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Memorial Hermann Ironman 70.3 Texas - Triathlon


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Galveston, Texas
United States
World Triathlon Corporation
80F / 27C
Sunny
Total Time = 6h 09m 44s
Overall Rank = 1092/
Age Group = 39
Age Group Rank = 160/
Pre-race routine:

up 4 hrs before start...coffee,2 ensures, sports drink
Event warmup:

stood around waiting for my wave
Swim
  • 39m 46s
  • 2112 yards
  • 01m 53s / 100 yards
Comments:

prob my best HIM swim yet. not necessarily my best time but had a good start and pace felt really good. was about the same pace as IMTX. never really try to be a hero in the swim..
What would you do differently?:

notadamnthing
Transition 1
  • 00m
Bike
  • 3h 01m
  • 56 miles
  • 18.56 mile/hr
Comments:

spent too much from my piggy bank on the bike even thought the time doesn't show it...having only ridden 282 miles since January I guess it could have been worse...there was really no wind going out. started raining around mile 20 and let up by the turnaround. was feeling really good going out and up to about mile 45 then I hit the wall. first time this has ever happened to me on the bike. all boils down to more miles in the saddle...
What would you do differently?:

trained more than 258 miles on the bike since January.
Transition 2
  • 00m
Run
  • 2h 22m 15s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 10m 52s  min/mile
Comments:

my worst HIM run so far...walked more than I ever have but enjoyed it...once I knew I wasn't going sub 2:00 I didn't try to kill myself. my pace in IMTX was a little faster than this one. overall was happy with the run just wasn't as fast as I would have liked it to be.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

lack of training.

Event comments:

volunteers at this race are awesome...




Last updated: 2015-01-23 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:39:46 | 2112 yards | 01m 53s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Suit: kit
Course: triangle
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 67F / 19C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
T1
Time: 00:00
Performance:
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
Biking
03:01:00 | 56 miles | 18.56 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Course: out and back
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence: 90
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 00:00
Overall:
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
Running
02:22:15 | 13.1 miles | 10m 52s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Course: 3 loopers
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall:
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

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Subject: RE: Memorial Hermann Ironman 70.3 Texas

Nice race!  Glad to read that you enjoyed it, as it definitely got a little... ummmm... WARM out there!

Agreed that the volunteers were terrific, too.

Congrats.

Matt

 

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