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Soma Half Iron Triathlon - Triathlon1/2 Ironman


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Tempe, Arizona
United States
The Red Rock Company
90F / 32C
Sunny
Total Time = 6h 49m 8s
Overall Rank = 443/490
Age Group = 40-45
Age Group Rank = 98/105
Pre-race routine:

Visiting with the Cool Kids.
Event warmup:

Little water treading.
Swim
  • 49m 40s
  • 1931 meters
  • 02m 34s / 100 meters
Comments:

Great swim for me in that I was very casual and still had a good time. I think my swimming is really improving since last year.
What would you do differently?:

This was a training day or "D" race so I would have probably slowed down a little more to focus on technique. Real race is less than 4 weeks to go.
Transition 1
  • 04m 11s
Bike
  • 2h 51m 41s
  • 56 miles
  • 19.57 mile/hr
Comments:

Great bike leg for me. Not too hard and nutrition was spot on. Too bad there was so many u-turns so technique was more important than hammering the pace.
What would you do differently?:

Probably slow down as the bike and swim were too fast for my planned pace goal.
Transition 2
  • 03m 36s
Comments:

Just and easy transition.
What would you do differently?:

Put the race speed in!
Run
  • 2h 59m 58s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 13m 44s  min/mile
Comments:

Mostly walk/jog after the first 5 miles. The goal pace was way too fast and I did not want to force myself to spend the next few weeks in recovery instead of training mode.
What would you do differently?:

Slow the Bike/Swim and pace the run better.
Post race
Warm down:

Slip and slide and a littel food while walking about.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Internal goal of trying to keep overall time closer to 7 hours.

Event comments:

My only injury was a bloody knee from finishing on the slip and slide. I also did not re-apply sun screen so i cought the red face of shame for my lack of foresight. I really do look forward to IMAZ now in that the run will be later (cooler) than this and with a good swim and bike I should be able to finish before cut-off times.




Last updated: 2008-10-11 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:49:40 | 1931 meters | 02m 34s / 100meters
Age Group: 92/105
Overall: 390/490
Performance: Good
Suit: yes
Course: One large sun in the eyes loop of Tempe Town Lake.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 71F / 22C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
T1
Time: 04:11
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
Biking
02:51:41 | 56 miles | 19.57 mile/hr
Age Group: 87/105
Overall: 0/490
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Three loops of a course that included not one, not two, not three, but so many u-turns it was silly. The out and back sections that required the u-turns were so that the bike leg could be long enough without actually closing more roads for a real loop.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 78
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 03:36
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
Running
02:59:58 | 13.1 miles | 13m 44s  min/mile
Age Group: 99/105
Overall: 463/490
Performance: Below average
Course: Two loops of Tempe town lake with a 1 mile out and back added to make each loop 6.5 miles
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
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] 4

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2008-10-27 11:38 AM

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Master
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2008-10-27 11:43 AM
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Great training race for you. I bumped you in the water and tried to turn you back towards the start, it didnt work. Looks like you hadfun, and thats all that counts..
2008-10-27 11:56 AM
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Nice training day Jerry, you were looking strong on the run when I saw you.
2008-10-27 12:22 PM
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Great training day, you've got to be feeling pretty confident about Ironman next month!
2008-10-27 12:23 PM
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Nice job out there Jerry!  You looked so strong at the finish!!
2008-10-27 2:20 PM
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Tempe, Arizona (hot hot hot)
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Great race. Can't wait to see you at IMAZ.


2008-10-27 2:34 PM
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Great training race Jerry. Always good to see you  out there. Next month is the real deal!
2008-10-27 9:51 PM
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Not bad for a training day! Can't wait to cheer you on in 4 weeks. Better wear some earplugs!
2008-10-27 9:55 PM
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Jer, we are all pulling for you in Nov. This was a great tune up. Nice job of keeping things in perspective.
2008-10-28 1:11 AM
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Outstanding training day Jerry!  I think you've got it dialed in for IMAZ.  Less than 4 weeks!
2008-10-28 10:45 AM
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Awesome 'training day', Jerry!  It was great to see you out there and that helped me when I was struggling.  You are going to have a great race next month!!!


2008-10-29 8:49 AM
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Nice job Jer!  Just a walk in the park  for you.  Good luck at IMAZ!
2008-10-30 5:56 PM
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U Rock.  See you at IMAZ!
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