Ironman 70.3 Boulder - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

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Boulder, Colorado
United States
World Triathlon Corporation
Total Time = 5h 52m 22s
Overall Rank = 604/
Age Group = M40-44
Age Group Rank = 105/
Pre-race routine:

Typical: wake, shower, breakfast (bagel w/ PB, coffee, banana). Arrive around 5:45 with plenty time to get setup.
Event warmup:

None, figured the race was plenty long enough as is.
  • 42m 57s
  • 2112 yards
  • 02m 02s / 100 yards

After having a couple of panic swims earlier this year, I'm still just a little tentative to push it.
What would you do differently?:

I actually spend too much time in the open water. Need to do more intervals in the pool to build speed.
Transition 1
  • 02m 23s

Missed my running mount and banged the fence pretty hard.
What would you do differently?:

Slow down. No need to save 15 sec on a 5+ hr race.
  • 2h 52m 53s
  • 56 miles
  • 19.44 mile/hr

Legs started to feel a little heavy toward the end.
What would you do differently?:

Probably just need some more time in the saddle.
Transition 2
  • 02m 55s

I kept a small cooler with my frozen water bottles. Recommend this!!
  • 2h 11m 14s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 10m 01s  min/mile

1st lap wasn't too bad but my pace did slow. Lap 2 got really hot. Tried to resist walking but I broke down a couple of times.
What would you do differently?:

More training, nothing else.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around, got some food. Everything was going fine till I sat down and the cramps set it.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I got what I earned. My schedule got hectic the last 4 weeks of training and it showed. If you don't put in the time you can't expect the result. Just can't fake 70.3 miles. None the less, I finished and was proud of that.

Event comments:

Wish this race were a few weeks later once things start to cool. Running in the 90's is not fun at all.

Seems this race has almost out grown it's location. My family had to walk from Jay rd. If not for my slow race they would have missed me at the finish.

Last updated: 2012-06-19 12:00 AM
00:42:57 | 2112 yards | 02m 02s / 100yards
Age Group: 148/
Overall: 1008/
Performance: Below average
Suit: Full
Course: Triangle
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Good Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 02:23
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
02:52:53 | 56 miles | 19.44 mile/hr
Age Group: 118/
Overall: 715/
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Road:   Cadence: 90
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:55
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Below average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal
02:11:14 | 13.1 miles | 10m 01s  min/mile
Age Group: 105/
Overall: 604/
Performance: Below average
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 1
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] 3