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Ironman 70.3 Florida - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

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Orlando, Florida
United States
Ironman North America Athlete Services
80F / 27C
Total Time = 6h 12m 54s
Overall Rank = 1177/2048
Age Group = 25-29
Age Group Rank = 88/134
Pre-race routine:

Many, many visits to the Port-o-lets.
Event warmup:

  • 48m 27s
  • 2112 yards
  • 02m 17s / 100 yards

Good pacing throughout the swim. Was never gasping for breath or panicking, which ios an improvement overall my last race. Form fell apart the last 20% or so of the swim as I started to tire out.
What would you do differently?:

I would like to have shaved off about 4-5 minutes from my swim time, which would definitely be attainable.
Transition 1
  • 04m 51s

Stopped at port-o-let to drain some fluids.
What would you do differently?:

Avoid the bathroom if possible
  • 2h 51m
  • 56 miles
  • 19.65 mile/hr

This was a great course. Really enjoyed it.
What would you do differently?:

I would not lose my chain.
Transition 2
  • 02m 58s

Used the toilet again to drain some fluids. Quick about it though.
What would you do differently?:

Not use the bathroom if I could avoid it (without going in my shorts, like some people do. Not my cup of tea.
  • 2h 25m 41s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 11m 07s  min/mile

This was my second 1/2 ironman. The first one I had to walk quite a bit more. Overall 2:25 not bad. 1/2 marathon time was 1:58:00 when doing the run alone in 60 degree wether.
What would you do differently?:

Try to get my 1/2 marathon time to 10 minutes/mile pace
Post race
Warm down:

Just some light stretches.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Did not train enough for the event. My goal is to get a sub 6 hour half ironman and I think I can do that with more training.

Event comments:

All they had to eat after the race was pizza and that ran out right after I got mine. There were still a lot of athletes that hadn't finished the race yet. Only water to drink. No gatorade, no fruit. Very dissappointed with the variety of nourishment. Good giveaways though. Finisher T-shirt, nice medal, Ironman tote bag, running cap. Very impressed with the schwag they gave out.

Last updated: 2007-05-21 12:00 AM
00:48:27 | 2112 yards | 02m 17s / 100yards
Age Group: 115/134
Overall: 1511/2048
Performance: Average
Suit: None
Course: Single-loop lake swim.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 80F / 27C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Average Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 04:51
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
02:51:00 | 56 miles | 19.65 mile/hr
Age Group: 75/134
Overall: 990/2048
Performance: Average
Wind: Some with gusts
Course: A single-loop course with a few out-and back stretches. There were 3 water hand-off stations. There were some grade climbs and a number of hills to climb, nothing too treacherous though. THis was my first race, and only my 3rd time ever, riding my new Litespeed titanium tri bike. What a difference. I never felt like I was hitting a wall. Towards the end, felt a little tired but didn't burn out. Chain fell off while climbing one of the larger hills, was able to put it back on pretty quickly and probably only lost about a minute. There were a few times when I had a really good cadence going and had to break because the road went down to 2 lanes for a short time and I could pass bikers because there was no room between the cars and bikes. Not good.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:58
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Bad
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
02:25:41 | 13.1 miles | 11m 07s  min/mile
Age Group: 96/134
Overall: 1296/2048
Performance: Below average
Course: 3 loop course. A large portion of it was off-road through back trails with grass and dirt. There was some dirt kicked up into the air in some places, which you unavoidably inhaled which was not good. Water stations about every mile. They had coke, gatorade, water, ice, water sponges. Took a coke and water at every station. Gels 2 or 3 times.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %.95
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Bad
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2007-05-21 7:21 AM

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Tampa, FL
Subject: Ironman 70.3 Florida

2007-05-21 7:43 AM
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Orlando, FL
Subject: RE: Ironman 70.3 Florida
Sounds like a great race for you - congratulations! I have a Lightspeed too and LOVE it. I was one of the crazy pompom ladies at mile 40 if you happened to see us...everyone looked great so I'm sure you did too!
2007-05-21 7:07 PM
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Plant City, FL
Subject: RE: Ironman 70.3 Florida
Congrats on a great race! Awesome bike split, despite the chain!!
2007-05-25 10:02 AM
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Good Job on the race. Looks like you you blew past me on the bike though. Congrats on a great finish.
2007-05-25 10:16 AM
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Jacksonville, FL
Subject: RE: Ironman 70.3 Florida
Good job!
2007-05-30 8:38 PM
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South Florida
Subject: RE: Ironman 70.3 Florida
nice race!  bummer about the chain.  Looks like we are on the same race schedule...'cept I signed up for IMFL and will have to miss miamiman.  I'll come cheer you all on!

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