Ironman 70.3 Florida - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

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Orlando, Florida
United States
Ironman North America Athlete Services
95F / 35C
Total Time = 6h 15m 20s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = M40-44
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 4 AM and met Wii and Frank downstairs. We waitied by the fire until 5:15 and walked to transition.

Seemed rush this morning as the pandemonium had already started at Transition.
Event warmup:

Just the walk from the Wilderness Lodge. A nice peaceful walk with 2 people I love!!
  • 40m 56s
  • 2112 yards
  • 01m 56s / 100 yards

A better swim than last year but I missed a buoy on the left and I had to turn around and back track. Once I rounded it, all the swim Bori's were killing me.
What would you do differently?:

Swim more..
Transition 1
  • 03m 34s

I felt really efficient in this cluttered transition area. My bike was stuck to the dudes next to mine and I had to move some shit around to get it out. I assume that MANY people were in the same boat.
What would you do differently?:

  • 2h 36m 51s
  • 56 miles
  • 21.42 mile/hr

Noice ride baby....

A great bike day with lots of smiles. Worked hard but not too hard. Felt great to make it back strong and ready to run.
What would you do differently?:

Nada- well maybe get an Aero Helmet with the Fphucken ear pieces so I look more like Bori
Transition 2
  • 03m 28s

A great T2. As soon as I put my shoes on, I saw My Wii racking her bike. She looked HOT. It was worth the wait and we ran out together- me with the faint hope that we would cross the finish line together if I could hold the run together.
What would you do differently?:

Wait forever!!
  • 2h 50m 31s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 13m 01s  min/mile

OK... So I felt GREAT off the bike and as we were leaving T2 I looked at MyWii and said... "Thanks to you, I'm here...

I started running with no pain but at a conservative pace. I felt good. As soon as I got to mile 2- I felt the first sign of trouble. Tight soreness and a distant pain. I knew it was over.

I slowed the pace down to a 9:30 hoping that the run Gods would be gentile. Little by little I faded away into Disney Hell.

By Mile 7 I had walked some and run some and Limped some. I thought about DNF'ing but I kinda wanted the hat and shirt.

I saw Amy struggling and R2RO Diaz and decided to struggle 4 miles limping. It was not dramatic, nor heroic. Just a limp and long 4 miles.

I was happy that I finished this race and that I drove home without an injury that would sideline me for another long time.
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

MyWii worked on my Quad and I.T. Band

What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

A fabulous weekend... One of the best EVER!!!!!! A great time with friends and a race that challenged us all.

MyWii.... What can be said... Except YOU Fpucken ROCK BABY..... You made us look good. You make me PROUD to be your PIC.... Don't ever get tired of my bullshit and my shitty moods at 5AM.

I dedicate this race to you... KEEP FLYing

Last updated: 2007-11-20 12:00 AM
00:40:56 | 2112 yards | 01m 56s / 100yards
Age Group: 139/
Overall: 913/
Performance: Average
Suit: Nope
Course: Rectangle with 2 left turns
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 79F / 26C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Bad
Time: 03:34
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
02:36:51 | 56 miles | 21.42 mile/hr
Age Group: 78/
Overall: 482/
Performance: Good
149 AvHR
Wind: Little
Course: One loop through Otown
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 03:28
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
02:50:31 | 13.1 miles | 13m 01s  min/mile
Age Group: 1072/
Overall: 172/
Performance: Good
Course: Shitty- No wait... The Shittiest EVER
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
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] 2