Tempe International Triathlon - Olympic Distance - TriathlonOlympic

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Tempe, Arizona
United States
Tucson Racing Inc.
72F / 22C
Total Time = 3h 22m 12s
Overall Rank = 320/361
Age Group = Clydesdale
Age Group Rank = 18/20
Pre-race routine:

1 cup of coffee and peanut butter toast for breakfast. I did not change any of my normal eatting habits the day before.
Event warmup:

No real warmup before the start of the race, just a little light streaching.
  • 34h 14m
  • 1640 yards
  • 2h 05m 13s / 100 yards

I liked the beach start vs having to deal with stairs. It was at times hard to hear the call of waves. I didn't feel as comfortible as I though I would have. I wasn't first but I wasn't last.
What would you do differently?:

More open water swimming before the next race!
Transition 1
  • 03m 27s

Took a little long in T1...gave the kid a kiss and hug. That added a little time to T1, but it made her day.
What would you do differently?:

Need to get tri bike shoes that don't require socks like my road bike shoes do. That would cut down a little time as well.
  • 1h 21m 12s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 18.36 mile/hr

Had a really good ride! It went by really quick. Everything was working just the way it should have.
What would you do differently?:

Tri shoes are a must for the next race...I will also get a pair of race wheels for the bike too.
Transition 2
  • 02m 11s

T2 was good...nothing else to report here.
What would you do differently?:

  • 1h 20m 6s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 12m 54s  min/mile

Had a hard time with the run. Did it without a fuel belt and I like that, since there were water stations all over. Need to work on the run more! This would be a game changer if I would get faster. Just pulling 10min off of the run would have changed my over all placement by 100+ spots.
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

Didn't do anything but hang with the wife and kid. That was enough of a warm-down.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

My running!

Event comments:

The race was great! Need more bathrooms the ones they had filled up quickly. Would run this one again! The postrace awards were good, I got a great Trans bag thanks to the daughter saying something.

Last updated: 2011-05-10 12:00 AM
34:14:00 | 1640 yards | 2h 05m 13s / 100yards
Age Group: 15/20
Overall: 0/361
Performance: Below average
Suit: Full arm wetsuit
Course: 1 full lap
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 72F / 22C Current: Low
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Average
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Average
Waves: Good Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 03:27
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
01:21:12 | 24.85 miles | 18.36 mile/hr
Age Group: 14/20
Overall: 0/361
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Well laid out and very fast at times! Up to 33mph in some spots
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 98
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:11
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Bad
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
01:20:06 | 06.21 miles | 12m 54s  min/mile
Age Group: 18/20
Overall: 0/361
Performance: Below average
Course: 2 loops with water staitions setup all over.
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? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4