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Ironman 70.3 Steelhead - Triathlon

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Benton Harbor, Michigan
United States
World Triathlon Corporation
Total Time = 5h 19m 11s
Overall Rank = 346/
Age Group = 55-59
Age Group Rank = 9/
  • 36m 39s
  • 2112 yards
  • 01m 44s / 100 yards
Transition 1
  • 05m 13s
  • 2h 36m 5s
  • 56 miles
  • 21.53 mile/hr

I realized that my Garmin Vector 2 pedals when I'm in high gear (which I don't do in training) the connector for the antenna pod was too close to the chain. On a downhill I felt something odd with my pedal. I looked down as saw that the connector had popped out but had not broken off. One more revolution of the pedals and I would have lost it. I stopped to plug it back in and the pedals had to go through the entire setup sequence. To get this to work right, I had to stop stop AGAIN for them to connector properly to my 920XT. This wasted a few minutes and about 20-30 people I had just past went by me. when I started back up, I had to re-pass all the same people. This wasted both time and energy. Even with this, I had my second fastest HIM bike split.
Transition 2
  • 03m 58s
  • 1h 57m 21s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 08m 58s  min/mile

I carried my own Gatorade endurance and water with electrolyte. I drank a few sips every few minutes. All told I drank about 60 oz of fluid. This worked out well, as this was probably the least dehydrated I've been in an HIM, and I think my 3rd fastest bike of any distance. Trainerroad has really helped my biking. With the reduced running, I still was only 7 seconds per mile slower than last year.
What would you do differently?:

Having knee surgery last December really force me to scale back my running to about 40% of what I did the previous year.
Post race
Warm down:

Not much. Keeping better hydrated I was able to enjoy pigging out at the post-race meal.

Event comments:

Well run race.

Last updated: 2017-07-02 12:00 AM
00:36:39 | 2112 yards | 01m 44s / 100yards
Age Group: 10/
Overall: 359/
Suit: Full
Start type: Run Plus:
Water temp: 74F / 23C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 05:13
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
02:36:05 | 56 miles | 21.53 mile/hr
Age Group: 14/
Overall: 289/
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Below average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 03:58
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal Good
01:57:21 | 13.1 miles | 08m 58s  min/mile
Age Group: 17/
Overall: 495/
Performance: Good
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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

2018-10-22 5:47 AM

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