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Cozumel, Quintana Roo
Ironman Mexico
78F / 26C
Total Time = 13h 51m 45s
Overall Rank = 1301/2500
Age Group = 55-59
Age Group Rank = 37/57
Pre-race routine:

Chaos, swm start had changed to another area, not sure where the buses were for giving the bags to.
Event warmup:

None sat quietly away from the mass start.
  • 58m 58s
  • 3344 yards
  • 01m 46s / 100 yards

Started out behind the madness but didn't understand the course, thought that we were supposed to go out around the 1st buoy then head south along the coast. I kept going out past the 1st buoy (Looking at the coral & fish), not really getting to understand what I should be doing.
What would you do differently?:

Know the course
Transition 1
  • 13m 18s

poor work here. From the time I got my bag to the exit it was just too slow. Forgot to open the bonk bars and food on my bike & had issues opening them because hands where slippery from suntan lotion
What would you do differently?:

  • 6h 42m 23s
  • 112 miles
  • 16.70 mile/hr

Totally flat, well a couple of minor false flats, but the wind from 25KM to the turn back across the island was crazy strong. You had to be in areo the whole time.

Special needs was a problem they couldn't find my back and had to locate it myself. Penalty official almost took me out 2 times. He was overly aggressive in giving out drafting penalties I also couldn't tell if I had a penalty and went to the
What would you do differently?:

Not have IT band issues 6 weeks before the race.
Transition 2
  • 07m 52s

bike ask
  • 5h 49m 15s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 13m 20s  min/mile

Hot, then it rained, then rained some more. Had stomach issues, and needed a porta potty, but there were only 5 on the run course (yeah I counted). Once the stomach issues cleared I was able to get back to running.
What would you do differently?:

not sure but something.
Post race
Warm down:

Sat. Looked for food, post race was disorganized to say the least.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

IT band issues 6 weeks before the race

Event comments:

I'd do this race again because the venue is beautiful. But the race itself was a disorganized at times, example we were told that we needed to bring our race bags to the T1 area the day before the race, but once we got there, we were told to take the bags to the finish area. At the finish really no food, gatoraide, water and bananas. Be warned about the east side of the island winds they are something else.

Last updated: 2013-01-22 12:00 AM
00:58:58 | 3344 yards | 01m 46s / 100yards
Age Group: 34/57
Overall: 1301/2500
Performance: Average
Suit: N/A
Course: Course was changed due to the crazy currents that were present. It was a point to point from the hotel intercontintal to the Chankaab park.
Start type: Wade Plus: Shot
Water temp: 78F / 26C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 13:18
Performance: Bad
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
06:42:23 | 112 miles | 16.70 mile/hr
Age Group: 37/57
Overall: 37/2500
Performance: Good
Wind: Headwind with gusts
Course: Around the island 3 times
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 07:52
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
05:49:15 | 26.2 miles | 13m 20s  min/mile
Age Group: 37/57
Overall: 1379/2500
Performance: Average
Course: Flat out & back 3 loops
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2013-12-02 9:55 AM

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Subject: Ironman Cozumel

2013-12-05 2:20 PM
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Subject: RE: Ironman Cozumel
Nice job! That wind SUCKED! Did you get any blisters on the run from all the rain?
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