Emmett's Most Excellent Triathlon - TriathlonOlympic

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Emmett, Idaho
United States
80F / 27C
Total Time = 2h 51m 38s
Overall Rank = 92/178
Age Group = M40-44
Age Group Rank = 10/17
Pre-race routine:

Got up at 6:00am and had English muffins with PB. Took my pills for the day. Jumped in the shower and it felt so well. Drove to the race and sat on the bus for 20 minutes waiting fro some to bring the bus driver some shoes for some at the race start. Didn’t get to the race start until 20 before the start. Had to get T1 setup, get chip and marked and go to the bathroom and get wetsuit on and in the water in 20 minutes.
Event warmup:

No warm up see above.
  • 28m 41s
  • 1500 meters
  • 01m 55s / 100 meters

So that’s what a Great swim feels like. I finally go in a good swim with no issues. Felt relaxed, calm and confident. Just put one are in front of the other. I only went off course once and it wasn't that far, I was following someone else.

I am so excited how well the swim went; I have put in a lot of time in the pool. With my past poor performance I was getting so frustrated and discouraged.

Wetsuit didn't fill ristricted like before because I didn't have a shirt on unde the wetsuit.
What would you do differently?:

Swim faster, swim more and start working on stroke more swim with a masters group.
Transition 1
  • 03m 38s

T2 was faster than last year wasn't as tired. Everything went great even with not having a bike slot to hang my bike on. I had more room and that helped. Didn't need to have my gloves this year, last year I didn't have aero bars so numb hands from all the rough roads. Could have saved a few more seconds by skipping them. Felt really good after the swim, I had my wetsuit top off before I got out of the water and was able to run to T1. Wetsuit bottoms cam off fast also. Love the DeSoto!!!!!!
What would you do differently?:

No gloves, don't put everything in bag and let volunteers do it for me.
  • 1h 15m 52s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 19.65 mile/hr

Used my 23-12 cog, just because it was on the bike, didn't want to change it and get grease all over. I was a little worried that a 23 wouldn't be enough for the hills. Slammed the hills just fine with this setup, I couldn’t like to have to do a longer hill with this setup. Kept in aero for most of the ride less the hills. Was able to really fly on the bike and not feel tired.

I dropped my water bottle and would have left it but my other one was empty. could of saved a minute.

What would you do differently?:

go faster and harder. Not drop water bottle.
Transition 2
  • 01m 54s

A little slower than last year (7 seconds). went smooth
What would you do differently?:

Not much get a better spot for bike and changing
  • 1h 01m 34s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 09m 55s  min/mile

Much better run. I felt great at this point I knew I was going to beat the 3hr mark. Kept a good pace and fueled.
What would you do differently?:

Run more and more bricks. I could tell that the track workouts helped a lot for the race.

As always more bricks
Post race
Warm down:

watched others finish, walked around and talked with friends and my mom.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

slow down of training the past month, with vacations, ork and family being sick it all cut into my training.

Event comments:

Great race!!!!

Sister Madona Buder was at the race and I got to visit with her and her frinds. It was fun to meet her. You get a to know her in the video of the Kona 2006 IM.

Got to visit with Brad (bradword) again, I need to keep working hard to keep him from beatting me!!!!!

Last updated: 2007-01-07 12:00 AM
00:28:41 | 1500 meters | 01m 55s / 100meters
Age Group: 5/17
Overall: 54/178
Performance: Good
Avg. Hr 156 Max HR 175
Suit: DeSoto
Course: Out and Back in the Black Canyon res.
Start type: Deep Water Plus:
Water temp: 68F / 20C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 03:38
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed: Good
01:15:52 | 24.85 miles | 19.65 mile/hr
Age Group: 9/17
Overall: 68/178
Performance: Good
Avg Hr 154 max Hr 162
Wind: Little
Course: Out and back on rough country roads and 2 little hills.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence: 93
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:54
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
01:01:34 | 06.21 miles | 09m 55s  min/mile
Age Group: 14/17
Overall: 134/178
Performance: Average
Avg Hr 154 Max Hr 174
Course: 2 loops on the same course
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 5