Ironman 70.3 Boulder - Triathlon

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Boulder, Colorado
United States
World Triathlon Corporation
80F / 27C
Total Time = 7h 40m 9s
Overall Rank = 1487/1595
Age Group = F30-34
Age Group Rank = 110/119
Pre-race routine:

Decide to get there later due to personalized rack spots; rain caused giant traffic jam going into res; meant everything was rushed that morning.
Event warmup:

two loops in the water. didn't feel like I needed much more than that
  • 52m 2s
  • 2112 yards
  • 02m 28s / 100 yards

told myself to think I was in the pool; seemed to work out pretty well.
What would you do differently?:

sight better. my sighting was shit.
Transition 1
  • 03m 20s

tossed on the arm coolers; otherwise, no different than usual.
What would you do differently?:

roll the arm coolers all the way up.
  • 3h 42m 44s
  • 56 miles
  • 15.09 mile/hr

bike time SHOULD HAVE BEEN 3:14:57 according to the cyclometer. but, I got a flat. and that cost me two miles per hour. ARGH. still, happy with the cadence and the technical time.
What would you do differently?:

not have Brandon change my tire ... or have him check for the damn goathead in it. also: train more.
Transition 2
  • 03m 22s

sunscreened, but obviously not enough.
What would you do differently?:

  • 2h 58m 41s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 13m 40s  min/mile

saw fellow mx12'er mike; that was awesome. knew I was frying like a pancake. feet overheated like usual; felt lightheaded at the start of loop two.
What would you do differently?:

not walk with that dude on the second loop; probably cost me a few minutes. also: eat more on the bike. or something. sunscreen more.
Post race
Warm down:

flop in the grass and try not to die.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

improper training ... but I technically didn't train for this race and only had a hell of a base built up, so y'know.

Event comments:

it's a boulder race. I feel like they're less awesome than other WTC events, which is pathetic, but it is what it is.

Last updated: 2013-08-07 12:00 AM
00:52:02 | 2112 yards | 02m 28s / 100yards
Age Group: 112/119
Overall: 1486/1595
Performance: Good
Suit: wetsuit
Course: possibly redesigned triangle to avoid the sun. kinda nice.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 74F / 23C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Good
Time: 03:20
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
03:42:44 | 56 miles | 15.09 mile/hr
Age Group: 115/119
Overall: 1538/1595
Performance: Below average
35.1 mph max
Wind: Little
Course: shitty. one loop with some horrible, horrible hills. but a nice aid station.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 82
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Bad
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 03:22
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
02:58:41 | 13.1 miles | 13m 40s  min/mile
Age Group: 110/119
Overall: 1487/1595
Performance: Below average
Course: hot, hilly, dirt, crappy.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Too much
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3