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Muncie, Indiana
United States
World Triathlon Corporation
90F / 32C
Total Time = 3h 12m 31s
Overall Rank = 941/1788
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 141/208
Pre-race routine:

Got up at 3:30, had two packets of instant oatmeal and a power bar. Drank some gatorade on the way to the race. Short walk and easy set up in transition.
Event warmup:

Swam for about 10min to warm up.
  • 28m 54s
  • 1650 yards
  • / 100 yards

Water was hot! Started easy and picked up the pace after the 1st turn. Ran into some congestion on the last leg which was kind of a hassle to get through. Felt pretty good and overall gave it about a 75% effort. With that I think the distance was off a bit because I can usually hold 1:25 to 1:30 per 100yds and I don't think my time reflected my effort.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, swimming is my strong suit and I've got a pretty good handle on it.
Transition 1
  • 04m 17s

Easy transition, not many people around so it was easy to change. Didn't forget anything.
What would you do differently?:

  • 1h 33m 57s
  • 30 miles
  • 19.16 mile/hr

Felt pretty good, just tried to keep a comfortable spin and watch the hundreds of people pass me. I'm not a strong cyclist so all the people I pass in the swim get me back. Loved the course, smooth roads and rural scenery were a pleasure. Having the roads closed to traffic was awesome!
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, I raced within my capabilities and followed my plan.
Transition 2
  • 03m 38s

T2 went smooth, I did forget my FrogTogg though which would have felt good. Otherwise was good.
What would you do differently?:

Remember my frogtogg
  • 1h 01m 45s
  • 6.2 miles
  • 09m 58s  min/mile

My goal was to run comfortable, not walk other than in the aid stations and try to keep my 180 steps/minute cadence for the entire run which I was able to do. The volunteers at the aid stations were great! Can't say enough good about them. Definately made dealing with the heat managable.
What would you do differently?:

Could've run harder but what would have been the point?
Post race
Warm down:

Pretzles, and lots of them.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Being slow.

Event comments:

Overall a very good race, I would definately consider doing it again, if nothing else but to do it as an actual 70.3

Last updated: 2011-09-27 12:00 AM
00:28:54 | 1650 yards | / 100yards
Age Group: 25/208
Overall: 220/1788
Performance: Good
Course: clockwise rectangle.
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 04:17
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
01:33:57 | 30 miles | 19.16 mile/hr
Age Group: 141/208
Overall: 909/1788
Performance: Average
130 to 140
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 03:38
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
01:01:45 | 06.2 miles | 09m 58s  min/mile
Age Group: 141/208
Overall: 937/1788
Performance: Average
150 to 160
Course: Rolling hills
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2012-07-07 11:15 PM

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St. Joseph, MI
Subject: Ironman 70.3 Muncie

2012-07-08 10:42 AM
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Subject: RE: Ironman 70.3 Muncie


Wow great job on the swim!  If you were in one of the later waves i'm sure you had some swim course congestion to deal with.

Sorry to hear you forgot your frog toggs; I took the time to put on my cool wings in T2 and I think that made a huge difference in the heat.

Way to go on a really hot day!

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