Marquee Triathlon - Sprint Course - TriathlonSprint

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Tempe, Arizona
United States
Red Rock Co.
74F / 23C
Total Time = 9h 06m
Overall Rank = 198/275
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 16/18
Pre-race routine:

Couldn't sleep, not nerves-every now and then I go through little bouts of insomnia. Finally got out of bed at about 4:30 am, screwed around until 5:30 took the labs for about a mile walk. About 6:00 drank some coffee and had whole wheat toast w/ peanut butter. Finally left for the race about 7:30.
Event warmup:

Stretched a little, getting into my wetsuit is a workout in itself.
  • 19m 53s
  • 750 meters
  • 02m 39s / 100 meters

Haven't been training swimming as hard as I should be, but overall I thought the swim went well for me. I kept swimming off to the right on the way for the first turn and was having a little difficulty getting my breathing under control. After the first turn I got into a rythym and had a nice swim to the finish. I had to kind of make a calculated guess on my swim time and T1-the swim time line must not have picked my chip up, they had my swim time at a little over an hour, but my overall time was right with my watch. So I just backed off my other times and went with the swim time I had on my watch.
What would you do differently?:

Train more and smarter
Transition 1
  • 05m 21s

Long way to my transition area, I didn't have trouble with the wetsuit. I wear bike shorts and had a little trouble getting them on and for some reason my socks were being a pain in the ass.
What would you do differently?:

go faster
  • 44m 28s
  • 14 miles
  • 18.89 mile/hr

I was very happy with my bike
Transition 2
  • 04m 9s

a hell of long way to the bike rack, I walked the whole way- was trying to save a little extra for the run
What would you do differently?:

nothing really-walk faster?
  • 34m 40s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 11m 11s  min/mile

I was disappointed with my run, wanted to average right at or a little under 11:00 min., my left calf felt weird for the first mile but after that it was okay and then my right quad start cramping had to walk up about half a hill. The last mile even though my energy level was good my quad kept threatening to cramp.
What would you do differently?:

Not really sure what was with the cramps, I was well hydrated going into the race, probably should have drank more on the bike.
Post race
Warm down:

ate a banana and bottle of water, walked over to transition area to get my bike

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Need to lose more weight-train for the swim better, drink more on the course

Event comments:

A good race, overall I was happy with my effort. Just need to keep taking weight off and training

Last updated: 2013-04-15 12:00 AM
00:19:53 | 750 meters | 02m 39s / 100meters
Age Group: 15/18
Overall: 157/275
Performance: Average
Suit: yes
Course: Rectangular course, well marked
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 69F / 21C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Good
Time: 05:21
Performance: Bad
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:44:28 | 14 miles | 18.89 mile/hr
Age Group: 12/18
Overall: 122/275
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: Pretty flat course, fastest race on the bike I've had, also first race using my tri bike. Probably could have a little better time but the course got a little congested here and there and was difficult to pass at some points. Also a lot of turn arounds that kind of killed momentum.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 04:09
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Below average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
00:34:40 | 03.1 miles | 11m 11s  min/mile
Age Group: 16/18
Overall: 218/275
Performance: Below average
Course: Nice run course, part of it was a trail along a creek.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4