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Bone Island Tri - Half Iron Course - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

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Key West, Florida
United States
Questor Multisport & Set Up Events
80F / 27C
Total Time = 7h 46m 6s
Overall Rank = 137/161
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Got into Key West on Thursday night, Friday spent doing packet pickup and dropping my stuff at transition. This would be my first Half and I fell off the training wagon back in October, I couldn't bring myself to get any kind of training going plus my gym membership expired and I never made it to the masters swimming in Charleston. In addition the local bike fitter was out of town by the time I had saved the funds for a bike fit on my B12 so I was less than confident in the fit. So the goal was to have fun and finish in the time limit.
Event warmup:

Walked from the rental house to the transition, it ended up half way between transition and the finish line. Got on the trolley and to the swim start.
  • 42m 10s
  • 2112 yards
  • 01m / 100 yards

Well overall it was about what I should have expected what with the no swimming in 3 months ... I am happy with my performance though. A lot of swimmers were having trouble. My sighting wasn't great but the crazy strong current and choppy water made it difficult for anyone. I also tore two large rips into the wetsuit when putting it on, fixable though.
What would you do differently?:

Train consistently,focused and with a will. That is going to be a common thread on this report.
Transition 1
  • 03m 25s

Swim exited onto a pier which was good for keeping sand off but wasn't great for running on so I walked to the wetsuit strippers and got to transition. I took my time as I was going for a finish only so it was longer than required but I was good to go when I left.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing,I had everything where I wanted it and if was trying for speed could have cut a minute off easily.
  • 3h 21m 21s
  • 56 miles
  • 16.69 mile/hr

Need to get on the bike more, couldn't get comfortable to stay in aero which would have helped with the wind. Not a bad course beautiful scenery and ok shoulder. Turn around had to wait a bit but not as bad as some I've heard about.
What would you do differently?:

Consistent training
Transition 2
  • 05m 37s

Again taking it slow was just going for finish and at that point had plenty of time.
  • 3h 33m 34s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 16m 18s  min/mile

This sucked. First lap was ok, able to get a run/walk combo going but by the second loop my feet were killing me ended up with pressure bruises and my blisters had blisters. Last 5 miles or so was hobling but I finished!!
What would you do differently?:

Train consistently and with a will
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of Training

Event comments:

I loved this race and will be back proper trained for 2014. Bone Island kicked my but 2013 I'll repay the favor 2014.

Last updated: 2012-04-12 12:00 AM
00:42:10 | 2112 yards | 01m / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 96/161
Performance: Average
Suit: Xterra
Course: Point to point with the current, thank goodness, with a swim out around a pier.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 75F / 24C Current: High
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Good Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Below average
Time: 03:25
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
03:21:21 | 56 miles | 16.69 mile/hr
Age Group: 12/
Overall: 126/161
Performance: Below average
Wind: Strong
Course: 28 Mile out and back, 25 mph head wind on the way out but tail wind on the way back. Pull off rest stops on the course
Road: Rough Dry Cadence: 74
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 05:37
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
03:33:34 | 13.1 miles | 16m 18s  min/mile
Age Group: 14/
Overall: 149/161
Performance: Bad
Course: 2 loops then through some neighborhoods into duval st and to the finish
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
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] 5

2013-01-31 12:21 PM

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Coastal Carolina
Subject: Bone Island Tri - Half Iron Course

2013-02-01 5:33 AM
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Subject: RE: Bone Island Tri - Half Iron Course
Tripopo---nice report and glad you met your goal of finishing even though your "blisters had blisters". Me and MaryLotus will be there again next year if at all possible.
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