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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Ironman 70.3 Dubai
80F / 27C
Total Time = 4h 51m 44s
Overall Rank = 286/1521
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 50/230
Event warmup:

Just some stretching. No real warmup, other than the 1 mile walk to and from transition from the hotel and to swim start.
  • 37m 59s
  • 1900 meters
  • 02m / 100 meters

Very pleased with my swim performance. I had only swam a handful of time since September, so this was a great result.
Transition 1
  • 04m 47s
  • 2h 34m 14s
  • 90 kms
  • 35.01 km/hr

Really nice ride into the desert. Plenty of room on the fully closed course. I did see a couple pelotons and pace lines, but aside from a couple cheat groups it was a pretty clean race.

I could have pushed harder on the bike, but didn't want to burn myself out for the run. Easy first 50k into the wind. I finished the final 40k in 60min or less.
Transition 2
  • 00m
  • 1h 31m 25s
  • 21.1 kms
  • 04m 20s  min/km

Goal time was <90min... I guess I should have just pushed a little harder. I had a great run and enjoyed the course.

Volunteer support was amazing!
Post race
Warm down:

Lots of walking from T2 to the hotel.
Yoga later in the day.
Swim the next morning

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I raced to my current level of fitness. Probably could have pushed more in the bike, but that could have burned me out for the run.

Event comments:

First class all the way. The pre and post race banquet's were great programs and very good food. The race amenities and swag are far more than your typical triathlon. Great course support from spectators and volunteers.

Definitely give this one a look if you have the opportunity to go.

Last updated: 2017-02-04 12:00 AM
00:37:59 | 1900 meters | 02m / 100meters
Age Group: 106/230
Overall: 627/1521
Performance: Good
Suit: Sleeveless
Course: Point to Point course from the Jumeirah beach hotel marina to the transition area a Jumeirah public beach
Start type: Run Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 23C / 73F Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 04:47
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
02:34:14 | 90 kms | 35.01 km/hr
Age Group: 99/230
Overall: 532/1521
Performance: Good
Wind: Some with gusts
Course: Out and back course from Jumeirah beach hotel into the desert. Headwind out, tail wind back.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 90
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:00
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
01:31:25 | 21.1 kms | 04m 20s  min/km
Age Group: 50/230
Overall: 286/1521
Performance: Good
Course: Flat as flat can be... 3x 7km loop up and down the Jumeirah public beach on the run and bike paths.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %0
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
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] 4

2017-02-04 6:40 AM

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