Tempe International Classic Triathlon - TriathlonOlympic

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Tempe, Arizona
United States
Tucson Racing Inc
90'sF / 0C
Total Time = 2h 48m 55s
Overall Rank = 161/276
Age Group = 25-29
Age Group Rank = 19/21
Pre-race routine:

I parked on the wrong side of the bridge and had to bike across to get to the bike transition area to set up...I barely made it in time to get ready for the start of the race.
Event warmup:

Normal stretching.
  • 28m 47s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 45s / 100 yards

I was able to draft for a long time off this guy that I saw swimming next to me. I kept trying to pull away from him but he would keep up...so I decided to slow down and get behind him since he seemed to be sighting good and have a nice easy swim. I think I drafted for about 400m or so and then we rounded a buoy and this guy pushed me out of my way so he could draft...I was on my own after that. It was a nice break.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 01m 29s

Transition was just as planned.
What would you do differently?:

  • 1h 22m 17s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 18.12 mile/hr

I had two flats within 400y of each other on my last of 3 laps. The first flat was on the back tire and was a slow leak...I jumped off and hand pumped the tire to rideable conditions hoping that it would last for the next 8 miles. 400y later the front tire blew. I changed out the front tube and considered changing the back while I was at it but then just decided to top it off and take off again. With 4 miles left I had to stop and fill the back tire up again to rideable conditions and was able to make it the remaining 4 miles without having to change the tire (luckily/barely).
What would you do differently?:

Get new rims since these rims seem to be causing so many flats.
Transition 2
  • 01m

A very nice transition but slower than expected...at this point I knew my race was over and I was just doing the steps to finish.
What would you do differently?:

  • 55m 24s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 08m 55s  min/mile

Could have started out a lot faster but I was down in the dumps with the flat tire issues. By the time I was about 4 miles into the run the outside temp was around 95 to 100. I was dying of heat exhaust and wasn't able to perform.
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:


What limited your ability to perform faster:

Flat tires.

Event comments:

I didn't stick around since I had to go to church right after the race so I don't really know what the post race activities were like...I never even got my race shirt.

Last updated: 2005-11-01 12:00 AM
00:28:47 | 1640 yards | 01m 45s / 100yards
Age Group: 9/21
Overall: 68/276
Performance: Good
Suit: Tri suit
Course: Swam from one side of the lake to the other and then down to the damn end and back across the lake then back to the start...a rectangle.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:29
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
01:22:17 | 24.85 miles | 18.12 mile/hr
Age Group: 20/21
Overall: 225/276
Performance: Bad
Wind: Some
Course: Besides the backside hill the course was pretty darn fast and fun.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:00
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Bad
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:55:24 | 06.21 miles | 08m 55s  min/mile
Age Group: 14/21
Overall: 117/276
Performance: Below average
Course: Up and down hills on pavement...plus some dirt/trail running.
Keeping cool Bad Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? No
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4