211 - IRONMAN© 70.3 Indian Wells – Alyson Watson

This episode begins the IRONMAN© Indian Wells series.  Indian Wells was able to see the inaugural 70.3 event in 2018 near Palm Springs, California.  The race had a freezing swim, beautiful bike course, and rolling hill run.  I begin the series with Age Group Champion Alyson Watson.  Alyson has an amazing story that she shares on this episode.  She suffered a wreck earlier in 2018 at IRONMAN© Texas which was her first IRONMAN© DNF.  This left her mentally, emotionally, and physically crushed.  But this didn’t stop her.  She came back into the sport and eight months after her bike wreck she wins her Age Group.  This story is simply amazing! Thank you Alyson for coming on the show, I look forward to following you later this year at IRONMAN© Oceanside and Santa Rosa!!


Photo Credit: Justin Luau (www.justinluau.com)


Weather that day:  48-80

Water: 57


Age Group:   F40-44

Height:   5’6”

Weight:  148

FTP:  310

Calories per hour: 350

PSI for this course:  90

Depth of Wheels: 60mmF/80mmR

Bike Elevation Gain: 600

Run Elevation Gain:  430

Swim:  37:17

T1:  5:25

Bike:   2:20:08

T2:  3:41

Run:  1:43:40

Total Race Time:  4:50:10

Gender Rank:  28

Division Rank:  1

Overall Rank:  166


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