The Nation's Triathlon - TriathlonOlympic

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Washington, DC, Washington, D.C.
United States
Leukemia Lymphoma Society
65F / 18C
Total Time = 2h 53m 13s
Overall Rank = 2008/
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 37/197
Pre-race routine:

Stayed at a great hotel in Arlington that had a fridge and microwave. Had a cup of coffee and pre-race waffles. Could not get through to any cab companies. Went down to lobby to ask desk clerk to call one and a guest offered me a ride ...wouldn't usually take a ride from a stranger but the guy was a detective (showed me his badge) from PA who does some work with the DC police dept. He even said...he'd be the worst killer since they the hotel staff saw me leave with him and he stays there all the time. Worked great...dropped me off right at transition and wished me luck...really nice guy!!
Event warmup:

Total downpour, very mostly tried to get organized while trying to keep everything dry. Put on my wetsuit to stay warm and just tried to keep moving. Start was delayed for 15 minutes while storm moved off.
  • 30m 21s
  • 1500 meters
  • 02m 01s / 100 meters
Transition 1
  • 04m 52s

Very muddy...had trouble with zipper on wetsuit. Long transition area from rack to mounting bike.
What would you do differently?:

make sure zipper doesn't get stuck
  • 1h 16m 24s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 19.52 mile/hr

Easy bike course...very flat and very fast. Lots of drafting
Transition 2
  • 03m 31s
What would you do differently?:

  • 58m 8s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 09m 22s  min/mile

Did not take enough liquids on the bike and got some stomach bloat around mile 3.5 - 4. Slowed a bit
What would you do differently?:

drink more on the bike
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

Very muddy transition area and huge!! Bike was on swim in and run out bike out/in was about a 1/4 run.

Event comments:

This was my first Olympic and I would highly recommend as a first race. The course is extremely flat and well marked. Tons of volunteers. Great city

Last updated: 2011-03-28 12:00 AM
00:30:21 | 1500 meters | 02m 01s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/197
Overall: 1296/
Performance: Average
Suit: Xterra Vortex SL
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Good Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Good
Time: 04:52
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
01:16:24 | 24.85 miles | 19.52 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/197
Overall: 2039/
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: Very flat course, not many turns
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 03:31
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Below average
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:58:08 | 06.21 miles | 09m 22s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/197
Overall: 2888/
Performance: Below average
Course: small hills first mile, but then all flat.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
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