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Laguna Phuket,
World Triathlon Corporation
Total Time = 5h 02m 2s
Overall Rank = 77/776
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 9/120
Pre-race routine:

Woke up around 4 AM had my usual breakfast and head on to the venue.
Event warmup:

I had one gel, some water and went to warm up in the sea. High waves! I knew that this will be long day.
  • 41m 3s
  • 1900 meters
  • 02m 10s / 100 meters

Swim started and I choose more conservative strategy than week earlier. I know I am slow swimmer and I didn't feel all the adrenaline rush like week earlier. I was taking antibiotics till day before.
I felt quite bad during swim. There were highest waves that I have ever seen during triathlon. It will be hard day!
What would you do differently?:

One: don't get seek week between races. Two: As that was my A race, maybe its not a good idea to do hard race week before.
I cannot do much differently, I have to train more swim!
Transition 1
  • 02m 9s

Feel harsh after swim.
  • 2h 38m 2s
  • 90 kms
  • 34.17 km/hr

Mentally hard ride, didn't feel too good. First half of the course had a problem to stay focused until John, from 50+ passed me. I knew that he is a great biker. That was around half way through the bike course. I stayed somewhere behind him. I could see him 100, 200, 300 meters ahead, maybe later he got weaker or de-focused, so I cought him. We were pacing each other, taking turns, of course without drafting. (I don't like cheating!)

What would you do differently?:

Stay focused and move your legs!
Transition 2
  • 01m 24s
  • 1h 39m 24s
  • 21.1 kms
  • 04m 43s  min/km

Died on run. That was the worst run of my career. I was hoping below 1:35 run , but as time progressed I was fighting with my will to start walking!
I was getting stitches on both sites, but when I finished it turned out that everyone else was really struggling. 7th time in AG, 67th run overall thats improvement from last year!
What would you do differently?:

Train more!
Post race
Warm down:

Cool down in medical tent. Those people are so nice. 10 minutes massage after.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Not sure what went wrong, very hard race. I was taking antibiotics day before due to flu.

Event comments:

Will come again in the future.

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Last updated: 2012-06-04 12:00 AM
00:41:03 | 1900 meters | 02m 10s / 100meters
Age Group: 64/120
Overall: 411/776
Performance: Below average
Course: Very hard swim with lots of waves. Hardest swim i ever done.
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 02:09
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
02:38:02 | 90 kms | 34.17 km/hr
Age Group: 7/120
Overall: 61/776
Performance: Average
Course: Hard course with many steep hills, winds, sun, heavy rain.
Road: Smooth  Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks:
Time: 01:24
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
01:39:24 | 21.1 kms | 04m 43s  min/km
Age Group: 7/120
Overall: 67/776
Performance: Below average
Course: Swamps, rains, suns, everything...
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: 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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2012-12-09 9:33 PM

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Subject: Ironman 70.3 Laguna Phuket

2013-01-12 1:39 PM
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Timmins, ON. Canada
Subject: RE: Ironman 70.3 Laguna Phuket

Great Pictures!

Even though you had a hard time, you still did it right! Your times are still really good man!

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