Ironman Florida - Triathlon

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Panama City Beach, Florida
United States
World Triathlon Corporation
78F / 26C
Total Time = 9h 31m 2s
Overall Rank = 109/2800
Age Group = M30-34
Age Group Rank = 13/
  • 1h 03m 3s
  • 4156 yards
  • 01m 31s / 100 yards

I had a great swim for my abilities. I was really happy with my time, pacing, and effort.
Transition 1
  • 04m 52s

I broke my rear mount water bottle holder, so that slowed me down while I tried to fix it. It was a lost cause.
  • 4h 48m 43s
  • 112 miles
  • 23.28 mile/hr

I rode pretty well. I went through one bad patch for about 20 miles where I didn't feel great, but overall I was pleased. I paced myself comfortably.
What would you do differently?:

I had to stop to pee twice because I couldn't go with no real downhill sections. I would learn how to pee while pedaling.
Transition 2
  • 03m 33s

Quick transition. I stopped to pee again before heading out.
  • 3h 30m 51s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 08m 03s  min/mile

I paced myself well and made sure to hold myself back early. I faded a little on the second loop, but it was only about 10 minutes slower than my first. Overall I was really pleased with that.
What would you do differently?:

I might have been able to push the pace a little more, but I didn't want to risk a melt down so I just kept it comfortable.
Post race
Event comments:

Great race. Everything was organized and well run. The course is flat, but not easy. If you think it's easy then you aren't pushing yourself hard enough.

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Last updated: 2012-12-06 12:00 AM
01:03:03 | 4156 yards | 01m 31s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/2800
Performance: Good
Course: The course was a double loop rectangle in a counter clockwise direction. After the first loop you have to run across the beach and then re-enter the water.
Start type: Run Plus: Shot
Water temp: 72F / 22C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
Time: 04:52
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed:
04:48:43 | 112 miles | 23.28 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/2800
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: It is a single loop course. You ride along the coast for a bit before turning inland. Once you get in a ways you basically do a large square with a couple of out and back sections. Then you head back to the coast. The course is flat and fast with just a couple small rolling hills on the back half.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 03:33
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal Good
03:30:51 | 26.2 miles | 08m 03s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/2800
Performance: Good
Course: A double loop course that is flat and winds through some neighborhoods. You get out to a park where the turnaround is, which is the one section that is very desolate with only racers and not much crowd support.
Keeping cool Average 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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4