Pigman Long Course Triathlon - Triathlon

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Palo, Iowa
United States
JMS Racing Services
73F / 23C
Total Time = 5h 41m 58s
Overall Rank = 125/306
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 17/33
Pre-race routine:

Up at 3am, ate super early. Got to race about 6 and ate a power bar. Set up transition, got wetsuit on, and had a gel closer to swim time.
Event warmup:

Light jog and some swimming before swim wave.
  • 39m 48s
  • 2112 yards
  • 01m 53s / 100 yards

Swam pretty well and about as expected. I knew I was doing well as I was catching the waves that started before me. I maybe could have put more in but ended a little winded so it was probably just right.
What would you do differently?:

I stopped at started running early... Running in the water got me out of breath, should have swam a bit further.
Transition 1
  • 03m 13s

Right side of suit came right off. The messed with the left side for :30 before I realized the suit was caught on my timing chip. I knew it was there, I just forgot somehow.
What would you do differently?:

Practice pulling it off with timing chip on. (I had put the suit on over the chip)
  • 2h 46m 1s
  • 56 miles
  • 20.15 mile/hr

Bike average was 20.2 which was about what I thought I could do for 56 miles at a hard pace. I was worried the hills would drop my average but I ended about where I thought I would.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, thought bike went very well.
Transition 2
  • 02m 20s

Went pretty well. I took an extra few seconds to down a gel and take some water.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. Went pretty smooth.
  • 2h 10m 39s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 09m 56s  min/mile

I started very strong and felt strong after the turn around. I felt OK at mile 8 but was slowing. When the climbs started I slowed a bit and was barely faster then a walk on the last hard climb. I got sorta back up to speed about mile 11.5 when it leveled off.
What would you do differently?:

Not sure if it would help but maybe starting slower would have saved more for the end.
Post race
Warm down:

I felt upset to my stomach but they only had diet coke. I walked around for a bit, grabbed a water and some punch. Stomach settled a little and I took an apple & granola to start getting food in my system.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I think this was about as well as I could have done. Possibly handling the run a little better could have saved a little time. Also the wetsuit in T1 took at extra :30.

Event comments:

Great 70.3!!!!

Last updated: 2013-08-10 12:00 AM
00:39:48 | 2112 yards | 01m 53s / 100yards
Age Group: 13/33
Overall: 146/306
Performance: Good
Suit: Sleevelss wetsuit
Course: Straight shorter length, right run into long length, right turn for short length into beach.
Start type: Run Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 73F / 23C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
Time: 03:13
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
02:46:01 | 56 miles | 20.15 mile/hr
Age Group: 18/33
Overall: 112/306
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Out and back with rolling hills. Hardest climb of the day was at mile 54.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:20
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Below average
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
02:10:39 | 13.1 miles | 09m 56s  min/mile
Age Group: 16/33
Overall: 141/306
Performance: Good
Course: Out and back. The back was a climb back into the park from about mile 8.5-11.5 hills. The last big hill was challenging.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
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] 5