Nation's Triathlon - TriathlonOlympic

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Washington, D.C., Washington, D.C.
United States
55F / 13C
Total Time = 2h 57m 31s
Overall Rank = 2329/4450
Age Group = M 30-34
Age Group Rank = 336/486
Pre-race routine:

Wake up a 5am. Eat a bar. Start drinking water. Wait in the rain for a taxi. Wait in the rain for a bus. Setup transition in mud and rain. Wait for delayed start.
Event warmup:

  • 41m 45s
  • 1500 meters
  • 02m 47s / 100 meters

Stupid me. I screwed up royally the day before and didn't get to do a practice swim. I really stunk this swim up. I did 95% backstroke b/c I was panicky and couldn't get a rhythm. I was prepared to swim, but not prepared for the event of swimming the tri. At least I know what to expect for next time around.
What would you do differently?:

This swim could not have been worse unless I hadn't finished it. I can't imagine doing any worse than this. I have to work on navigating around other swimmers when I run into them. I have to work on getting my breathing going in the open water. I have to work on all the distractions.
Transition 1
  • 06m 4s

First transition ever. Could have been better. Could have been worse.
What would you do differently?:

Go faster.
  • 1h 13m 7s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 20.39 mile/hr

New Easton Race wheels. I had never ridden them before. This was my first timed time-trial. I was very happy with a 20.4mph speed in the rain.
What would you do differently?:

I think the ceramic brake on the back might have been touching the tire. Its unknown, but if that was the case it would have slowed me down.
Transition 2
  • 04m 21s
What would you do differently?:

Forgot my race belt! I was slow because I was trying to get some nutrition. I should have saved this for the run portion rather than doing it while I stopped. I also lost time putting the bike computer in the bag. Tying laces took too long. Need to put on the race laces next time.
  • 52m 16s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 08m 25s  min/mile

Good run. First mile the slowest and last mile the fastest.
What would you do differently?:

Run faster.
Post race
Warm down:


What limited your ability to perform faster:

Swimming, swimming, swimming.

Event comments:

The weather could have ruined this race, but the organizers regrouped and did a great job under tough circumstances.

Last updated: 2010-09-17 12:00 AM
00:41:45 | 1500 meters | 02m 47s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/486
Overall: 0/4450
Performance: Bad
Suit: Yes
Course: Potomac
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 75F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Bad
Breathing: Bad Drafting: Bad
Waves: Bad Navigation: Bad
Rounding: Bad
Time: 06:04
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Bad
01:13:07 | 24.85 miles | 20.39 mile/hr
Age Group: 180/486
Overall: 1355/4450
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence: 91
Turns: Good Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 04:21
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:52:16 | 06.21 miles | 08m 25s  min/mile
Age Group: 269/486
Overall: 1835/4450
Performance: Good
Course: Flat and easy. Passed a lot of guys that had run out of gas.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Too much
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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