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Buffalo Springs Lake Ironman 70.3 - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

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Lubbock, Texas
United States
100F / 38C
Total Time = 6h 51m 18s
Overall Rank = 386/507
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 78/92
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 3:45 to eat and get everything together. Had bagel and OJ. Left hotel right at 5:00am.
Event warmup:

  • 34m 44s
  • 2112 yards
  • 01m 38s / 100 yards

Took this section real easy. Maintained three stroke breathing the whole time. Lots of folks out there since the waves were compressed. Sighting was a little off. Not many buoys to sight off of...
What would you do differently?:

Stay closer the buoys
Transition 1
  • 02m 15s

Used wetsuit stripper. put shoes on in transition since the first hill was really close to transition area
What would you do differently?:

be faster
  • 3h 18m 3s
  • 56 miles
  • 16.97 mile/hr

Felt pretty good on the first part, but the headwind on the last part took it out of me. Probably kept HR in too high of zone.
What would you do differently?:

Be faster with a lower heart rate
Transition 2
  • 04m 23s

Had to use restroom, so took a little longer than i wanted
What would you do differently?:

Not use the restroom
  • 2h 51m 53s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 13m 07s  min/mile

First three miles felt good, but lost it after that. Went too hard on the bike. Felt dizzy and tingly by the mile 12, so I had to take it easy at the end.
What would you do differently?:

Save some energy for the run
Post race
Warm down:

Got an IV in the medical tent and went home

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Improper pacing

Event comments:

Great race with challenging course

Last updated: 2011-04-25 12:00 AM
00:34:44 | 2112 yards | 01m 38s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/92
Overall: 357/507
Performance: Average
Suit: Sleeveless
Course: Counter-clockwise in Buffalo Springs Lake
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 75F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 02:15
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
03:18:03 | 56 miles | 16.97 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/92
Overall: 492/507
Performance: Below average
Wind: Strong
Course: 7 hill and wind on the back end of the course
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 79
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 04:23
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
02:51:53 | 13.1 miles | 13m 07s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/92
Overall: 492/507
Performance: Bad
Course: 3 hills otherwise flat.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Too hard
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2011-07-02 12:07 PM

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