Maumee Bay Triathlon - Sprint Distance - TriathlonSprint

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Oregon, Ohio
United States
HFP Racing
82F / 28C
Total Time = 1h 22m 27s
Overall Rank = 66/283
Age Group = M30-34
Age Group Rank = 8/19
Pre-race routine:

Ate a jelly sandwich before leaving and 12 oz of water. Not enough fuel and too much 'good eating and 3 beers' the day before. Ahh summertime.
Event warmup:

Nothing...and I my legs were'nt ready to get the bike going early :(
  • 15m 46s
  • 750 meters
  • 02m 06s / 100 meters

Good swim this time too. I took it relatively easy to start and tried to figure out what people were going to do (sometimes there's more fisticuffs than others). Things went fine to the first yellow bouy/turn so I decided to pick it up for the last turn and on back to the beach. My breathing never got elevated so again, I feel like I could have gone harder and still not burned out for the remainder of the race (retrospect is easy).
What would you do differently?:

One day I'll learn pacing in the water and I'll have a breakthrough swim.
Transition 1
  • 01m 16s

It felt like I took waaaaay longer than the 1:16 that the timing chip had. I'll admit that I wanted to take my time in T1 and stay there...
What would you do differently?:

Not too much.
  • 40m 35s
  • 14.29 miles
  • 21.13 mile/hr

I just didn't have the stones to push myself to a pace that was uncomfortable level and deal. Usually I can push out of my comfort zone and then get comfy there and push again to the next level. Again, I just didn't have it that day.
What would you do differently?:

This was a great opportunity to dig deep and race out of my comfort zone to get good results but I took the easy way out and stayed at that below threshold level.
Transition 2
  • 01m 3s
  • 23m 45s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 07m 38s  min/mile

It got pretty hot out there and there was no shade to be had. I ran with a water bottle but I was full and didn't even want to take the Gu at the end of my bike. I was going to wait and push the last 1 to 1.5 miles but it didn't feel like I had any energy left by the time I needed to step it up. I could see the Finish shoot and decided to catch the lady ahead of me. It felt like sh!t but I had to do something. I caught her and finished strong for the last minute of the run.

Post race
Warm down:

Kept walking around and started feeling like crap and dizzy. I forced down 5-6 pieces of watermelon, 2 waters, 1 coke and 1 banana. I started feeling better about 5-10 minutes after that.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I'm a slacker and don't train! Also, I ate like a carnivore on holiday and I had 3-4 beers the day before. Not too smart.

Event comments:

Top notch race and production. They took the time to make things look great and outfit the event site professionally. I would recommend anyone do this race. It's super flat and fast.

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Last updated: 2010-06-20 12:00 AM
00:15:46 | 750 meters | 02m 06s / 100meters
Age Group: 10/19
Overall: 86/283
Performance: Average
Suit: Orca Full Suit
Course: Squared out and back. Very, very well marked with large bouys
Start type: Run Plus: Shot
Water temp: 72F / 22C Current:
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:16
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:40:35 | 14.29 miles | 21.13 mile/hr
Age Group: 10/19
Overall: 79/283
Performance: Below average
Started and went into the middle of the bike way too conservatively.
Wind: Some
Course: Super Flat-No Hill-Country Roads that were well manned by the Oregon Police Dept. They were really, really on the ball that day. My props to them for being both road marshals and police presence. There was some traffic still on the roads but very little in that part of the Toledo area.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering:
Gear changes: Below average Hills:
Race pace: Drinks: Too much
Time: 01:03
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Below average
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
00:23:45 | 03.11 miles | 07m 38s  min/mile
Age Group: 8/19
Overall: 65/283
Performance: Below average
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 1
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
Good race? No
Course challenge Too easy
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4