Rage in the Sage - TriathlonOlympic

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Las Vegas, Nevada
United States
BBSC Endurance Sports
62F / 17C
Total Time = 3h 24m 50s
Overall Rank = 116/132
Age Group = 50-54
Age Group Rank = 4/4
Pre-race routine:

got stuff ready the night before, amended check list to include takeing the usat card to packet pick up.

Got to transition area when it opened, got a good spot got everything set up relaxed and had some coffee.
Event warmup:

Stretched a little got in the water and swam just a few strokes just prior to start to get used to the cold.
  • 32m 57s
  • 1640 yards
  • 02m 01s / 100 yards

my goggles kept filling up with water. I've used em with this setup before no problem, train weekly no problem. I think I may have had the strap too far down the back of my head. In Kona I'm using a new pair I have.
What would you do differently?:

Do a longer swim warm up and wear new goggles
Transition 1
  • 01m 48s

stuck my foot in between the strap and the top of the shoe at first, not a real big deal time wise all in all.

What would you do differently?:

stick my foot in the shoe right the first time.

  • 1h 47m 12s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 13.91 mile/hr

My legs felt really fatigued from the start to the finish of the bike.

At about Mile 7 I got a flat tire, that went about as well as it could.

I'm not sure but I think it took about 10:30 to change the tire
What would you do differently?:

I did a real hard interval run on Tuesday. Yesterday I didn't do any exercise or stretching. I think both of those played a roll.
Transition 2
  • 01m 4s

Had one snafuu with the helmet, one of the chin straps caught on my necklace. Probably added a couple of seconds to the transition.

What would you do differently?:

  • 1h 01m 49s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 09m 57s  min/mile

I had a lot of stiffness in my legs at first, sore ankle, calf hurt. I started feeling pretty good at about mile 5. It could be a good sign for my HIM or it could be that I was just happy it was about over. :)
What would you do differently?:

Back to the interval on Tuesday and no light run or stretch Saturday.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around and drank water.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

My general poor physical condition.

Event comments:

The course is very challenging, out of the transition area on the bike you have about a half mile steep uphill. It's got some killer hills and wind can be an issue.

I really like the run, I like trail and gravel roads way better than pavement or asphalt any day. It's slower running but the same for everyone.

Last updated: 2006-04-19 12:00 AM
00:32:57 | 1640 yards | 02m 01s / 100yards
Age Group: 3/4
Overall: 107/132
Performance: Average
swim avg hr 129
Suit: promotion full
Course: one loop. started on one ramp and ended on another,,,,, my old tennies were still there when I got ready to leave.
Start type: Wade Plus: Shot
Water temp: 62F / 17C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Bad
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:48
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
01:47:12 | 24.85 miles | 13.91 mile/hr
Age Group: 4/4
Overall: 123/132
143 avg hr
Wind: Some
Course: Hilly, one really steep hill at about mile 20 on my way back a bunch of people were walking up the hill
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Below average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:04
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
01:01:49 | 06.21 miles | 09m 57s  min/mile
Age Group: 4/4
Overall: 106/132
Performance: Below average
155 avg max 170
Course: gravel road and desert trail mostly. This was a bit more challenging than the course in the past out here has been.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
Good race? No
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] 3