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LongHorn Ironman 70.3 Triathlon Festival - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

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Austin, Texas
United States
80F / 27C
Total Time = 5h 40m 24s
Overall Rank = 701/2022
Age Group = Clydes
Age Group Rank = 11/73
Pre-race routine:

Spent the morning hanging out with the fellow VFS folks.
Event warmup:

no warmup
  • 38m 3s
  • 2112 yards
  • 01m 48s / 100 yards

Didn't expect to have a blistering swim time, so this was right on the money. Just tried not to do anything dumb.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. Swim went as expected.
Transition 1
  • 02m 57s

Course was congested so I pretty much walked out.
What would you do differently?:

  • 2h 36m 57s
  • 56 miles
  • 21.41 mile/hr

Ride itself went great. I finished feeling extremely strong - could have certainly hammered much harder, and my legs felt very strong. Unfortunately, I didn't realize it at the time, but I wasn't drinking nearly enough...
What would you do differently?:

Drink ~4 bottles of fluids on the bike.
Transition 2
  • 03m 27s

Good transition. Went smoothly. Took extra time to put on socks and sunblock.
What would you do differently?:

  • 2h 18m 58s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 10m 37s  min/mile

This is where things fell apart... I continued to feel good 3 miles into the run, when suddenly my stomach cramped hard. I tried to walk it off, but it wouldn't stop. I also began to feel very hot... ended up losing ~30 mins from my goal time due to significant walking stretches. By the time I was done, I was severly dehydrated.
What would you do differently?:

Drink more - especially on the bike leading up to the run. By the time I realized it, it was too late for the race.
Post race
Warm down:

Pretty much crashed and sat for 20 mins after the run. Should have gotten an IV.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

dehydration. Should have known better and had a lot more to drink.

Event comments:

Very top notch race. Would definitely do it again.

Last updated: 2009-10-29 12:00 AM
00:38:03 | 2112 yards | 01m 48s / 100yards
Age Group: 20/73
Overall: 771/2022
Performance: Good
Suit: Orca sleeveless
Course: Triangular
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 76F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:57
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
02:36:57 | 56 miles | 21.41 mile/hr
Age Group: 6/73
Overall: 272/2022
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Hilly at the first, flat afterwards
Road: Rough  Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 03:27
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
02:18:58 | 13.1 miles | 10m 37s  min/mile
Age Group: 27/73
Overall: 1279/2022
Performance: Bad
Course: Hilly 3 loop course
Keeping cool Bad Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2009-10-29 2:09 PM

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Austin, TX
Subject: LongHorn Ironman 70.3 Triathlon Festival

2009-10-30 11:07 PM
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Subject: RE: LongHorn Ironman 70.3 Triathlon Festival

Congrats Dave! Terrific race. Bummer about the dehydration, but a great finish! Your bike time is killer.

Imagine that course has to be a great one.

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