The Nation's Triathlon - TriathlonOlympic

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Washington, Washington, D.C.
United States
TNT productions
76.1F / 24C
Total Time = 2h 38m 42s
Overall Rank = 852/2853
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 79/314
Pre-race routine:

Got 5o'clock wake up call and headed over to event.
Set up transition area in pouring rain.
Ate a bagel and banana.
Event warmup:

Found some heat by a portable lite. Was able to do a lot of stretching during over 2 hour wait from the time the transition area closed and my swim wave went off.
  • 32h 57m
  • 1640 yards
  • 2h 00m 31s / 100 yards

Crowded thru the whole swim. I was never really able to seperate from the pack, which for me is not bad because the the pack is normally passing me.
Best job of navigating I've done in any other races which really made a difference in my time.

What would you do differently?:

Keep working on swim to get better
Transition 1
  • 04m 49s

Everything was kind of a mess because of the wheather.
  • 1h 12m 39s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 20.52 mile/hr

Wet roads made me a little nervous about getting up to speed to quickly. Once I became comfortable on the wet roads, I was able to get aero and start moving.
Passed a lot of people and played some cat and mouse with one guy who set a pritty good pace.
What would you do differently?:

Not be so tentative at the start.
Transition 2
  • 02m 35s
What would you do differently?:

Tighten my laces after putting my shoes on.
  • 45m 44s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 07m 22s  min/mile

10k PR!!
Passed tons of people.
All the interval training and extra long runs really paid off.
What would you do differently?:

Run faster. Fealt like I left a little out there.
Post race
Warm down:

Paced for 20 minutes looking for my wife.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Better swim and wet roads.

Event comments:

Came to race wanting to beat last years time of 3:03. Kinda blew that away.
Best organized race of the season in the best city.
I'll keep this one on my calender.

Last updated: 2010-04-08 12:00 AM
32:57:00 | 1640 yards | 2h 00m 31s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/314
Overall: 2084/2853
Performance: Good
Suit: desoto t1 bib john w/o top
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 76F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Drafting: Below average
Waves: Below average Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 04:49
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Below average
01:12:39 | 24.85 miles | 20.52 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/314
Overall: 1274/2853
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Wet and bumpy. Lost my front water bottle.
Road: Rough Wet Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 02:35
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Bad
Running with bike Good
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:45:44 | 06.21 miles | 07m 22s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/314
Overall: 643/2853
Performance: Good
Course: Flat and fast. Perfect running wheather.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5