Black Diamond Olympic Triathlon - TriathlonOlympic

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Enumclaw, Washington
United States
Race Center Northwest
Total Time = 3h 03m 19s
Overall Rank = 223/272
Age Group = 35-40
Age Group Rank = 17/22
Pre-race routine:

Had a bagel and coffe at home and made my way down to Enumclaw. It's nice driving at 6:30 on a Sunday morning with no traffic.

Soon as I got on I-5 I could see Mount Rainier clearly in the distance and I knew it was going to be a great day.
Event warmup:

A short little jog and about 5 minutes of swimming to get used to the water.
  • 34m 49s
  • 1640 yards
  • 02m 07s / 100 yards

Good swim for me. I kept up my pace and did a half decent job of sighting.
What would you do differently?:

More practice. My fear of the open water swim is over.
Transition 1
  • 03m 42s

Took way too much time to get my wetsuit off. Need to practice on that during swim training.
  • 1h 17m 59s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 19.12 mile/hr

Good ride. I need to work on keeping up my speed on the hills.
What would you do differently?:

Not much.
Transition 2
  • 02m 10s

Went back to shoes with laces. Lost some time but my feet were much more comfortable
What would you do differently?:

Look for a good zip lace that I like.
  • 1h 04m 38s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 10m 25s  min/mile

Boy did I suck on the run. My knee had been huring for a few weeks so the only running I had done was during the Kirkland sprint the week prior. My feet went numb and stayed that way for most of the race.
What would you do differently?:

I needed to take it easy on my knee so I'm not that disappointed. With the knee injury I probably wasn't in shape to do an Olympic race but it was fun none the less.

Next season I'm changing my name to brick, because I'll be practicing them every week.
Post race
Warm down:

Lots of water and some gatorade.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Conditioning and knee injury.

Event comments:

I thought the race was great. Such and awesome location with great views of the mountains. The bike section had some great country roads that I would love to ride on some practice runs. I can't say enough about this race but most all......Wait Till Next Year....

Last updated: 2006-09-28 12:00 AM
00:34:49 | 1640 yards | 02m 07s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/22
Overall: 223/272
Performance: Average
Suit: Full Wetsuit
Course: Two laps in a small wilderness lake set in inside a State Park.
Start type: Run Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Average
Time: 03:42
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
01:17:59 | 24.85 miles | 19.12 mile/hr
Age Group: 14/22
Overall: 153/272
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Course: Beautiful course at the base of Mount Rainier. A few rolling hills but nothing that a hurt. There was an occasional headwind but nothing to strong.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:10
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Bad
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
01:04:38 | 06.21 miles | 10m 25s  min/mile
Age Group: 20/22
Overall: 241/272
Performance: Bad
Course: Somewhat of an out and back finished off with one lap around the lake on a dirt trail. There was a segment of the run over some rocky terrain which didn't help my feet and ankles
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
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