Lavaman Waikoloa Triathlon - TriathlonOlympic

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Waikoloa, Hawaii
United States
Lavaman Triathlon
80F / 27C
Total Time = 2h 57m 15s
Overall Rank = 428/1204
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 50/96
Pre-race routine:

Woke up 5:00 and started hydration and food...power bar bites and gatorlyte.
Event warmup:

Bike to transition with active stretching.
  • 29m 15s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 47s / 100 yards

Got out to the side and found clean water right away. Was in the lead pack to the first turn and then started running into swimmers from the 1st wave doing the breaststroke. Actual swim time was better as this time included a 500 yd run to the timing mat at transition.
What would you do differently?:

Took a better angle to the first turn.
Transition 1
  • 03m 45s

Had to remove timing chip to get suit off.
What would you do differently?:

Run a bit faster up the hill.
  • 1h 18m 19s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 19.04 mile/hr

Great bike, rode hard and passed a lot of slower riders. Yelled at Macca when he passed heading back to transition.
What would you do differently?:

Pushed the hills a bit harder.
Transition 2
  • 02m 35s
  • 1h 03m 50s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 10m 17s  min/mile

Leg cramps starting at mi 2 and suffered the rest of the run
What would you do differently?:

Run faster
Post race
Warm down:

Water and dive into ocean was a welcome relief after the sand run.

What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

Great race!

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Last updated: 2012-01-04 12:00 AM
00:29:15 | 1640 yards | 01m 47s / 100yards
Age Group: 39/96
Overall: 0/1204
Performance: Average
Suit: TYR hurricane 5
Course: Ocean OWS circle
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 75F / 24C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Average Navigation: Average
Rounding: Below average
Time: 03:45
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
01:18:19 | 24.85 miles | 19.04 mile/hr
Age Group: 50/96
Overall: 0/1204
Wind: Some
Course: Portion of the ironman course through the lava fields north of the airport.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Below average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:35
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
01:03:50 | 06.21 miles | 10m 17s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/96
Overall: 0/1204
Performance: Below average
Course: Street, single track, lava, sand
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
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