Emmett's "Most Excellent" Triathlon - TriathlonOlympic

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Emmett, Idaho
United States
Total Time = 9h 15m
Overall Rank = 179/230
Age Group = 45-50
Age Group Rank = 19/
Pre-race routine:

Wake up 6 yr old daughter, car loaded up nite before. Coffee and powerbar. Pick up Betsy, drive 35 miles to Emmett. Sucking on mixture of Hammer perp and Heed on the way.
Event warmup:

Barely-big problem
  • 47m 3s
  • 1640 yards
  • 02m 52s / 100 yards

Didn't warm up at all-had to take daughter to LONG bathroom line. Was 'hurried' getting into water just before start. Immediately went in to O2 debt. Spent the next 1400 yrds trying to survive; backstroke, sidestroke, float, flounder anything. FINALLY got feeling better about 200 yrds from finsih. HORRIBLE!
What would you do differently?:

Arrive earlier, leave kids at home (kidding), get into water and do some swimming.
Transition 1
  • 02m 34s

Just wanted to be smooth and not forget anything. Hammer Gel before i left. Got feet wet before putting shoes on. I felt pretty good about T1.
What would you do differently?:

Love to try having my shoes already on the bike, but maybe that will happen next year
  • 1h 23m 7s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 17.94 mile/hr

Bike went OK. Really just wanted to save myself. I left a little bit on the course, not much, but i could do a wee bit better.
What would you do differently?:

Aero bars are close, but not quite perfect. Extend bars out and put a 5mm spacer in to raise them up.
Transition 2
  • 01m 49s

Spun a really fast cadence before T2-I really think that helped. Put socks on-that took a bit of time. Again, just wanted to be smooth and not forget anything. Hammer Gel before i left
What would you do differently?:

Forgot to stretch out my legs before I left.
  • 58m 1s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 09m 20s  min/mile

Didn't stretch in T2 so i was a bit tight. I felt pretty good, mentally, at this point so I was sorta coasting. Really started to feel the heat about now. Hammer gel in T2 kinda upset my gut a bit. I don't know If i would change eating it, but it did trouble me a tiny bit. Good aid stations with lots of misting/spraying. However, they did run out of water at one station and I needed it-so i picked up a half-drank bottle I found along the road and poured it into my mouth (didn't touch the bottle-gross, but effective)
What would you do differently?:

Stretch a bit in T2 and run a bit harder. i was pretty fresh at the finish.
Post race
Warm down:

Looking for Betsy and Emmy. Ate a slice of pizza and a burrito.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Swim was just horrible, lack of specific training i.e. more speedwork.

Event comments:

I finished. I got a hugh bit of satisfaction knowing I finished a triathlon.

Last updated: 2008-08-18 12:00 AM
00:47:03 | 1640 yards | 02m 52s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/230
Performance: Bad
Suit: wetsuiit/full sleeve
Course: square-one lap
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Bad
Breathing: Bad Drafting: Bad
Waves: Bad Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 02:34
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
01:23:07 | 24.85 miles | 17.94 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/230
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Point to point. Sorta a cloverleaf type of out and back-2 turn arounds before heading back into town
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks:
Time: 01:49
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:58:01 | 06.21 miles | 09m 20s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/230
Performance: Average
Course: 2 laps out and back with a 1 mile loop for the turn around.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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] 4