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Ironman 70.3 Racine - Triathlon1/2 Ironman


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Racine, Wisconsin
United States
HFP Racing
220F / 104C
Sunny
Total Time = 5h 08m 15s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = F35-39
Age Group Rank = 3/100
Pre-race routine:

Well really had a crazy day Saturday... Had to work then get my son to his all star bb game...which he rocked! I knew there was agood vibe in the air.Rushed home cuz Jodi was waiting for me....she already had my bike and gear all packed. (THANKS GIRL!!)
Got our packets racked our bikes grabbed some food and went to bed!
My legs were achy all week and I knew the weather was gonna be hot...this is an understatement! I didnt know really what to expect so I decided this wasnt an A race and I was just gonna go with it. If it was my day Id go if not I wasnt gonna worry about it.

As I was walking in Transition in the am I walk past Craig Alexander...he smiled at me... I think he wants me:)
Event warmup:

Well we walked a mile to the start....did a little szwimming. Was happy the water was probaly the warmest its ever been for me at this race!

My goggles fogged up and luckily
Heather had her anti fog.... wonder if that worked....

Hung with Jodi Heather L and Sandi til we went off....we were in the 2cnd last wave so didnt start til 8:16.
Swim
  • 39m 42s
  • 2112 yards
  • 01m 53s / 100 yards
Comments:

Damn...if only I could swim decent!
Was really a cluster up to the first bouy and around. My dumb goggles fogged up and I couldnt see anything. Why does this always heppen to me? Must be the cold water and my hot head;)
Anyways I stopped to rinse them and moved to inside the bouy line. I had a much cleaner swim here and was actually pretty straight until the guys in the wave begine me came along... sort of pushed me to the outside. Got back in and was fine.
Not really looking forward to the ironman swim this year....
What would you do differently?:

ummmm swim faster??

Swim was actually 3 minutes fatser the last year. The time does include a long sandy run to T1.
Transition 1
  • 03m 14s
Comments:

I dont know this seems kind of long. I mean transition is kind of long here but.
I skipped by the strippers cuz it was pure mud oin the ground and I didnt rfeally feel like laying in that. So took off my own wetsuit!
I didnt really struggle here...did fill my pockets with sport leg and sone shoit blocks also put on my garmin.
What would you do differently?:

I dont know....felt like I was going fairly quickly
Bike
  • 2h 35m 15s
  • 56 miles
  • 21.64 mile/hr
Comments:

I didnt feel very good biking. My legs were not in the mood and I had a tummy ache for some reason.
I was passsing a ton of people without a ton of effort so I just kept going.
Made sure to drink drink drink..... by mile 25ish I sytarted to feel better... maybe my legs stopped rebeling, maybe the sportleg was working... who knows but I think I had a better 2cnd half then first half.
Were also more hills then I remember...maybe I am just getting old:)
Ave watts 174 NP 180...would have like these about 5 higher
Ave hr was only 152....prob could have been close to 160
nutrition.... 3 sport leg, 1 bottle of infinit,1 bottle of Perform, 1 pack shot blocks, and ummm....lots of water..prob almost 3 bottles

5 min faster then last year
What would you do differently?:

nothing. I think I could hit 22 on this course on the right day.
Transition 2
  • 01m 57s
Comments:

nothing special....been there done that
Run
  • 1h 48m 11s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 08m 16s  min/mile
Comments:

Was pleasantly suprised with how my legs felt starting the run. They were back by the time I got up the hills.
Loved seeing my name on the hill....thansk Raytown Pete!!!
Looked at my first splits and hr and was like..ha. this sint gonna be so bad. Lots of houses had sprinklers out for us which at first I avoided cuzI hate running in wet shoes. Quickly decided screw the feet more important to be cool. Not much shade out there.
As my mile splits got slower... I think they really got slower more so because I was really taking the time to get fluids and ice at the aid stations. First loop I did a cup of ice and a cup of water at everyone. Did my most favorite gels every 3 to 3.5 miles. 2cnd loop I lost focus for a while and got a bit discouraged...regained myself and sterted on the coke...love it:)
Felt like I pushed the last 2 miles although my splits dont show it! :)

It was great seeing everyone out there!!!
What would you do differently?:

nothing.... it was hot,. I did everything I could to stay cool and get fluids in.

I definitly need to spend more time in a higher hr zone. My body just doesnt like to go there!

4 minutes faster then last year

3 gels, 6 sport leg, some oarnge slices and some coke.
Post race
Warm down:

went straight to transition to get my phone and headed to the lake. I knew I had a while before my athletes finished.

Then I went to check the reults and I was 3rd..and there was THREE Vegas slots!!!! YAHOOO!!!
Was sure Id need to go sub 5 for one of those!

Didnt take the slot...same day as ironman. Oh well...confident I can repeat my performance.

Watched my athletes come in....they did AWESOME!!!! So proud:) Congrats guys!!!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

ummm....temperature of eleventy million degrees??

  • Not a ton of taper.

    not complaining I am totally down with my results. Yes I said I am happy with my results:)

    Took 12 minutes off last years time in much tougher conditions and moved up 8 places.

