Deuces Wild Olympic Triathlon - Triathlon

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Show Low, Arizona
United States
TriSports Racing
75F / 24C
Total Time = 3h 07m 48s
Overall Rank = 81/110
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 12/15
Pre-race routine:

Totally not prepared, didn't have a quality breakfast, or enough coffee
Event warmup:

Biked to the race, an easy 4 miles.
  • 42m 19s
  • 1500 meters
  • 02m 49s / 100 meters

My second time in Fools Hollow, and a return to the "scene of the crime" from my first race where I had multiple panic attacks in the water.
This went much better!
Still had a little struggle with the weeds in the lake, but the water was clear.
Transition 1
  • 02m 44s

I'm still working on my bike transition, and getting into my shoes on the bike. I did a lot better than the last race (LifeTime Marquee).
Gave kisses to my family, that still is the best part of racing for me.
What would you do differently?:

Work on getting into the shoes on the bike.
  • 1h 20m 16s
  • 40 kms
  • 29.90 km/hr

With only 110 Olympic participants, its a lonely course.
Also, someone yelled "ON YOUR LEFT" at about mile 5, I nearly fell off my bike I was so scared.
What would you do differently?:

Still really need to work on hydration and calorie consumption (eating vs drinking)
Transition 2
  • 01m 3s

My legs would not turn over off the bike.
Got to kiss the family again.
What would you do differently?:

Again I still need to work on my transitions.
  • 1h 00m 40s
  • 6.2 miles
  • 09m 47s  min/mile

I need to work on paying attention to my body and reacting appropriately.
It was the first hot run of the season for me, so it was hard, but I could of hydrated and cooled down better.
What would you do differently?:

hydrated more, poured more water/ice/sponges on my head and back.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

The heat on the course, bike and run, and not be adapted to it.
Pretty bad allergies causing a lot of nasal congestion, really helped zap some energy from me.

Event comments:

This race was MUCH better than last years. I'm glad the organizers were able to push it earlier into the year. TriSports Racing did a great job on this race, I'm glad to have them back.
It's a tough course for me, and the competition was fierce.
Friendly and Fun, and pretty hard.
I'm definitely coming back!

Last updated: 2014-12-16 12:00 AM
00:42:19 | 1500 meters | 02m 49s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/15
Overall: 0/110
Performance: Good
Suit: Sleeveless Wetsuit
Course: Counter-Clockwise Triangle in Fools Hollow Lake
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 64F / 18C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:44
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Bad
01:20:16 | 40 kms | 29.90 km/hr
Age Group: 0/15
Overall: 0/110
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Tough hill when you get onto 77.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:03
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Below average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
01:00:40 | 06.2 miles | 09m 47s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/15
Overall: 0/110
Performance: Below average
Course: partial loop around the lake and through the campgrounds. There is virtually no shade, and the solar gain on the pavements (concrete and asphalt) make keeping cool next to impossible.
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Not enough
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] 4