Sunday marked my 4th half Ironman race of the year. It marks the 8th within the past two years.
Sorry I do not have pictures but my phone went dead the night before the race and I did not bring my phone charger.
|My swim caps from this year and the last.|
This race was a little unplanned. Several months ago Triston wanted to do the International distance race so I signed him up. I also said “what the heck” I will do the HIM distance since I will be there.
Well… Bonnie pointed out after I registered that the Miami Man race was ONLY TWO WEEKS after the Rev 3 70.3 Florida race I had already signed up for. So much for recovery and taper time. J
|They mouse pad that was included in the HUGE swag bag.|
There was also a beer pint, race shirt and water bottle.
The swim was not as nice as 2010. The water in this lake is getter pretty nasty. I think they are putting too much weed killer into the lake and all the dead plants are creating a debris layer. It was not crystal clear like previous years.
The bike ride was a beast. Winds were higher than last year and you had to fight them the whole way.
|Race times are printed out for you the second you |
finish the race. VERY COOL!!
The run was a nightmare for me. My legs clearly were not recovered from the last race. They were locking up for the first 5 miles. It was not a pleasant experience. But I fought through the pain and finished the race.
Total Time: 6:24:15:76
Clearly this was not my best race but I had a great time. My 70.3 race times are normally 5:50 – 6:10 but this race clearly not normal with only two weeks recovery.
|The bling with the closed cage.|
|The bling with an open cage.|
I will not bore you with a review of the race. See the review links below. They are still valid. This was a GREAT race and is EXTREMELY well run. Year after year this is the best run triathlon!!
Miami Man 2011 Review
Miami Man 2010 Review