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Show Low, Arizona
United States
81F / 27C
Total Time = 6h 21m 50s
Overall Rank = 17/45
Age Group = M35-39
Age Group Rank = 3/7
  • 41m 42s
  • 2112 yards
  • 01m 58s / 100 yards

I wasn't pushing it, but I held a better pace than I expected. For a change, I caught some short drafts.
Transition 1
  • 04m 42s

Took my time, sprayed on sun screen, etc.
  • 3h 10m 43s
  • 57.2 miles
  • 18.00 mile/hr

I lost a bottle at some point, and coming back into the park my rear storage popped open twice on the expansion joints. I felt good at the 2/3 mark, but the last 1/3 we had a tough headwind into the uphill section of the course. I quickly realized my 3 hour goal was blowing away.
What would you do differently?:

I probably overbiked, given my run issues. I did hold my aero position pretty well, only getting out when I was climbing at less than 12 mph, although with the wind I probably should have stayed down more.
Transition 2
  • 04m 34s

Took my time again.
  • 2h 20m 11s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 10m 42s  min/mile

Ouch... This was humbling. Coming off the bike, I could feel my quads were close to cramping, so I tried to take it easy. But after about 4 miles, the wheels came off, and my walk breaks got longer and longer. My stomach was also "sloshy", so I didn't take in any calories to speak of, just water.
What would you do differently?:

I think I need to train to effectively run at a slower pace. I also need to figure out my fueling, so I don't have stomach issues next time.
Post race
Warm down:

Hung out with my family, rested a bit, then enjoyed the nice lunch. Official results here:

What limited your ability to perform faster:

The wind definitely affected everyone (top 5 times were 10-20 minutes slower than last year). My swim was better than expected, my run much worse than expected. Still thrilled to have hit the podium on my first half-Ironman.

Event comments:

Great race with a very family friendly venue. My wife said it was the best race so far for her to cheer me on with our 5- and 7-year-old boys. They could play on the swings or hang around the beautiful lake waiting for me.

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Last updated: 2019-06-10 12:00 AM
00:41:42 | 2112 yards | 01m 58s / 100yards
Age Group: 3/7
Overall: 20/45
Performance: Good
Suit: BlueSeventy Fusion
Course: Simple triangular course in a beautiful lake. Water was very comfortable, if murky. Sighting was a little tough into the sun initially, but cleared up quickly.
Start type: Wade Plus: Shot
Water temp: 65F / 18C Current: Low
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 04:42
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
03:10:43 | 57.2 miles | 18.00 mile/hr
Age Group: 2/7
Overall: 16/45
Performance: Average
Wind: Headwind with gusts
Course: Overall, course was good. There were two long stretches along fairly busy open roads, but I didn't have any problems with the traffic. The middle sections were beautiful country roads.
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 04:34
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
02:20:11 | 13.1 miles | 10m 42s  min/mile
Age Group: 4/7
Overall: 24/45
Performance: Below average
Course: About 1/4 on dirt path around the lake, rest on pavement or dirt roads. Not very hilly, and quite nice.
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
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

2019-06-10 1:52 PM


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