The Nation's Triathlon - TriathlonOlympic

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Washington, Washington, D.C.
United States
TNT productions
73F / 23C
Total Time = 00m
Overall Rank = 168/400
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 35/69
Pre-race routine:

Love the hometown race. Woke up 6ish, had breakfast, rode the bike to the start.
Event warmup:

30 min prior to the start I did a light 15 min jog.
  • 16m 9s
  • 1640 yards
  • 59s / 100 yards

Went out nice n' easy. Never done a Du before, so I had no strategy. Probably should have went faster. Oh well...
Transition 1
  • 01m 19s

  • 56m 39s
  • 19.9 miles
  • 21.08 mile/hr

I thought I was avg'ing 23, but I forgot to reset my computer from the last race so it skewed my pace. Damn, would have gone harder...
What would you do differently?:

Ride harder...
Transition 2
  • 01m
  • 55m 10s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 08m 53s  min/mile

This was the never ending 10k. It felt like it went on forever. Not a bad run considering. I knew I was going to spend most of my capital on the bike, so the slow run was no surprise. Somewhere before the run I lost my last eGel (or "endurance crack") and it affected me. The last half of the run I was definitely hurting for calories. The future mayor (Fenty) passed me at about mile 4. But I smoked his a$$ on the bike ;-)

Oh, and you have to take 45 seconds off for a pee break.
What would you do differently?:

Not lose my gel :-)
Post race
Warm down:

Straight over to the buffet table and downed a cookie and two Otis Spunkmeyer chocolate chunk muffins (the big a$$ ones). Then hung around cheering for a while. Then got drenched in a downpour and couldn't find the buses back to transition, so we got an extra 2.5 warmdown run in. And it turns out that we beat the buses back anyway. Stupid buses.

Event comments:

I almost forgot. This new age group sux. In 30-34 I would have been 14/38. Looks like I'll actually have to start training again...

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Last updated: 2006-05-19 12:00 AM
00:16:09 | 1640 yards | 59s / 100yards
Age Group: 54/69
Overall: 265/400
The event was changed to a duathlon, but I am too lazy to go back and re-set this form. Sooo...this was a 3k running leg.
Course: Out and back from Thompsons Boat house up Rock Creek Park.
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 01:19
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
00:56:39 | 19.9 miles | 21.08 mile/hr
Age Group: 16/69
Overall: 55/400
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Course: 2 loops, from the boathouse down to Independence, past the monuments, up 15th to Constitution, turn around and trace back, going past transition and up Rock Creek Park. Beautiful course, closed to traffic.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 97
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:00
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:55:10 | 06.21 miles | 08m 53s  min/mile
Age Group: 43/69
Overall: 233/400
Performance: Average
Course: Followed the first part of the bike course, and ended at the Washington Monument. Flat, smooth, and oddly devoid of spectators.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
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