Ford Ironman 70.3 California - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

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Oceanside, California
United States
Ironman North America
75F / 24C
Total Time = 7h 49m 55s
Overall Rank = 1829/2100
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 251/265
Pre-race routine:

Walked down from the Condo with my Family and my Bother-in-law Joe. Watched the Pro's get their stuff set up and get ready to go off.
Event warmup:

Did a few laps around the transition area to get the oxygen flowing!
  • 35m 39s
  • 2112 yards
  • 01m 41s / 100 yards

The first 500 yards was good, then I could not get my breathing down. I got an infection in my chest on Thursday before the race. All my training and my day as off to a bad start. I had to do back stroke for the rest of the swim.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 04m 43s

T1 was ok!

What would you do differently?:

I felt that I did all I could do.
  • 3h 24m 46s
  • 56 miles
  • 16.41 mile/hr

I started to feel better and I was able to get my breathing down. After the first 15 miles I was on my pace. Then I was having a problem getting oxygen into my system. At mile 35, my chain came off and as I was getting off of my bike. My legs could not hold me up and over I went. My knee hit the ground and my front derailed got damaged. The rest of the ride, I was not able to get myself going on the bike. The rest of the ride, I was doing around 12 miles per hour.
What would you do differently?:

Not fall off my bike!!
Transition 2
  • 07m 16s

I almost didn't go out on the run. My knee was hurting so bad that I was not able to put much pressure on it.
  • 3h 37m 41s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 16m 37s  min/mile

I was only able to run about one mile. If it was not for my daughter, I would have stopped and turned around for the Condo. She walked the whole second loop with me in flip flops and sweats. She was a great trooper! She got a lot of smiles from the crowds and people cheering her on. She even brought me a candy bar and a cold bottle of water.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing I could do different. This event was not mine to do well in.
Post race
Warm down:

Food with the Family and friends!!
Slept about 13 hours.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Getting sick!!

Event comments:

This is the second year my Brother-in-law have done this event. Next year we are looking to Florida 70.3 or the Hawaii 70.3.

Last updated: 2007-10-15 12:00 AM
00:35:39 | 2112 yards | 01m 41s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/265
Overall: 706/2100
Performance: Bad
Suit: yes
Course: Easy out and back.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 60F / 16C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Bad
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 04:43
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
03:24:46 | 56 miles | 16.41 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/265
Overall: 1431/2100
Performance: Below average
Wind: Some with gusts
Course: The first half, the weather was ok until the back side with the hills and wind.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Below average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 07:16
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Below average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
03:37:41 | 13.1 miles | 16m 37s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/265
Overall: 1890/2100
Performance: Below average
Course: Flat and hot!
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %3%
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? No
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