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Cambridge, Maryland
United States
Columbia Triathlon Association
91F / 33C
Total Time = 00m
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Nothing specific. Got to the transition area and quickly learned that the water temperature was 79.6. NO WETSUITS. Nobody saw this coming.
Event warmup:

  • 47m 1s
  • 2112 yards
  • 02m 14s / 100 yards

I felt pretty decent all things considered, I believe the wet suit would have really helped but I think the current slowed me down.
Transition 1
  • 02m 45s

I felt weird coming out of the water. I was a bit light headed and took a few extra seconds to regain my composure. It continued for the first few miles on the bike. I have no idea what it was.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing really.
  • 2h 44m 17s
  • 56 miles
  • 20.45 mile/hr

I would be better off if I could ride on a course like this more often but I do not have any around me. My pace was a little faster than my PR for this course.
What would you do differently?:

I want to adjust to make some adjustments to my position and I think a new seat will be coming...
Transition 2
  • 04m 42s

I had been holding a major piss for about 20 miles. I stopped here to take one. No joke it took about 90 seconds!
What would you do differently?:

Nothing particular
  • 2h 33m 9s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 11m 41s  min/mile

This is where the wheels fell off. I felt really good for about the first 2 miles then I got out in the full sun section. HOLY CRAP!!! I tried to run but I just lost all of my energy and it became a suffer fest. When I got back to my phone the weather said the real feel temp. was 108 degrees. I don't doubt it. None the less I was dissapointed that I really didn't run through this. I just didn't have it.
What would you do differently?:

I don't make excuses, there were plenty of other people who raced in the same conditions as me and many were able to run. I am not sure but perhaps I haven't acclimated to this kind of heat yet.

Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

Heat, no wet suit

Event comments:

I wouldn't have made a PR no matter what after being 10 minutes behind after my swim however if the weather had cooperated more I would have been on track for a decent result. It just didn't happen.

Last updated: 2009-08-04 12:00 AM
00:47:01 | 2112 yards | 02m 14s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Suit: none
Course: Clockwise rectangle
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 80F / 26C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
Time: 02:45
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed:
02:44:17 | 56 miles | 20.45 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Course: A flat fast smooth course great for a biker used to this type of course. I train on lots of hills and rarely get to ride in the Aero position for anything near this long. My right shoulder was pretty sore by the end so were my nether regions.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 04:42
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal
02:33:09 | 13.1 miles | 11m 41s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Bad
Course: Flat, exposed to full sun through most of the course.
Keeping cool Bad Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? No
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2010-06-15 8:25 PM

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Lansdale, PA.
Subject: EagleMan Ironman 70.3 Triathlon

2010-06-19 2:54 PM
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Extreme Veteran
Latonia, Kentucky (near Cincinnati)
Subject: RE: EagleMan Ironman 70.3 Triathlon
WOW that sounded hot!  I'm kinda fearful of the same conditions in Louisville.  Oh...learn to pee on the bike.  Kinda gross but the comfort factor is WAY worth it.
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