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Ironman 70.3 Boise - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

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Boise, Idaho
United States
World Triathlon Corporation
70F / 21C
Total Time = 5h 50m 19s
Overall Rank = 547/1420
Age Group = 40-45
Age Group Rank = 14/67
Pre-race routine:

Ate bread with egg and egg wht, coffee. Left on the early bus, got there plenty early, had half a banana, forgot the prerace gel and that bummed me out. Once we were all corraled I got very emotional,teary, strange but once I got in the water I settled down.
Event warmup:

What warm-up? :)
  • 38m 1s
  • 2112 yards
  • 01m 48s / 100 yards

see above
What would you do differently?:

maybe get in the front more but I'm so afraid of getting swam over or legs pulled but there was a bit of time b/f the 1st bouy where I felt I was being held back by all the limbs in front of me. Also I would practice getting the wetsuit off to my waist at least. Need shoes to be more open too.
Transition 1
  • 04m 51s

totally have to practice getting new wetsuit to waist. Need to get shoes on faster, need to have velcro open not just buckle...really I think I need tri shoes instead of road shoes but these will have to do.
What would you do differently?:

see above
  • 3h 04m 59s
  • 56 miles
  • 18.16 mile/hr

I think nutrition was right on, had some bar, don't think I ate the whole thing though. Think I had about 3 gels, piece of banana. Was really afraid of digestion issues but really lucked out. Had 2 pepto's a few miles b/f the end to keep the good tummy going.
What would you do differently?:

practice more so I can get stronger for next year!
Transition 2
  • 01m 45s

found rack ok
What would you do differently?:

I don't know..go faster would be nice!
  • 2h 00m 15s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 09m 11s  min/mile

Felt good from the get go but was going too fast in the 8's. I knew that would happen, after a couple miles the legs naturally settled in and not where I wanted them but what can you do. I had to really work to get the time I got, it was hard, I definately need more run fitness. (ok a little honesty, totally peed on the run about 4-5x, I know that's gross but I just wasn't willing to give up time being a lady, hopefully no one noticed, I just kept sloshing water all over me at aid stations)
What would you do differently?:

Freakin' have my brain work and realize I did the 2nd freakin loop!!! I had a good sprint going at the end but when I saw the sign that said 2nd loop my brain was fried and I thought I didn't do the loop so I put on the brakes and basically jogged thru the finish not really knowing if I completed the race, ughhh! I could have shaved off some precious seconds if it wasn't for that, oh well, live and learn.
Post race
Warm down:

walk around, stretched a little but mostly was just so excited to be done.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

my fitness and my brain :)

Event comments:

This was one of the most awesome experiences of my life! I had some much freakin' fun! It felt so great to have it all come together, all that training seemed to really work. I never would have thought I could do so well, in fact that's why I got messed up on the 2nd loop thing, b/c I could see the clock had a 5hr on it and my mind had 6 or even 7hr and how could the clock say 5hr? The race was so well supported, I doubt any other race will compare to it, can't wait for next year, yahooooo!

Last updated: 2011-02-03 12:00 AM
00:38:01 | 2112 yards | 01m 48s / 100yards
Age Group: 9/67
Overall: 445/1420
Performance: Good
It was crazy chaotic up until the 1st bouy, feet in front, arms everywhere, it was all I could do to actually swim and make headway. I was really able to go for it once I passed the 1st bouy b/c it opened up. When my feet hit the ground it was like stepping on a bunch of needles, ouch but after a few feet it went away. Had trouble getting wetsuit off, thank-God for the strippers.
Suit: wetsuit
Course: the dam
Start type: Deep Water Plus:
Water temp: 53F / 12C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 04:51
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
03:04:59 | 56 miles | 18.16 mile/hr
Age Group: 15/67
Overall: 642/1420
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Was pleased with bike portion, went faster thank I thought I could but still used the brakes when I got scared. It was almost impossible not to draft so I may have gained speed that way. The wheels Bob's leant me were awesome! Wish I owned them!
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Below average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:45
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal
02:00:15 | 13.1 miles | 09m 11s  min/mile
Age Group: 14/67
Overall: 547/1420
Performance: Average
Need to learn how to use F305 in a race the bike and run are blended, ugh.
Course: flat greenbelt
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %?
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2011-06-17 4:55 PM

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2011-06-17 11:14 PM
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Nice job Deirdre. You rocked it. I'm so jealous of your run time.
2011-06-24 12:29 AM
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Subject: RE: Ironman 70.3 Boise
Wow D....great race...I can only dream of swim times like that....with some better run fitness I think i can get closer to 2hrs next year....hope you're feeling better since your vacation.....Tom
2011-07-01 9:44 PM
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Thanks Tom, feeling much better, thank God! That was some nastiness I endured for a while, it's so nice to feel healthy again.  Are you gonna do Spudman on the 9th? I am but don't have high expectations, still getting back my mojo.
2011-07-01 10:04 PM
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Great race and smoking fast!!  I was injured for the 70.3 but I'll be at Spudman.  Hopefully we'll meet.
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