ITU Long Course Triathlon World Championship - TriathlonLong Course

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Henderson, Nevada
United States
Lowery's Multisport Races, Inc.
57F / 14C
Total Time = 6h 16m 19s
Overall Rank = 180/784
Age Group = M20-24
Age Group Rank = 11/24
Pre-race routine:

Got to race site and found out that the swim had been cancelled. This threw off my focus a little bit so I had to regain it throughout the morning. Spent a lot of time by myself and quiet, trying to focus.
Event warmup:

Did a little stretching when I got my bike. Not too much, just enough to loosen up my legs.
  • 00m
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Transition 1
  • 00m

No T1. Did TT start for bike.
  • 4h 07m 18s
  • 74.56 miles
  • 18.09 mile/hr

I had one focus on the bike: save it for the run. I knew it was going to be a challenging day on the bike and I needed to make sure there was enough left to give my best run. I sat in my low gear up front for most of the bike. I did an awesome job climbing hills. Coming down hills I almost always coasted down allowing my legs some rest.

After the first hour I realized I really needed to go to the bathroom! I kept trying and trying to go but couldn't get myself to go on the bike. Finally about 2:30 in I was finally able to go on my way down one of the longer hills. I seriously was going the whole time I was going down the hill, probably about two minutes.

When we got to the three sisters I was ready. I got myself into a nice cadence and did all of the sisters without standing once. I'm not sure if anybody else was able to do this, or chose to. I was passing all of the riders who were choosing to stand instead. The sisters didn't seem as hard as everybody was making them out to be. Sure they were steep but they were extremely short. A few weeks before I had done hill repeats on Potter Hill, a large hill in Dubuque, IA, and felt that it was more challenging than any of the hills on the course.

I was able to make it the whole entire bike course without standing once so I was pretty pleased with myself. I came to T2 and didn't realize how close it was! I wasn't able to do my flying dismount but I was off on the run.

The last
What would you do differently?:

Possibly push more on the bike? I've never pushed it hard on the bike so I'm not sure how it would affect my run.
Transition 2
  • 01m 31s

Didn't see dismount line coming up. Wasn't able to do flying dismount, had to do regular clip out. Had volunteers to take bike for you.

Also had volunteer to point out run bag.
What would you do differently?:

Know when T2 is coming up.
  • 2h 07m 30s
  • 18.64 miles
  • 06m 50s  min/mile

I started the run and I felt smooth. My legs were there and I was feeling steady. I made it down the first hill and was ready to go. At the first aid station I dropped my nutrition and chose not to go back and get it. I had to use on course nutrition the whole race. On my way to the second aid station I heard a volunteer yell "Pretzels" so I grabbed them thinking of the sodium. Put them in my mouth and realized it was a bad decision so I spit them right back out.

During the first lap I was passing everyone. I made it through and just thought, "I am on fire right now!" Finally on the second lap a runner caught up to me and I was ready to go. I picked up the pace to run with him. We made it through the next lap and a half together.

Halfway through the second lap I started to feel my strained ankle come back. I knew it was coming but I was hoping I could hold it off. After I finished the second lap I started getting blisters on the bottom of my feet. The last two laps were pretty painful for those matters.

Coming up that hill on the last lap was tough. I started taking coke and the aid stations (highly recommend it) and used it to push me through. I started focusing on the thought of just one more hill to get me to the finish. Once I made it to the top I started thinking of how I was going to finish. Once I passed the last aid station, about half a mile away, I picked up the pace. My legs started to feel a little better, I couldn't feel the pain in my feet, all I wanted was to finish. I came down towards the finish line and was so happy to be there. I had finally made it!

My final run time was 2:07:30! I was aiming for 2:15:00 so it is safe to say I lit it up out there.
What would you do differently?:

Not have blisters and a strained ankle?
Post race
Warm down:

Right away they asked if I was okay and I said my feet were bothering me so they took me to medical. I had about four people looking after me, bringing me food and blankets. At first I was hot, then I was cold. I could feel myself bonking so they got me some food. I got another coke and felt alright after about 20 minutes.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Challenging myself on the bike, injuries on the run.

Event comments:

Great course! Fun and challenging, wasn't an easy finish. I feel like I prepared myself extremely well for all the hills and executed my race plan perfectly. I think to do better I need to challenge the bike a little more. The volunteers were absolutely amazing!

Last updated: 2011-08-23 12:00 AM
00:00:00 | 00 yards | / 100yards
Age Group: 0/24
Overall: 0/784
Course: Swim was cancelled
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 55F / 13C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 00:00
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
04:07:18 | 74.56 miles | 18.09 mile/hr
Age Group: 14/24
Overall: 185/784
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Very hilly course. Two turn arounds with a point to point bike.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:31
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Bad
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
02:07:30 | 18.64 miles | 06m 50s  min/mile
Age Group: 3/24
Overall: 45/784
Performance: Good
Course: Four loop course of straight uphill and downhill.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 5