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Ironman 70.3 Racine - Triathlon1/2 Ironman


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Racine, Wisconsin
United States
HFP Racing
Total Time = 6h 58m 59s
Overall Rank = 1454/2150
Age Group = M25-29
Age Group Rank = 136/166
Pre-race routine:

Got up at 4:15. Didn't really have a set plan, just wanted to make it to the race site early enough so I wasn't crunched for time. Got to transition at about 5:45 after the 40 minute drive. Started setting everything up and noticed my rear tire was really low on air. Forgot my air pump at the vehicle, so I stood in line and waited for the bike techs to pump it up. Tried staying relaxed.
Event warmup:

Couldn't get a bike warmup in since it couldn't leave transition. Didn't want to run because I was trying to save my knee for the race. I did a decent stretch and tried to eat a banana. I was too nervous to eat, it kept trying to come up. I was able to get about half of it down. Walked to the start with my support crew... nice little walk to clear the mind.
Swim
  • 44m 27s
  • 2112 yards
  • 02m 06s / 100 yards
Comments:

Water was comfortable... I started out at a conservative pace, and actually started to pass people in my wave, which made me feel good. Unfortunately a little over halfway through my goggles started leaking, which I was worried might happen. It took me several tries of stopping and treading water before I got them back on right. Swim seem long at the time, but in hindsight, it was quite enjoyable.
What would you do differently?:

Need to keep trying different goggles to find the right one for me.
Transition 1
  • 04m 36s
Comments:

Nice beach run to T1. Wetsuit strippers were helpful and saved me the hassle of trying to get it off on my own. Took my time and made sure I had everything right before heading out.
Bike
  • 3h 21m 27s
  • 56 miles
  • 16.68 mile/hr
Comments:

Shortly in to the bike I knew this was going to be hard. I was pushing it hard, but people were flying by me. Felt uncomfortable and sluggish. I wasn't able to stay in my aero position for very long at a time and hammer on it. I didn't know how I was going to make it. 18 miles in I stopped to check my tire pressure cause I thought something had to be making this harder than usual. I was right, my rear tire had a slight rub. I was so mad at myself. I fixed it and the next 19 was easier. I was able to raise my average from 16.2 to 16.7. The last 17 miles hurt. I started cramping pretty good and my legs were shot. I was a wreck of emotions with a couple miles left. Happy that I made it, but overwhelmed that I still had the run to go.

I was only able to take 1 Gel pack. I know I needed more but I had taken so much fluids in (grabbing a full bottle at every station) and I knew if I were to take some I was going to get sick.
What would you do differently?:

I should have just left my trainer skewer on and not but my light weight one on. My rear tire has so little play, I knew there was a high probability something would go wrong.
Transition 2
  • 02m 20s
Comments:

Was lucky enough to have my area right next to the fence, so I could talk to my father during T2. Told him I was cramping up badly and got comfort when he said a lot of people were in the same boat. People were passing me too fast on the bike for me to notice if they were in pain ;) .... I apologized to my support crew in advance for the slow run.
Run
  • 2h 46m 9s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 12m 41s  min/mile
Comments:

I hadn't been able to get any running workouts in in the past month because my right knee has been causing me a lot of issues. I wasn't going to let that stop me from competing in the race, so my goal was to run as much as I could. And when I had to walk, to walk briskly. I was able to run a good portion of the first lap. The people with hoses felt amazing. One guy projectile vomited right next to me in the zoo because he had drank too much liquid. I felt bad but it was a little entertaining.

The 2nd lap I was a wreck. I couldn't run no matter how badly I wanted to. My knee was toast, legs were cramping and I was exhausted. It took everything I had to run the last 100m. I wanted to finish running, not walking.
What would you do differently?:

There really wasn't anything I could do but leave it in God's hands since my ITB has been acting up BADLY all season. Did everything I could think of to fix it in the 3 months leading up to the race. I have to let it heal and it hard next year!
Post race
Warm down:

Warm cool-down consisted of me getting my medal, walking to the grass, and promptly falling down in exhaustion.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

IT Band injury

Event comments:

Awesome job by all of the volunteers and law enforcement!




Last updated: 2011-07-20 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:44:27 | 2112 yards | 02m 06s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/166
Overall: 0/2150
Performance: Average
Suit: Blue Seventy Reaction
Course: Point to point
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 66F / 19C Current: Low
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding:
T1
Time: 04:36
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed:
Biking
03:21:27 | 56 miles | 16.68 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/166
Overall: 0/2150
Performance: Below average
Wind:
Course:
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
T2
Time: 02:20
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
Running
02:46:09 | 13.1 miles | 12m 41s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/166
Overall: 0/2150
Performance: Bad
Course:
Keeping cool Good Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall:
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Evaluation
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

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2011-07-20 7:31 PM
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Subject: RE: Ironman 70.3 Racine

Total time was 6:58:59

 

Sorry I forgot to post it, and don't know how to edit it.

2011-07-21 8:30 AM
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Awesome job, way to hang in there on a horrible hot day!

2011-07-21 9:56 AM
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Congrats!  Way to fight through the pain and heat and finish.  That run was brutal for about everyone I think. 
2011-07-21 10:05 AM
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Great work out there! It was terribly hot!
2011-07-25 1:35 PM
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Away to overcome the obstacles! You did what you could worth what you had out there and came put of the ordeal with a finish. I like how you kept everything in prospective and just kept plugging along.


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