Ford Ironman 70.3 California - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

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Oceanside, California
United States
Ironman North America
Total Time = 5h 56m 39s
Overall Rank = 1129/
Age Group = 25-29
Age Group Rank = 108/188
Pre-race routine:

Woke up stretched
Event warmup:

Walked a mile and then relaxed and stretched a bit more
  • 35m 48s
  • 1931 meters
  • 01m 51s / 100 meters

First HIM race..just remembered to breath and relax. passed more and more people and felt good. Swam on outside to avoid the kicking. Was in last wave of race so I had to pass lots of people. Think i plaed it safe and was rewarded with a great swim for me.
What would you do differently?:

push my self a little harder maybe. I could have probably taken a couple minutes off of the swim time as I wasn't pushing myself hard.
Transition 1
  • 05m 59s

did ok. Drank my muscle milk before starting ride which added about 1.5 minutes
What would you do differently?:

  • 2h 43m 35s
  • 56 miles
  • 20.54 mile/hr

nice bike ride felt great after ride and ready to go.

Had a lot of gas on the ride. Was worried I would have to do a number two so I kept farting as much as possible. Felt bad for all the people I passed and farted on.
What would you do differently?:

COuld have pushed myself quite a bit harder considering I knew I wasn't going to run much.
Transition 2
  • 04m 22s

did pretty good. stopped to stretch a bit before starting run in hope that it might help..
  • 2h 26m 58s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 11m 13s  min/mile

walked 1 min ran 1 min for over 2 hours....really painful experience
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:


What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

Great race. I met my goals. First HIM. Bike + swim in under 3.5 hours and overall in under 6 hours. In a lot of pain the day after on feet/knees as I couldn't run more than a couple miles elading upto the event without ITB rearing its ugly head.

Last updated: 2007-01-27 12:00 AM
00:35:48 | 1931 meters | 01m 51s / 100meters
Age Group: 82/188
Overall: 749/
Performance: Good
Suit: Vector pro 2
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 60F / 16C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 05:59
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
02:43:35 | 56 miles | 20.54 mile/hr
Age Group: 57/188
Overall: 425/
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: big f'ing hill 30 miles into ride
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Below average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 04:22
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
02:26:58 | 13.1 miles | 11m 13s  min/mile
Age Group: 160/188
Overall: 1643/
Performance: Bad
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
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] 5