The Nation's Triathlon - TriathlonOlympic

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Washington, Washington, D.C.
United States
TNT productions
Total Time = 2h 36m
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 8/57
  • 26m 6s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 35s / 100 yards

This was an easy swim, with low current and good conditions. However, very bright sunlight made it difficult to see the buoys and I found myself having to course-correct more often than I would have liked.
What would you do differently?:

More frequent sighting.
Transition 1
  • 04m 21s

This is a very poor transition. But, we had to run about .2 miles from the swim exit back to transition.
What would you do differently?:

Practice transition strategies. Get tri shoes and leave in pedals, etc. Don't forget the Pam next time. This time had to use somebody's vaseline and it's just not as good.
  • 1h 16m 28s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 19.50 mile/hr
Transition 2
  • 01m 54s
What would you do differently?:

I need to develop better transition skills, like removing shoes while moving, etc.
  • 47m 12s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 07m 36s  min/mile

I ran really well here, but it felt terrible at the time. I think I was underhydrated and pushing really, really hard. I felt kind of crappy but pressed on. I was happy with my mental discipline in this regard.
What would you do differently?:

Better hydration. Also, don't drink cytomax or eat PowerGel. Stick to what works - HammerGel and water.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

Transition times.

Event comments:

This is the second year of this race. It was good and DC is an excellent venue for a race. They could improve transportation for spectators in the future, and also post mile markers on the run.

Last updated: 2007-06-27 12:00 AM
00:26:06 | 1640 yards | 01m 35s / 100yards
Age Group: 5/57
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Suit: Orca Speedsuit Sleeveless
Course: Potomac River loop.
Start type: Deep Water Plus:
Water temp: 77F / 25C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Average
Time: 04:21
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
01:16:28 | 24.85 miles | 19.50 mile/hr
Age Group: 18/57
Overall: 0/
Wind: Strong
Course: A double loop. Serious wind in Potomac Park made portions of this ride a struggle. I felt like I was moving slowly even though I found out at the end that I was moving pretty well.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks:
Time: 01:54
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:47:12 | 06.21 miles | 07m 36s  min/mile
Age Group: 8/57
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: Circuitous loop through downtown DC.
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
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] 3