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Ironman 70.3 Timberman - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

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Gilford, New Hampshire
United States
World Triathlon Corporation
74F / 23C
Total Time = 7h 42m 10s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 245/310
Pre-race routine:

Alarm at 4:50, banana, plain bagel, 1.5 Starbcks doubles shots, Race site at 5:45, set up in transition.

Came into race with a TSB +20, didn't workout all week, schedule, mood and other distractions had me messed up and in a funk. My Ctl was around 50, but it started the week around 55. A few easy workout could have maintained that 55 w.out hurting the TSB (+5 would have been fine)
Event warmup:

150 to 200 yard of swimming, very light stretching
  • 44m 43s
  • 2112 yards
  • 02m 07s / 100 yards

sort of slow, but I didn't feel tired or sore at all, I was able to pick up my pace at the end, slight calf cramp when I dolphined at the end of the course in the shallows
What would you do differently?:

I didn't like my start position, I was square in the middle two rows back. I would have liked to have been to the inside further forward.
Transition 1
  • 03m 9s

peelers at this race, but a very long trek to the transition area from the beach
  • 3h 31m 50s
  • 56 miles
  • 15.86 mile/hr

dropped 1.25 mph on back of the course, and it was more forgiving coming home. 151 hr, and about 165 NP which is about right. I was having problems all day with my stomach. felt sick, couldn't eat comfortably.
What would you do differently?:

should not have burnt the two or three matched that I did when I was feeling good. I suffered at the end of the bike. Also, road without socks, and sand from the beach put a hurting on my feet.
Transition 2
  • 03m 55s

I saw Kari and the kids waiting for me in transition at the wall, I was pretty spent, tried to put on a smile, but beat up. I took my time getting run gear going.
  • 3h 18m 33s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 15m 10s  min/mile

Went out knowing that I was going to walk jog, started to walk for first mile, when I began to jog, my legs weren't there and I just felt suffering. I decided to focus on the finish line, rarely jogging. Near the end a guy and a golf cart came along and told me that I might be able to finish, but a bus was coming to pluck everyone off of the course before the big storm hit. I started to jog. I did not want to miss the finish line. I was the 2nd to last person to cross. There were approximately 400, dnf, dns in the race. There were still people on the bike course when I started loop two of the run, so a lot of people were pulled off the course.
Post race
Warm down:

Hurry to the bus to get to the park and ride at gunstock with lightning all around.

What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

This has the opportunity to be a vacation week after the race, Travel Friday, Race Sunday, vacation and travel Sunday again. A lot of fun things to do in the area, 9 hour drive though-as long as you avoid NYC.

Race TSS was 359.9, if .69 / pre-race, tsb +19.6, CTL 51.5

Last updated: 2011-08-23 12:00 AM
00:44:43 | 2112 yards | 02m 07s / 100yards
Age Group: 207/310
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Suit: promotion full
Course: trapezoid, clockwise, into the sun across the top of the zoid.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 74F / 23C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
Time: 03:09
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
03:31:50 | 56 miles | 15.86 mile/hr
Age Group: 242/310
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Wind: Some
Course: Very hilly, roads were torn up. Out and back. Most major downhills ended on big turns.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence: 91
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 03:55
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Below average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
03:18:33 | 13.1 miles | 15m 10s  min/mile
Age Group: 244/310
Overall: 0/
Performance: Bad
out and back, reasonably flat given the general area.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Too much
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Too hard
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2011-08-23 6:38 AM

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Harrisburg, PA
Subject: Ironman 70.3 Timberman

2013-08-28 2:41 PM
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Subject: RE: Ironman 70.3 Timberman
It was a tough course. Congratulations!!
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