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Ironman 70.3 Boise - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

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Boise, Idaho
United States
World Triathlon Corporation
58F / 14C
Total Time = 3h 10m 4s
Overall Rank = 352/
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 58/
Pre-race routine:

Got up at 7 ate 3 english muffins. Started sipping on perpetuem and water. About 10 ate half a powerbar performance energy. At 11 ate the other half. At 1145 had a powerbar gel with caffeine.
Event warmup:

There was no event warmup. The weather was 43-48 degrees with about 15-20MPH winds.
  • 44m 3s
  • 1931 meters
  • 02m 17s / 100 meters

Being in the water felt better than outside the water
What would you do differently?:

Learn how to navigate better. I was off course quite a bit which I bet cost me 4-5 minutes trying to swim back onto course.
Transition 1
  • 04m 43s

I should of forgone the socks and gloves for the short bike ride that it was. It was cold, the road going down the first hill was slippery. There were some of the athletes that chose to not follow the rules by passing on the right, passing in no passing zones, riding side by side.

Though what can one really do with the course that jam packed due to the bike being cut short?

What would you do differently?:

Skipped the socks and the gloves for this one since the bike was that short. But I didn't know for certain what to really expect there. I also probably would of stripped off my front water bottle too though the little amount of weight prolly didn't matter. I also am thinking that I should of just worn the long sleeve shirt I spent the time putting on as it was wet right away. Or perhaps just not worn it in the first place.

  • 39m
  • 13.69 miles
  • 21.06 mile/hr

Bike was wet, windy, road slippery. People passed illegally quite a bit but guess it is what it is because of the weather conditions.

I felt fast on the bike and I was faster than I expected which was good.
What would you do differently?:

No socks and either no long sleeve shirt or worn it on the swim. Also no gloves as I wasted valuable time putting them on for what reason.
Transition 2
  • 03m 29s

Took forever to change wet socks as my feet were frozen beyond belief. I couldn't stand to change.
What would you do differently?:

Not sure here as I feel I should not of worn the gloves, socks, and long sleeve shirt. Cost me time taking care of those things in T2
  • 1h 38m 49s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 07m 32s  min/mile

Cramped on run. Maybe due to everything in my stomach that I had prepped for to be on the bike for 3 hours?
What would you do differently?:

Not sure here as i ran just as fast as I could to keep from cramping. Maybe I could of picked up the pace a little bit more on the turn around but I kept cramping and I was afraid of bonking. For me this was a slow half
Post race
Warm down:

Did nothing but walk around

What limited your ability to perform faster:

My swim was slow because I do not sight well, and my run was slow due to cramping which might of been because I was off the bike way sooner than I expected to be.

Event comments:

I might do this race again sometime but than again I might not because 4 of the 5 years I believe the weather has not been very good for that race so it makes me think that it would be better to find a different race to do.

Last updated: 2012-03-09 12:00 AM
00:44:03 | 1931 meters | 02m 17s / 100meters
Age Group: 109/
Overall: 786/
Performance: Below average
Suit: xterra vortex 3
Course: The course was a triangular loop
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 58F / 14C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Good Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Average
Time: 04:43
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
00:39:00 | 13.69 miles | 21.06 mile/hr
Age Group: 86/
Overall: 543/
Performance: Average
Wind: Headwind with gusts
Course: Course cut short to 13.69 official though my bike computer said closer to 14.6 so not sure what is up there.
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence: 94
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 03:29
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
01:38:49 | 13.1 miles | 07m 32s  min/mile
Age Group: 58/
Overall: 352/
Performance: Average
Course: Flat course
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2012-06-17 9:20 PM

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