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CannonMan Triathlon - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

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Schellsburg, Pennsylvania
United States
Piranha Sports
75F / 24C
Total Time = 7h 00m
Overall Rank = 85/91
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 5/5
Pre-race routine:

great night of sleep. Went to bed way early. woke-up good. got coffee and ate a PBJ sandwich.
  • 57m 56s
  • 2112 yards
  • 02m 44s / 100 yards

Nervous....which made it hard to breath. Felt restricted in my wet suit.
What would you do differently?:

maybe not wear a wet suit...not sure.
Transition 1
  • 02m 48s

Took my time. I didn't want to rush.
What would you do differently?:

Kick the girls stuff next to me OFF my stead I moved it back to her area nicely...
  • 3h 51m 21s
  • 54 miles
  • 14.00 mile/hr

Slow....the motorcycle rode with me the last half of the second loop. He played some nice music for me......

ugh never been last before. Had to put my pride aside and finish strong.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 02m 14s

Took a Snickers bar with. Used a fuel belt and put running shorts over my biking tri shorts. I dont like to run in those.
  • 2h 49m 5s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 12m 55s  min/mile

Since I was last for the first loop the race official on the Mt Bike followed me for 2 miles until I caught the next guy. Then he followed him.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

HIlls. The race advertisment was very decieving.

Event comments:

I am rating this race a 2 because when I came into the finish line they had taken the clock down.... They KNEW there were people out there because the last guy was being followed by the official on the Mt Bike who was radioing to the finish line....they knew we were out there.

I finished...I AM a Half Iron Woman....70.3 is a big deal and I was heartbroken when I came into the shoot with NO TIMER because they wanted to pack up and go home.

I grabbed a sub sandwich and went to transition to text my husband in Afghanistan who waited up for me to finish (thanks you honey!) and the clean-up crew asked me to move my bike so they could take down the racks....I mean really!!! give me two seconds to get back to my stuff.
Very disappointing.

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Last updated: 2009-07-08 12:00 AM
00:57:56 | 2112 yards | 02m 44s / 100yards
Age Group: 5/5
Overall: 87/91
Performance: Bad
Course: Diamond shape
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 75F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Bad Drafting: Bad
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:48
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed:
03:51:21 | 54 miles | 14.00 mile/hr
Age Group: 5/5
Overall: 85/91
Performance: Below average
Wind: Little with gusts
Course: HILLLLLLLLLS!!!!! Great downhills......long CRAPPY up hills.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Bad
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 02:14
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
02:49:05 | 13.1 miles | 12m 55s  min/mile
Age Group: 5/5
Overall: 82/91
Performance: Below average
Course: More HIlls. When there weren't hills there were nice wooded trails. Those I was fine with but I walked the up hills.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
Good race? No
Course challenge Too hard
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 2

2009-08-24 7:22 PM

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Nevada City with my BABY!
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2009-08-24 11:48 PM
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Way to go Iron-girl!!!!  Sucks about the clock, sorry.
2009-08-25 9:02 AM
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Grass Valley
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Amazing job! Well done.. I'm proud to be your husband.
2009-08-25 12:51 PM
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Great job!  Sorry to hear they were so anxious to get out of there, that really sucks!  Congratulations on getting it done!

2009-08-25 12:56 PM
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The Land of Ice and Snow
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Awesome!! Enjoy your accomplishment and bask in the glow. Boo Hiss to the race director for taking stuff down prematurely.....VERY bad form!!

Edited by aquagirl 2009-08-25 12:56 PM
2009-08-25 1:49 PM
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Wow, girl, sorry about the clock thing - if there were only 5 women in your AG (and that's a competitive AG, usually a big one), it doesn't sound like a really big race at all. Maybe the race directors aren't on the up and up yet. Great job, though!!!

2009-08-26 1:35 PM
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Evergreen, Colorado
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Congratulations on the first HIM!

Sux that they were rushing you.   You should have told them that Butch would kick their butts.
2009-08-26 2:33 PM
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Reston, VA
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way to go!

2009-08-26 6:06 PM
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, District of Columbia
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Have to agree with you about the race folks. No signs to find the place, no lights in the lots, no portajohns to be seen -- I was left wondering how they spent my registration fee.

And then just prior to the race, he announced we would start later -- in 10 minutes, and then within a minute, said no, we'd start on-time in a minute and a half. For a group that holds so many races, I was surprised at how lackadaisical they were.

But enough of that.

I saw you on the course and you looked strong. Congratulations on a great 1/2 Ironman!
2009-09-03 8:09 AM
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, Minnesota
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Congrats!  You did something I am way too chicken to try.  I am impressed.  Those smaller races are rough - it sucks to be doing your best but feeling rushed.  Great job passing the guy on the run! 

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