Emmett's Most Excellent Triathlon - Olympic Course - Triathlon

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Emmett, Idaho
United States
Gem County Recreation District
75F / 24C
Total Time = 2h 42m 54s
Overall Rank = 65/157
Age Group = 50-55
Age Group Rank = 6/12
Pre-race routine:

Drove to Emmett, approx 40 min. Had coffee in car. arrived at t2, set up area, gave bike to volunteers to take to T1. Boarded the bus and went to swim start.
Event warmup:

Not very much-some light jogging and a few quick running surges. Did some upper body stretching
  • 33m 9s
  • 1600 meters
  • 02m 04s / 100 meters

Water was so murly-dark dark brown, couldn't see hands in front of my face. This tool some getting used to. This was one of my better swims-felt relaxed, no anxiety moments. Had good solid pace throughout.. sighting on the return leg could have been better-i was tryinh to stay clear of the faster females coming behind me. Warm up was short. Instead of starting way in the back, i started wider. I like this.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 01m 46s

unracked bike to find a rubber band broken and shoe dragging the dirt.. Spent a few anxious seconds trying to reattach rubber band. Finally jusyt riped shoe off and ran out of T1 with shoe in hand. I've got to work on getting into my shoes, because I'm struggling and swerving all over the place.
What would you do differently?:

better attachment points for rubberbands.
  • 1h 15m 44s
  • 24.6 miles
  • 19.49 mile/hr

GO EASY was the mantra. Also wanted to test some hydration/nutrition startegies for 70.3 Hammer perpetum was a bit too strong. Was starting to get kinda full and sloshy by the run.
What would you do differently?:

mix nutrition weaker or try Heed instead. Bike fitness isn't there...yet, but It'sot horrible
Transition 2
  • 00m 32s

I thought i nailed the transistion, but I got beat by alot of guys coming out of T2. Wow.
What would you do differently?:

  • 51m 42s
  • 6.3 miles
  • 08m 13s  min/mile

Nutrition of bike started to catch up with me. I was having a hard time taking any water and my mouth was drying out. Little sips here and there, but mostly on my head and back.
What would you do differently?:

Bike nutrition has to change-have to be able to get calories and hydrate without ruining my run.
Post race
Warm down:

Stumbled around, talked to friends, went pee. Gathered my stuff, lost me helmet and drove home.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

fitness and nutrition

Event comments:

I wish all of Boise's triathlons were ran as good. I did an Xterra event that completely SUCKED compared to this.

Last updated: 2014-02-17 12:00 AM
00:33:09 | 1600 meters | 02m 04s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/12
Overall: 113/157
Performance: Good
Suit: Profile Design Wahoo/Full
Course: long, narrow rectangle-almost an out an back
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:46
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Below average
01:15:44 | 24.6 miles | 19.49 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/12
Overall: 74/157
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Course: weired, star=shaped course with 2 low speed turn arounds, lts of rise/fall to the roads, one BIG climb and some stretches of bad roadway
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:32
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:51:42 | 06.3 miles | 08m 13s  min/mile
Age Group: 6/12
Overall: 66/157
Performance: Average
Course: two laps through small town usa. end of the lap is a dry/hot baseball field.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
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