Last Week’s Race Reports
Oliver Half Iron
Under hot weather and windy bike conditions our own Andrew C raced to a solid finish at this yearâ€™s Oliver Half Iron.Â Andrew recaps:Â When we started the swim the water was flat calm with no hint of a breeze so it was perfect conditions that aided in posting a PB. The wind started to pick up shortly after getting on the bike. The ride went very well as I concentrated a lot more on nutrition and hydration than last year. After T2 I felt strong and full of energy but that quickly faded under the sun. I struggled during the run as the temperature reached 30 degrees. With plenty of water and ice at the aid stations I took advantage at every opportunity to cool down a little. I still beat last years time by more than 30 mins but realize I need to train more in the heat. I may forego my next morning run and start at 3 in the afternoon instead.
Renata T also had a great outing in her first half iron!!!
Two of our fellow members headed to Hawaii for this yearâ€™s 70.3 in Kona.Â Dianne K and Tiffany C got it done in style and were very well supported by Tammi M, Tracey S and Cat F.Â Sounds like the post race boat ride was memorable too!
Â Mary L reports from Raleigh 70.3:Â The race was tough â€“ lots of training issues. But really all things considered it could have been much worse. There was a lot of walking in the second half of the run but that was expected. Tough course â€“ point to point bike resulted in a head wind the whole way (of course). So all things considered Iâ€™m happy. About 25 slower than my fastest Â½ iron, but only a few minutes slower than my slowest. So I think thatâ€™s a win considering how undertrained I was!