Swimming (Open Water) race 29:45 
IronMan Mallorca 70.3 Swim - 1869m
After extrapolating the time from my recce I thought that 32:30 was achievable so opted for the start pen 32:30 - 35:00. Waiting in the pen though i grew impatient and judging the people around me i thought i was quicker so I hopped over the barrier to the 30:00 - 32:30. This would also mean i started 5-10 mins earlier.
I found i made the right decision as was swimming with people roughly my pace. May have taken the lines a bit wide but it meant i wasn't swimming over people and was able to be calm and focus on my swimming.
29:45 - 5 mins under initial 35 min target. Well chuffed. Good start
Running 4:59  0.71 km (7:01 / km)
IronMan Mallorca 70.3 - Transition 1
Logging these as it was an incredibly long transition length-wise. I was fairly swift as well.
Cycling (Road) race 3:00:35 
90.02km +928m avg 29.9km/h
IronMan Mallorca 70.3 Bike
Bike was running smooth so this calmed my initial fears. I settled into a nice rhythm of around 90rpm at an effort level that felt comfortable. It was pointless trying to race everybody else as, what became apparent yesterday at bike check-in, i had one of the least expensive bikes. This meant that on the flat there was no contest and they would come cruising past. No chance of picking up a time penalty for drafting as they were up the road in the blink of an eye.
On the main hill though it was a different matter. It started at 22km and lasted for 7.5km +419m avg 6%. Suddenly most of the guys on top bikes were coming to a stand still and i was tearing past loving life.
After a few little peaks, the main descent started at 36km and included some nasty switch backs. There were two reasons i did not like this part of the race. 1) My left quad was aching like hell maybe as a result of my climbing. 2) My bike still was not stopping as quickly as i expected it too and after nearly coming off at the first switch back i took the next 14 very slowly.
Dissapointly there was still half the course to go of mainly flat which endured a similar pattern to the first part of the race where the good bikes would now re-overtake me and there was nothing I could do. Quad stopped aching after a while which relieved me ahead of the run which I was willing for. Finally I rolled into town and was very happy with my ride.
3:00:35 - Bang on initial target of 3 hours
Running 2:24  0.34 km (7:04 / km) +3m 6:46 / km
IronMan Mallorca 70.3 Transition 2
Running race 1:31:20  21.32 km (4:17 / km)
ahr:161 max:174 shoes: Hoka One One Clifton 4 (Red)
IronMan Mallorca 70.3 Run
Massive adrenline surge starting the run, overtaking people with ease. Settled into a pace was not that stupid 3:50 min/km.
First 10km went by and I was still on for my target time of 1:25. My mistake though was I ate another gel at this point and with no Active Root to calm my stomach, like I had on the bike, I started to feel sick. At this point though i thought that it could be heat exhaustion so I kept taking water and had another two gels. Pace was slipping now all the time and was very relieved to finally reach the finish 6:20 over target but it could have been worse. It was extremely hot and i think i was only overtaken twice.