The Nation's Triathlon - TriathlonOlympic

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Washington, DC, Washington, D.C.
United States
78F / 26C
Total Time = 2h 01m 54s
Overall Rank = 903/2418
Age Group = M45-49
Age Group Rank = 98/292
Pre-race routine:

Woke up 5:15, steel cut oats, apple, banana, 10 oz. Infinit, long walk after parking the car, got there w/ 30 min. left in transition.

Everyone joined together to honor the fallen of 9/11 ten years ago by singing the National Anthem (not a dry eye in sight)
Event warmup:

None: crammed together in the "corral".
  • 00m
  • 1500 meters
  • / 100 meters

Swim portion canceled due to heavy rains the last week.
Transition 1
  • 01m 34s

Time Trial Start at the front of T1. A bit muddy in some spots. Just grabbed the bike and ran. Grr, forgot to stop on 1st pedal stroke and step on other pedal and pedal a few strokes up to speed (tried to get into the shoe right away), kept getting shoe jammed on road.
What would you do differently?:

Practice mounts until you can do it in your sleep.
  • 1h 07m 58s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 21.94 mile/hr

Wow, total fun pushing through the traffic. Avg. speed 22.3 mph. Flat is fun! Personal Best on the powermeter for 1 hr. (179W)
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 01m 50s

Nice and fast, although foot got caught on shoe at first (top of heel of shoe collapsed under the heel of my foot).
What would you do differently?:

Don't get too sloppy putting on the shoes.
  • 50m 33s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 08m 08s  min/mile

WOO HOO!! Totally PR'd the run! All the HIM run training has paid off! Felt strong the whole run.
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

Muscle Milk, chow, massage.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Wrinkles in transitions.

Event comments:

Good organization, lots of volunteers, but the bike course really is too crowded for such a large race. Then again, racing on closed streets in the Nation's Capital is pretty cool. Totally stoked about my run improvement. A great race and a beautiful day (MUCH better than the rain last year)

Last updated: 2010-10-20 12:00 AM
00:00:00 | 1500 meters | / 100meters
Age Group: 0/292
Overall: 0/2418
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 01:34
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed: Bad
01:07:58 | 24.85 miles | 21.94 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/292
Overall: 1004/2418
Performance: Good
Norm. 185W, xPower 181W, Max 677W, BikeScore 98, TSS 61.1, IF 0.908
Wind: None
Course: Essentially out and back along Clara Barton Pkwy.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 93
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:50
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:50:33 | 06.21 miles | 08m 08s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/292
Overall: 1348/2418
Performance: Good
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 Too easy
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3