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Half Full Triathlon -Half Iron Distance - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

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Ellicott City, Maryland
United States
The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults
44F / 7C
Total Time = 5h 20m 56s
Overall Rank = 26/284
Age Group = Clydesdale
Age Group Rank = 1/9
Pre-race routine:

I gained about 12 pounds since starting my sloth training plan after IMLP. Hit the scales at 224, so i raced Clydes.
Event warmup:

warmup? hah. it was freezing out! 44 degrees and wet when i got out of the car.
  • 31m 38s
  • 1500 yards
  • 02m 07s / 100 yards

i have not swum a single stroke since IMLP in July. expectations were low. it was a very labored swim even though i tried to stay smooth. and my sighting was poor. i was zigzagging all over. but i deserved it.
What would you do differently?:

swim at least a few times in training!
Transition 1
  • 05m 1s

took extra time to put on long sleeve jersey and gloves. glad i did.
  • 2h 53m 1s
  • 56 miles
  • 19.42 mile/hr

plan was to keep my HR in the 130's but it took well over a half hour to get it down there. wonder if it was the cold. I saw alot of (really fit) people that didn't wear long sleeves or gloves really struggling with the cold.

Decided to try living off the course for my liquid nutrition this time. Drank 3 gatorades and 4 Gu gels to get to about 750 calories for the ride. Felt pretty good...maybe a little too much liquid.

After about mile 45 i started upping the pace a bit. Felt strong coming back to transition.

this is a challenging course but fun very hilly.
What would you do differently?:

not much. i felt like i had a smooth pace going despite the elevated heart rate.
Transition 2
  • 02m 1s

i changed socks which may not have been necessary, but thought the cold wet feet could use some lovin.
  • 1h 49m 14s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 08m 20s  min/mile

had no idea what to expect with the limited training since IMLP and my elevated heart rate on the bike.
First few miles i felt like i had something stuck in my shoe. Then my feet thawed out and realized i was fine!
Tried to keep HR in low 150s and keep it smooth and steady.
Ate Gu chomps throughout the run and did a mix of water and gatorade. Stopped and walked at the end of each aid station to make sure i got my nutrition in.
I was suprised how good i felt going up the huge hill on the second lap. By mile 9 i was running strong and started to up the pace and let it go. Was really happy with this run.
Post race
Warm down:

ate food and cheered on others as i waited for the awards. won a huge "half full" beer stein.

Event comments:

a really well organized race for a GREAT cause. Survivor waves are awe inspiring. October tris in the Northeast are tough, though. Dark and cold!

Last updated: 2011-10-03 12:00 AM
00:31:38 | 1500 yards | 02m 07s / 100yards
Age Group: 6/9
Overall: 135/284
Performance: Below average
Suit: desoto t1
Start type: Dive Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 64F / 18C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting: Bad
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 05:01
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
02:53:01 | 56 miles | 19.42 mile/hr
Age Group: 2/9
Overall: 22/284
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 02:01
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
01:49:14 | 13.1 miles | 08m 20s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/9
Overall: 33/284
Performance: Good
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

2011-10-05 10:45 AM

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