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Memorial Hermann Ironman 70.3 Texas - Triathlon

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Galveston, Texas
United States
World Triathlon Corporation
70F / 21C
Total Time = 5h 54m 4s
Overall Rank = 1116/
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 186/
Pre-race routine:

up at, 2 ensures, 600cal
Event warmup:

walk from truck to transition to water
  • 39m 57s
  • 2112 yards
  • 01m 53s / 100 yards

prob the most difficult swim yet..never really felt like I settled into a good pace due to waves and current and people not swimming in a straight line in front of me...
What would you do differently?:

nothing really to do diff
Transition 1
  • 05m 28s

wasn't trying to set any records...just took my time
What would you do differently?:

  • 2h 52m 14s
  • 56 miles
  • 19.51 mile/hr

smoked it on the way out and fought the headwinds on the way passed by Jennifer at about mile 50 which was awesome in many ways and allowed us to run the half mary together...
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 06m 1s

took my rush..
What would you do differently?:

  • 2h 10m 24s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 09m 57s  min/mile

ran the whole run with Jennifer which was awesome...considering my lack of training for this race I went into this race not knowing what to expect. we pushed each other and ran a solid half mary
What would you do differently?:

Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

lack of training

Last updated: 2013-12-03 12:00 AM
00:39:57 | 2112 yards | 01m 53s / 100yards
Age Group: 122/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Suit: xterra full
Course: rectangle
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 65F / 18C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Average Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 05:28
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
02:52:14 | 56 miles | 19.51 mile/hr
Age Group: 173/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Wind: Cross-winds
Course: out and back
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence: 85
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 06:01
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
02:10:24 | 13.1 miles | 09m 57s  min/mile
Age Group: 186/
Overall: 186/
Performance: Good
Course: 3 loop
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? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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