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Tempe International Triathlon - Olympic Distance - TriathlonOlympic


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Tempe, Arizona
United States
Tucson Racing Inc.
74F / 23C
Sunny
Total Time = 3h 23m 3s
Overall Rank = 380/432
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 63/69
Pre-race routine:

Chatted it up with ESCKTC members and freinds.
Event warmup:

Stretching a little.
Swim
  • 34m 45s
  • 1500 meters
  • 02m 19s / 100 meters
Comments:

Good swim for me.
What would you do differently?:

Try to focus on drafting someone. Lts of missed opportunity.
Transition 1
  • 02m 30s
Comments:

Have not tried to start then put on shoes yet.
What would you do differently?:

Nutrition, nutrition, nutrition. Failed to consume enough for my size.
Bike
  • 1h 26m 10s
  • 27.4 miles
  • 19.08 mile/hr
Comments:

Made up for the swim a bit according to plan, but did not use my nutrition plan and paid the price.
What would you do differently?:

Nutrition, nutrition, nutrition. Failed to consume enough for my size.
Transition 2
  • 02m 33s
Comments:

OK T2. just shoould have carb a little.
What would you do differently?:

Nutrition, nutrition, nutrition. Failed to consume enough for my size.
Run
  • 1h 17m 3s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 12m 25s  min/mile
Comments:

Who is stupid enough to put a flight of steps into a run course. This was a tri, not an adventure race or an xterra race. Was this director a fruit cake? "Oh the train will come here some day." - not on the run course! I have run around this lake many times and a path not including the steps is possible and actually practical!.
What would you do differently?:

Nutrition, nutrition, nutrition. Failed to consume enough for my size.
Post race
Warm down:

walk to the ESCKTC tent where Harry had beverages and a chair waiting!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Desire based upon lack of proper nutrition.

Event comments:

For me, lack of planning on the part of the race director (I understand emergencies happen, but no #2 person to take over and final results took weeks to post because of it) including palnning a run with stairs caused this to be an unpleasant race for me. Do not plan on attending in the future as the course was hosed, the results were late, the attention to the participants was minimal, and communication was poor.


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Last updated: 2008-02-27 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:34:45 | 1500 meters | 02m 19s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/69
Overall: 375/432
Performance: Good
Suit: Yes
Course: Loop of Tempe Town lake.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 74F / 23C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
T1
Time: 02:30
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
No
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Below average
Biking
01:26:10 | 27.4 miles | 19.08 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/69
Overall: 278/432
Performance: Average
Wind: None
Course: 4 loops of many very sharp turns and rough roads.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence: 81
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
T2
Time: 02:33
Overall:
Riding w/ feet on shoes Below average
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
Running
01:17:03 | 06.21 miles | 12m 25s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/69
Overall: 391/432
Performance: Bad
Course: Two loops around lake with a flight of stepps on each loop.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
Good race? Ok
Evaluation
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] 1

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2008-05-31 10:42 AM

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Subject: Tempe International Triathlon - Olympic Distance


2008-05-31 11:23 AM
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Subject: RE: Tempe International Triathlon - Olympic Distance
Nice job out there Jerry! Thanks for being my pre-race Buddeee!

Edited by Javamom 2008-05-31 11:24 AM
2008-06-01 1:36 AM
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Subject: RE: Tempe International Triathlon - Olympic Distance

Hard race! Even though the nutrition caused you a problem, you still PR'd your OLY time by what? 16 minutes?  That's a MAJOR accomplishment, and especially in that temperature!!

You did a great job out there Jerry. And your new avatar picture from the race looks AWESOME!  

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