Grandman Triathlon - Triathlon

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Fairhope, Alabama
United States
Grandman Triathlon
75F / 24C
Total Time = 1h 17m 55s
Overall Rank = 16/450
Age Group = M50-54
Age Group Rank = 2/57
Pre-race routine:

Usual pre race breakfast. Out the door early for the 2 mile drive.
Event warmup:

Set up transition. Did a warm up run and swim before getting in line on the pier for the swim
  • 10m 7s
  • 587 yards
  • 01m 43s / 100 yards

Was 17th in the water with a time trial start. Kept it pretty easy and should have pushed it more.
What would you do differently?:

Swim harder
Transition 1
  • 00m 56s

Pretty good T1 time.
  • 44m 42s
  • 18 miles
  • 24.16 mile/hr

The main competition in my AG came out of the water with me and he started about 15-20 seconds behind me. We leapfrogged through most of the bike course and I finally pushed it over the last couple of miles to try to get a gap to help on the run
What would you do differently?:

Should have pushed harder earlier....power was a little low.
Transition 2
  • 00m 46s

Another good transition
  • 21m 26s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 06m 55s  min/mile

This is a tough course and a bit long. My AG competition passed me about 1/2 mile in and while I kept him close I could not quite seem to close the gap. He was a little faster on the run and that with starting behind me in the swim had him winning AG and me about 40 seconds back. Fun racing head to head like that.
What would you do differently?:

Needed to take advantage of the bike and didn't...ultimately couldn't hold him off on the run.
Post race
Warm down:

Sat down and visited with AG winner....we have raced twice and I won the first one but he got me this time. Always fun. Visited with family, friends and Team. Hung around for awards and enjoyed the beautiful setting and cold beverages.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Not my best race but I left it out there

Event comments:

Awesome local race. Lots of strong racers in a beautiful setting. One of my favorites!!

Last updated: 2015-06-02 12:00 AM
00:10:07 | 587 yards | 01m 43s / 100yards
Age Group: 8/57
Overall: 54/450
Performance: Below average
Suit: Kiwami swim skin
Course: Off the pier then about 150 yards parallel to the beach. Left turn for the remainder to the beach
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 82F / 28C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 00:56
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
00:44:42 | 18 miles | 24.16 mile/hr
Age Group: 3/57
Overall: 14/450
Performance: Average
...power around 245 most of the way
Wind: Little
Course: Up the big hill from transition. Through town then right. A few rollers for 5-6 miles then flat on the return
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:46
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:21:26 | 03.1 miles | 06m 55s  min/mile
Age Group: 2/57
Overall: 19/450
Performance: Average
Course: Up the big hill and then continue gradual uphill for the first mile. Come back the same way then last mile is flat through the park.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
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