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Chattahoochee Challenge Half Iron Triathlon - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

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Columbus, Georgia
United States
41F / 5C
Total Time = 5h 28m 53s
Overall Rank = 19/167
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 1/18
Pre-race routine:

Stay warm with several layers of clothes, hit porta potty
  • 34m 40s
  • 2112 yards
  • 01m 38s / 100 yards
Transition 1
  • 02m 26s

Very slow due to cold weather, had to put on long sleeve bike jersey over wet body which was a little slow
  • 2h 56m 49s
  • 56 miles
  • 19.00 mile/hr

Very hilly bike course
What would you do differently?:

Not lose drink bottle after half way
Transition 2
  • 01m 17s

Had to remove long sleeve jersey so a little extra time used there. Still best in age group
  • 1h 53m 51s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 08m 41s  min/mile

bad 1st mile but settled in and got going later and started to feel better
What would you do differently?:

too long for zoot race shoes, developed bad blister about mile 5 but didn't slow me down. Next time stick with real shoes
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

hilly and windy bike ride

Event comments:

Need some aid stations on bike ride with gels and real drinks that fit into bike bottle holders, those water bottles were useless

Last updated: 2013-01-04 12:00 AM
00:34:40 | 2112 yards | 01m 38s / 100yards
Age Group: 3/18
Overall: 0/167
Performance: Good
Suit: xterra sleeveless
Course: 2/3 down river then turn around and come back up stream to boat ramp
Start type: Dive Plus: Waves
Water temp: 63F / 17C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:26
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
02:56:49 | 56 miles | 19.00 mile/hr
Age Group: 2/18
Overall: 0/167
Performance: Good
Wind: Strong
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 85
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:17
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Bad
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
01:53:51 | 13.1 miles | 08m 41s  min/mile
Age Group: 3/18
Overall: 0/167
Performance: Good
55 minutes at the halfway mark was the only split I could get
Course: 3 out and backs tied together and repeated twice
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? No
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? No
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2013-04-28 4:34 PM

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Foley, AL
Subject: Chattahoochee Challenge Half Iron Triathlon

2013-05-08 4:42 PM
in reply to: #4718003

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Gulf Shores, AL
Subject: RE: Chattahoochee Challenge Half Iron Triathlon
congrats on AG win Dana! I bet we swam further at the mullet man!
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