The Nation's Triathlon - TriathlonOlympic

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Washington, Washington, D.C.
United States
TNT productions
75F / 24C
Total Time = 2h 33m 14s
Overall Rank = 671/4391
Age Group = M 30-34
Age Group Rank = 103/480
Pre-race routine:

Tried to stay dry and comfortable. Luckily I was in the 3rd wave so I didn't have to wait as long in the rain.
Event warmup:

Porta - johns and trying to keep my gear dry to no avail.
  • 33m 13s
  • 1640 yards
  • 02m 01s / 100 yards

This was the first time that I actually enjoyed a swim in a triathlon. I finally got to wear a wetsuit and the course could not have been marked better. It was nicew to have a bouy every 100 meters because it reminded me of the pool. I kept saying to myself "1/4 of the way there, 1/2 way there, 200 meters left"
What would you do differently?:

Nthing. For not being a strong swimmer this was an improvement for me on my longest tri swim to date.
Transition 1
  • 04m 29s

Wow! This was a long run back to transition area. It felt like 2 football fields. My T1 transition in my last race was 1:30 so this was a disappointment
What would you do differently?:

Run fsster than I did
  • 1h 09m 5s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 21.58 mile/hr

Can't imagine what is was like for the later waves because this was tightly packed racing. I went back and forth with a group of guys basically the whole time which kept me focused. I have never been that tight with so many riders before and I enjoyed it.
What would you do differently?:

Maybe push a little harder, but not too much
Transition 2
  • 01m 48s

This was more like it although it could have been faster. I forgot my race belt but luckily I remembered in about 10 seconds
What would you do differently?:

Remember my race belt
  • 44m 41s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 07m 12s  min/mile

Could have pushed harder. I was unsure of myself since this was my first olympic. Next time will be faster
What would you do differently?:

Push the pace a little bit more
Post race
Warm down:

Saw the fam and got some water

What limited your ability to perform faster:

My own mind. Thats it!

Event comments:

Events on time was no fault of their own, it was the weather

Last updated: 2010-06-17 12:00 AM
00:33:13 | 1640 yards | 02m 01s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/480
Overall: 2155/4391
Performance: Good
Suit: Full Suit
Course: Well marked out and back course in the shape of the Washington Monument.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 75F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 04:29
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
01:09:05 | 24.85 miles | 21.58 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/480
Overall: 655/4391
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Out and back with 3 different loops if that makes sense
Road: Potholes Wet Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:48
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:44:41 | 06.21 miles | 07m 12s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/480
Overall: 503/4391
Performance: Average
Course: Very flat and well marked at the miles. Decent amount of spectators for a rainy day. I even got to see a political rally!
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
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] 4