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Muncie, Indiana
United States
World Triathlon Corporation
85F / 29C
Total Time = 5h 45m 19s
Overall Rank = 645/1530
Age Group = M40-44
Age Group Rank = 92/198
Pre-race routine:

Bit rushed to get out of hotel, had some oatmeal and a banana/clifbar. setup in transition was ok, then watched since was was @8:40
Event warmup:

light WU swim, water was very warm.
  • 36m 4s
  • 2112 yards
  • 01m 43s / 100 yards

Had a really good swim, went totally to plan. Came out of water @34:00 and had a good jog up the hill to transition
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 02m 53s

decent T1, nothing great. swam without top on, had it stuck a bit and someone helped me out getting it unstuck
What would you do differently?:

  • 2h 36m 43s
  • 56 miles
  • 21.44 mile/hr

Good ride. Came out easy and built it up. Nice to have a tailwind heading north first before coming around for a long ride into a head/cross wind. Once we hit the turn west tail wind again, coming back was work but once that turn was made hit 22-37 mph most of the way back up. Last few miles a bit hilly, had plenty of gas to work those to come into T2
What would you do differently?:

nothing on bike, felt really comfortable. however, nutrition here may have screwed up my run?
Transition 2
  • 01m 42s

Had a good T2, dismount was crowded, had to plow through a bit getting off bike.
What would you do differently?:

nothing, perfect.
  • 2h 28m
  • 13.1 miles
  • 11m 18s  min/mile

Disaster. Miles 1-3 went well, avg. about 8:00 and was planning to kick it up after 2nd right turn at second aide station. Stomach cramps came on like a demon, it was hell. Started with running to aide station to walk, then last 8 miles I hit each portojohn, nothing was working itself out. Finally was run/walking last 6 miles. I KNEW I could run, had the energy but when I'd go 400 yrds the cramps almost had be doubled over. Damn.
What would you do differently?:

You'd think after 6 years i would have this figured out. The only thing I can come up with is either too much Perpetum coming into T2, everything eles was training based nutrition.
Post race
Warm down:

Sat in cooling tent, I was chewed up.

What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

I like this race, my ability to execute was the limiting factor.

Last updated: 2011-01-23 12:00 AM
00:36:04 | 2112 yards | 01m 43s / 100yards
Age Group: 26/198
Overall: 213/1530
Performance: Good
Suit: none
Course: U-shaped out and back
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 80F / 27C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:53
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
02:36:43 | 56 miles | 21.44 mile/hr
Age Group: 58/198
Overall: 353/1530
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Out and back with loop
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Too much
Time: 01:42
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
02:28:00 | 13.1 miles | 11m 18s  min/mile
Age Group: 135/198
Overall: 1068/1530
Performance: Bad
Course: Out and back, hilly and hot.
Keeping cool Below average Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 1
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
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

2011-07-10 8:42 AM

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Ft. Wayne, IN
Subject: Ironman 70.3 Muncie

2011-07-10 7:04 PM
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Subject: RE: Ironman 70.3 Muncie
There seems to be a theme going for this run.  I had the same problem.  My stomach fell apart.  I have read that in 3 different race reports already.  Maybe it had more to do with the heat?
2011-07-10 7:41 PM
in reply to: #3588829

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Subject: RE: Ironman 70.3 Muncie
Sorry about your bad time on the run.  I did Muncie last year (pre WTC takeover) & temp was about 2-3 degrees cooler but with a little higher humidity. How was the aid station support this year?  Last year they had plenty of ice & small cold towels which were VERY nice on a hot summer run. 
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