Flag City Multisport Celebration - Sprint Triathlon - Triathlon

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Findlay, Ohio
United States
Nomad Multisport
71F / 22C
Total Time = 1h 24m 36s
Overall Rank = 13/19
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 2/3
Pre-race routine:

Had BP coffee in the morning.
Event warmup:

Set up equip and stress out while stretching. Got in the water for a quick swim 5 min before start.
  • 14m 1s
  • 820 yards
  • 01m 43s / 100 yards

I jumped in and swam like hell! By the time I reached the first bouy, I was tired. I rounded the first bouy and thought, "There is no way I am going to finish this! I can't do this!" Then I started to calm down. I focused on stroke and hip rotation. I slowed down enough to catch my breath. I did good on sighting on the way out. On the way back I kept going left of goal. It got frustrating! For my first open water swim, I am not TOO disappointed!
What would you do differently?:

DON'T GO OUT SO FAST! I am not going to win the swim. Stop trying to in the first 100m! I need to work on sighting and swimming straight.
Transition 1
  • 02m 4s

I was more tired than I expected after the swim!. I got my goggles/cap off during my WALK to my bike. Had trouble opening gear transport bag. Did a good job getting socks and shoes on. My position was RIGHT AT the bike mount, so I elected to put shoes on and run bike to the mount.
What would you do differently?:

Run from water to bike. Prep bag better.
  • 37m 4s
  • 12.43 miles
  • 19.83 mile/hr

I felt strong on the bike. I could have don't more but I didn't want to mess myself up for the run when I got done! I think I managed it very well. I was very glad that I reviewed the course the day before. It was good to have the route in my head and know where I was on the course.
What would you do differently?:

Could have took on more fluids on the bike.
Transition 2
  • 01m 23s
What would you do differently?:

I am wearing knee brace. Need to put on shoes then brace, then run with hat, glasses, race number, etc.
  • 29m 25s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 09m 31s  min/mile

My legs never felt right. I was hoping after a mile or so I would hit my stride but that never happened.
What would you do differently?:

Practice bricks more.
Post race
Warm down:

Waited until I got medal then drove 1 hour home and mowed the lawn

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of training and lack of experience as this was my first tri ever.

Event comments:

This was a great race, esp for me as a noobie! Race management was professional yet too the time to personally show me the course. I am looking forward to another Nomad Multisport race!

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Last updated: 2013-05-20 12:00 AM
00:14:01 | 820 yards | 01m 43s / 100yards
Age Group: 3/3
Overall: 13/19
Performance: Below average
Suit: Pearl Tri
Start type: Dive Plus:
Water temp: 75F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Bad
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Average
Time: 02:04
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
00:37:04 | 12.43 miles | 19.83 mile/hr
Age Group: 2/3
Overall: 8/19
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: Nice course. Sheriff at every corner to direct you and keep traffic off you. Well marked and well laid out.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:23
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:29:25 | 03.1 miles | 09m 31s  min/mile
Age Group: 2/3
Overall: 15/19
Performance: Below average
Course: Ran paved path to road to a big set of stairs. Up the stairs to the top of the reservoir. Ran crushed stone on top of the reservoir to the turn around.
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
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