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Epic Race-! Looking forward to attempting a PR this year!!


2014-01-06 3:32 PM
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Looking forward to racing here again after skipping last year. This will be my third race at Oceanside.

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2014-01-22 1:30 AM
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This is my first 70.3 after doing 4 Sprint length races. I was wondering about the grade and length of the three hills mentioned in posts from other years.
2014-01-22 6:56 PM
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Originally posted by ajlbird
This is my first 70.3 after doing 4 Sprint length races. I was wondering about the grade and length of the three hills mentioned in posts from other years.


The first climb (around mile 28) is about a half mile long, and just under 300 feet of climbing.
(around 12% grade per Strava)

The second climb (around mile 35) is a little longer (.6 miles) and less climbing (~220 feet), but this comes after 4 miles of uphill (~480 feet of climbing).
(around 6% grade per Strava)

The last hill (around mile 39) is about .7 miles long and around 240 feet of climbing.
(around 6% grade per Strava)

The key is to not go crazy on the first part of the ride when you usually have a tailwind and it is pretty flat. The second half of the race has the climbs, and then you usually have a headwind coming back to transition.

Hope that helps.

Chris

2014-01-23 12:02 PM
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Originally posted by croyston
Originally posted by ajlbird This is my first 70.3 after doing 4 Sprint length races. I was wondering about the grade and length of the three hills mentioned in posts from other years.
The first climb (around mile 28) is about a half mile long, and just under 300 feet of climbing. (around 12% grade per Strava) The second climb (around mile 35) is a little longer (.6 miles) and less climbing (~220 feet), but this comes after 4 miles of uphill (~480 feet of climbing). (around 6% grade per Strava) The last hill (around mile 39) is about .7 miles long and around 240 feet of climbing. (around 6% grade per Strava) The key is to not go crazy on the first part of the ride when you usually have a tailwind and it is pretty flat. The second half of the race has the climbs, and then you usually have a headwind coming back to transition. Hope that helps. Chris

 

This.  I have always found the second climb to be the hardest, because it's preceded by a long, false (and not so false) several miles of rollers and uphills, it has f&&&ed with my mind every time.   The first climb, you can see the top, so it's steep but not bad.  Last climb is a little misleading, as there is another short climb right afterwards, but as I recall the last uphill tops out at 42 miles in.

2014-01-23 2:32 PM
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my gift to Oceansde 2014 racers:  video of the backside of the course:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9xZlHY7_BQ

 



2014-01-23 9:17 PM
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Chris that is very useful information on the hills and the tactics for the first part of the race! Much appreciated.
2014-01-23 9:27 PM
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Chris, the video of the back half is a great gift....I learned a lot about the course and the hills...Thanks...
2014-02-14 10:14 AM
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The athlete guide and event schedule are up

Athlete Guide

Event Schedule

No swim wave info yet.
2014-02-19 11:52 AM
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Subject: RE: Ironman 70.3 California Oceanside : Official Thread
Swim Waves are up, I'm in the very last wave

2014 accenture IRONMAN California Swim Waves

Wave # Start Time Cap Color Division
1 6:40 FL Yellow Pro Men
2 6:43 FL Pink Pro Women
3 6:46 FL. Orange CAF/PC/XC
4 6:50 Blue M 40-44 (A-F)
5 6:53 Purple M 40-44 (G-M)
6 6:56 Orange M 40-44 (N-Z)
7 6:59 LT Blue M 18-24, M 55-59
8 7:02 FL Green M 30-34 (A-L)
9 7:05 LT Pink M 30-34 (M-Z)
10 7:08 FL Yellow M 25-29
11 7:11 Green M 50-54 (A-M)
12 7:14 Yellow M 50-54 (N-Z), M 60+
13 7:17 Silver W 40-44
14 7:21 FL Pink W 45- 49, W 55-59
15 7:24 Green W 25-29, W 50-54
16 7:27 Yellow W 35-39
17 7:30 Orange W 18-24, W 30-34, W 60+
18 7:33 White M 35-39 (A-F)
19 7:36 Blue M 35-39 (G-M)
20 7:39 Yellow M 35-39 (N-Z)
21 7:42 FL Green M 45-49 (A-F)
22 7:45 Lt Pink M 45-49 (G-M)
23 7:48 FL Orange M 45-49 (N-Z)

http://www.ironman.com/triathlon/events/americas/ironman-70.3/calif...


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