Tempe International Triathlon - Oly (Swank!) - TriathlonOlympic

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Tempe, Arizona
United States
Tucson Racing Inc.
100F / 38C
Total Time = 3h 06m 25s
Overall Rank = 0/
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 62/78
Pre-race routine:

Protien shake, PB on slice of wheat
  • 48m 8s
  • 1640 yards
  • 02m 56s / 100 yards

Swim wave started at 7:15a and directly into the sun. Made it very difficult to see the bouys. Seemed like forever before I reached the first turn. Kept using the south side running path as a guide until I got close to the first bouy.
What would you do differently?:

Swim more because I am really weak here... Wasted alot of energy sight seeing.
Transition 1
  • 03m 2s
What would you do differently?:

Took way too much time through both transitions. Should have hit the gels and hydration while on the bike instead of in the TA.
  • 1h 15m 29s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 19.75 mile/hr

I really enjoyed the bike course. I always seemed to be going toe-to-toe with someone, whether it was around a turn, uphill, or straights. Very fun bike course overall - best one so far. Only downside was that there were too many turns.
What would you do differently?:

I gave it all I had on the bike since I knew my swim really blew... I was happy with this...
Transition 2
  • 03m 21s
What would you do differently?:

Once again, way too much time here...
  • 56m 23s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 09m 05s  min/mile

This was by far the worst run I have EVER had! At mile 3, I got very concerned about my hydration. Started feeling bad and skin was very dry and hot. So I took it down a couple of notces and started walking through each water station they had -- one cup drink, one cup over the head (first in career to walk ANY race). My splits tell the whole story...
What would you do differently?:

Start training during the heat of the day for better conditioning -- but don't know if I am doing that.
Post race
Event comments:

I went from thinking on the bike "this is the best tri ever - what a cool race", to thinking during the run "what were these m-f'ers thinking starting this race so late in the day for the oly group, this is the worst tri ever!"
Overall, I am glad I did the race. My first tri in AZ and it set a benchmark for me to get better from (definitely won't forget it!). Swim was to be expected, bike was great, and the run was disastrous. If I do this next year, I will be waiting until 3 days before and watching the weather forecast.

Last updated: 2008-12-29 12:00 AM
00:48:08 | 1640 yards | 02m 56s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/78
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Suit: No
Course: No suits - water was just fine
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 78F / 26C Current:
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding: Average
Time: 03:02
Performance: Bad
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
01:15:29 | 24.85 miles | 19.75 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/78
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: Two laps and lots of turns
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 03:21
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:56:23 | 06.21 miles | 09m 05s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/78
Overall: 0/
Performance: Bad
Course: Two loops around the lake area following the north and south paths.
Keeping cool Drinking
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]