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Ironman Boulder - Triathlon

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Boulder, Colorado
United States
World Triathlon Corporation
90F / 32C
Total Time = 12h 46m 55s
Overall Rank = 710/2769
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 100/390
Pre-race routine:

Got to race on time.
Event warmup:

Walk all over the huge T1 getting stuff in place for the race and getting to the swim start.
  • 1h 33m
  • 4224 yards
  • 02m 12s / 100 yards

Shoulder tightened up some on the swim.
What would you do differently?:

Need a swim coach.
Transition 1
  • 08m

it was pretty crowded and t1 was very long. I was pretty tired from the swim, just paced myself through t1.
  • 6h 19m
  • 112 miles
  • 17.73 mile/hr

Was solid through mile 90, but with stomach issues and down 800 calories the last 3 hills just kicked my butt. (also altitude and moderate 90F temps added to fatigue).
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 10m

I was totally spent after the bike and just slogged through the very long t2, leaning on my bike.
  • 4h 35m
  • 26.2 miles
  • 10m 30s  min/mile

Started out low on calories off the bike, sucky pace, just let the training kick in took in calories and fluids as I could and increased pace from mile 1 through 13 before slowing back down mile 17 to the end. Did as well as I could (thin air, mild stomach issues, moderate heat, 10 weeks after last IM, all contributed).
What would you do differently?:

Nothing hit it as best I could
Post race
Warm down:

Hobble to car.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

thin air, mild stomach issues, moderate heat, 10 weeks after last IM, all contributed. All in all was a pretty good day.

Event comments:

Post race area was sucky with no tables or anywhere to sit down and eat, no porta poties. The post-race was really the weakest part of the entire day. The course was solid, support good, post race, meh.

Last updated: 2015-08-09 12:00 AM
01:33:00 | 4224 yards | 02m 12s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/390
Overall: 1700/2769
Performance: Average
Suit: Tri
Course: Single loop moderate chop.
Start type: Run Plus:
Water temp: 76F / 25C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Average Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Average
Time: 08:00
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
06:19:00 | 112 miles | 17.73 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/390
Overall: 1400/2769
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Course: First 2 x 40 mile laps were fine, but the hills at mile 90, 97 and 102 sucked.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 10:00
Overall: Bad
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Bad
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
04:35:00 | 26.2 miles | 10m 30s  min/mile
Age Group: 100/390
Overall: 710/2769
Performance: Below average
Course: The course was 2 loop with 6 mile uphill that kicked my butt from mile 19 through 25.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
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

2015-08-09 2:35 AM

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Subject: Ironman Boulder

2015-08-10 10:38 AM
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Awesome race Steve! Thanks for posting and get ready for your next race. Again, CONGRATS!!!!!
2015-08-10 10:10 PM
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I think we must have swam in the same lake - I had stomach issues as well. You had a great race, congrats!!

2015-08-11 2:24 PM
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nice job !
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