Ford Ironman 70.3 California - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

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Oceanside, California
United States
Ironman North America
49F / 9C
Total Time = 6h 56m 40s
Overall Rank = 1707/2115
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 231/258
Pre-race routine:

Coffee and bagels then I walked over with Jerred to the transition.
Event warmup:

None. I was just trying to stay warm enough to not shatter my teeth from chattering.
  • 39m 53s
  • 2112 yards
  • 01m 53s / 100 yards

I was really happy with my swim, but I did have a hard time navigating on the way back due to the sun and my tinted goggles.
What would you do differently?:

I will not wear tinted goggles again.
Transition 1
  • 07m 28s

I was kind of surpirsed at this time, becasue I really felt like I was pretty effecient. One thing that definetly added to it was the long run to my bike. Either way I felt good about it.
What would you do differently?:

Run faster!
  • 3h 20m 2s
  • 56 miles
  • 16.80 mile/hr

I also felt good with the bike. Considering that I had come into this race with an IT band that was really bothering me I was keeping a good pace and climbing well.
What would you do differently?:

Try to get faster!
Transition 2
  • 03m 34s

I was really happy with this transition.
What would you do differently?:

  • 2h 45m 45s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 12m 39s  min/mile

During the first loop I was really surprised that I was my legs were feeling good. I was keeping a 9 minute pace until about mile 9-10, and then my IT band locked up my knee at an ice station. I was able to start running again but with a very limited range of motion, but I did finish running. It was just very painful!
What would you do differently?:

Work on my IT, and after talking to some people I think part of this nutritional.
Post race
Warm down:

Massage and limped back to the condo!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

IT band.

Event comments:

It was a great race for my first 1/2 ironman. The whole family loved it!

Last updated: 2008-11-21 12:00 AM
00:39:53 | 2112 yards | 01m 53s / 100yards
Age Group: 175/258
Overall: 1344/2115
Performance: Good
Suit: Yes
Course: Out and back in a harbor.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 59F / 15C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting: Good
Waves: Average Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Good
Time: 07:28
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed:
03:20:02 | 56 miles | 16.80 mile/hr
Age Group: 200/258
Overall: 1509/2115
Performance: Good
Wind: Some with gusts
Course: A very nice loop around Camp Pendelton. Very scenic!
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 03:34
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
02:45:45 | 13.1 miles | 12m 39s  min/mile
Age Group: 246/258
Overall: 1887/2115
Performance: Below average
Course: Two loops on along the beach. 1/2 mile section on the beach and two good hills.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
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