Tempe International Triathlon - Olympic Triathlon - TriathlonOlympic

View Member's Race Log View other race reports
Tempe, Arizona
United States
Tucson Racing Inc.
90F / 32C
Total Time = 2h 42m 20s
Overall Rank = 237/441
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 10/20
Pre-race routine:

Coffee and breakfast drink
Event warmup:

None, it was hot and we had to stand around for an hour waiting for our wave to start
  • 31m 11s
  • 1500 meters
  • 02m 05s / 100 meters

This swim seemed long, but, I guess it was not according to the GPS. I felt good in the water, kept a steady stroke and was able to focus. I did not get into a big mix of swimmers. On the return leg, I was able to sight off another red cap swimming adjacent to me. As a result, I did not need to front sight for the bouy. When I got to the final red bouy, I was lucky enough to have been in perfect position to just pass on by, then head into take out
What would you do differently?:

Swim faster
Transition 1
  • 01m 37s

Good transition, the wetsuit was not that bad getting off.
What would you do differently?:

just get faster
  • 1h 12m 17s
  • 23.13 miles
  • 19.20 mile/hr

I had a great bike, don't think it was a true 40k distance. I challenged the hills very well and geared up and down well. I felt good off the bike and felt I had enough for the run when I started
What would you do differently?:

fuel more on the bike
Transition 2
  • 01m 17s

I missed my rack row and had to manuver down a differnet aisle to get to my spot
What would you do differently?:

remember where my rack spot is
  • 59m
  • 6.21 miles
  • 09m 30s  min/mile

I bonked on the run. I still am having a problem getting my heart rate and breathing settled after leaving transition. I also, got very hot on the run. I wish there would have been some cold wet rags/towels readily available. The water stations did not have anyone passing them out. Also, gatorade was not on the course, this would have been nice.
What would you do differently?:

I did not fuel enough. I should had taken another gu at the first or second aid station and I did not. Can't tell you why. Also, train, train, and train
Post race
Warm down:

I was hot when I finished, grabbed cold water, sat down, and got a cold towel

What limited your ability to perform faster:

not fueled and hot

Event comments:

The event organizers know this is a hot event, why not combined some of the wave starts so we can all be in the water by 7am. Need cold towels and gatorade on the run course. Also, why is there never a beer garden at tri's?

Last updated: 2006-08-23 12:00 AM
00:31:11 | 1500 meters | 02m 05s / 100meters
Age Group: 6/20
Overall: 0/441
Performance: Average
Suit: Zoot Z2
Course: 1 loop rounding four bouys. Swimming east under Mill Ave bridge, turn north, then west towards westerly dam, then south, then west back to take out
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 77F / 25C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:37
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
01:12:17 | 23.13 miles | 19.20 mile/hr
Age Group: 8/20
Overall: 0/441
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: 4 loops around Tempe, don't think they were quite 6 miles, my odometer read 23.13 total.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:17
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:59:00 | 06.21 miles | 09m 30s  min/mile
Age Group: 11/20
Overall: 0/441
Performance: Bad
Course: a meandering course around tempe town lake and tempe
Keeping cool Bad Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Bad
Race evaluation [1-5] 3