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Augusta, Georgia
United States
World Triathlon Corporation
69F / 21C
Total Time = 8h 56m
Overall Rank = 1441/3500
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 150/220
Pre-race routine:

Lots of walking to transition and to swim start.
Event warmup:

used all the walking as a warm up
  • 30m 41s
  • 2112 yards
  • 01m 27s / 100 yards

I was nervous thinking they were gonna have a treading water for 4 mins. They did not do that! We stood on the dock till it was time. I let everyone else go before I got in. I started with a nice and easy stroke, telling myself you did this on Friday morning to prepare mentally. Once I settled in I started passing ppl and thought everything was going to be alright. I passed someone backstroking less than 200 in and thought not me today. I did end up backstroking briefly toward the end I also had to hold onto a kayak briefly with about 150 yards to go.
What would you do differently?:

Try and keep calm at the end and finish strong.
Transition 1
  • 07m 12s

Opted to use the strippers. she got it right off so that was good. I also had them put sunscreen on me.
What would you do differently?:

nothing thought it went well
  • 2h 51m 17s
  • 56 miles
  • 19.62 mile/hr

I had a goal of under 3 hours. I did that! I had a hard time getting focused on the bike. I was worried about saving my legs for the run. Finally just started riding. The weather was perfect for a long ride. I thought the bike went by fairly quickly.
What would you do differently?:

Try and hold back a little more for the run
Transition 2
  • 04m 31s

need to learn how to rack my bike.
What would you do differently?:

Work on racking bike method
  • 2h 23m 48s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 10m 59s  min/mile

I saw my wife and kids right at mile one and that was inspiring that they were there. This was the first race they got to watch me. After I saw them my quads exploded and I thought this is going to be a long run. I ran to the first aid station and got to take a break and walk. I decided I would try and make it to every aid station before walking, My quads were on fire and couldn't do it. I looked at my watch to see where I was overall and I was surprised when I saw 4:40 at about 4-5 miles in. This gave me a thought maybe I could go sub 6. I started doing a run walk and that seemed to help time go by faster. I finally got at of my head and just ran. It helped that I rented a MyAthletelive and I got to see my family several time and they never saw me walk. I had a general Ideal where they would be and ran until I was past them. They were a big part of me finishing under my goal of 2:30. This was also my first half marathon. I was pleased with my 2:23
What would you do differently?:

Try and conserve some on the bike? I might could even implement Rule # 5 and harden the F@$% up
Post race
Warm down:

Walked and got Ice

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Using more on the bike? I am not sure if I could of done my first any better. I had a goal of sub 7 so I think I was pretty fast

Event comments:

The race was well organized with lots of volunteers everywhere. Running downtown was awesome. There were so many strangers that encouraged me the whole run it was unbelievable. I thought this was a great race for a first timer and would recommend it for anyone's first HIM. I will try and do this race again.

Last updated: 2013-06-21 12:00 AM
00:30:41 | 2112 yards | 01m 27s / 100yards
Age Group: 179/220
Overall: 1750/3500
Performance: Good
Suit: 2XU
Course: Point to point down stream
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 69F / 21C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Time: 07:12
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
02:51:17 | 56 miles | 19.62 mile/hr
Age Group: 131/220
Overall: 1144/3500
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Rolling hills some bumpy roads but overall good.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Too much
Time: 04:31
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
02:23:48 | 13.1 miles | 10m 59s  min/mile
Age Group: 150/220
Overall: 141/3500
Performance: Average
Course: Flat and unshaded from the sun
Keeping cool Average 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? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2013-09-30 6:09 PM

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Subject: Ironman 70.3 Augusta

2013-10-01 3:28 PM
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Almaden Valley, San Jose, California
Subject: RE: Ironman 70.3 Augusta
GREAT JOB!!!   I think your total time is a typo......   Wink
2013-10-01 8:10 PM
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Congrats and well done Mike!!
2013-10-01 10:57 PM
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Sendai, Japan
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Great job Mike!!!
2013-10-02 8:46 AM
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Yeah the time was 5:57:23
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