Ironman 70.3 California Oceanside - Triathlon

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Oceanside, California
United States
World Triathlon Corporation
Total Time = 6h 00m 40s
Overall Rank = 1026/
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 125/
Pre-race routine:

Small coffee, listening to my pre-race playlist.
Event warmup:

Jogging in place and arm circles in the swim start chute.
  • 38m 48s
  • 2112 yards
  • 01m 50s / 100 yards

The toughest part of the swim was swimming into the blinding sun at the turnaround. Even my transition lenses in my goggles did not give me relief.
What would you do differently?:

Different lenses, study the course more prior.
Transition 1
  • 09m 23s

Took my time to get SPF sleeves and sun screen on. I'm a ginger.
What would you do differently?:

Keep moving.
  • 3h 09m 40s
  • 56 miles
  • 17.72 mile/hr

Threw a chain once before a big hill.
What would you do differently?:

Train hills a little more and more rides on the trainer.
Transition 2
  • 06m 36s

Still slow, but applied another round of sunblock.
What would you do differently?:

Keep moving.
  • 1h 56m 13s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 08m 52s  min/mile

The bike course left me tired, so I didn't feel 100% on the run.
What would you do differently?:

Drink electrolytes earlier on. Started to fade a bit.
Post race
Warm down:

Massage after jumping in the ocean to cool off.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of hill training. But mostly training in the winter months was much harder than I thought. I was much more tired in the Ams compared to my previous race in July.

Event comments:

This was a great race! The bike course on Pendleton was challenging but scenic. The run was very scenic and the crowd was great. Definitely one of the best finish lines in the 70.3 circuit.

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Last updated: 2016-08-08 12:00 AM
00:38:48 | 2112 yards | 01m 50s / 100yards
Age Group: 97/
Overall: 848/
Performance: Average
Suit: 4-5mm BlueSeventy sleeveless
Course: Dog leg out to the mouth of the harbor and back.
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Average Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Good
Time: 09:23
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Below average
03:09:40 | 56 miles | 17.72 mile/hr
Age Group: 139/
Overall: 1241/
Performance: Below average
Wind: Some
Course: Some tough hills on Camp Pendleton
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Below average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 06:36
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
01:56:13 | 13.1 miles | 08m 52s  min/mile
Age Group: 125/
Overall: 1026/
Performance: Average
Course: Flat and along the beach at times. A figure 8 that brings you through the finish area 3 times before you are done. Great for spectators. Running through the neighborhood was fun too, the locals are great! One lady had big speakers and was spinning records. Lots of engagement with the crowd.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
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