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Mason, Ohio
United States
HFP
75F / 24C
Sunny
Total Time = 1h 20m 52s
Overall Rank = 65/128
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 9/14
Pre-race routine:

Showed up a couple hours early to register, grab a good spot in transition, and see the women's race. Registration was straightforward since I got there so early, though they were out of shirts my size. Picked a good spot in transition. There were lots of nice bikes near where I was, and one could tell the fast people were staking out their territory.

A guy who works for a local tri shop and is going pro this year actually started off women's field. Guess he had to be somewhere later during the men's race. Although, curiously he accidentally dropped a 50 in the snake swim. So did the first female. Guess that explains why he swam UNDER 4:00 including the run to T1. Yikes.
Event warmup:

I got a small little jog in, and then swam 400m about a half hour before the race. The pool water was a nice temp. I practiced doing flip turns underneath the lane lines, and didn't like it much. Too awkward. So I didn't do that during the race.
Swim
  • 08m 34s
  • 400 meters
  • 02m 08s / 100 meters
Comments:

The swim was predictable. Nothing too exciting, nothing to write home about. A bit slower than I was thinking I would do, but I'll chalk that up to meters vs. yards, drag from the tri top, and the included run to T1.
What would you do differently?:

No tri top, and put on my run top instead of the trip top in T1.
Transition 1
  • 01m 5s
Comments:

Transition went pretty quick. I definitely passed people. It's the fastest T1 I've done.
What would you do differently?:

Gotta learn the rubber band shoe trick thing if I wanna drop time, I think. That or not towel off my feet.
Bike
  • 36m 21s
  • 12.43 miles
  • 20.38 mile/hr
Comments:

My best portion of the race. The goal was to top an average of 20 mph, and I did it! Honestly, I can't climb for anything, and it takes me a little bit to recover from any climb, but I really ripped it on the flats.

For example, second lap, a guy who trains with a good local coach passed me after small hill #2, but I stayed with him and caught him on the flats following. he then passed me back on the slight incline. I then caught him and blew by him on the flat main roads. Gotta love flat smoothed pavement!
What would you do differently?:

I have seriously got to start climbing some hills. I need to build the strength.
Transition 2
  • 01m 28s
Comments:

I thought this was faster than it was. Hmm...
What would you do differently?:

Maybe I need to look into better laces. Could have taken my feet out of my shoes early, I guess.
Run
  • 33m 22s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 10m 47s  min/mile
Comments:

Worst 5K I've ever done. Having not run much at all in the last (three) month(s), it really shouldn't be surprising, except that I ran a 24 5K in a tri a month ago. The limiting factor wasn't my legs or knee, it was my lungs and gut.

Anyhow, I jogged out the first half mile, but by that amount I knew I was going to have to run/walk. I got passed by the guy I passed on the bike after not too long. I was doing a 4/1 alternation, but by the time I got to the second one, I was toast, knew this was going to be my worst 5K ever, and had resigned myself to walking. I walked a bit, got back to jogging, and somehow managed to jog the last mile. I was starting to feel better by then. I managed a good sprint at the finish line (where are the cameras?).
What would you do differently?:

Get back to running regularly. I figured worst case scenario was a 24 minute 5K. I was wrong.
Post race
Warm down:

Crossed the line and caught my breath talking to my friend who came down to watch and take pictures. I got to spend some time talking to an Irish guy working in Kentucky who exercises race horses. We had met before the race and he had passed me twice during it (on the bike, then he got off course, then again on the run).

Event comments:

It was a good race. Looking forward to doing it again next year. Hopefully next year will be the year when I get it all dialed in.




Last updated: 2013-01-03 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:08:34 | 400 meters | 02m 08s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/14
Overall: 0/128
Performance: Average
Suit:
Course: 400m swim. Up and back in each of the eight lanes. Keep the lane line on your left. DON'T DIVE IN.
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding:
T1
Time: 01:05
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed:
Biking
00:36:21 | 12.43 miles | 20.38 mile/hr
Age Group: 4/14
Overall: 29/128
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Course was essentially flat except for two small hills and a light incline for about a mile. Other than that smooth roads and favorable.
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
T2
Time: 01:28
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
Running
00:33:22 | 03.11 miles | 10m 47s  min/mile
Age Group: 14/14
Overall: 109/128
Performance: Bad
Course: 5k run through a park. A few ups and downs, so no PRs will be set here, but not a difficult course.
Keeping cool Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall:
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Evaluation
Course challenge
Organized?
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

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2013-07-01 8:17 PM

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2013-07-01 8:49 PM
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Good job, limited by lungs = a big limiter at times. You rocked the swim & bike!
2013-07-01 10:46 PM
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Bummer about the run...  now you know how we mere mortals feel. Tongue out  BUT you did kill it on the bike. Nice! Hope your knee feels ok so you can lace up those neons and get back to training.
2013-07-02 4:55 AM
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Subject: RE: MASON Tri-umph TRIATHLON/DUATHLON, KIDS TRIATHLON & 5K
I thought you done terrible on the bike, until I realised you made a mistake and put your results in Km's instead of miles. So, in that case, it was a good ride do you think you may have blown yourself up for the run on the bike leg?
2013-07-02 5:11 AM
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Originally posted by Richardsdrr I thought you done terrible on the bike, until I realised you made a mistake and put your results in Km's instead of miles. So, in that case, it was a good ride do you think you may have blown yourself up for the run on the bike leg?

Fixed the report to miles.  You know, it's a possibility I cooked myself on the bike.  Not sure, but that might be an explanation.

2013-07-02 5:15 AM
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Great job Tom. Even your "worst 5k ever" is better than me.

Glad that the knee wasn't the problem and with a bit of slow easy running your fitness will come back and you will be smokin everyone again.


2013-07-02 6:39 AM
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Nice bike time, Tom. And it looks like you may have learned a few things as well, which is a double win. It is time to get back to running, my friend.
2013-07-02 9:18 AM
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Nice job!  The bike was awesome and the run will come back with more consistent training.
2013-07-02 10:03 AM
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Sorry your run wasn't up to par, but with your lack of running it was still pretty nice. Hope you are able to get back to running, so we can see the real Tom speed!
2013-07-02 10:46 AM
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Hey, Tom! It was my husband and I who you were talking to after the race (from KY.) Small world:-) Nice race report and nice job. Sorry about your run:-( Our swims were way slower than we expected, too, even considering the meters factor. Damien thinks that when they had us stand on the mat before jumping in the pool it might have activated our chips. Great day, anyway, and great meeting you!
2013-07-02 11:47 AM
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Hoo-boy, fox-aaaaaay bikin' there!

Congratulations on a great race. Including outdoing your worst-case time on the run. Why is it that bad experience gives us good experience?



2013-07-02 12:54 PM
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Congrats on the race!!!

The run may not have been how you wanted it to go, but you had an absolutely SMOKIN' bike time!

2013-07-03 3:46 AM
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Whew, > 20 mph on a course with hills, great job!!  Don't fret too much about the run, you'll get back to where you were pre-injury.
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