    Event comments:

    They did a great great job of keeping us hydrated and trying to keep us cool and healthy.
    I heard 94% finished...which is awesome for the conditions!




    Last updated: 2011-07-05 12:00 AM
    Swimming
    00:39:42 | 2112 yards | 01m 53s / 100yards
    Age Group: 42/100
    Overall: 0/
    Performance: Average
    Suit: zoot full
    Course: pretty much point to point
    Start type: Run Plus:
    Water temp: 66F / 19C Current: Low
    200M Perf. Remainder:
    Breathing: Drafting:
    Waves: Navigation:
    Rounding:
    T1
    Time: 03:14
    Performance: Below average
    Cap removal: Helmet on/
    Suit off:
    Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
    Jump on bike:
    Getting up to speed:
    Biking
    02:35:15 | 56 miles | 21.64 mile/hr
    Age Group: 3/100
    Overall: 0/
    Performance:
    Wind:
    Course:
    Road:   Cadence:
    Turns: Cornering:
    Gear changes: Hills:
    Race pace: Drinks:
    T2
    Time: 01:57
    Overall:
    Riding w/ feet on shoes
    Jumping off bike
    Running with bike
    Racking bike
    Shoe and helmet removal
    Running
    01:48:11 | 13.1 miles | 08m 16s  min/mile
    Age Group: 3/100
    Overall: 0/
    Performance:
    8:27/155 7:37/163 7:56/163 7:58/168 8:05/167 8:18/167 8:29/164 8:27/167 8:43/167- hit a hard time here 8:35/167 8:31/168 8:08/171 8:22/173 7:39/179
    Course: 2 loops mostly out and back. 2 hills per loop
    Keeping cool Drinking
    Post race
    Weight change: %
    Overall:
    Mental exertion [1-5]
    Physical exertion [1-5]
    Good race?
    Evaluation
    Course challenge
    Organized?
    Events on-time?
    Lots of volunteers?
    Plenty of drinks?
    Post race activities:
    Race evaluation [1-5]

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    2011-07-18 3:29 PM

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    Master
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    Subject: Ironman 70.3 Racine


    2011-07-18 3:39 PM
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    Says it all:

    2011-07-17
    Racine, Wisconsin
    United States
    HFP Racing
    220F / 104C
    Sunny

    Great job.

    2011-07-18 3:49 PM
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    Master
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    Nice Race Tammy!  Smoking splits!  I will agree that it was Hot out there!  

     

    Good luck with Craig!

    2011-07-18 4:47 PM
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    Subject: RE: Ironman 70.3 Racine
    Wow!!  Fantastic job Tammy  Very inspirational!  I am amazed at how well you and other did given the conditions.
    2011-07-18 5:17 PM
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    Champion
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    Subject: RE: Ironman 70.3 Racine
    You are my hero! When you zoomed by me on the bike, I knew you were destined for good things at the end of the race. Well done!
    2011-07-18 6:39 PM
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    Subject: RE: Ironman 70.3 Racine
    ChicagoMan65 - 2011-07-18 3:39 PM

    Says it all:

    2011-07-17
    Racine, Wisconsin
    United States
    HFP Racing
    220F / 104C
    Sunny

    Great job.

    It WAS 220F out there.  Great job!  Look at you on the podium, impressive!  Congrats on a stellar race.



    2011-07-18 6:55 PM
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    Master
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    Amazing race in those conditions -- congratulations!
    2011-07-18 7:22 PM
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    Elite
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    Way to go Supergirl. Great job grinding it out when things got tough.
    2011-07-18 7:28 PM
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    Master
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    Subject: RE: Ironman 70.3 Racine
    Nice job!  Great race in tough conditions!!
    2011-07-19 8:16 AM
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    Expert
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    Subject: RE: Ironman 70.3 Racine
    Those are some amazing #'s and congrats on the Vegas slot....great accomplishment.  Nice job!
    2011-07-19 2:05 PM
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    Iron Donkey
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    Subject: RE: Ironman 70.3 Racine
    WOW!  You and Alaina should have a race off one of these days!  That's some incredible posting right there!


    2011-07-19 7:44 PM
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    Expert
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    Subject: RE: Ironman 70.3 Racine
    I am extremely impressed with your performance!  It was a tough day, and you have had some bad cards dealt to you on that course before.  You beat them all today and toughed out a great time on a very hard day to have a great time.  Great job and you should be EXTREMELY proud of a podium slot in a 70.3 race.  FANtastic.
    2011-07-19 8:02 PM
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    Awesome job in those conditions!
    2011-07-20 9:19 AM
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    Elite
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    Subject: RE: Ironman 70.3 Racine
    wow, happy with your results??  who are you and where is tammy?
    2011-07-20 10:56 AM
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    Expert
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    Subject: RE: Ironman 70.3 Racine
    Hey Giril!! Nice job out there. You did so well!! Congratulations on a stellar performance!!
    2011-07-20 11:04 AM
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    Subject: RE: Ironman 70.3 Racine
    You are my hero.


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