Ironman 70.3 Racine - Triathlon

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Racine, Wisconsin
United States
World Triathlon Corporation
65F / 18C
Total Time = 5h 06m 33s
Overall Rank = 235/2275
Age Group = m40-44
Age Group Rank = 27/251
Pre-race routine:

stretched, foam roll, some granola with Ensure. I was feeling a little sore from the 6 hrs I spent Friday night at Wrigley Field watching Pearl Jam. All the hrs on my feet didn't do me any favors but no way was I going to miss the show!
Event warmup:

port o john then long walk to race start
  • 38m 36s
  • 2112 yards
  • 01m 50s / 100 yards

rough rough rough. Wind was blowing and the chop was high. The temp wasn't too bad but the crisscrossing waves made swimming difficult. Added a good 5 min to my usual swim time.
What would you do differently?:

nothing to do
Transition 1
  • 04m 8s

long run on sand from shore to T1, hit the bathroom as well
What would you do differently?:

got to go, got to go!
  • 2h 32m 56s
  • 56 miles
  • 22.03 mile/hr

didn't hit the power numbers I usually do...roads are really quite rough in many places and there are many many turns so you are always turning into the wind. Was hoping for better.
What would you do differently?:

swim took some zip from the body
Transition 2
  • 01m 40s

good, swift T2 for me
  • 1h 49m 13s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 08m 23s  min/mile

pretty good HIM run for me. I was hoping for a bit better...more in the 1:45 range but I felt as good as I could.
What would you do differently?:

little less in fluids and gel
Post race
Warm down:

went right to med tent to sit and rest with ice and take in fluids. Hit a massage table for 40min, ate, cleaned up and went to awards for roll down.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

not spend 8 hrs on my feet 2 nights before!

Event comments:

always a good race, lots of space for transisitions and port race activities. Ok down side is road conditions.

All in all, not my best...the concert cost me minutes for sure and my goal time was sub 5hr. I did get a Vegas slot with rolldown so happy with that!

Last updated: 2013-01-10 12:00 AM
00:38:36 | 2112 yards | 01m 50s / 100yards
Age Group: 53/251
Overall: 493/2275
Performance: Below average
Suit: desoto
Course: point to point
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 65F / 18C Current: High
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Average
Waves: Below average Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 04:08
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
02:32:56 | 56 miles | 22.03 mile/hr
Age Group: 29/251
Overall: 210/2275
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Course: right left right left repeat many times
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:40
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
01:49:13 | 13.1 miles | 08m 23s  min/mile
Age Group: 27/251
Overall: 235/2275
Performance: Average
Course: 2 laps
Keeping cool Good Drinking Too much
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
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] 4