my training sessions.
Transition 2
  • 04m 13s
What would you do differently?:

  • 2h 33m
  • 13.1 miles
  • 11m 41s  min/mile

I over hydrated and ate to much on the bike which made my run terrible. I felt like I was going to throw up the whole time.
What would you do differently?:

Again, stick to my hydration and nutrition plan on the bike, so I do not fall apart on the run.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

Over hydrating and eating.

Event comments:

This was an great race and my first Half Ironman. I wish my nutrition plan was better so I could have had a better run.

Last updated: 2012-02-23 12:00 AM
00:33:46 | 2112 yards | 01m 36s / 100yards
Age Group: 49/269
Overall: 415/2227
Performance: Good
Suit: Wetsuit
Course: The swim course was awesome. Very clear an alot of room to swim.
Start type: Run Plus:
Water temp: 68F / 20C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 06:29
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
03:22:00 | 56 miles | 16.63 mile/hr
Age Group: 172/269
Overall: 1417/2227
Performance: Below average
Wind: Some with gusts
Course: The roads were very bumpy.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Too much
Time: 04:13
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Below average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
02:33:00 | 13.1 miles | 11m 41s  min/mile
Age Group: 151/269
Overall: 1301/2227
Performance: Below average
Course: This was and out and back 2 loop course, with 2 hills. It was hot.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Too much
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
Good race? Ok
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] 3