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Ironman 70.3 Pocono Mountains - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

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Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
United States
World Triathlon Corporation
45F / 7C
Total Time = 5h 40m 26s
Overall Rank = 675/906
Age Group = M35-39
Age Group Rank = 154/192
Event warmup:

Some stretching
  • 00m
  • 2112 yards
  • / 100 yards

Swim cancelled due to high river level and currents
Transition 1
  • 00m
  • 3h 08m 59s
  • 56 miles
  • 17.78 mile/hr

Took my time on the downhills and corners. Was able to power up most of the climbs and was surprised by the amount of people I was passing on the climbs. Cleat popped out a few times, so time for some new ones.
What would you do differently?:

Some longer training rides. I don't think I ever rode more than 35 miles and definitely felt like I slowed down between miles 35 and 40.
Transition 2
  • 03m 45s

due to the muddy field, I ran in my shoes.
  • 2h 27m 42s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 11m 16s  min/mile

There were a lot more hills than they described in the race material. Knee started bothering me before I left the high school property, knew it was going to be a long run. Had to walk a bunch because of knee.
What would you do differently?:

Survey the course.
Post race
Warm down:

Got a message, since the bags with my money didn't make it to the finish, therefore had no money for beer.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Knee pain.

Event comments:

the volunteers and people at the ride into T2 and finish were awesome. Logistics were tough. Needed to better prepare for traffic in the morning at the high school. Not having the gear bags at the finish was terrible.

Last updated: 2011-07-18 12:00 AM
00:00:00 | 2112 yards | / 100yards
Age Group: 0/192
Overall: 0/906
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 00:00
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
03:08:59 | 56 miles | 17.78 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/192
Overall: 718/906
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Hilly, but not worse than expected for where the event was held. Done some harder climbs in training. Lots of turns were well marked with volunteers in advance warning to slow down.
Road: Rough Wet Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Below average Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 03:45
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
02:27:42 | 13.1 miles | 11m 16s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/192
Overall: 0/906
Performance: Below average
Course: Hilly.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2011-10-03 12:43 PM

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Subject: Ironman 70.3 Pocono Mountains

2011-10-03 10:29 PM
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Subject: RE: Ironman 70.3 Pocono Mountains
Nice job sticking it out.  That was not an easy course.
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