Tempe International Triathlon - TriathlonOlympic

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Tempe, Arizona
United States
Tucson Racing Inc.
Total Time = 2h 58m 20s
Overall Rank = 395/550
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 61/77
Pre-race routine:

Got up about 2:30am, ate a banana. An hour later ate another. About half an hour before race ate a Clif bar and a Choco #9 Gel.
Event warmup:

Brisk walked around for awhile.........
  • 34m 17s
  • 1640 yards
  • 02m 05s / 100 yards

Only issues in the swim was visisbility. The sun was shooting straight in my eyes when we headed east, once we got around the 1st bouy, visisbility was ok. Was much more comfortable in the water. Swimming last week at Saguaro was definately the key...
What would you do differently?:

More base, base, base!
Transition 1
  • 02m 33s

Kind of draggin' a bit here. Trying to relax, my hr jumped up to 170 after I got out of water.
What would you do differently?:

More base!!!! Had a problem snapping my race number belt on.
  • 1h 23m 21s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 17.89 mile/hr

Chain popped off climbing Curry Rd. Bout caused a 30 bike pile up going too fast around the corner at Priest(sorry guyz!), other than that, it was ok. I had no idea we were going to climb that much.
What would you do differently?:

1 more bottle on the bike with sum ultra in it, train on more hills, hills, hills!
Transition 2
  • 01m 1s

T2 was pretty smooth, was pretty excited to finally get to running! My nephew was cheering me on rite outside the bike corral, was needing sum of that.........
What would you do differently?:

Not much, was happy with this transition.
  • 57m 4s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 09m 11s  min/mile

Decent run, not alot left in the tank after that bike ride, but that's why were here! Getting warm by this point. Stairs up Mill Ave. bridge were a HUGE surprise!
What would you do differently?:

More base, base, base!!!!!!!
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around and drank my recovery drink and got some calories in me(eggs, raisins, ultra), then drank a nasty Muscle Milk. Won't ever make that mistake, again!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Not enuf base! Keep werkin'!

Event comments:

Would have liked it if we could have got our chips rite when transition opened, don't care to piss away the morning waiting in line to get my chip. 1 of the reasons I get there early...........

Last updated: 2010-01-09 12:00 AM
00:34:17 | 1640 yards | 02m 05s / 100yards
Age Group: 55/77
Overall: 0/550
Performance: Good
Tried to keep hr around 156, bounced around between 155-163 most of the swim.
Suit: Full Wetsuit, Synergy Endorphin
Course: 1500m rectangle on Tempe Town Lake
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 75F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:33
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
01:23:21 | 24.85 miles | 17.89 mile/hr
Age Group: 70/77
Overall: 0/550
Performance: Below average
Took about 15 minutes to get hr down below 160, little did I know! Keeping it that low was not an option unless I wanted to take 4 hrs to finish. HR stayed up around 164-168 most of the bike.
Wind: None
Course: 2 loop course around TTL
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Below average
Gear changes: Below average Hills: Below average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:01
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:57:04 | 06.21 miles | 09m 11s  min/mile
Age Group: 57/77
Overall: 0/550
Performance: Average
HR was 163 to 173
Course: 2 loop course around TTL
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4