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And We Are Off - Ironman 70.3 Puerto Rico Race Report

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The first race of the year is always one to remind yourself that you are racing again! San Juan is one of my favorite races on the circuit and this year's result was solid and a good one to build on. Here is the full 411.



THE SWIM



I thought I could start very conservative (as you can see here) and then bridge or tack onto the back of the group like I have in some past races…however that didn’t happen here and I was 30-45sec off the back the entire time. I felt good for the most part, but it definitely was a bit of a shock to be racing again. Rather than kill myself to get up to the few I saw ahead, I kept my rhythm with eyes on moving up during the bike and run. Thank you to Blue Seventy for the great PZ4 skinsuit. This is by far the best/longest lasting skin suit on the market.



THE BIKE



Unfortunately, my ability to bridge didn't come into fruition. Though I exited T1 only 20sec behind the group of a few, it included Mr. Russell who lead a hard charge from mile 0. My legs were goo…