The Nation's Triathlon - TriathlonOlympic

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Washington, D.C., Washington, D.C.
United States
The Nation's Triathlon
78F / 26C
Total Time = 2h 42m 52s
Overall Rank = 663/3137
Age Group = 40-44 Fastest
Age Group Rank = 96/354
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 4am. Ate bagel. Drank gatorade. Drank coffee. Glide everywhere(Mint-flavored). Tri clothes on. Drove to DC. Parking spot within 1 mile of the start with an easy escape.
Event warmup:

Fussed with tri area for about an hour. Sipped gatorade. Hugged team mates. Mud in toes.
  • 31m 21s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 55s / 100 yards

Water tasted fine, but I only enjoyed two gulps of the Potomac's Finest. Perrier is safe from the competition. No wetsuit due to water temps.
What would you do differently?:

Not wear a tri top?
Transition 1
  • 02m 11s

What the heck do people do in transition? Some of the times astound me. Do people not realize that the time in transition counts?
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. 17th in AG. 160 overall.
  • 1h 13m 33s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 20.27 mile/hr

I did not feel fast. Don't know why!
What would you do differently?:

Bike faster? More speedwork (fast rides)
Transition 2
  • 01m 20s

Seriously? Get the eff out of my way! I need to rack my bike and get out on the run! Wasted 3 seconds to go back and throw my glasses which were totally steamed up and in my tri top.
What would you do differently?:

Dump my glasses earlier. Push other racers out of my way!
  • 54m 29s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 08m 46s  min/mile

I thought that I could run at an average of 8:10. I was wrong :( But this was the first time that I passed more people than passed me on the run!
What would you do differently?:

Maybe start at 8:30 and try to negative split.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around. Got food. Went to tent.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

196 lbs. My own lack of natural ability. But I do rock the strategy part and the transitions. This is a PR for this race distance.

Event comments:

Extremely well run race. Post-race food sucked. Big time. I did not eat it, and I'll eat anything.

Last updated: 2012-06-23 12:00 AM
00:31:21 | 1640 yards | 01m 55s / 100yards
Age Group: 76/354
Overall: 573/3137
Performance: Good
Suit: Tri-suit
Course: 600 meters upstream against <.25 knot. Left U-turn downstream for 800 meters. V-turn Left back to ramp.
Start type: Run Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 81F / 27C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 02:11
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
01:13:33 | 24.85 miles | 20.27 mile/hr
Age Group: 119/354
Overall: 649/3137
Performance: Average
Wind: Cross-winds with gusts
Course: Rolling hills. Windier than usual. The roads were a little rougher than I remember
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:20
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:54:29 | 06.21 miles | 08m 46s  min/mile
Age Group: 200/354
Overall: 1348/3137
Performance: Good
First two miles were under 8:30. Miles 3 & 4 were not good.
Course: Almost no hills, but two "around the cone U-turns"
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4