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Memorial Hermann Ironman Texas - Triathlon

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The Woodlands, Texas
United States
World Triathlon Corporation
Total Time = 13h 25m 25s
Overall Rank = 1041/2341
Age Group = M45-49
Age Group Rank = 133/276
  • 1h 35m 25s
  • 3800 meters
  • 02m 31s / 100 meters

Wore wet suit. Swim training this year was close to non-existent. Established a comfortable endurance pace and stuck with it.
Transition 1
  • 08m 7s
  • 5h 53m 57s
  • 112 miles
  • 18.99 mile/hr

HR monitor quit about an hour into the ride. Paced by feel. Kept things very comfortable and felt fresh and strong the whole race.
Transition 2
  • 08m 14s
  • 5h 39m 42s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 12m 58s  min/mile

Slowest IM "run" ever! Job change in April killed my run training. slogged it out with lots of walking. New going into the race that this would be the case.
Post race
Event comments:

Great race, great venue!

Last updated: 2014-09-15 12:00 AM
01:35:25 | 3800 meters | 02m 31s / 100meters
Age Group: 213/276
Overall: 0/2341
Performance: Below average
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 08:07
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
05:53:57 | 112 miles | 18.99 mile/hr
Age Group: 107/276
Overall: 0/2341
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 08:14
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
05:39:42 | 26.2 miles | 12m 58s  min/mile
Age Group: 159/276
Overall: 0/2341
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

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