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Ironman Kansas 70.3 - Triathlon1/2 Ironman


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Lawrence, Kansas
United States
Total Time = 7h 03m 44s
Overall Rank = 1329/1450
Age Group = F55-59
Age Group Rank = 5/7
Swim
  • 43m 20s
  • 1931 meters
  • 02m 14s / 100 meters
Comments:

I was in the first wave after the Pros and CAF athletes. I'm happy with this swim because it's more than 6 min faster than my first half iron distance. Got knocked in the head pretty good on the way out. One of the medical boats crossed behind me on the home stretch and created quite a few waves which I ended up swallowing.

49:54 2008 Boulder 5430 Long Course
43:20 2009 IMKS 70.3
Transition 1
  • 04m 27s
Comments:

I'm so slow in transition and this was even worse than usual because we had to stuff everything in our green Gatorade bag so they could bring it to the finish line for us. One big wetsuit and one small bag.
Bike
  • 3h 36m 34s
  • 56 miles
  • 15.51 mile/hr
Comments:

Holy Hills. Toughest course I've ever ridden. It was cool with a little rain. I was just coming off an achilles injury and I had a super sore lower back from too much time in the car. My goal was to beat the cutoff and not be DFL. Mission accomplished. Climbing the dam at mile 50 was a challenge. I think I actually mentioned shooting myself if I ever signed up to do this again. But I might. I feel like I still have something to settle out there.

3:20:52 2008 Boulder 5430 Long Course
3:36:34 2009 IMKS 70.3
Transition 2
  • 03m 42s
Comments:

Again ... same story. Too slow. But I did stop to give my cheering team high fives and Jim got a big kiss!
Run
  • 2h 35m 41s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 11m 53s  min/mile
Comments:

Hot and humid. You could feel the heat radiating from the sections of new blacktop. I knew I had to dial this back or I wouldn't make it. Walked the hill from the swim start on both loops. My legs were totally trashed from the bike. MissKelly (my daughter) had a whole support crew hanging out at the campsite and they cheered loud and strong every time I passed. Couldn't have done it without them. Lots of kids with squirt guns and a ton of aid stations with cool wet sponges. My calves completely shut down at mile 12.5. Unfortunately that little surge of pain has erased any memory of the finish line chute which is my favorite part! I was still smiling like I had good sense but headed straight for the med tent to get ice bags. Even with the heat, humidity, and uncooperative calves, I was more than 5 min faster than my first half iron distance run.

2:41:11 2008 Boulder 5430 Long Course
2:35:41 2009 IMKS 70.3
Post race
Event comments:

Great race. Lots of support. Spectator friendly. I loved all the hoopla on the run course. It's just what I needed to keep me going. Our good friends from Springfield had never been to a tri so it was fun introducing them to this craziness. This was my second HIM distance race. Both times I had moments where I swore I was a complete lunatic to be doing this at my age but when they put that medal around my neck ... it was oh so sweet!




Last updated: 2009-02-28 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:43:20 | 1931 meters | 02m 14s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/7
Overall: 0/1450
Performance:
Suit:
Course: Semi-rectangular course.
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding:
T1
Time: 04:27
Performance:
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
Biking
03:36:34 | 56 miles | 15.51 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/7
Overall: 0/1450
Performance:
Wind:
Course: A tad bit hilly.
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
T2
Time: 03:42
Overall:
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
Running
02:35:41 | 13.1 miles | 11m 53s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/7
Overall: 0/1450
Performance:
Course: Two lap course through the park.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall:
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Evaluation
Course challenge
Organized?
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

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2009-06-16 1:41 PM

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2009-06-16 3:07 PM
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There were definitely some challenges thrown at you for this race and you did awesome!

Congratulations on a great race!
2009-06-16 4:29 PM
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Awesome job out there! It IS a tough course, but you are one tough chica and you rocked that race! I am so impressed with your strength and it was really awesome to meet you! Oh yeah- and you have a wonderful family, too
2009-06-16 5:26 PM
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Great race, congratulations!!!!!!  Sounds very challenging!  Did you take a picture of the medal?

2009-06-16 6:54 PM
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Nice improvements from your first 70.3!! Yes that bike course is silly hilly - I have ridden it 8 times now and it still takes my breath away every time. Awesome job and I hope you will be back next year!

 
2009-06-16 8:43 PM
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Hey you tied my Half Marathon PR!

You are my hero!

Nice work, Becky!


2009-06-17 7:14 AM
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You are an inspiration, great work out there!

2009-06-17 3:07 PM
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WAY TO ROCK Becky!

 

2009-06-18 3:51 PM
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I wish I had that awesome swim time. Congrats good job.
2009-06-18 4:30 PM
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Nice race Becky!  You did great!  Nice improvements
2009-06-19 7:59 AM
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Impressive race Becky!

PB on tough bike course and coming of an injury...sweet!

Congrats!


2009-06-23 7:24 AM
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Congratulations!  What an inspiration.
2009-06-23 2:54 PM
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Great race on a very difficult course.  Now, I know where Kelly gets her speed from
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