Tempe International Triathlon - Olympic Distance - TriathlonOlympic

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Tempe, Arizona
United States
Tucson Racing Inc.
79F / 26C
Total Time = 3h 48m 9s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = Clyde
Age Group Rank = 34/37
Pre-race routine:

Chicken broth for Breakfast as it was supposed to be a hot one.
Event warmup:

None - just chillin' with the ESCKTC members.
  • 47m 46s
  • 1500 meters
  • 03m 11s / 100 meters

First race ever where I did not have the adult floaty of my suit. I was pleased that even if the swim was slower, that i had no trouble.
What would you do differently?:

Perhaps I should have trained and not gotten so large.
Transition 1
  • 01m 28s

Spent too much time putting on bike gloves.
What would you do differently?:

Wish all the cutt grass was not on my feet for this transition, my bike shoe inserts must have had a fold in them as I felt the shoes for the first loop.
  • 1h 28m 5s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 16.93 mile/hr

Spent too much time getting up the short hills with my extra weight.
What would you do differently?:

Need some time in the saddle before I race again.
Transition 2
  • 02m 48s

Spent too much time getting socks on my feet and just becoming aware of the outside temps.
What would you do differently?:

Would be nice to run without socks, but I ma not to theat level at this time.
  • 1h 26m 58s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 14m  min/mile

I have not trained so I was not acclimated to a 100 degree run yet. Just no mojo to do anything but finish so walked about 5 of the miles.
What would you do differently?:

Train and lose the extra poundage.
Post race
Warm down:

Racking up gear.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Weight, motivation, lack of training, heat.

Event comments:

Most issues with this race are self imposed. I chose to do little to no training and eat way to much since Ironman of 2008.

Last updated: 2009-03-30 12:00 AM
00:47:46 | 1500 meters | 03m 11s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/37
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Suit: No suits allowed
Course: Large loop in Tempe Town lake. First 1/2 swimming into the blinding sun, second half away from the rays.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 79F / 26C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 01:28
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
01:28:05 | 24.85 miles | 16.93 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/37
Overall: 0/
Wind: None
Course: Two loops with lots of u-turns
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Below average Hills: Below average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:48
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
01:26:58 | 06.21 miles | 14m  min/mile
Age Group: 0/37
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Course: Two 5k loops in the open sun around Tempe Town Lake.
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
Good race? No
Course challenge
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 2