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IRONMAN Chattanooga 70.3 - Triathlon


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Chattanooga, Tennessee
United States
World Triathlon Corporation
75F / 24C
Overcast
Total Time = 5h 34m 36s
Overall Rank = 984/3037
Age Group = M45-49
Age Group Rank = 116/354
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 3:30am. Had stayed right downtown at the Hilton Garden Inn. Really a great location as it was about 2 blocks to transition. Great for family as well to get back in between times. Had a clif bar, cup of coffee, and a honey stinger waffle. Did my business in the room and headed to transition. Was done in transition by 4:45am and headed to the buses. Got to the swim start about 5:10am and waited, and waited, and waited. Given what I had heard I thought you were seeded by arrival time but they just allowed anyone/everyone to self seed upon arrival. Knowing this I would have probably stayed back in the room a while longer and relaxed versus sitting on the asphalt for an hour and a half at the swim start.
Event warmup:

No warmup other than the walk down the ramp to jump in.
Swim
  • 20m 20s
  • 1800 yards
  • 01m 08s / 100 yards
Comments:

Nice swim
What would you do differently?:

Nothing
Transition 1
  • 05m 50s
Comments:

Took my time here, very long run out of transition and into
What would you do differently?:

Nothing besides get more sunscreen
Bike
  • 2h 47m 7s
  • 56 miles
  • 20.11 mile/hr
Comments:

Overall pretty happy with my performance. Never having raced a WTC event I was quite shocked at the amount of pelotons that came by, but I was racing myself so didn't let that bother me. I had a group pass me just before Chickamauga that seemed like a hundred of so riders. It was actually comical. Paced pretty well but at mile 54 my chain popped off and had to dismount and work with it for several minutes.
What would you do differently?:

Not have my chain pop off?
Transition 2
  • 03m 40s
Comments:

Took my time here again. Really tried to clean up my hands after having to deal with chain troubles. Grabbed what I needed and headed out.
Run
  • 2h 17m 39s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 10m 31s  min/mile
Comments:

Pretty nice run course, there are some short burst hills, and one that just zapped me about mile 5 and then you get to do it again :(
What would you do differently?:

started out a little slower. I tried to divide into 3 segments of 2 five milers and then a 5K. Figured I would assess how I felt after 5 miles and decided what to do from there. It was evident that I was not going to be able to go any harder and really just needed to hold on. Averaged about 9:45's for the first half and closer to 11:00's for the last half. Not terrible at all but could not take in much nutrition. Have to get that figured out before CdA
Post race
Warm down:

Got a bottle of water, found family, and picked up bike out of transition. Walked back to hotel, loaded the van and left to go meet friends for lunch. Actually felt pretty decent, stomach was not as bad as it has been after much shorter races.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Weight

Event comments:

Having been my first WTC event, I was impressed with the organization, safety, and support. You definitely pay for it but you have to pay for quality in many things.




Last updated: 2016-12-27 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:20:20 | 1800 yards | 01m 08s / 100yards
Age Group: 870/354
Overall: 103/3037
Performance: Good
150 bpm average HR
Suit: sleeveless ROKA
Course: Swim course altered somewhat due to increased flow from dam causing difficulties for pros. Being a slow swimmer I was pretty okay with this and felt like I was flying. Actually drafted pretty well and was able to hang out to some feet.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 72F / 22C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
T1
Time: 05:50
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
No
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
Biking
02:47:07 | 56 miles | 20.11 mile/hr
Age Group: 124/354
Overall: 907/3037
Performance: Average
150bpm average HR
Wind: None
Course: Lollipop and fast course
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 81
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 03:40
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
Running
02:17:39 | 13.1 miles | 10m 31s  min/mile
Age Group: 116/354
Overall: 984/3037
Performance: Below average
161bpm average heart rate
Course: Two loop, across a few bridges
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

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2017-05-22 4:24 PM
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Sounded like a nice race!  Congrats! Any reason for the chain popping off?

2017-05-22 6:36 PM
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None that I can rationalize. I had already crossed all the bumpy track areas and was coming back on the last couple of smoother miles. Had just started a small little climb, no shifting, and just popped off. I have the bike in the shop now getting a saddle put on (road a loaner during the race and loved it), I'll follow back up with what they find, if anything.
2017-05-22 9:42 PM
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Congrats on your day!
2017-05-23 9:23 AM
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Thanks appreciate it!
2017-05-23 9:33 AM
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Sounds like a great race! Good Job!!



2017-05-23 12:30 PM
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Thanks alot!
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