Beautiful course, nice people. If you haven’t yet, you should definitely sign up for Puerto Rico next time!
If you’re wondering how I did, this was my total time: 5 hs 51′ and yes, it was a PR! 😉
A series of small unfortunate events happened to me during the whole race, which I received with open arms since I think it was a stubborn destiny trying to test my structured personality. (see unfortunate event #1 to #6)
We arrived to Puerto Rico on Wednesday before the race and stayed at the Caribe Hilton hotel. BTW great location, couldn’t have been better. Arriving that early gave us time to unpack, ensamble the bikes and do some sightseeing around the Old Town which is very picturesque.
Friday, registration and expo opened at noon (at the hotel). Registration proccess was fast.
It had good products and a good selection of official merchandise but wasn’t really big and they ran out of stuff pretty quick.
On Saturday we attended the Athlete Briefing which was held in the hotel too (this is why I told you the hotel location was great!).
This was the first Ironman 70.3 which had the new rules. Drafting and littering violations now have a blue card, other violations, yellow. And the new time penalty is now 5 minutes instead of 4, together with the new 5-bike length as the drafting zone.
In the afternoon we checked our bikes in transition. Bike check-in was from 12 pm to 5 pm.
This is when the unfortunate event #1 popped up: my bike’s fork was loose. And I didn’t have my any tools with me. But a very nice gentleman from the Ironman staff lent me one allen key. Thank you!
Afterwards, we prepared our bags, had a carb loaded dinner and went to bed.
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