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Oceanside, California
United States
World Triathlon Corporation
Total Time = 7h 22m 17s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = M 40-44
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Parked at the pier and rode bikes to swim start
Event warmup:

Nothing, nerves
Swim
  • 44m 50s
  • 1931 meters
  • 02m 19s / 100 meters
Comments:

I was so cold at the start. Couldn't catch my breath for quite a while. Finally started to find my rhythm but then I cramped up in both calves about 1/4 the way in. They never let up the whole time! I just tried to keep swimming as best as I could. Same thing happened at the Vineman!! I never cramp while training so not sure whats going on.
What would you do differently?:

Figure out how not to cramp
Transition 1
  • 12m 26s
Comments:

Only my 2nd triathlon ever so I'm sure it will get better with time!
What would you do differently?:

Practice
Bike
  • 3h 50m 35s
  • 56 miles
  • 14.57 mile/hr
Comments:

I was feeling pretty good. Averaging about 17 mph, which was a bit much for me but I felt great. Then the 1st flat. Now I'm no pro but I got this thing changed in about 5 minutes, which for me was very fast. This was mile 20 or so. Next flat at mile 30. I had only brought 1 spare so I tried to patch but with no luck. Sat there for 20 minutes trying to figure out what to do. Thought my race was over but a very nice guy stopped and gave me his tube and helped me change it.

And I'm off. I figured I was good for the rest of the way. But oh no, not another flat! At about mile 40 my 3rd flat. Now I'm screwed but low and behold I see the repair car! Seems my liner in my rim was frayed. Fixed it and I was on my way. I lost a total of 45 min to an hour, but i was still going so I'm all good!
What would you do differently?:

Not flat and bring more than 1 spare tube
Transition 2
  • 05m 45s
Comments:

Had to pee
Run
  • 2h 28m 41s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 11m 21s  min/mile
Comments:

I knew my run fitness wasn't going to be there because of my broken foot during training. I figured I would run about 6 miles or so then it would be a death march. That was just about right. 1st 2 miles I kept at 9:20 or so, then I started in on 10 min miles up to about mile 6. I really started hurting about then and had to resort to a run walk. I pushed as hard as I could and ran as much as possible but the fitness was just not there.
What would you do differently?:

Not break my foot during training
Post race
Warm down:

Ate Pizza, got my bike, put stuff in my car, went and ate a burger

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of experience and run training. I am in no way disappointed with my race. If you take away the flat tires I would have been right where I thought. I am learning each time and am getting a clearer vision of what needs to be done to have a successful race

Event comments:

It was brutal for me but I loved it!




Last updated: 2011-08-10 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:44:50 | 1931 meters | 02m 19s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Suit: full
Course:
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 57F / 14C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding:
T1
Time: 12:26
Performance:
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
Biking
03:50:35 | 56 miles | 14.57 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Wind:
Course:
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
T2
Time: 05:45
Overall:
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
Running
02:28:41 | 13.1 miles | 11m 21s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Course:
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall:
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race? Ok
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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2012-04-02 11:21 AM

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Subject: Ironman 70.3 California


2012-04-02 1:49 PM
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Subject: RE: Ironman 70.3 California

Congrats on the race.

Three flats in one race is horrible.  Great job sticking with it and finishing the race.

2012-04-03 12:57 PM
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Subject: RE: Ironman 70.3 California
Hey...good effort despite all the annoyances.  Way to tough it out and not throw in the towel after that 2nd or 3rd flat!
2012-04-03 6:32 PM
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Wow, I would absolutely go berserk with 3 flats in a race.  Great job staying sane and continuing on.  Not sure how to manage the cramps on the swim - are you hydrating enough in the morning?

Either way, congrats on working through the issues, especially considering the broken foot you had pre-race.

2012-04-03 10:13 PM
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Subject: RE: Ironman 70.3 California
Three flats would have made me crazy ... way to stick to it.
2012-04-06 1:06 PM
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I gotta say man, you are a better man than I.  I would have been throwing my bike around after two flats, much less three.  Way to persevere.  And the broken foot leading in..  your race time is in no way indicative of what you can do on that course.  You'll kill it next year


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