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Galveston, Texas
United States
World Triathlon Corporation
60F / 16C
Total Time = 6h 19m 7s
Overall Rank = 1469/2700
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 161/221
Pre-race routine:

Got up at 4:00 and ate two servings of oatmeal and a Monster. Got dressed and headed for the start. Cold wind and rain were the order of the morning. Tried to relax and stay warm. Put my running stuff in a plastic bag. That turned out to be a good idea. Dry running shoes was really nice.
Event warmup:

No warm up. Just attended the Tri for Him pre race prayer.
  • 48m 39s
  • 2112 yards
  • 02m 18s / 100 yards

Rough swim. Roughest I have ever faced. I must have swallowed a pint of seawater by the first turn. I never felt like I found a rhythm. I fed the fish a bit about 2/3 of the way through. Felt better after that.
What would you do differently?:

I would not wear standard goggles again.. I will switch to Aqua Spheres for the next ugly swim.
Transition 1
  • 05m 12s

Wetsuit strippers rocked!
What would you do differently?:

I put on arm warmers for the ride.. I would skip that.
  • 2h 36m 6s
  • 56 miles
  • 21.52 mile/hr

Felt really good on the bike. Tailwind at first let me keep 26 or 27 all the way out. The headwind back was interesting but was still able to keep a decent pace. I rode a Flo 80 front and Flo rear disc. No wind related issues.
What would you do differently?:

No arm warmers. They were too much. Good ride.
Transition 2
  • 03m 45s

Listened to the winning pro finish while I put my running shoes on. Wore Smartwool socks. AWESOME! No blisters at all.
What would you do differently?:

  • 2h 45m 25s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 12m 38s  min/mile

I am a slow runner( Im 6'2" and 230#) but I felt good and ran the whole thing. The smell of honey suckle was awesome! The crowds were some of the best ever!
What would you do differently?:

Not much
Post race
Warm down:

Pizza and a coke. Then warm clothes.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Need more run training

Event comments:

I will be back for sure!!!

Last updated: 2014-04-08 12:00 AM
00:48:39 | 2112 yards | 02m 18s / 100yards
Age Group: 150/221
Overall: 1594/2700
Performance: Below average
Suit: yes
Course: Triangle open water in Galveston bay
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 67F / 19C Current: High
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Below average Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 05:12
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
02:36:06 | 56 miles | 21.52 mile/hr
Age Group: 103/221
Overall: 840/2700
Performance: Good
Wind: Strong with gusts
Course: Out and back along the coast. Rain and wind.
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence: 100
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 03:45
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
02:45:25 | 13.1 miles | 12m 38s  min/mile
Age Group: 161/221
Overall: 1469/2700
Performance: Average
Course: 3 loop course. flat
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] 5

2014-04-08 1:59 PM

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Subject: Memorial Hermann Ironman 70.3 Texas

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Good job, man!  That swim was killer!

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