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Race Reports for Ironman 70.3 California Oceanside 2011

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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: Wow, what a race! Everything I expected it to be and more. I definitely have a feeling of accomplishment after a lot of hard work. I just remember my first workout Christmas Eve whem I barely made it through a four mile run. It removed the sense of shame I felt for not making it to the line at Nautica last Sept. I feel that I ran a good race based upon my 14 weeks of training. I survived the training with no injuries and came to the race fully prepared to complete the distance and meet the challenge. I owe most of my preparation to my mentor and friend Scott who really had me mentally wired for the challenge. It couldn't have been a better organized race. The volunteers were outstanding and the support along the race course couldn't be better. The logistics to run a race like this must be unbelievable. Now I need to step up and work on learning to race. I have to work on the basics of swim stroke and biking. I have to get more than comfortable with both. The running
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