Columbus International Triathlon - Olympic Distanc - TriathlonOlympic

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Columbus, Ohio
United States
Fat Rabbit Racing
80F / 27C
Total Time = 3h 04m 35s
Overall Rank = 132/159
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 20/21
Pre-race routine:

Couldn't sleep, up at 3:15. Plenty of time to prep. Ate toast w/peanut butter and 3/4 of a ClifBar. Pounded water and Gatorade. Packed up and got over there nice and early.
Event warmup:

Ran 400 meters and swam about 250 meters.
  • 32m 18s
  • 1500 meters
  • 02m 09s / 100 meters

My first olympic swim and it was great...for me. I could've pushed a little bit harder, but I'm happy with my time. Relatively problem free swim with good sighting.
What would you do differently?:

Push a tiny bit harder.
Transition 1
  • 01m 20s

Forgot to shift into a good starting gear.
What would you do differently?:

Prep bike better.
  • 1h 32m 9s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 16.18 mile/hr

Blew a tube 1/2 mile into the ride. Changed tires the night before and my pump broke so I couldn't test the tires. Must've pinched a tube when I reinstalled them and then in blew at the beginning of hte ride. Couldn't get the tire off the wheel as it wouldn't stretch and I broke the tire lever. Walked it back to transition and managed to get help to change it. Probably lost about 30 minutes.
What would you do differently?:

NEVER mess with the bike set-up without testing it before the race.
Transition 2
  • 01m 36s

Fairly smooth transition. Could've been faster had I not lost some of my steam.
What would you do differently?:

Move faster.
  • 55m 41s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 08m 58s  min/mile

The run got HOT. Might've drank a bit too much Gatorade as I got a bit nauseas. Need to work on hydration and nutrition plan. I didn't have as much gas left as I had hoped.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked for 15 minutes or so and then stretched. Ate a banana and a bagel.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

The heat and poor bike prep.

Event comments:

Good race, just bummed my first olympic had such an issue.

Last updated: 2008-04-01 12:00 AM
00:32:18 | 1500 meters | 02m 09s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/21
Overall: 0/159
Performance: Good
Suit: Yes
Course: Triangle. 2 Laps
Start type: Run Plus:
Water temp: 80F / 27C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:20
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
01:32:09 | 24.85 miles | 16.18 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/21
Overall: 0/159
Performance: Bad
Wind: Some with gusts
Course: 5.1 mile loop on 315 and Olentangy.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 93
Turns: Good Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Too much
Time: 01:36
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Below average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:55:41 | 06.21 miles | 08m 58s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/21
Overall: 0/159
Performance: Average
Course: Loop around Antrim lake and then up the Olentangy trail.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? No
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4