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Henderson, Nevada
United States
Total Time = 7h 16m 28s
Overall Rank = 367/634
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 59/80
Pre-race routine:

bowl of frosted mini-wheats, bannana, cliff bar, had a gu 30 min before swim.
Made sure bike was set up and I knew location of bag and bike. Did some light stretching. Tried to stay calm
Use the restroom as often as needed.
Swim
  • 37m 19s
  • 2100 yards
  • 01m 47s / 100 yards
What would you do differently?:

Start in front and stay in front. I waited and then had to swim through everyone. Also I need to work on spotting while swimming so my navigation will be better, I went way off course.
Transition 1
  • 07m 7s
Comments:

Thought it went very well, next time will not use bike shorts and shirt will use the same run epuipment.
Bike
  • 3h 49m 29s
  • 56 miles
  • 14.64 mile/hr
Comments:

Back hurt (between shoulders)last 16 miles, also if your foot hurts check your straps the shoes may be to tight, that caused some severe peroneal tendon pain in transition and 1st few miles on the run.
What would you do differently?:

train harder, Make sure I start with water on the bike. Pay closer attention to nutrition
Transition 2
  • 05m 54s
Comments:

went well until I had to stand on my right foot, had some bad tendonitis from shoe to tight on bike.
What would you do differently?:

Again should be waering same outfit for run as on bike so I do not have to change my shirt and pants. But really this was my 1st triathlon what do you expect.
Run
  • 2h 36m 42s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 11m 58s  min/mile
Comments:

Should get into a continuous run sooner. I love the oranges they helped a lot also chewing ice.
What would you do differently?:

I will not stop to try and urinate, it was a waste of about 10 minutes. I had to go but just could not get it out.
Post race
Warm down:

love the blankets

Event comments:

I had a blast. It was my first triathlon, so everything was new and exciting. All the competitors were nice and helpful. Special thanks to Dave Flournoy who helped keep me calm before the race. Very nice of him to notice a very scared racer, he took me under his wing and calmed me down and gave great encourgement!




Last updated: 2010-11-29 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:37:19 | 2100 yards | 01m 47s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/80
Overall: 161/634
Performance: Good
Suit: BlueSeventy helix
Course: Lake Las Vegas
Start type: Deep Water Plus:
Water temp: 68F / 20C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Bad
Waves: Bad Navigation: Below average
Rounding:
T1
Time: 07:07
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
No
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
Biking
03:49:29 | 56 miles | 14.64 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/80
Overall: 370/634
Performance: Below average
Wind: Headwind
Course: Seemed as if I was constantly on a hill. Last 16 were hard, had long 9 mile climb into the wind.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 05:54
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
Running
02:36:42 | 13.1 miles | 11m 58s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/80
Overall: 381/634
Performance: Average
Course: Hills!!
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

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Subject: Silverman - Half Iron


2011-03-26 4:48 PM
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Subject: RE: Silverman - Half Iron
Congratulations Mike, enjoyed the read on your RR.

You are one sick puppy, not only picking a half for your first Tri but one of the hardest 70.3s in the world. I truly admire your accomplishment on that brutal course.
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