Tempe International Triathlon - Olympic Distance - TriathlonOlympic

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Tempe, Arizona
United States
Tucson Racing Inc.
hotF / 0C
Total Time = 2h 45m 38s
Overall Rank = 240/452
Age Group = M35-39
Age Group Rank = 42/65
Event warmup:

Just waiting around for it to start.
  • 34m 59s
  • 1640 yards
  • 02m 08s / 100 yards

I haven't been swimming much at all the past couple of months due to some shoulder pain. I actually thought my time was going to be worse. My navigation was horrible. I think I swam and few extra hundred yards.
Transition 1
  • 03m 8s

Had a little trouble getting my wetsuit off, especially over the timing chip on my ankle. It was also the first time I have used this wetsuit and it was a little tight, but I have gained some weight too.
  • 1h 07m 23s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 22.13 mile/hr

I was happy with the bike leg. I thought for sure I was closer to a 1:15 time. I was slower going up the small hill but passed everyone going down it. It's interesting actually, it seems that most people use the down hill as rest time. I usually just try to go as fast as I can.
Transition 2
  • 01m 46s

What can I say.....not an extremely bad time......could have been better...
  • 58m 23s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 09m 24s  min/mile

I knew from last year that I needed to be fueled up for this leg, because they only provided water. Well it was the same this year and I didn't necessarily run out of gas it was just hot and I was tired. I knew when I hit the first mile at over 9 minutes this was going to be a less than stellar run.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

I haven't been training much lately, because of the demands of my job. I signed up for it, so I had to do it and I knew it wasn't going to be a good one for me. I would have been better suited for the sprint distance. Oh well, it was fun none the less.

Event comments:

I am a little mystified again by the fact that this race company does not provide anything but water during the race. We pay the same amount as the other races. I told myself last year that I wasn't going to participate, but ended up doing it because the Tribute tri was canceled. I still had a good time, just seems a little off.

Last updated: 2007-05-08 12:00 AM
00:34:59 | 1640 yards | 02m 08s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/65
Overall: 0/452
Performance: Bad
Suit: yes
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 77F / 25C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Bad
Rounding: Average
Time: 03:08
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Bad Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
01:07:23 | 24.85 miles | 22.13 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/65
Overall: 0/452
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: 4 laps
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Below average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks:
Time: 01:46
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:58:23 | 06.21 miles | 09m 24s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/65
Overall: 0/452
Performance: Bad
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]