Ford Ironman 70.3 California - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

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Oceanside, California
United States
Ironman North America
72F / 22C
Total Time = 7h 46m 12s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

woke up at 4:25, had 1.5 organic poptarts and a banana.
Event warmup:

rode to transition on bike
  • 52m 36s
  • 2112 yards
  • 02m 29s / 100 yards

for me this was good, I'm slow, but I felt very comfortable in the water, in the next few months, I'll be working on speed, then I'll start building the endurance for Ironman.
What would you do differently?:

I need some speed!
Transition 1
  • 00m

couldn't get my wetsuit off one leg, luckily a volunteer helped me out.
What would you do differently?:

I didn't forget anything in transition which is good, the transition was LONG!
  • 4h 28m 49s
  • 56 miles
  • 12.50 mile/hr

What would you do differently?:

confidence, hills, not getting frustrated with myself, gear changes, can't predict bike problems, but hammering up the hills would have prevented them
Transition 2
  • 00m

pretty good, I was really smiling after the bike, I love the run, I knew I was going to make it!
What would you do differently?:

Sunscreen!!! I am burnt raw and have water blisters, so painful!
  • 2h 16m 9s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 10m 23s  min/mile

Paced so many people, felt so fast, it was wonderful!
What would you do differently?:

run harder? I know I could have done sub. 10 mm, I was feeling so good. The walking hurt overall, but I needed to, to get gels and gatorade down.
Post race
Warm down:

got bike and biked to hotel

What limited your ability to perform faster:

BIKE!! If I didn't have problems with my bike, and hammered the hills, I would have finished with a much bigger crowd of people.

Event comments:

the layout led to very high congestion. Seemed unorganized, and it was not a very spectator start/finish area. Fun race though, plan on doing it next year.

Last updated: 2008-03-09 12:00 AM
00:52:36 | 2112 yards | 02m 29s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Suit: zoot suit
Course: 1 loop, started getting pretty choppy, I kept saying to myself " just keep swimming, just keep swimming." Every ten strokes, I sighted.
Start type: Deep Water Plus:
Water temp: 59F / 15C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
Time: 00:00
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
04:28:49 | 56 miles | 12.50 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Bad
Wind: Headwind
Course: ughh, so hard!! fell twice, both times ended in a few scrapes, frustration, and bike problems. The 1st 25 miles were pretty flat, good average, the hills KILLED me out there. I also didn't have gel with me, big mistake, I left it in the refrigerator where we were staying.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Below average Hills: Below average
Race pace: Drinks: Not enough
Time: 00:00
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
02:16:09 | 13.1 miles | 10m 23s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: 2 laps, saw a few friendly faces I knew, which was awesome. A few good hills, but not bad, volunteers were awesome. Aid stations ever mile or so. Loved the wet sponges and ice, so good!
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? No
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3