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Race Reports for Life Time Tri Soma

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  • Comments: This was my first 1/2 in 5 years since a broken ankle at a race. I went in to it with a stretch goal of 5:20 and ended up 5:05:44 so to say i am happy with the race is an understatement. previous half was 6:02:45 so i am ecstatic about the result.
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Race rating (4)
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?Yes

  • Post race activities? Good
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: Since this was my first 70.3 event, a lot of nerves leading up to the race. Had to mentally remind myself to trust my training,and get into a good mind set. Kept repeating throughout the race that I was feeling AWESOME! Great race and atmosphere. All volunteers were wonderful and happy people. They deserve a big thanks and a pay raise!
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?Yes

  • Post race activities? Good
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: Great race. Bike course is goofy but the positives outweigh the negatives. Lifetime appeared to also step their game up in the transition security dept which was good to see. I would recommend this race to others.
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Race rating (5)
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?Yes

  • Post race activities? Good
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: Awesome race, awesome volunteers!!!
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?Yes

  • Post race activities? Average
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: This is an easy race for me to do as it's so close to home. It's well put on and fun to do. It's not an over the top festival, but there's lots of local people that you see at the gym and on the roads that do it, so that's nice to see. I hope to do it next year again, the only caveat being that I will be doing IMAZ which is 4 weeks after this race, so we will see.
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?No

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?Yes

  • Post race activities? Good
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: Another good Red Rock event, but as has happened a few times, it started later than scheduled.
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?Yes

  • Post race activities? Average
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: Red Rock always puts on great events and SOMA is the flagship race!
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?Yes

  • Post race activities? Good
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: Really had a great time at this race. I guess the only thing I would do differently, after I pondered it the last couple of days, is, doing those 2 sprints last month kinda derailed my momentum I had built up in my training. I was still getting faster coming into this race and enjoyed both races last month, but just never felt I "got my groove" completely back in my training, mentally and emotionally, and that had never happened to me before. Race day, I was completely bouncing off the walls and was ready to bite nails in half. Was very happy to FINALLY get to the sub-6 mark!!!(This is my 4th 1/2) Especially after Marquee in April! This was a PR by 10:28!!! And.....14:03 faster than last year!
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  • Comments: Glad I signed up for this race last minute because I surely would have regretted missing it as it was my last opportunity to race for the year. It was awesome having it in my back yard but to be brutally honest, I'm not a fan of the course. I'm sure I was a bit spoiled by Steelhead's course but the bike here was just too many u-turns and I didn't care for the three loop course. The upside though was the multi loop course made it feel like there were 5000 people out there. Really looking forward to a big off season of training, taking everything I learned from my rookie year this year and going under 5hrs next year. There is a lot of low hanging fruit that I think can save me a good chunk of time out there.
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Race rating (5)
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?Yes

  • Post race activities? Good
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: This was the final race in the Redrock series, it was a great show, everything on time and good and fast athletes. This is a pentultament event for the area and athletes have more years of experience at this length or longer, so with just 1 year under my belt, I feel good about the results, very proud. I MISSED 7th place by 4 seconds, arrrggghh! I would have come in 2nd place in the 45 - 49 AG, but it seem like there was three racers ahead of me that will graduate next year too.
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?Yes

  • Post race activities? Good
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: It was my first half ironman distance race. I loved it. Well put on, well done, the wetsuit strippers were awesome, the bike course had too many u turns, but hey...I need to get over it, and the run course was pretty nice.
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Race rating (5)
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?No

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?Yes

  • Post race activities? Good
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: I was super happy with the entire event. Expo was decent, crowd was big and volunteers were great. I went in with decent expectations and I blew them away. Not only did I do well, but I learned a lot about how I race. Left this day with a really great taste in my mouth...
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Race rating (4)
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?Yes

  • Post race activities? Good
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: I was happy with my performance for my first half ironman. Good learning experience for future training and equipment.
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?No

  • Post race activities? Average
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: Great Race! RedRock puts on such a fantastic event! The only thing holding me back from doing this race again is the time of year...it always seems to still be hot here in late October! At least the water was nice! Can't wait to start planning for my next HIM!
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Race rating (5)
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?Yes

  • Post race activities? Good
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: Tempe is a great town and venue is awesome. Soma was my first Redrock event and I am impressed. They ran it like clockwork. Really excellent all around experience, no drama (Mdot drama), very relaxed and low key. Highly recommend this race.
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Race rating (5)
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?Yes

  • Post race activities? Good
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: I felt like this was my best race. I really felt my decision making and my effort level was good. I couldn't imagine even saying I wanted to do an IM after Marquee, but now, I can imagine it. I know I'm still not ready for that kind of volume, but I made strides this summer. I felt diet and consistency have been my strong points, thus far, in my journey towards an IM. I really enjoy the 70.3 distance and really enjoy the camradery Wade and share racing with/against each other. Was very pleased with the job Red Rock and all the volunteers did with putting on a great event and am blessed and privelaged to race for FCA, and have such a supportive family!!!
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Race rating (4)
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?Yes

  • Post race activities? Good
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: Another great Red Rock event!
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Race rating (5)
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?Yes

  • Post race activities? Good
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: Red Rock puts on a great race. They are super organized and have plenty of wonderful volunteers.
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?Yes

  • Post race activities? Good
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: 2011 is in the books. Looking back at the season on a whole, I would say it has been a tremendous success. Several great performances while constantly improving. This race was still a PR at the distance even with the horrific run. One thing I will not say is that I was capable of more. I don't believe in that. My time is what I was capable of....if I was capable of more or of going faster, I would have. When we say we are capable of more, we are saying things like, in this instance, season planning doesn't matter. Well it does. Every decision we make matters. Things didn't go as planned, but this is what I was capable of based on the whole of my training. So I will walk away from this and make adjustments based on what happened. My coach and I will come up with another plan for the next race and hopefully, next time, be able to execute it. The trip to Tempe was a great one. I had lunch on Saturday with Bryan Dunn and had a great time with him...thanks for lunch Bryan! I also met
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Race rating (4)
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?Yes

  • Post race activities? Good
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: I can say I had a humbling lesson taught to me in SOMA, one I am not soon going to forget. I just hope I can learn and grow from this and not make the same mistakes again!! Great race, great venue. Looking forward to coming back (without imploding!!)
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?Yes

  • Post race activities?
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: Great race but just wasn't my day. Even if I didn't have the stomach issues, the heat would have slowed me way down. They didn't have ice on the course for about 1/2 the run. They should have known since they knew how hot it was going to be. Hard to cool down with luke warm water
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?Yes

  • Post race activities? Good
  • Overall course based on my ability: Too hard

  • Comments: I liked the race.
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?Yes

  • Post race activities? Below average
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: It was a good race. The course was flat, but we had some hot conditions on the run. It was up over 90-degrees towards the end. The swim was calm, but slow in nasty "fresh" water. Post-race food good and healthy, but quantity was limited.
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?Yes

  • Post race activities? Average
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: Great race, great venue, great volunteers. My only complaints are as follows: - The T shirt didn't have any distance or anything saying how far the event was. For this being my first 1/2 Iron distance, it would have been nice if the T shirt would have said so. - Food for supporters. There wasn't any. Our wives and kids had to bring their own food in and for being out in the heat for 6+ hours it is a long day. Food for purchase on the grounds would have been great and would have made it much more enjoyable for them.
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