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Vineman Ironman 70.3 - Triathlon1/2 Ironman


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Guerneville, California
United States
Vineman, Inc.
60F / 16C
Overcast
Total Time = 7h 34m
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = F50-54
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Up at 4:15 am. Too early to eat. Choked down a few bites of oatmeal. Drank lots of water. Drove from Santa Rosa to Guerneville and found a parking space a few 100 yards from the start. No lines at the portapotty since we got there at 5AM. Unloaded the two bikes that we had crammed into a little tiny rental car and started putting them together.
Event warmup:

Chatted with the ladies in my rack area. Started putting the wetsuit on early since it seemed to be getting colder out. Made my way down to the beach and ran into some BTers and chatted with them until it was time to get into the water.
Swim
  • 49m 36s
  • 2112 yards
  • 02m 21s / 100 yards
Comments:

My heart rate stayed low throughout the swim. I couldn't believe how easy navigation was and I rarely had to stop and sight. Goggles behaved. Water temp was perfect. Swim wave that started behind me caught up and passed me, but that's ok, I expected that.
What would you do differently?:

Really nothing. I know I'm a slow swimmer and just the fact that I didn't panic or have OWS issues, I am really happy with my swim.
Transition 1
  • 05m 33s
Comments:

The transition area was dirt, so I didn't want to sit and get muddy, so I tried to remove my wetsuit while standing. Wetsuit got muddy, but I didn't. Wetsuit got stuck on my chip, but I was able to get it off ok. Put on a dry jersey and socks. I walked my bike up the hill, didn't want to try and clip in a ride to the top of the hill. This was much better.
What would you do differently?:

Bring a bigger towel so I don't have to stand on a tiny towel and try to get out of my wetsuit.
Bike
  • 3h 38m
  • 56 miles
  • 15.41 mile/hr
Comments:

Fun, beautiful technical course. Challenging hill at on Chalk Hill Road, but got er done.
What would you do differently?:

Push myself a bit more on the bike.
Transition 2
  • 08m 6s
Comments:

Slow transition, but I wanted to be comfortable on the run, so I took my time getting dry socks on and drinking some HEED before I went out on the run course. Made sure I had plenty of endurolytes and shot bloks in my jersey pocket.
Run
  • 2h 52m
  • 13.1 miles
  • 13m 08s  min/mile
Comments:

Hilly course.
What would you do differently?:

Try to run a bit more than walk. Need more hill training.
Post race
Warm down:

Found the food tent and ate a few bites of a dry chicken sandwich and some fruit. Changed shoes and grabbed my bags and loaded the bikes.

Event comments:

I loved this race will do it again!!!




Last updated: 2007-12-12 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:49:36 | 2112 yards | 02m 21s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Suit: Full Blue Seventy wetsuit
Course: Out and back on the Russian River.
Start type: Deep Water Plus:
Water temp: 72F / 22C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Below average Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
T1
Time: 05:33
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
No
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
Biking
03:38:00 | 56 miles | 15.41 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Winding course through vineyards and small towns. Lots of hills and sharp turns.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 08:06
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
Running
02:52:00 | 13.1 miles | 13m 08s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Course: Hills and turns through wine country. Lots of tree canopy over the road so plenty of shade.
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
Evaluation
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

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2008-07-23 2:33 PM

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2008-07-23 4:41 PM
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Super job!  Your swim was awesome - great pace and in open water with no issues - way to go!!
2008-07-23 4:55 PM
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SWEEEAAATTT! one down and which ones next? You first 1/2 IM and you did it. Great time in the swim and a good time on both bike and run. I was thinking of doing this race next year depending on SOMA. Glad you had a great time.....

Congrats!!!
2008-07-23 4:58 PM
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Awesome job!! NO SWIM ISSUES! That's a huge accomplishment!!!  Great job! WOOT!
2008-07-23 5:19 PM
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You are an AWESOME ATHLETE! Great job on the race. I was so happy you recognized me at the race briefing and we got to meet. Glad I caught you at the end of the bike, too! You looked tired, but really solid, and you went on to put a good run in even on the hills.
2008-07-23 5:42 PM
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Congratulations!! I dream of doing Vineman someday!! Awesome job out there!


2008-07-23 6:06 PM
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Congratulations!

(Glad to see I wasn't the only one who thought it was getting colder after 5:30am...thought maybe I was imagining it!)
2008-07-23 10:56 PM
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Kathy, congrats on such a great accomplishment.  Enjoy your recovery - you've earned it!
2008-07-24 2:42 PM
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Congrats on your first HIM! That's huge! Sounds like it was perfect weather that day. What a beautiful area to race in.

2008-07-24 3:36 PM
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Subject: RE: Vineman Ironman 70.3
WooHoo! Congrats on your first HIM- looks like everything went really well./ You posted great times and had a successful OWS- well done!   
2008-07-24 3:36 PM
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Subject: RE: Vineman Ironman 70.3
WooHoo! Congrats on your first HIM- looks like everything went really well./ You posted great times and had a successful OWS- well done!   


2008-07-24 6:52 PM
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Congrads on your first HIM. You should be very proud.   You did an excellent job and wasn't the race course just amazing?  
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