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Racine, Wisconsin
United States
HFP Racing
Total Time = 4h 39m 16s
Overall Rank = 53/2001
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 3/188
Pre-race routine:

Typing this as I'm stuck in the Atlanta Airport at 2:35 a.m. Gawked at Craig Alexander and the other pros while they got their transition areas ready. Surprised how many top pros were here. Trixie came over to say hello. Intorduce myself to RaytownPete. Chatted a bit with my tri club buddy John who had a much earlier wave than me. Walked to the swim start with BT'ers Tammy (tripletmom01) and TracyV
Swim
  • 37m 9s
  • 2112 yards
  • 01m 45s / 100 yards
Comments:

Thought my time would be faster cuz I was passing people from earlier waves like crazy. Surf got a little rougher second half. Sighting wasn't great but not bad.
Transition 1
  • 02m 45s
Comments:

Long run from water to T area. Decided to take my suit off at waters edge so I'd have the water to lube my legs. If I ran the 200 yds+ to the T area all the water would have dried up and the suit would have been harder to take off....sounds good anyway
Bike
  • 2h 22m 57s
  • 56 miles
  • 23.50 mile/hr
Comments:

I didn't feel like I pushed too hard but I may have cooked it a little too much and paid for it on the run??? But I feel like I rode the correct pace. Temps rose fast
Transition 2
  • 01m 52s
Run
  • 1h 34m 33s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 07m 13s  min/mile
Comments:

Pretty disappointed with this run. Couldn't maintain sub-7 miles in that frickin' heat. Kept stuffing ice down my tri top to try to cool off. I guess I'm glad I was able to keep the focus up and not totally blow up the last 5 miles. Saw a lot of people on a death march.
Post race
Event comments:

Took the Clearwater slot. Mixed feelings about going to the draft-fest but I want to experience the 70.3 World Championships at least once (ate the entry fee when I qualified for Clearwater at Steelhead 70.3 in 2008).




Last updated: 2010-07-10 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:37:09 | 2112 yards | 01m 45s / 100yards
Age Group: 33/188
Overall: 368/2001
Performance: Average
Suit:
Course:
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding:
T1
Time: 02:45
Performance:
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
Biking
02:22:57 | 56 miles | 23.50 mile/hr
Age Group: 5/188
Overall: 0/2001
Performance: Average
Wind:
Course: roads were very rough
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
T2
Time: 01:52
Overall:
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal
Running
01:34:33 | 13.1 miles | 07m 13s  min/mile
Age Group: 3/188
Overall: 54/2001
Performance:
Course:
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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2010-07-19 1:43 AM

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2010-07-19 8:01 AM
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Subject: RE: Ironman 70.3 Racine
dissapointed with 7:13 miles?  dang...I know your fast but you just came of a great bike split.  I'd kill for that!  Excellent job and congrats on 3rd in your AG!
2010-07-19 9:24 AM
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I seen you out on the run (based on your Avatar pic) and you were rockin it. The weather humbled many. Congrats on Clearwater.
2010-07-19 10:23 AM
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Nice job holding the the fourth and fifth guy off. They were pretty close.

 
2010-07-19 12:35 PM
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Great work Birkie!!!!   Congrats on Clearwater.  Strong race in crazy hot heat.

2010-07-19 12:41 PM
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Congrats on the spot! I was one of the death marchers so to see somone overcome is very inspirational. Great Job.


2010-07-19 1:05 PM
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Great job and congrats on the Clearwater spot. 

I tried the whole remove my wetsuit thing in the water and it was a disaster!
2010-07-19 1:34 PM
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2010-07-19 2:35 PM
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AWESOME job birkie!!!!

2010-07-19 9:01 PM
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YEAH!!  Congrats!

Love the detailed RR

2010-07-20 7:27 AM
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Awesome job running close to 7 min miles in that heat!


2010-07-20 9:53 AM
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Disappointed? With those conditions? Jim, you completely kicked this race in the head. Congrats on another SOLID performance!
2010-07-20 12:45 PM
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Was good to see you this weekend, Jim. Been way too long. Congrats on a great race and on Clearwater. Now if you can stay off the road long enough to train!

2010-07-20 3:37 PM
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Incredible stuff.  Congrats on Clearwater and good luck!
2010-07-20 4:47 PM
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Nice meeting you and congrats on the Clearwater slot!
2010-07-22 8:59 AM
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Great race as usual!  You're a machine!  Hope the trip to Clearwater is awesome.



2010-07-22 12:04 PM
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Just awesome . . . way to go.  Good luck at Clearwater.
2010-07-22 8:09 PM
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WOW...you killed that! 

CONGRATULATIONS on the Clearwater spot...I was down there last year with my friend who qualified.

Sorry we didn't get to meet!

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