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Ironman 70.3 Augusta - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

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Augusta, Georgia
United States
World Triathlon Corporation
Total Time = 00m
Overall Rank = 591/3335
Age Group = 45 - 49
Age Group Rank = 63/302
Pre-race routine:

Got up and ate a power bar with some water and a small coke. Shaved and took a quick shower. I felt good but a little worried about fighting the traffic with so many people in this race. largest race I ever entered.
Event warmup:

Not much time to warm up because of the slow going with the buses. I had about 10 minutes to get my wet suit on before the race started. I thought getting to the race area at 5:30 AM would be okay but I was wrong. Having to get family in place and get myself to transition area was tough.
  • 30m 26s
  • 2112 yards
  • 01m 26s / 100 yards

My plan was to start off easy since there was no time for warm up. I caught a elbow to the my face about 1/4 of the way during the swim. I wasn't expect contact this late into the swim. I had to stop and fix my goggles back on my face.
I had no more issues after that and had a good swim. I picked up the pace at the end.
What would you do differently?:

I felt good after the swim so I could have pushed it a little more
Transition 1
  • 05m 29s

I took my time in T1. took two bites of powerbar, drink some Heed and wiped off feet to put on bike shoes.
What would you do differently?:

I could have done T1 quicker but my race plan was to finish and enjoy race. So I didn't push myself and have trouble later.
  • 2h 35m 54s
  • 56 miles
  • 21.55 mile/hr

My goal was to stay in my target heart rate zones and not get caught up with the hammerheads. I think I did a good job with this plan. I passed a whole lot of people and felt good during the entire ride. I loved passing people on hills. My time could have been better but I stopped at the third aid station to refill my water container and heed bottle. Again this was planned instead of discarding my bottle.
What would you do differently?:

Change water bottle cage to avoid stopping in next race. Maybe push the bike a little harder but not too much more.
Transition 2
  • 03m 14s

My plan was to wear socks which I never do for short races. Again I had no thoughts on placing so my plan was comfort. I ate some chomps and drink fluid.
What would you do differently?:

Maybe go without socks on next HIM. I had a blister anyway on one foot.
  • 1h 55m 48s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 08m 50s  min/mile

My goal was to avoid cramps and again stay in Heart rate zones. I ran the entire run except in aid stations. I walked in the aid station to drink, eat oranges or bannas. Loved seeing my family on the course cheering me on. Great feeling crossing the finish line under my goal time.
What would you do differently?:

Push the run more. Goal was to avoid cramps on my first HIM and I was able to do the run feeling good.
Post race
Warm down:

Drink water, streched and walked around.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Concern over tole the HIM would take on my body for my first HIM.

Event comments:

volunteers were awesome. The race was great and it is my favorite race out of all the races I have done. Great, Great, Great race.

Last updated: 2012-10-03 12:00 AM
00:30:26 | 2112 yards | 01m 26s / 100yards
Age Group: 140/302
Overall: 1568/3335
Performance: Average
Suit: Yes
Course: Swimming with current in river. Straight shot.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 70F / 21C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Time: 05:29
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
02:35:54 | 56 miles | 21.55 mile/hr
Age Group: 56/302
Overall: 558/3335
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Loved the course and enjoyed the bike ride. Some small pot holes on some of the roads but the course was good.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks:
Time: 03:14
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
01:55:48 | 13.1 miles | 08m 50s  min/mile
Age Group: 63/302
Overall: 591/3335
Performance: Good
Course: Flat course with great crowds.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %0
Overall: Good
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

2012-10-04 7:39 AM

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Greenwood, South Carolina
Subject: Ironman 70.3 Augusta

2012-10-04 10:01 AM
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Knoxville area
Subject: RE: Ironman 70.3 Augusta

great job out there!

I used to fret the socks thing too, but I finally realized I always ended up with blisters anyway and just skipped them.

2012-10-04 12:42 PM
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Greenwood, South Carolina
Subject: RE: Ironman 70.3 Augusta
Thanks Chris
2012-10-04 3:11 PM
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Subject: RE: Ironman 70.3 Augusta
Nice job.  Fantastic bike! What a fun race it was.
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