SavageMan Triathlon 70.0 - Triathlon

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Swanton, Maryland
United States
"Win-The-Fight" Events
70F / 21C
Total Time = 7h 29m 1s
Overall Rank = 231/351
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 39/58
Pre-race routine:

Ate oatmeal and yogurt. Drove to start. Set up transition.
Event warmup:

Swam to make sure goggles wouldn't leak.
  • 36m 30s
  • 2112 yards
  • 01m 44s / 100 yards

Couldn't see & got confused by course. Drafted off a guy who was too slow. But my goal was to treat this as a warm up.
What would you do differently?:

More swimming training.
Transition 1
  • 00m

3:30 was one on the fastest T1's in the race? I was leisurely and put on socks, arm warmers and took my time. The bike start is on a 5% UPHILL. I ran an extra 150 yards before mounting.
What would you do differently?:

Practice mounting uphill with socks on?
  • 4h 09m 8s
  • 55.7 miles
  • 13.41 mile/hr

My descents were awesome. Once I made it up the wall, I just wanted to be sure that I could finish the race and get my brick.
What would you do differently?:

SHOULD NOT have stopped at the top of the wall to drop off gloves. Took my two precious minutes to find a moment to restart. I need to lose 15 lbs, too.
Transition 2
  • 01m 46s

1:46. Again, felt leisurely, but not too many were faster.
What would you do differently?:

  • 2h 38m 8s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 12m 04s  min/mile

Again, the goal was to finish and get my brick. My insides were twisted from mile 11 on. Not sure what THAT was all about, but it made it IMPOSSIBLE to run.
What would you do differently?:

Be thinner
Post race
Warm down:

Sat in a chair next to Dow. Drank a water.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Too fat. Goal was to get brick, not to race.

Event comments:

Wow. Harder than CDA!

Last updated: 2013-09-16 12:00 AM
00:36:30 | 2112 yards | 01m 44s / 100yards
Age Group: 17/58
Overall: 112/351
Performance: Average
Suit: Sleevless
Course: Triangle
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 68F / 20C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Below average
Time: 00:00
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
04:09:08 | 55.7 miles | 13.41 mile/hr
Age Group: 48/58
Overall: 238/351
Performance: Average
Wind: Cross-winds with gusts
Course: The toughest course in triathlon with 6718' of climbing and 3/4 of that from mile 19-44.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence: 70
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Below average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:46
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Below average
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
02:38:08 | 13.1 miles | 12m 04s  min/mile
Age Group: 47/58
Overall: 287/351
Performance: Below average
Course: Mostly rolling with the campground section a long, steep climb and the fireroad an extreme climb.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Too hard
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 5