MightyMan Half Iron Triathlon - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

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Montauk, New York
United States
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Total Time = 6h 27m 18s
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Pre-race routine:

to start off i did this race last year and was my first 70.3, hope you guys enjoy!

Its been a week since the half ironman and boy do i say that was quite an adventure. Its my favortie race and distance so far! For me my race really started when i woke up at 5AM to get ready. Before the race nothing much went on just changed and got everything together in my transition. First thing i notice is the cold! I was freezing just walking outside but luckily the cold is where i thrive. I knew it would be a great battle when i looked up and saw Orion in the night sky!
  • 40m 49s
  • 1931 meters
  • 02m 07s / 100 meters

With my wetsuit the only thing keeping me warm i head into the water and the race started once i got to the start, bit close there! I was so happy that the water felt warm and i was able to go at a good strong pace. Through the swim i had to ease up on the kicking because i knew that I had to be conserving my legs for the last 5+ hours of this race. The wetsuit kept me nice and warm for a good strong swim. Only complaint was the run-up after the swim because it probably took away a minute on my clocked time lol!
Transition 1
  • 04m 29s

nothing special just took my time drying myself, putting my jersey, arm warmers, socks and shoes on. didn't want to rush like i usually do to make sure i had everything
  • 3h 33m 51s
  • 56 miles
  • 15.71 mile/hr

Now this ride was something! Right off the bat i knew i had to pace myself good even a bit slower than usual, really because i trained to finish not race. My first lap i felt great and was happy to start out with a flat course except the big hill in the beginning. Just focused on keeping a consistent, comfortable and doable pace. I hit 27 and the hills and they were something! i just paced myself and put it on a real easy gear and cruised through the hill without destroying my legs. Passing by the lighthouse was great as it is such a beautiful place. overall through my first loop i felt good and stuck with my nutrition great and was setting up myself great for the second 28 mile loop. Getting onto the second loop i just focused on keeping my pace up. I head through everything with the same strategy and it worked great but come about 40 miles into my bike is when i started having a tough time. I was getting rather fatigued, my perpetuem started tasting stale and simply the wrong kind of sweetness and mentally i was exhausted but i continued refusing to give up! Once i hit Edgemere St. i started to feel great and elated knowing that i just had a bit more and i can finally get onto my run! I finish strong and excited knowing that I'm finally off my bike and onto my strength, the run. Was so good to have my family and everyone else cheer for me :D
Transition 2
  • 02m 31s

Again took my time to get everything ready and kept the my arm warmers on which i thanked myself come an hour into my run
  • 2h 05m 39s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 09m 35s  min/mile

I get onto my run and i feel absolutely great! At this point I know that i will finish because its just a matter of pushing myself for the next two hours. For the first few miles or so when it was nice and flat i felt strong and great, i was having such a runners high that i never felt before. I went to through each aide station taking in some gatorade and a gel to have at the next water station. I get to murders hill and quite honestly i didn't find the hill nor any individually hard but having them so close together was tough but not so much now since i had great hill training through my summer. I keep my strong pace and strategy throughout the first loop and it was paying off great. I get back to transition and was psyched by all the energy from the spectators, again its great to hear my family and everyone else cheering! My second loop was probobly the toughest and most painful 6.5 miles of my life. I get to the 8 mile marker and my legs started feeling very painful and i was at a great low, had to focus on putting one foot in front of the other and jogging it through. Murders hill was tough but the hill right after was the murder! I get through the hilly section hitting the wall and just hanging in there focusing on my running and the finish that is so close by. I pass by my dad twice at the two little inlets cheering him and giving him a bit of a warning for his 2nd loop. I come down murders hill and am excited that all the hills are through! At this point i have two miles and my legs are in utter pain but i keep pushing it through. I reach Fort Pond i walk a bit then run the rest of the way home. When i get in 200 meters from the finish line i put on such a big smile because im so excited that im finishing. I come across the final stretch and through the finish line with a huge smile and so relieved to finish such a great race and my first step into becoming an ironman!
Post race
Warm down:

walked around letting my belly settle forcing down a bagel and later pasta!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

inexperience in this distance

Event comments:

overall good race, just not enough aide stations and they closed on my dad who finished in 8:30 roughly

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Last updated: 2011-09-14 12:00 AM
00:40:49 | 1931 meters | 02m 07s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Course: out and back loop in Fort Pond
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 04:29
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
03:33:51 | 56 miles | 15.71 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: 2 hilly loops around montauk
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:31
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
02:05:39 | 13.1 miles | 09m 35s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: 2 loops around and just north of Fort Pond, half flat, half hilly
Keeping cool Drinking Too much
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
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? No
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4