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Ironman 70.3 Mont Tremblant - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

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Mont-Tremblant, Quebec
World Triathlon Corporation
24C / 75F
Total Time = 5h 11m
Overall Rank = 371/
Age Group = M35-39
Age Group Rank = 70/
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 4AM, started drinking 2 cups of coffee and at 1.5 bagels. Walked down to body marking for 5AM and then got transition set up. Went back to hotel room and chilled out, used washroom, then headed to the swim start around 6:15.
Event warmup:

Not a whole lot. Got in the water for 10 minutes to get comfortable, swam probably no more than 100 meters. Probably should have done a little more.
  • 35m 29s
  • 1900 meters
  • 01m 52s / 100 meters

I was very nervous about the swim, and had a little bit of panic about 50 meters into it, but it quickly subsided and went about my business. I didn't get hit by other swimmers too much, and actually found that a lot of the other people in my wave were swimming a bit wide, so by staying close to the buoy line I had an OK amount of space. Hit some rocks on the bottom on the way into shore. The distance did not feel nearly as hard as I thought it would.
What would you do differently?:

It was by far my longest open water swim, and I was really just concentrating on surviving! Next time I'll focus more on actually swimming fast.
Transition 1
  • 04m 39s

Dropped my goggles and cap while running and just decided to leave them.
Otherwise went well, I run with my bike shoes on, no flying mount. Everything went smoothly and was on my way.
What would you do differently?:

Need a better plan on how to quickly get the 2 piece suit off while not losing all my accessories! :)
  • 2h 34m 15s
  • 90 kms
  • 35.01 km/hr

Amazing bike course. Couldn't ask for better road conditions. The hills were not nearly as bad as some people had suggested, although they will likely sting a lot more for the 140.6 folks who have to do them twice.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, was very happy with the ride.
Transition 2
  • 01m 42s

Uneventful, went OK.
What would you do differently?:

  • 1h 54m 55s
  • 21 kms
  • 05m 28s  min/km

Hit the wall big time at about the 9km mark. I need to examine my race nutrition to see where I can try to prevent the leg cramps and bonk.
I walked through most of the feed stations to try to cool off, and jogged the rest, felt terrible.
What would you do differently?:

Better nutrition plan earlier in the race.
Post race
Warm down:

I was wasted at the finish. I found a bench to sit on and pretty much stared at the ground for 20 minutes before I could move.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Need better nutrition plan, and of course, more training.

Event comments:

The race was fantastic (other than my run...). The venue, course, volunteers, all were great.

Last updated: 2012-06-26 12:00 AM
00:35:29 | 1900 meters | 01m 52s / 100meters
Age Group: 96/
Overall: 601/
Performance: Average
Suit: DeSoto T1 First Wave
Course: Beautiful lake, fairly calm water. Very warm.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 24C / 75F Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Average Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 04:39
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
02:34:15 | 90 kms | 35.01 km/hr
Age Group: 53/
Overall: 245/
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Beautiful course with lots of new pavement. Mostly long rolling terrain with some good hills, but nothing terrible.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:42
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
01:54:55 | 21 kms | 05m 28s  min/km
Age Group: 70/
Overall: 371/
Performance: Bad
Course: Some small hills, otherwise fairly flat trails and road.
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
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

2012-06-26 12:47 PM

Subject: Ironman 70.3 Mont Tremblant

2012-06-27 9:43 AM
in reply to: #4281240

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Bedford, MA
Subject: RE: Ironman 70.3 Mont Tremblant
Nice work! The location was indeed very picturesque and the course was also quite challenging. Way to kick some butt and congrats on your longest OWS!
2012-07-01 5:32 PM
in reply to: #4282697

Subject: RE: Ironman 70.3 Mont Tremblant
Thanks!  Definitely built my confidence.  Want to do it again next year and go under 5 hours.  Which really would just require me not bonking on the run!!
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