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Race Reports for Ironman 70.3 California Oceanside 2006

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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?Yes

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  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: I had a great time for my first 1/2 IM. My goal time was to go under 5:30 and I just barely made it. I know I can go faster I just have to train a bit more. I do have to say that after one race I'm hooked
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  • Comments: 03/18/2006 California Half Ironman Race Report For those that live under a rock, this past weekend was the annual California Half Ironman. Leading up to the event, the biggest thing on most folk’s minds was the weather. We had rain all week with moments of sunshine and there was a huge storm the night before just to remind us that we were in for some fun. :: 2005 Results :: Swim: 32:09 Swim Pace: 1:37/100 Bike: 3:09:53 Bike Pace: 17.7/mile Run: 2:25:36 Run Pace: 11:07/mile Overall: 6:17:50 :: 2006 Results :: Swim: 42:00 Swim Pace: 2:12/100 Bike: 3:16:54 Bike Pace: 17.06/mile Run: 2:26:16 Run Pace: 11:09/mile Overall: 6:35:17 :: The Good :: I found a great taco joint in Oceanside called “Diego’s”, so if you ever get a chance to eat there, they don’t skimp on the portions. They could use some salsa making lessons, but otherwise a good taco joint. There is a cool store out in Carlsbad called AquaSphere. The chick there told me I should really think about getting
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?Yes

  • Post race activities? Good
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: My First IM santioned event!!!! Awesome!!! Looking at Full Distance AZ or FL in 2007!!!
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?Yes

  • Post race activities? Good
  • Overall course based on my ability: Too hard

  • Comments: Awsome race. Extremely well done. Hundreds of Marines from nearby Camp Pendelton were everywhere helping out. Great medal and t-shirt too. Hard to believe there could be a better organized event than this.
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?Yes

  • Post race activities? Average
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: The marines were very helpful and some were fun. "Come on maggot this is what you trained for!" "1088 - you get yourself up this hill!!" It was the first time I rode through street with "Tank Crossing" written in the road. Unfortunately I let myself get psyched out about the weather conditions beforehand. It wasn't as bad as I imagined. I know what I need to work on during the next 97 days leading up to Ironman. So the race served its purpose. I trained for 3 months compared to 6 months prior to this half and I did about 7 minutes faster so I'm going in the right direction. The good thing about the race is I am very psyched about triathlons again and will go back to training with a renewed vigor. Will I do this race again?????????????
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?Yes

  • Post race activities? Good
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: This was my first 1/2, and my goal was to finish the race. I did, and I did faster than I thought I would, so it was a success. I know there was a lot of talk about the weather being horrible. But, as far as I could tell, it rained during some of the waves swim, and then maybe sprinkled early on in the bike. The temp was mid 50's, which is my most favorite temp to run in. Overall, I enjoyed the weather though it took a couple extra pieces of gear (neoprene cap and arm warmers). I'm panning on doing Vineman, and the weather for the run there (in the 80's & 90's) scares me more than this.
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?Yes

  • Post race activities? Average
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: I really had fun. It was my first 1/2 ironman. I went in with the goal just to finish and that's what I did. I raced it well, and not pushed it too hard. I knew I was undertrained and I had in my mind, if I was too much in pain or discomfort, I would DNF and would be fine with it.
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?No

  • Post race activities? Good
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: There could have been more aid stations on the bike course. I ran out of gatorade before the end.
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