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Lawrence, Kansas
United States
World Triathlon Corporation
80F / 27C
Total Time = 5h 37m 18s
Overall Rank = 465/1300
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 78/178
Pre-race routine:

Camped out at Clinton Lake again this year in the same spot as last year with Patrick(Jayhox) and Brandon. Camping out is the only way to do this race. Our spot is in the shade and about 100 yards from the finish line. We had some storms roll through overnight, but the tents held up and we stayed dry.
Event warmup:

2 transition race, so that means I will forget to drop some thing off, and of course I did. Set up T2 first, forgot my gels. So I walked back to our camping spot and took those back over. Then there was the half mile walk down to T1 and the swim start. Forgot my goggles, so back up the hill to the campsite to grab them.

On the way back down the hill I saw Reece(reecealan) laid out on the pavement, next to his bike. Not a great start to the day. Luckily, he reassured me he was okay and he was going to stick around to cheer us on.
  • 36m 1s
  • 2112 yards
  • 01m 43s / 100 yards

Water was choppier than I was expecting. There were alot of breaststrokers out there and since I was in one of the last waves to go off and visibility is non existent I got kicked a handfull of times.
Transition 1
  • 05m 1s

No hurry here.
  • 3h 06m 42s
  • 56 miles
  • 18.05 mile/hr

I dropped my chain for the first time ever on a practice ride the day before. I had the bike mechanic make some adjustments, but I dropped it again at mile 11. I had a bad feeling it was going to happen all day. Luckily it only happened that one time. On top of that my front derailleur was not cooperating, so I was stuck in the small ring for a majority of the first 25 miles. Once I was able to get it back into the big ring I left it there hoping it wouldn't cook my legs for the run.
Transition 2
  • 02m 28s

Nothing fancy, changed socks and put my shoes on and I was off.
  • 1h 47m 6s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 08m 14s  min/mile

This is my favorite run course of any event I have ever done. Being able to run through the campgrounds with spectators around you the whole way is very motivating.

Started out a little to fast. I was able to run the whole way with the exception of the aid stations. I even made it up the big hill both times. Last year I had to walk the hill both times. Overall I finished strong and am happy with the run.
What would you do differently?:

Drink a little less.
Post race
Warm down:

Lots of Chocolate milk, a sandwich and a bag of chips. Washed that down with a beer. Jayhox, Reecealan, and Trijayhawkryan, and I watched the rest of the runners going through the course from our campsite.

We were able to meet and talk to Hines Ward post race as well. He was gracious enough to take a picture with us and even talked to us for about 15 minutes. I was certainly impressed he gave us so much time. He seems to be embracing the lifestyle.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Laziness and lack of time in the saddle.

Event comments:

Being able to camp at the race site and the run course make this a cant miss race for me. Plus, it is only about 30 minutes from my house.

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Last updated: 2013-01-15 12:00 AM
00:36:01 | 2112 yards | 01m 43s / 100yards
Age Group: 63/178
Overall: 449/1300
Performance: Good
Suit: Aqua Sphere Phantom
Course: Counterclockwise loop in Clinton Lake.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 72F / 22C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Average Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 05:01
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
03:06:42 | 56 miles | 18.05 mile/hr
Age Group: 109/178
Overall: 694/1300
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Course: Nice rollers out in west Lawrence.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Bad Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:28
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
01:47:06 | 13.1 miles | 08m 14s  min/mile
Age Group: 78/178
Overall: 465/1300
Performance: Good
1.7 mi 1.7 mi 13:06 4:03:18 7:56/mi 2.2 mi 0.6 mi 4:24 4:07:42 7:59/mi 4.8 mi 2.6 mi 19:09 4:26:51 7:30/mi 6.6 mi 1.8 mi 14:06 4:40:57 7:50/mi 8.2 mi 1.6 mi 14:24 4:55:21 8:59/mi 8.8 mi 0.6 mi 4:48 5:00:09 8:00/mi 11.3 mi 2.6 mi 21:26 5:21:35 8:24/mi 13.1 mi 1.8 mi 15:43 5:37:18 8:43/mi Total 13.1 mi 1:47:06 5:37:18 8:10/mi
Course: Two loops around the park.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Too much
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
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

2013-06-10 10:40 AM

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Shawnee, KS
Subject: Ironman 70.3 Kansas

2013-06-10 5:42 PM
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Subject: RE: Ironman 70.3 Kansas
great race jon. Hoping I see you all at some point this year!
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