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Ironman 70.3 Florida - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

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Orlando, Florida
United States
Ironman North America Athlete Services
84F / 29C
Total Time = 6h 52m 51s
Overall Rank = 1650/2048
Age Group = m30-34
Age Group Rank = 230/271
Pre-race routine:

ate a banana at home. drank some coffee. got super nervous. joel and i left my house at 4:15am
Event warmup:

waited in line at port-o-john for 30 mintues while having to drop a duece. it was horrible. i think i wasted all of my energy trying to hold it together for that long. i will remember to stop before the race the next time.
  • 41m 8s
  • 2112 yards
  • 01m 56s / 100 yards

i actually liked this swim. it finally helped to get past the anticipation from the last few days...
What would you do differently?:

i raced this part exactly as planned. start slow and stay outside. it was great. i could have been faster, but i don't care. i did what i had planned.
Transition 1
  • 06m 11s

ok, pretty good here considering how far it was to my bike from the water. i did much better this time than the last race. i still need to figure out a better way to get my stuff laid out before so that i can just pick it up and go...but, overall i did better.
What would you do differently?:

maybe separate my stuff better for both transitions.
  • 3h 13m 52s
  • 56 miles
  • 17.33 mile/hr

i cramped bad in my left hammy at mile 32...that made me nervous. but, i had a fairly strong ride. when i got of the bike i cramped again and nearly fell with my bike because my legs wouldn't hold me up well. made for a long run....
What would you do differently?:

i forgot to get water in my bottles before the race and didn't figure it out until mile 10. I have got to remember that for next race. I think I wouldn't have cramped if I would have had gatorade and water. I was 2 hours into racing before I had any nutrition. That was tough.
Transition 2
  • 05m 11s

I was just trying not to cramp super bad heading into the run. drank some gatorade, had a bite of powerbar and headed out. again, did better in this transiton than in my last race.
What would you do differently?:

have things a bit more organized.
  • 2h 46m 29s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 12m 43s  min/mile

hardest 13 mile run i have ever done. ran last 10 with Joel. i am sure that is the only way I made it through. left hammy cramped bad a couple times. salt tabs seemed to work well though once i got them in my system. this was so slow, but it couldn't have been that much faster. i have never in my life been so spent. i had nothin.
What would you do differently?:

train more. i think i am just about 5 more training months away from doing this race very comfortably.
Post race
Warm down:

walked for a while, tried to talk to Lisa and I just kept getting emotional...which was bizarre. spun legs out on bike to get to the parking lot. got home and took a shower, then rubbed ben-gay all over my legs.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

i need to be in better shape. as much as i have improved, this was the limit to what my body could do.

Event comments:

i rate this race as great because i finished. it was horribly awesome. i loved it. i hated it. i am planning the next one right now....

Last updated: 2007-05-17 12:00 AM
00:41:08 | 2112 yards | 01m 56s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/271
Overall: 0/2048
Performance: Good
Suit: none
Course: counter clockwise 1.2 mile loop in bay lake. water was nice. i stayed way in there was never anyone to my right so that i would not have to deal with the traffic. felt real good in the water the whole time. no wetsuit, but the water was super warm.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 80F / 27C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
Time: 06:11
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
03:13:52 | 56 miles | 17.33 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/271
Overall: 0/2048
Performance: Average
hr stayed pretty solid at 150 unless going up hill. got as high as 170 a couple times.
Wind: Some with gusts
Course: they said this was flat and the winds were supposed to be non-exisitant...bulls&%# and bulls*&#. it was super tough and exploded my legs by mile 40.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 80
Turns: Good Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Below average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 05:11
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike Below average
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
02:46:29 | 13.1 miles | 12m 43s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/271
Overall: 0/2048
avg hr 164 (max hr 181)
Course: fairly flat, asphalt trail and dirt trail. 3 loops.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %4
Overall: Good
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] 4

2007-05-21 1:18 PM

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Subject: Ironman 70.3 Florida

2007-05-21 7:01 PM
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Plant City, FL
Subject: RE: Ironman 70.3 Florida
Congrats on finishing it up strong!!  The hills and wind were a force, but looks like you took 'em down!!
2007-05-24 6:56 PM
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Tampa, FL
Subject: RE: Ironman 70.3 Florida
Great job!!
2013-05-21 9:04 AM
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Subject: RE: Ironman 70.3 Florida
good job! Sounds like it was a tough day.
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