Spirit of Racine Half Ironman Triathlon - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

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Racine, Wisconsin
United States
HFP Racing
74F / 23C
Total Time = 5h 53m 5s
Overall Rank = 797/1256
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 97/129
Pre-race routine:

Ate 4 oz lite yogurt, Raisin Bran, Two Power Bars, 4 Fig Newtons and 2 cups of coffee before race. Drank 32 oz of Gatorade, 48 oz water in the 2.5 hrs before the start. Slept about 6 hours
  • 43m 45s
  • 2112 yards
  • 02m 04s / 100 yards

Good deep water big lake swim
Transition 1
  • 01m 48s

Left shoes attached to pedals. Took about 1/2 mile to get them fully on.
What would you do differently?:

Change the way the toungue of my shoe is held up so I can slip my feet into them. Maybe use tape?
  • 2h 54m
  • 56 miles
  • 19.31 mile/hr

Good ride. Had to pee for last portion of ride, so I may have had too much to drink early on.
Transition 2
  • 01m 45s

Good T2! Had to run full length of transition area to get out
  • 2h 12m 19s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 10m 06s  min/mile

Ran out of gas after about 5 hours total. Ran walked the last 5 miles to finish. Held about a 9+40 pace until mile 8.

No leg pain, just not enough energy. Felt like I fueled OK, just got tired!
What would you do differently?:

MAYBE run walk earlier, say in mile 1!
Post race
Warm down:

Walked 5 min. Good stretching with lying flat on my back under a semi trailer where I could get good hamstring stretches!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Not training past 5 hours! I just need to expand that envelope a bit more, that's all.

Event comments:

Excellent hometown support. The city of Racine came out to cheer us one. GREAT JOB!

Last updated: 2007-07-24 12:00 AM
00:43:45 | 2112 yards | 02m 04s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/129
Overall: 818/1256
Suit: Wetsuit
Course: Swim out into Lake Michigan for about 500m, then along shoreline for most of the race until back into the beach
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 66F / 19C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Average Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:48
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
02:54:00 | 56 miles | 19.31 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/129
Overall: 898/1256
Wind: Some
Course: Fairly flat out and back. Road surface about 70% smooth. Some very slight incline hills, but only got out of saddle a few times
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 98
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Too much
Time: 01:45
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
02:12:19 | 13.1 miles | 10m 06s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/129
Overall: 898/1256
Performance: Average
HR maxedabout mile 8.
Course: Mostly flat double out and back along the shoreline. Nice view. Two small hills.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
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