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Ironman 70.3 Augusta - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

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Augusta, Georgia
United States
Premier Event Management
Total Time = 5h 31m 53s
Overall Rank = 1114/
Age Group = M35-39
Age Group Rank = 189/380
Pre-race routine:

Same as any other morning.
Event warmup:

Light strectching.
  • 24m 57s
  • 2143 yards
  • 01m 10s / 100 yards

Good swim overall. I pushed hard in the beginning to get away from the crowd and then settled into a comfortable pace breathing every 3 - 4 strokes. Everything was clear until the last 300 yards or so and I started catching people from the other waves. I almost had to stop a couple of times to find a path through the crowd.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 05m 23s

I messed up this transition. I took my time coming out of the water. I had my biking stuff in one bag and running stuff in another and grabbed the wrong bag. I forgot to undo the straps on my shoes so I fumbled with that. For what ever reason I wore gloves so that ate away some time putting those on. The good thing is I never stressed about any of it.
What would you do differently?:

Make sure my darn shoes are unbuckled and probably skip putting on gloves.
  • 2h 50m 45s
  • 56 miles
  • 19.68 mile/hr

I went a little harder on the bike than I initially planned on. I had plans to keep my heart rate average at 125 but it averaging higher. Maybe it was the race day hype or something because I felt good. I had to stop once to pee. I tried to pee on the bike but just couldn't bring myself to it. I slowed things down a bit and then picked it up the last 5 miles since my legs were feeling good. I was hoping I wouldn't pay the price on the run for doing this.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. Very pleased with this bike given my overall objective of this race.
Transition 2
  • 02m 31s

This was still a somewhat slow transition compared to some other people but again I took my time and relaxed. I changed socks since mine were soaking wet from the bike.
  • 2h 08m 19s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 09m 48s  min/mile

I am so happy with this run. I know it is not fast to a lot of people but compared to last year this is such an improvement. I walked some of the aid stations since this is what I'll be doing in Cozumel. The last 2 miles my legs were getting tired but I refused to walk this time. I can't tell you how happy I am with this pace.
Post race
Warm down:

Light stretching.

Event comments:

Transition area for this race just sucks. There is limited parking. Post race bike pickup was the worst. After racing they made you walk ~1 - 1.5 miles to get your bike! They changed the swim start times to make them closer together and that really bunched up the course. I guess this is no different than mass starts though. If they could get the transition area more organized it would help.

Last updated: 2010-09-27 12:00 AM
00:24:57 | 2143 yards | 01m 10s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/380
Overall: 204/
Performance: Good
Suit: Yes
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Time: 05:23
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
02:50:45 | 56 miles | 19.68 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/380
Overall: 1271/
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:31
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
02:08:19 | 13.1 miles | 09m 48s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/380
Overall: 1328/
Performance: Good
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? No
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2010-09-27 9:05 AM

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Cumming, Georgia
Subject: Ironman 70.3 Augusta

2010-09-27 9:32 AM
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Subject: RE: Ironman 70.3 Augusta
Congrats great job!
Gluck in Coz!
2010-09-27 1:28 PM
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Subject: RE: Ironman 70.3 Augusta
csharp1171 - 2010-09-27 10:05 AM

Great race!

It's interesting that you mentioned the pool logistics, parking, etc.  I did another race by Premier Event Management (Nation's Tri in DC) and had very similar problems.
2010-09-27 2:42 PM
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Subject: RE: Ironman 70.3 Augusta
Nice job Troy!  Congrats on nailing the run.  I'd love to be able to run that pace off the bike.  One day!!!
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