Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Ironman Oceanside 70.3 Pre Race Stuff

Well, last week was my first Ironman 70.3 Oceanside.  This is a race I have wanted to do since moving back to Arizona.  Last year, I waited too long to sign up and it sold out.  It is a very popular race with the pros and with age-groupers like myself.  This year, I jumped on it and signed up very early.  Before giving a race report, I thought I would show some pre-race pics of the venue, etc.  It did not disappoint!

Here are some photos of "The Strand" in Oceanside where the race takes place.  Some surfers were taking their shots at some of the local waves prior to the race.

Jason Porter (left) is a guy I actually grew up with.  He is now our Bishop in the ward.  This was his first 70.3.  Joel Betz is the guy on the right.  He is the First Counselor in the bishopric.  This was his second 70.3 having done Oceanside last year.

These are the race maps for the swim/bike/run.  There was great support from the people prior to the race.  The big question was what kind of swim cap to wear as the water was predicted to be about 55 degrees.
I like this picture of me!

Here are the pros below - Andy Potts, Matty Reed, Frederick van Vielde, Rinny, Heather Wuertle, Heather Jackson.

We got t-shirts and autographed pics of Tim O'Donnell and Mirinda Carfrae.  Very cool!



  1. What a beautiful place for a race! I think sometime I'll have to do an ocean swim for a race. Not to spoil the story for anyone, but I just looked up your results. What a great race you must have had, can't wait to read about it.

    1. Thanks so much. This is an INCREDIBLE race. The spectator support and sheer energy of the course is really one of a kind. 2700 participants in a 70.3! It sells out relatively fast. Consider it for next year. I know I am going back.

  2. That looks like so much fun. I wish that I could do an Ironman competition. That is quite the athletic feat. http://www.heritagelawgroup.com/family_law.html