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 year’s Oliver Half Iron.  Andrew recaps:  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!!!


Hawaii 70.3


Two of our fellow members headed to Hawaii for this year’s 70.3 in Kona.  Dianne K and Tiffany C got it done in style and were very well supported by Tammi M, Tracey S and Cat F.  Sounds like the post race boat ride was memorable too!


Raleigh 70.3

 Mary L reports from Raleigh 70.3:  The race was tough – 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 – point to point bike resulted in a head wind the whole way (of course). So all things considered I’m happy. About 25 slower than my fastest ½ iron, but only a few minutes slower than my slowest. So I think that’s a win considering how undertrained I was!



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