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Ironman 70.3 Muncie - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

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Muncie, Indiana
United States
World Triathlon Corporation
90F / 32C
Total Time = 5h 15m 3s
Overall Rank = 307/1836
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 42/253
Pre-race routine:

Arrive at 5am as recommended - wait for 4 hrs for wave. whoa, lots of time to wait and get nervous.
  • 44m 44s
  • 1931 meters
  • 02m 19s / 100 meters

aweful swim - felt fine as far as effort entire race but could not find good feet to draft off of and I was all over the place on the way in trying to navigate - the sun glare was so bad - I could not see 5 feet in front of me. zig zag trying to get lined up in swim exit.
What would you do differently?:

go out faster
Transition 1
  • 01m 27s
What would you do differently?:

nothing - good transition
  • 2h 46m 6s
  • 56 miles
  • 20.23 mile/hr

Drank 20 more ounces of planned fluids - wind and heat really sucked the fluids out of me. 20-24 ounces and 250 calories per hour consumed.
What would you do differently?:

Go harder on bike
Transition 2
  • 01m 33s

Did not waste time in transitions. Really pressed hard to maked time in T1/T2 - wish they ranked these.
What would you do differently?:

  • 1h 41m 13s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 07m 44s  min/mile

The guy in my AG that finished 6 seconds behind me really helped push me the last 2.5 miles as every climb, I heard him come up on my shoulder. with 2 to go he asked if I was going to let me pass him: my 1 word answer - no. With a mile to go, he said lets work together to push hard - I agreed - in finishers chute with 100m to go, I out sprinted him. Almost got the sub 5:15. HOT run really hurt a lot of people and slowed us late wave starters down (last wave was ours at 9am). I can run 10 minutes faster in cooler temps.
What would you do differently?:

Push harder on miles 6-7-8. I saved a lot for miles 10-13 but think I had another 30-60seconds lower time in me.
Post race
Warm down:

a bag of ice in front and back of tri suit. head dunked in ice water helped get core temp down - I was melting.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

heat was a factor for a half mary start time of 1230pm!!!

Event comments:

I love the half distance. Will continue to work on swim speed and bike force/speed.

Last updated: 2011-03-30 12:00 AM
00:44:44 | 1931 meters | 02m 19s / 100meters
Age Group: 130/253
Overall: 824/1836
Performance: Below average
Suit: no
Course: rectangle,ccw
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 80F / 27C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Bad
Waves: Average Navigation: Bad
Rounding: Average
Time: 01:27
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
02:46:06 | 56 miles | 20.23 mile/hr
Age Group: 100/253
Overall: 663/1836
Performance: Average
138 HR avg. first 30 minutes, HR was 10 beats higher than I had planned. first 30 miles was a brutal battle with wind. next 20 miles were lots of fun as I picked up effort and HR and wind was at back.
Wind: Some
Course: rollers at spots and windy in country. last 5 miles were tough with mostly climbing up to from country on back side of reservoir.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 90+
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:33
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
01:41:13 | 13.1 miles | 07m 44s  min/mile
Age Group: 19/253
Overall: 0/1836
Performance: Good
HR was higher than planned first 3 miles so I just kept it there for next 3 (thru 6). HR AVG 153-154 for first 6 miles (7:55 mile avg pace thry first 6). Started picking up pace and dropping off some low-mid 7 min miles on miles 7-8-9. HR 156-158 Saw with 5k to go that I had 22 minutes to break 5:15 - started pressing hard: HR 160 for miles 10-11. Last 1.1 covered in 7 minutes. HR 170's last 5 minutes.
Course: rollers, direct sunlight, hot hot hot.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
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:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2011-07-10 11:56 AM

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Subject: Ironman 70.3 Muncie

2011-07-10 12:22 PM
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Subject: RE: Ironman 70.3 Muncie
Congrats on a great race! I agree that the sun made it impossible to navigate back in on the swim. That was pretty rough. I'm in your AG, but went off 5 minutes before you in the A-L wave. The late start definitely played a part in the run times with the heat. Great time!
2011-07-10 2:41 PM
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Subject: RE: Ironman 70.3 Muncie
Great work Bobby. Interested to hear why you think you should have pushed harder on the bike? I think bike pacing is really hard because a tough run will undo a fast bike pretty quick but an average bike and fast run looks like the ticket to PR.

A half iron in July is a man's race. Way to go. I agree I think 70.3 suits you the best... now the real question what's next? Are you setting the stage to go to IMKY with Brandon????
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