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Memorial Hermann Ironman 70.3 Texas - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

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Galveston, Texas
United States
World Triathlon Corporation
82F / 28C
Total Time = 7h 07m 33s
Overall Rank = 1965/2199
Age Group = 25-25F
Age Group Rank = 54/66
Pre-race routine:

Completely hectic. Woke up late, underestimated time to eat breakfast, didn't grab everything when we left the room and had to run back up TWICE, making me almost miss transition closing.
  • 42m 33s
  • 2112 yards
  • 02m 01s / 100 yards

For the life of me, I can't figure out why I was so slow. I started in the middle of the wave, so that probably only added an extra 30 seconds on to my time. This should have been around 38-39 minutes.

Based on my other friends that raced this, we were all 4-5 minutes slower than our predicted times.
What would you do differently?:

Not sure because I can't figure out what went wrong.
Transition 1
  • 03m 33s

Run run run to my bike, as far away from the swim exit as it could be :)
  • 3h 32m 6s
  • 56 miles
  • 15.84 mile/hr

Had to ride this blind, as left Garmin/bike computer in hotel room. Disappointed because I got to T2 feeling like I had a lot more to give, but without having any data, was worried about pushing it too hard. Clearly I didn't. I could have turned around and ridden it again and still run.
What would you do differently?:

Bring bike computer with me. easy.
Transition 2
  • 03m 44s
  • 2h 45m 37s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 12m 38s  min/mile

Sprained left ankle a few weeks before this race, so per my doc, had to build in a lot of walking breaks to keep it happy. Expected this pace, so other than just being annoyed I was forced to run so slowly, it all went according to plan.

It was QUITE hot and humid for a spring race, definitely not what we've been training in.
What would you do differently?:

Not sprain my ankle a few weeks prior to a race :)
Post race

Last updated: 2011-12-09 12:00 AM
00:42:33 | 2112 yards | 02m 01s / 100yards
Age Group: 48/66
Overall: 1488/2199
Performance: Below average
Course: Triangle point to point
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 73F / 23C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Average Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 03:33
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
03:32:06 | 56 miles | 15.84 mile/hr
Age Group: 50/66
Overall: 1962/2199
Performance: Below average
Wind: Cross-winds with gusts
Course: Out and back. Flat, flat, flat.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Below average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 03:44
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
02:45:37 | 13.1 miles | 12m 38s  min/mile
Age Group: 54/66
Overall: 1965/2199
Performance: Below average
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Just right
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:
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2012-04-08 7:14 PM

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