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Ironman 70.3 Boise - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

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Boise, Idaho
United States
World Triathlon Corporation
65F / 18C
Total Time = 7h 04m 14s
Overall Rank = 1003/1215
Age Group = 55-59
Age Group Rank = 22/30
Pre-race routine:

Regular breakfast...protien snack at 1030...1 scoop HEED/24oz water 1 hr before race start
Event warmup:

  • 1h 16m 15s
  • 2112 yards
  • 03m 37s / 100 yards

Swim goal was 1hr...after rounding the first bouy the wind and waves picked up...I swallowed and inhaled a lot of water...really slowed me very discouraged...wasn't sure I could finish the way I was going to be pulled out of the water! So I just took my time.
What would you do differently?:

Get a coach/lessons...more OWS in the waves
Transition 1
  • 05m 4s

I was so glad to be out of the water I didn't care how long I was in felt good to be on the bike, but not for long.
What would you do differently?:

  • 3h 20m 5s
  • 56 miles
  • 16.79 mile/hr

This was one of the most miserable experiences I have had on a bike. It was reminiscence of the time Jeff and I got very hypothermic in Yellowstone in April a few years ago. Within 1/2hr of starting I was soaked to the the time I got to mile 50 I was shaking so bad my bike was shaking underneath me. Good thing the Paramedics didn't stop me...they probably would not have let me finish. My neck was killing me and I could not relieve the pain while on the bike. I know it had a lot to do with the tensness of shivering. I seriously thought about quitting when I got to T2.
What would you do differently?:

Carry a jacket, which I had in T1 but decided not to take it. Drink more. Carry Naproxen with me or just take it before hand. I usually don't have that much trouble with my neck on long rides.
Transition 2
  • 05m 40s

I was so cold my hands were too numb to tie my shoes. I was able to get the Naproxen out of my bag and take it. It was still raining hard. The young girl (volunteer) helping me told me she would put my bike gear in the bag for me. I told her my fingers were too numb to tie my shoes...she tied them for me...after the race my kids called her "daddy's angel". She did encourage me to go on.
What would you do differently?:

Speed laces, although I'm not sure I could have worked them either.
  • 2h 17m
  • 13.1 miles
  • 10m 28s  min/mile

I did warm up after a bit and it only rained for about the 1st 1/3rd of my run. I tried to keep my calories up but it was hard since I burned up so many trying to stay warm on the bike. I could have run a bit harder but at this point I didn't care much about my time.
What would you do differently?:

Don't think I would have done much that would be different.
Post race
Warm down:

Space blanket over my shoulders. Never do feel like eating after a big event. Just wanted to find my family and go home.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Weather mostly...

Event comments:

I will say the event was extremely well organized and the volunteers were excellent. My hat truly goes off to them...these events could not happen without them. There were even towns people cheering us on out on the very open and sometimes barren bike course...IN THE RAIN!

Last updated: 2008-12-27 12:00 AM
01:16:15 | 2112 yards | 03m 37s / 100yards
Age Group: 30/30
Overall: 1191/1215
Performance: Bad
Suit: Yes (mandatory)
Course: Lucky Peak Resevior...great course
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 64F / 18C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Bad
Breathing: Average Drafting: Bad
Waves: Bad Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 05:04
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
03:20:05 | 56 miles | 16.79 mile/hr
Age Group: 21/30
Overall: 1089/1215
Performance: Below average
Wind: Headwind
Course: I thought it was a good course...2230ft elevation gain...I'm fortunate to live in Boise and road the course several times.
Road: Rough Wet Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 05:40
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal
02:17:00 | 13.1 miles | 10m 28s  min/mile
Age Group: 21/30
Overall: 1007/1215
Performance: Below average
Course: Nice along the Greenbelt...too bad they had to reroute us off and over a bridge because of flooding.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %2
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? No
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2009-06-15 7:27 PM

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Boise, ID
Subject: Ironman 70.3 Boise

2009-06-15 7:55 PM
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2009-06-15 11:13 PM
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somewhere in the northwest
Subject: RE: Ironman 70.3 Boise
This was a tough race great job sticking it out.
2009-06-17 2:18 PM
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Boise, Idaho
Subject: RE: Ironman 70.3 Boise
Great Job, Ironman. Let's go back to Yellowstone in April!
2009-06-17 3:09 PM
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Security, CO
Subject: RE: Ironman 70.3 Boise
Good Job!... It was and will be forever a memorable day racing in the rain.

2009-06-17 9:49 PM
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Boise, ID
Subject: RE: Ironman 70.3 Boise
Thanks you guys...congrats to you all glad I didn't give up...hopefully next year will be better weather...........Tom

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