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Race Reports for Ironman 70.3 California Oceanside 2007

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Race rating (5)
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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: I loved this RACE - and would definitely do it again!!! Note: 46/66 for Clydes 39 and under , 68/117 overall
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Race rating (5)
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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: I will definitely do this race again!
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Race rating (5)
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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: the aids stations where great the helpers, the helpers where cheerfull and supportive. the Marines where awsome. I tried to thank each one i could before, during and after.
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

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

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

  • Comments: This race is awesome. I will definately be doing it again next year and I will break 6 hours. Anyone who did it owes large thanks to all the volunteers and after reading other RR's, it seems like everyone was appreciative.
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Race rating (4)
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

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

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

  • Comments: On the course you couldn't ask for anything more. Marines are the best volunteers ever. When you are crusing through and aid station at 20MPH and they are running with you yelling, "You are doing great Sir, keep it" it feel great. Ironman knows how to put on an event, I only wish I could have gotten the message, the wait was well over an hour.
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Race rating (5)
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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 a fantastic event. It was extremely well run. The volunteers were all fantastic. They were very courteous and helpful. This was only my second tri, having only done a sprint last summer, and it was so much fun. I had some issues, but who doesn't? Running this race will be very helpful in preparing for Steelhead later this summer.
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Race rating (5)
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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: M-DOT branded events are absolutely First Class. All other events will be measured against this standard. The whole package is a class act well worth the price and hastle to get into one of these races.
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Race rating (5)
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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: Also wanted to give a special shoutout to Xan. I unfortunately didn't meet him at the race, but it was one of his inspires that got me to the finish line, and through the race: Being out there. Testing your mettle. Pushing boundaries and getting acquainted with your demons. Thats what it's all about. It will all be there waiting for you on race day. Whether it hurts or not, the experience you've prepared yourself for will be waiting. Throw yourself into it. Whatever happpens, happens. -- Xan I say it was, but it wasnt' the hardest thing I've ever done. just the last hour and a half was the hardest thing i've ever done. I was afraid that after this tri I'd have a huge letdown. it often happens after tris, during the post mortem. I've wondered why people are faster than me, but really, I have such a sense of accomplishment that I've never really felt before, even after my first triathlon. I wasn't the fastest or the slowest, somewhere there in the BOP. But I finished it. I
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Race rating (4)
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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 race was very well run, and will be back next year in 2008 to race it again! :) Home to see you all there next year. '08 Just need to stay more focused, and perform more hill training out into Lake Meade. The bike course is very challenging when you hit those 3 hills, and need to get focused for them. Also, the scenery is just as nice in the hills as the oceans. I kept wanting to stop, find a surf board and head out once we got to Loweer and upper. That surf looked like it was picking up, and should of been there. If you did not know, I grew up in Dana Point / Laguan Niguel when I was a kid. So surfing Salt Creek was a daily thing as kids. Other wise, great race, and had fun. Event though my body collapse for this race. It was nice to have wife and parents there. My parents live about 1 1/2 miles form the race site and my wife was cheering me everytime she saw me. Just having her voice and the other BT'ers that I ran into the race course, realy kept me going. Really glad that I'm
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Race rating (4)
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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: Another great M-Dot race. Lots of awesome volunteers, great location, well run. I'm not happy I had to walk on the run but I did what I could with what was handed to me. I should have done better but this turned out to be a HIM PB by almost 11 minutes. First time I broke 6 hours. I just need to get my run training back and my goals for IM CDA are truly within reach.
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Race rating (5)
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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: Great race. I met my goals. First HIM. Bike + swim in under 3.5 hours and overall in under 6 hours. In a lot of pain the day after on feet/knees as I couldn't run more than a couple miles elading upto the event without ITB rearing its ugly head.
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Race rating (5)
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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: Well, literally 9 months ago I had no idea what triathAlons were (that is how I thought it was spelled.) A half-ironman seemed out of this world. In some ways, I feel like I was at the top of the world and rock bottom. I have thought about this race for literally 6 months. Every single workout was focused on Oceanside. I was almost thinking of not writing a race report because I didn't want to share my results, or lack thereof. More mental gymnastics that I love to play. There will never be another first half-ironman and what an incredible experience. I feel privileged to have been able to part of such an outstanding event. The glory, the pain, the agony, and the joy all wrapped up into one little ball. Love it!
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Race rating (4)
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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: Great aid stations and supporters on run, but lacking on the bike. Bathrooms are hard to come by.
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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: I was overwhelmed by the moment of accomplishment as I crossed the finish line. 21 weeks of kicking my ass and it was soo worth every second I spent swimming, biking and running to prepare for this. Given my own personal circumstances during this race I was especially proud of myself for not giving up or getting pissed when things went south for me. I hung in there, and although my finishing time was about an hour from my goal (which I was sooooo close to accomplishing!!!) I did finish. Lessons learned 1. Check equipment much closer. I'm not sure if whatever went wrong on my bike was preventable but i'm not a professional. I should've had my bike tuned at the shop. I can maintain it but it should be checked over once in a while by a pro 2. NEVER give up. I hung in there and finished, and it would've been so much simpler to say F it 3. I need to focus on running more. Given my circumstances, again, I didn't do bad and actually finished faster then it felt, but the run was tougher than
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Race rating (5)
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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: great race, well organized and will do it again next year. I have unfinished business
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