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EagleMan Ironman 70.3 Triathlon - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

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Cambridge, Maryland
United States
Columbia Triathlon Association
95F / 35C
Total Time = 7h 34m 10s
Overall Rank = 1399/1513
Age Group = F30-34
Age Group Rank = 68/77
Pre-race routine:

Set-up, Mtn. Dew, cried that it wasn't wetsuit legal (no, literally cried), and then went and sat by the start.
Event warmup:

Not much.
  • 52m 40s
  • 2112 yards
  • 02m 29s / 100 yards

Apparently there was a lot of current on the last leg of the swim. It did feel like it took forever, but I didn't realize how bad my time was until after the race. Everyone's times were slower than expected, so I don't feel too bad. I was scared at the start because I've never done an OWS without a wetsuit, but I did fine.
Transition 1
  • 04m 23s

This was pretty typical for me.
  • 3h 32m 12s
  • 56 miles
  • 15.83 mile/hr

I so badly wanted to break 3:30 on this segment, but it was hot, I was crispy, and the headwinds on the way back are killer. I spent most of the time in aero and did the best I could. I don't know about keeping cool, but the arm coolers def. helped me keep from getting more badly burned.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 05m 59s

I was hot and knew it was going to be a long "run" so I took my time.
  • 2h 58m 56s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 13m 40s  min/mile

I had no expectations going into this run considering I had almost no run training due to my back. I wanted to run what I could and walk the rest. I was mentally prepared for anything. I did run/walk intervals with no real set schedule. I realized at the turn-around I had a chance to beat an arbitrary 3 hours, so I went for it and made it! My legs were threatening to cramp the last mile+, but I finished and was happy to have made it, especially considering the heat. Ick.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

herniated disc in february, which severely limited bike and run training.

Event comments:

This is a well-run race, but if you have any delusion that it won't be hot, think again!!

Last updated: 2009-11-10 12:00 AM
00:52:40 | 2112 yards | 02m 29s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/77
Overall: 1236/1513
Suit: LS F2R
Course: rectangular, with apparently a lot of current on the last stretch
Start type: Deep Water Plus:
Water temp: 79F / 26C Current: High
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 04:23
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
03:32:12 | 56 miles | 15.83 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/77
Overall: 1719/1513
Course: loop through the blackwater wildlife refuge. flat but windy
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 05:59
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
02:58:56 | 13.1 miles | 13m 40s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/77
Overall: 0/1513
Course: out and back on flat, sun-exposed roads
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

2010-10-04 10:12 AM

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Subject: EagleMan Ironman 70.3 Triathlon
I did this brief report for my own purposes only.  No need to reply!!

Edited by ras26 2010-10-04 10:13 AM

2010-10-04 1:26 PM
in reply to: #3131460

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Fulton, MD
Subject: RE: EagleMan Ironman 70.3 Triathlon
Better late than never!  ;-)

I'm still proud of your finish.  It takes a lot of determination to finish a hIM after herniating a disc. 
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