Nathans Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Tempe, Arizona
United States
Nathans Triathlon
Total Time = 1h 51m 46s
Overall Rank = 265/311
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 59/67
Pre-race routine:

Showered to get the nervousness out...didn't work. First Tri can't eat but I had english muffin with p/b&j.
Event warmup:

Got to race site late, only five minutes before wave 1 was to go in the water. (I'm in wave 2)
  • 35m 9s
  • 750 meters
  • 04m 40s / 100 meters

We had to swim up to the race start and waited for appox. 4 minutes 'till my wave start. Didn't get to the line in time for the start of the race. I was way off course. I must have done another 300 meters of off course navigation.
What would you do differently?:

Get more open water experience. Practice swim with looking up every few strokes to stay on course.
Transition 1
  • 03m 23s

Had to take down some GU. Forgot to put on my heart rate monitor. Putting on socks and shoes took some time.
What would you do differently?:

Practice having my shoes clipped on the bike, so I can run out quicker.
  • 40m 2s
  • 12 miles
  • 17.99 mile/hr

Didn't push to hard to save some for the run. I was just going by how my body felt instead of my speedo. Dropped my water bottle. I did pass a good amount of people. I felt great about that. I didn't get to train the bike/run combo due to few health issues.
What would you do differently?:

Have my shoes clipped on my bike at the start. Get some bike/run combo training.
Transition 2
  • 02m 34s

Almost forgot to take helmet off.
What would you do differently?:

Practice trans as part of training.
  • 30m 36s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 09m 52s  min/mile

Planned to do an easy 10 min/mile pace. It was a slow start but after the first mile passed a few people.
What would you do differently?:

Get more runs in. I would have pushed a little more on the last half mile or mile.
Post race
Warm down:

Inside the finishers coral...I took in some drinks but did not eat anything. Felt great.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

My foot injury kept me from getting more runs in my training.

Event comments:

Would be nice to have some post race live music.

Last updated: 2009-09-28 12:00 AM
00:35:09 | 750 meters | 04m 40s / 100meters
Age Group: 65/67
Overall: 289/311
Performance: Bad
Suit: no
Course: nice
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 78F / 26C Current: Low
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Bad
Breathing: Bad Drafting: Bad
Waves: Bad Navigation: Bad
Rounding: Bad
Time: 03:23
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Below average
00:40:02 | 12 miles | 17.99 mile/hr
Age Group: 41/67
Overall: 169/311
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: Great course. Lots of sharp hairpin turns. I like the hills.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:34
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike Below average
Racking bike Bad
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
00:30:36 | 03.1 miles | 09m 52s  min/mile
Age Group: 51/67
Overall: 240/311
Performance: Average
Course: Great course with some up hill. I like Hills!
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4