Deer Creek Toyota Challenge - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

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Mt Sterling, Ohio
United States
HFP Racing
Total Time = 00m
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
  • 25m 20s
  • 2112 yards
  • 01m 12s / 100 yards

i had a phenomenal swim for me. i figured out a week ago that the pool i have been swimming in is 27m, and not 25 yards, so my times have been a bit faster than i thought.

i came in closer to shore on the near side of each loop and rode the waves along it, MUCH faster.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 00m 40s
  • 2h 33m 13s
  • 56 miles
  • 21.93 mile/hr

bike felt smooth and controled the whole time. first lap a bit harder until i new where my lead was at on the out and back, 2nd loop easier, 3rd lap controlled but a bit harder again. the wind was getting bad near the middle of the 2nd loop and was killer on the 3rd. as i was coming back in after the out and back on my last loop i was going by people from the 2nd loop, FLYING by them, and only going aout 14mph. bad news right there.

6 hammer gels, two bottles of heed, half bottle of water.

cadence was a bit higher due to not riding as much lately and not feeling as strong.
What would you do differently?:

not get swine flu.
Transition 2
  • 00m 40s

felt stiff, riding in the wind that long took its toll but i still got out fast.
  • 00m
  • 13.1 miles
  •  min/mile

dropped out at the turn around on the run.

miles 1 through 4 were good, ave 7:10-15 pace, feeling ok, at mile 4 2nd and 3rd places went through me, no one else even close. a mile later the wheels just fell off.

at first i thought it was nutrition or pacing related, but checking back that was not it, took in more than enough cal/fluid, and bike was taken at the border between Z2 and 3.

i had been stuck in bed for about a week with H1N1, and lost close to 7 pounds in the week leading up to the race, so best guess is that didnt help too much. (i started the week before i got sick at 153 and 7% BF, the day before the race i was at 146 after dinner).
Post race
Event comments:

all in all i am happy with how things went until the run, and am please with the day as a whole. i learned a lot about what i could and could not make my body do, and how far i could push on that day. i led the swim and bike, and had i kept anywhere near the pace would have crossed the line as the 3rd elite.

the longer stuff is slowly getting better:-)

congrats to all that finished on a tough day out there.

on a side note, my swim and bike results came out with 5 min off the swim and added to the bike, overall times matched (swim and bike on here are correct, race results are not).

Last updated: 2009-09-30 12:00 AM
00:25:20 | 2112 yards | 01m 12s / 100yards
Age Group: 1/
Overall: 1/
Performance: Good
Suit: 2xu super elite one piece
Course: two loop rectangle.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 71F / 22C Current: High
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 00:40
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
02:33:13 | 56 miles | 21.93 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/
Overall: 3/
Performance: Good
Wind: Some with gusts
Course: 3 loops, rolling hills at the end of each loop. WIND!!!!!
Road: Rough Wet Cadence: 101
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:40
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:00:00 | 13.1 miles |  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
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