Tempe International Triathlon - Olympic Distance - TriathlonOlympic

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Tempe, Arizona
United States
Tucson Racing Inc.
90F / 32C
Total Time = 2h 37m 47s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 10/40
Pre-race routine:

Got there a little late. Barely had time to setup transition before they kicked me out.
  • 38m 55s
  • 2000 yards
  • 01m 57s / 100 yards

This was the longest I have ever swam in my life. I thought it was never going to end. Then rounding the last buoy the guy next to me punched me in the side of the head. It was a pretty closed fist for it to be accidental. I was too tired to care.
What would you do differently?:

Mark the course myself.
Transition 1
  • 01m 42s

This seemed to go well.
What would you do differently?:

Just go faster.
  • 1h 10m 55s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 21.02 mile/hr

The bike was an average ride. I didn't have a ton of power since I raced a mtn bike race the day before. I had fun and still maintained a decent pace.
Transition 2
  • 01m 8s

This transition is always easy.
  • 45m 4s
  • 5.9 miles
  • 07m 38s  min/mile

OUCH! Too hot! I was running 7 min mile pace for the first couple, but then started to fade.
What would you do differently?:

Run when it was cooler. LOL
Post race
Warm down:

walk around and get Luke and Larissa snacks.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

racing a mountain bike race the day before, I suck at swimming, and it was hot. LOL

Event comments:

I just can't believe an event as large as this can't get the distances right. Only 1 out of 3 was even close to being the correct distance. Especially when everyone has GPS devices now, you would think they would try to get it right.

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Last updated: 2009-03-25 12:00 AM
00:38:55 | 2000 yards | 01m 57s / 100yards
Age Group: 19/40
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Suit: nope
Course: The course was supposed to be 1500m but it was atleast 1800m if not more.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 78F / 26C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Average
Time: 01:42
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
01:10:55 | 24.85 miles | 21.02 mile/hr
Age Group: 13/40
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Wind: None
Course: The course was a 2 lap course with a few U-turns.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Below average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:08
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:45:04 | 05.9 miles | 07m 38s  min/mile
Age Group: 8/40
Overall: 40/
Performance: Below average
Course: The course was 2 loops around the lake. This felt very humid next to the lake. I was not a fan. Then it started to get super hot. I did like having the stairs on the course. I cruised up them and on the second lap I passed a number of people going up them.
Keeping cool Bad Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? No
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3