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Wildflower 1/2 Ironman - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

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Paso Robles, California
United States
75F / 24C
Total Time = 5h 05m 43s
Overall Rank = 101/1755
Age Group = male 17-19
Age Group Rank = 1/3
Pre-race routine:

woke up early and set up transition.
Event warmup:

did about a 2 mile easy run, and swam about 300 yards easy
  • 28m 25s
  • 2000 yards
  • 01m 25s / 100 yards

Had a good swim. Knocked 2 minutes off last years time. Got out good, but after the first bouy I kinda got pushed out a little bit. Everything else was good.
What would you do differently?:

Don't get pushed out
Transition 1
  • 01m 32s

good transition
What would you do differently?:

  • 2h 49m 55s
  • 56 miles
  • 19.77 mile/hr

Had a really bike until mile 50. Was in the back of the pro mens pack who started 10 mins ahead of me. Was on track for about a 2:40 bike split. At the beginning of Nasty Grade me legs were just kinda out of it and lost a lot of time riding up that and the final 6 miles. Knocked 17 minutes off last years time.
What would you do differently?:

Just train more on the bike so I can get my legs used to going hard for that long.
Transition 2
  • 00m 57s

good transition but a bunch of spectators somehow got into T2 and were standing right infroent of my rack.
What would you do differently?:

  • 1h 44m 54s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 08m 01s  min/mile

Started off the run with bad legs, couldnt settle into a good pace and couldnt get a good rhythm. Then at mile 7 I felt good and ran the last 6 miles in about 42 minutes. Knocked 6 minutes off last years time.
What would you do differently?:

Do more brick sessions, and more run training.
Post race
Warm down:

sat in the medical tent and ate pretzles.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

just not training for long course races, mostly just short fast paced ITU races.

Event comments:

Really good race. Terry Davis is a really good race director. Knocked over 24 minutes off last years time, won the 17-19 age group by 53 minutes as a 16 year old, and was 9 minutes off the course record set in 2000 by a 19 year old. I'll do a 4:45 next year.

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Last updated: 2006-05-10 12:00 AM
00:28:25 | 2000 yards | 01m 25s / 100yards
Age Group: 1/3
Overall: 71/1755
Performance: Good
Suit: Ironman full sleeve
Course: a big rectangle
Start type: Run Plus: Shot
Water temp: 68F / 20C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Good Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:32
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
02:49:55 | 56 miles | 19.77 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/3
Overall: 143/1755
Wind: Little
Course: Tough course, very hilly
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:57
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
01:44:54 | 13.1 miles | 08m 01s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/3
Overall: 178/1755
Performance: Good
Course: hilly course, 60% trail and 40% road. Ran on trails around Lake San Antonio, and through the campgrounds.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2006-05-10 11:11 PM

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Camarillo, California
Subject: Wildflower 1/2 Ironman

2006-05-11 12:06 AM
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Corey, you rock! I'm sure with more long course training, you can meet your goal for next year.

2006-05-11 7:19 AM
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Crystal Lake, IL
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Were the 17-19 year olds complaining that they shouldn't have to race against the fresher, younger legs of a 16 year old?  That's not fair!  The 19 year olds prolly can't wait to move up to get out of your AG.

Just kidding.  Incredibly impressive race.  Can't wait to see you break the record next year, you're the real deal!

2006-05-11 8:06 AM
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Marietta, GA
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Holy cow - amazing race report! I can't even imagine competing at your level - truly impressive! Congratulations on winning your age group and an incredible time!
2006-05-11 12:15 PM
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You oughta watch this guy run out of T2, with his folks hooting and hollering!!  Corey's got a huge cheering squad.  He was just a blur going over the timing mat.

Way to go Corey, but if you go 4:45, which I am sure you will, I won't be there to cheer you on, since I'll still be on the course

BTW, how'd your sister do?

2006-05-11 3:08 PM
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Yeah man! Wish I was that fast at your age wish I was that fast...

2006-05-12 7:17 AM
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Great's to more long course for you!
2007-05-11 8:17 AM
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Wisconsin near the Twin Cities metro
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Great race!  congrats
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