Lavaman Triathlon - TriathlonOlympic

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Waikoloa, Hawaii
United States
Lavaman Triathlon
7F / -14C
Total Time = 2h 49m 8s
Overall Rank = 317/864
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 34/64
Pre-race routine:

Got up early ate a banana, drank a cup of coffee and ate a zone bar. Made sure I had all of my race gear ready the night before.
Event warmup:

Light stretching, swam about 200 yards.
  • 31m 26s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 55s / 100 yards

A felt really comfortable on this swim. I was able to actually draft once in a while, and felt relaxed. Problems came about half way through when my goggles started leaking water and I had to stop at least 4 times to clear them out. That realy sucked because I had been keeping a good pace. Oh yeah and I cut my toe on a piece of coral while wading out to the start.
What would you do differently?:

Find better goggles I guess. Pay better attention to where I am walking so I don't cut myself
Transition 1
  • 03m 53s

Well this was mostly a good transition, However I had forgotten about my toe until I put on my shoes and realized my toe hurt, so as I was running out to the mount line I stopped because I thought I had some sand or gravel in my shoe. So I took off my shoe and sock and realized I had cut my toe. So this slowed me down a bit. Nothing I could do so I put my sock and shoe back on and took off.
What would you do differently?:

  • 1h 18m 44s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 18.94 mile/hr

I maybe could have pushed myself a little more. I would have liked to have another 1mile and hour avg speed, but I wanted to make sure I had enough left to have a good run. I was on a rental bike that was just a tad short in the cockpit, but I really don't thin it affected me to much as I had no discomfort during the ride. I also lost my gps when I hit a rumble strip passing another rider.
What would you do differently?:

I need to train more on the bike at longer distances.
Transition 2
  • 00m 59s

This transition went fairly quick. I smacked the bike next to me spinng my bike around to get it in the rack but other than that it was all good. Toe was numb by then so I didn't even worry about it.
What would you do differently?:

  • 54m 8s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 08m 43s  min/mile

This run felt really good. I was almost out of gas by the end, but I was able to run the whole thing, just nothing left to sprint to the finish.
What would you do differently?:

Train more
Post race
Warm down:

Not much here, just staggered around for a while got some fluids, showered off and waited for the food and beer.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Could have trained a little harder I guess. I tried to pace myself enough to make sure I would not walk during my run.

Event comments:

This was an awesome race. Best run event I have been a part of.

Last updated: 2010-02-14 12:00 AM
00:31:26 | 1640 yards | 01m 55s / 100yards
Age Group: 42/64
Overall: 426/864
Performance: Good
Suit: no
Course: Nice ocean course. rectangular. Got to swim with a sea turtle for a while.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 75F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Average Navigation: Average
Time: 03:53
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
01:18:44 | 24.85 miles | 18.94 mile/hr
Age Group: 40/64
Overall: 347/864
Performance: Average
Wind: Cross-winds with gusts
Course: Nice course. several rolling hills or gradual climbs. Fairly wide shoulders on the highway to ride on. It was a long straight out and back course.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:59
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:54:08 | 06.21 miles | 08m 43s  min/mile
Age Group: 31/64
Overall: 272/864
Performance: Good
Course: Winding course through the resort. Some trail running over lava and sand and rocks. Great support though. Kept an eye on my heart rate trying to keep it in the mid 180's. Peaked at 202.
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] 5