The Nation's Triathlon - TriathlonOlympic

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Washington, Washington, D.C.
United States
TNT productions
75F / 24C
Total Time = 2h 08m 12s
Overall Rank = 1527/3872
Age Group = 50-54
Age Group Rank = 8/99
Pre-race routine:

Just made sure to hit the porta-potties the right number of times.
Event warmup:

  • 00m
  • 1640 yards
  • / 100 yards

Swim cancelled due to river conditions.
Transition 1
  • 02m 35s

Swim cancelled due to river conditions.
Time trial start to get to the bike. 15-18 athletes let go every 12 seconds. Created quite a commotion in transition area. Worked very well though.
  • 1h 14m 20s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 20.06 mile/hr

Worked almost entirely on the small ring with cadence about 95. Lots of work above 100. Used big ring only on a few down hills. Avoided temptation to stay on big ring and lower cadence. Really believe this helped preserve me for the run. Course was very fast and fun.

I love being in the older women's age group. We usually get to start just after a few men age groups and seem to have bike course to ourselves for awhile.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 02m 8s

What would you do differently?:

  • 49m 10s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 07m 55s  min/mile

Good run. Felt good but think course not measured quite right. Don't think time reflects true course distance. Too fast. But I will take it. Maintained good cadence and pace throughout. Shoulder started hurting around mile four. Pushed that out of my mind. Focused on the women ahead to try and pass one by one. Mantra of the day was 'feet are light'. Seemed to work.
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:


What limited your ability to perform faster:

Nothing. Perhaps equipment and not enough long bike rides. Biking segment definitely my weak point. Need to work on this.

Event comments:

No mile markers on the run except for 5K and 5 miles. Hard to know ones pace when this kind of marking.

Overall this was a great race for me. Made good decisions on the bike to ensure a good run. Very happy with this.

Last updated: 2011-01-04 12:00 AM
00:00:00 | 1640 yards | / 100yards
Age Group: 0/99
Overall: 0/3872
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 02:35
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
01:14:20 | 24.85 miles | 20.06 mile/hr
Age Group: 27/99
Overall: 99/3872
Wind: None
Course: Fast. Straight. Slight inclines/declines.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 95+
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:08
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:49:10 | 06.21 miles | 07m 55s  min/mile
Age Group: 5/99
Overall: 99/3872
Performance: Good
Course: Flat and fast.
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] 4