Emmett's Most Excellent Triathlon - Olympic Course - TriathlonOlympic

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Emmett, Idaho
United States
Gem County Recreation District
70F / 21C
Total Time = 2h 35m 4s
Overall Rank = 93/215
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 3/13
Pre-race routine:

Oh dear, this is way late to post a race report, so I can't remember what I ate urrr. Guessing the usual egg, toast, coffee, maybe yogurt and a bar or something later on.
Event warmup:

Got in water and tried loosening up, just a few minutes tho, not nearly enough time to actually get warmed up but at least it was something.
  • 25h 10m
  • 1640 yards
  • 1h 32m 03s / 100 yards

see above
What would you do differently?:

Start out closer to the start line and find some fast feet to follow.
Transition 1
  • 02m 5s

Ok, so this was a first, uggg!! I practiced several times in the yard this week too, idiot! I got to T1 and put helmet on, check, pull wetsuit down to heals and what is that? oh my effing bike shoes are stil on freakin idiot so I scramble to get them off and finish taking off wetsuit, that cost me some seconds.
What would you do differently?:

Helmet on, shoes off, suit off, shoes on, grab bike, gooooo!
  • 1h 15m 16s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 19.81 mile/hr

Ok, this was crazy, I was flying down a small hill when all of a sudden my chain seized up on me, WTF??!! I couldn't believe it, I didn't really know what to do, this never happened before, if the chain falls, I could keep riding and usually get it back up but this was just stopped and I was afraid to break it so I pulled off to the side. Because I had serious train brain, my brain won't funtion well, it's like it's many degrees dumber than normal :) so I took of back wheel (probably unnecessary in hindsite) and put wheel and chain back on. Getting back wheel on is always a problem for me and my training partner usually helps, there were bad words flying out of my mouth as I kept trying to get the damned thing back on, ug, I was beyond frustrated, it finally got back on and off I went but not before I wasted in my estimation from beginning of pullover to peddling again minamum of 7min and maybe up to 10min of wasted time. So back on bike I decided to throw my "race plan" out the frigggin window, I wanted to give it everything I had, podium was in my sites and I wanted to try and keep it there come what may. Went harder than in any race I've done and really didn't know how this would effect my run, it was an experiement for sure.
What would you do differently?:

Know how to get the wheel on and off very easily, this would have saved precious minutes, urrrrrrr!!
Transition 2
  • 01m 10s

Unfotunately the person next to me put their bike very close to my spot which was on the end and it was difficult to get mine on, his bars were getting in my way, my shoes were also hard to get to. The shoe part was probably my fault, maybe I was trying to be polite and keep them right under rack, screw that, I'm now putting them out further so I can reach more easily.
What would you do differently?:

see above
  • 51m 23s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 08m 16s  min/mile

See run comments to the side....... >>>>>
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, I'm taking note so I kick it harder next year in the bike and run, I've been holding back apparently ;)
Post race
Warm down:

2x chocolate milk,pizza, gabbing with my friends. This is my favorite race, seemed all my tri folk friends were there, so fun!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Of course the bike issue, that was very bad and I would have easily gotten 2nd place if not for that, ugh!

Event comments:

This was a great race as usual and this year it was a learning experience b/c of the bike issue, I had to really push the boundaries and I came out on top, that was very cool, I enjoyed digging deep, think pissed off/frustration is a good thing for my brain, I just wanted to go as hard as I could.

Last updated: 2012-05-15 12:00 AM
25:10:00 | 1640 yards | 1h 32m 03s / 100yards
Age Group: 2/13
Overall: 47/215
Performance: Good
**we lost a fellow swimmer this year, so sad, he was a surgeon at the local hospital, heart attack, the athletes on the course didn't know at all but we had a moment of silence after the racers finished**
Suit: xterra full sleeve
Course: Well, I actually had a good swim, so diff than the last race, I just felt really healthy and strong, ready to roll. It would have been nice to get some effective drafting tho but that didn't happen. I placed myself in a conservative position b/c I was afraid I'd have a crappy swim like what happened at the UT race. I got stuck behind some people and I would start a draft and find I had to go around so once I made my way thru the mass I got into a nice rythm.
Start type: Deep Water Plus:
Water temp: 70F / 21C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Bad
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 02:05
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
01:15:16 | 24.85 miles | 19.81 mile/hr
Age Group: 4/13
Overall: 115/215
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: country roads but no pot holes or anything, it was chipped 2wks earlier but they did a good job of sweeping.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Below average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:10
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Below average
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
00:51:23 | 06.21 miles | 08m 16s  min/mile
Age Group: 6/13
Overall: 93/215
Performance: Good
Course: So I run out of T2 like a bolt pushing a 7:30 pace, ridiculous, I knew that but I still felt like I had so much to make up for b/c of the bike issue, I back off a tad and then just wanted to see what would happen, I kept it pretty quick and was ok for the most part but by mile 5, the intensity of the bike and run were getting to me. I was hot and legs were tired, I prayed they wouldn't quit, just a mile to go I would tell myself, you could do it HTFU! I had that mantra in my head and luckily my body was good to me and I sprinted the last 1/4 with whatever I had left in the tank which was very little...it would be funny to see video, I think I was sprinting but it may not have actually appeared that way lol!
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
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