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Ironman 70.3 California Oceanside - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

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Oceanside, California
United States
World Triathlon Corporation
65F / 18C
Total Time = 6h 27m 28s
Overall Rank = 1481/3472
Age Group = M55-59
Age Group Rank = 89/210
Pre-race routine:

10 hours of sleep! I saw Dana, ate at Robertos, went to the room, and had the best sleep ever.

It was otherwise a standard pre-race routine.
  • 37m 30s
  • 2112 yards
  • 01m 47s / 100 yards

Sheesh. Guys.

This was my best O'side swim, and I nailed a few things, like buoys.

This was the second rolling start at O'side, and I saw last year that people way over optimistically seed themselves. At the corral you could see people having second thoughts, and I found myself standing next to the vol with the 35 sign. I finished at 37, and it looks like not one guy passed me. A few women did - yes, guys think they're a lot better than they are ;) The Strava flyby shows that I passed about 1/3 of the field after the turn. The wall of people wasn't nearly as bad as last year, but I still could have started a lot sooner.

It was an advantage to know the course since there was blinding sun back into the harbor.

Yes, it also sucked that WTC cancelled the surf start.

I used two caps, and was just fine.
Transition 1
  • 05m 33s

It was a solid T1, like usual for me.
  • 3h 26m 13s
  • 56 miles
  • 16.29 mile/hr

Slow. Since I was only in shape for the swim, I took it really easy on the bike and run.

Pros: fig bars worked great like always. The weather was great. Shoe covers worked well. The sun screen wipes were great.

Cons: I forgot to put sunscreen on my neck!
Transition 2
  • 04m 45s

T2 was okay. I clipped my hat to the run belt, grabbed it and went.
  • 2h 13m 27s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 10m 11s  min/mile

Slowest ever :) I took it easy, and finished in good shape.

Despite being a lot slower this year, I ran the whole way, and didn't walk any hills like I did last year.

It was fun to have the tri club tents where we passed them a few times.
Post race
Warm down:

Here are the results

Event comments:

As always, the organizers and vols are terrific. The weather was magical, cool and sunny on the bike, slight overcast on the run.

I would have loved a beach start. Maybe next year.

Last updated: 2017-12-18 12:00 AM
00:37:30 | 2112 yards | 01m 47s / 100yards
Age Group: 51/210
Overall: 910/3472
Performance: Good
Suit: DeSoto
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 62F / 17C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 05:33
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
03:26:13 | 56 miles | 16.29 mile/hr
Age Group: 100/210
Overall: 1583/3472
Performance: Below average
Road:   Cadence: 100
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks:
Time: 04:45
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal
02:13:27 | 13.1 miles | 10m 11s  min/mile
Age Group: 89/210
Overall: 1142/3472
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
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] 5

2018-04-30 2:02 PM

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