Maumee Bay Triathlon - Sprint Distance - TriathlonSprint

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Oregon, Ohio
United States
HFP Racing
68F / 20C
Total Time = 1h 13m 40s
Overall Rank = 16/202
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 1/15
Pre-race routine:

Usual - bagel and diet Mt Dew for breakfast.
Spent the night at hotel/indoor water park with wife/kids. Up at 5 am to get to race site by 6 am transition set up time.
Event warmup:

1.5 mile jog
Swam about 200 meters to warm up.
  • 14m 51s
  • 750 meters
  • 01m 59s / 100 meters

Emergency prior to race starting: after doing about 200 meters as a warm up, pushed goggles onto head and went back to beach with 5 minutes until start. Saw others practicing the "dolphin dive" and thought I should too as I have never done it. Ran out into water and dove - as entering the water, immediately realized my goggles were still on the top of my head! LOST!! Sprinted back to transition where I had another pair and back to beach just in time for race start. These goggles were leaking water into left eye (since I didn't warm up with them, did not know). Had to deal with that until first turn where fortunately, the buoy was so close to shore that you could stand up and walk around it (while fixing my goggles).
What would you do differently?:

Still having breathing/performance issues in first 200 meters. Had to flip on my back 2 times for about 10 seconds to catch breath. After that, everything went very well.
Transition 1
  • 01m 15s

Suit always gets stuck on heels. Had to kneel down and pry it off each foot.
What would you do differently?:

Need to cut bottoms of both legs of wetsuit.
  • 37m 54s
  • 13.6 miles
  • 21.53 mile/hr

Due to slow swim - passed a lot of people. Had to weave in and out of everyone. Only one person passed me.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 00m 29s

6th fastest T2 overall. Left shoe came off when jumping off bike.
What would you do differently?:

Need to practice the moving dismount so that shoe does not fall off.
  • 19m 10s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 06m 11s  min/mile

Passed a lot of people. No one passed me.
What would you do differently?:

Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

Great race. Times posted quickly (sprint posted before olympic was done) and awards given out as soon as they post them.

Last updated: 2011-05-16 12:00 AM
00:14:51 | 750 meters | 01m 59s / 100meters
Age Group: 6/15
Overall: 72/202
Performance: Bad
Suit: Full
Course: Easy course - in the bay so no waves/chop.
Start type: Run Plus:
Water temp: 74F / 23C Current: Low
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:15
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Bad Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:37:54 | 13.6 miles | 21.53 mile/hr
Age Group: 2/15
Overall: 18/202
Performance: Good
Wind: Strong
Course: Flat course. Strong winds coming from the lake - Great for the way out, brutal on the way back.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:29
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:19:10 | 03.1 miles | 06m 11s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/15
Overall: 4/202
Performance: Good
Course: Around bay, turn around and take same route back. Flat.
Keeping cool Good Drinking
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] 5