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Ironman 70.3 Coeur d'Alene - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
United States
World Triathlon Corporation
80F / 27C
Total Time = 8h 38m 2s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 50-54
Age Group Rank = 99/120
Pre-race routine:

Estimated finish time of 8:36:32 updated to 8:38:02 on Ironman website.
  • 56m
  • 2112 yards
  • 02m 39s / 100 yards

Started with the 46-55 minute group.
What would you do differently?:

Swim faster. Everything else was fine.
Transition 1
  • 08m 7s

It was a long trip from the beach to transition, and then from transition to the bike mount area. My wetsuit got caught on my timing chip strap, and I had to struggle with that a bit. Took a few seconds extra to put my wetsuit, goggles, and cap in a plastic bag, as they had advised.
What would you do differently?:

Would probably skip this in the future and just throw them over the bike rack, as I usually do.
  • 4h 00m 26s
  • 56 miles
  • 13.97 mile/hr

Went through three Aerodrink bottles of Gatorade and PowerAde. Ate three Clif bars and two salty sweet nut bars. One pee stop at a park bathroom. Rode most of the way with the same group of people, but then I think I fell behind with about 15 miles to go and rode the rest of the way solo.
What would you do differently?:

Ride faster.
Transition 2
  • 06m 46s

Could barely walk when I got off my bike. I was really wobbly and had to take it easy so I wouldn't fall. Pee stop at the transition porta potties. Stopped for sunscreen.
What would you do differently?:

Maybe pee myself instead of using the porta potty and also not stop for sunscreen.
  • 3h 26m 43s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 15m 47s  min/mile

I hurt. Every part of my body hurt. And I started getting leg cramps the last four miles. I probably walked most of the course.
What would you do differently?:

I don't know. I gave it everything I had. Sadly, I finished 8:02 after the cut-off time (8:30:00), so the race counts as a DNF for me.
Post race
Warm down:

Pizza and watermelon.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

My body.

Event comments:

Great race venue, lots of volunteers, and lots of locals turning out to cheer us on. Sadly, although this would be a great first race, it was still beyond my abilities at this time as I finished 6:32 after the 8:30:00 cutoff, so it counts as a DNF. They still gave me a medal and finisher's had when I crossed the finish line. So, I'll have to try again next year!

Last updated: 2016-06-27 12:00 AM
00:56:00 | 2112 yards | 02m 39s / 100yards
Age Group: 103/120
Overall: 2234/
Performance: Good
Suit: Sleeveless shorty
Start type: Wade Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 61F / 16C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 08:07
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
04:00:26 | 56 miles | 13.97 mile/hr
Age Group: 96/120
Overall: 2209/
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 63
Turns: Good Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 06:46
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Bad
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal
03:26:43 | 13.1 miles | 15m 47s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/120
Overall: 0/
Performance: Bad
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Too hard
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

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