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Route 66 Sprint Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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El Reno, Oklahoma
United States
72F / 22C
Total Time = 2h 24m 37s
Overall Rank = 157/164
Age Group Rank = 11/11
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 4:30 and drank a Gatorade and whey protein shake. Drove to the race site that was about an hour away.
Event warmup:

Didn't do enough here. Was nervous about this being my first tri and didn't focus on what I should have been doing.
  • 27m 39s
  • 547 yards
  • 05m 04s / 100 yards

The wind was pretty strong. Steady at 18 mph with gusts up to 23 mph. Some whitecaps on the lake. My swim was not good at all. Started in the crawl, but couldn't maintain. Switched over to the breaststroke. Was very slow.
What would you do differently?:

Learn to swim the crawl better!
Transition 1
  • 01m 58s

Did ok in the transition. Ranked 100 out of 164.
  • 1h 03m 57s
  • 12.43 miles
  • 11.66 mile/hr

Arms and legs were tired from doing the breaststroke. Hard to maintain steady pace. The ISM Adamo seat was awesome. The wind really kicked my butt on the last mile when the course turned back into it.
What would you do differently?:

Work on more bricks.
Transition 2
  • 02m 31s
What would you do differently?:

Need to fuel and hydrate better during the bike. Took time to do that in T2.
  • 48m 30s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 15m 36s  min/mile

Head saying go, but body said no. Still, I completed it.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around. Drank recovery shake.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

1. Nerves
2. Need to plan out taper better. Felt flat in all the events.
3. Drop some more weight. 300 lbs at race time

Event comments:

EVERYBODY was super friendly. My thanks go out to Tanya, Holly, and Buzz.

Last updated: 2008-05-29 12:00 AM
00:27:39 | 547 yards | 05m 04s / 100yards
Age Group: 11/11
Overall: 158/164
Course: The course was a diamond lay out. Swimming into the sun made it hard to see after rounding the first buoy. Caused some confusion after rounding the third buoy. Several people skipped the fourth buoy and heading for the boat ramp resulting in a lot of penalties. But like they say, you're responsible to know the course.
Start type: Deep Water Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: High
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Bad
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Bad
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 01:58
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed: Average
01:03:57 | 12.43 miles | 11.66 mile/hr
Age Group: 11/11
Overall: 154/164
Performance: Below average
Wind: Strong with gusts
Course: Oklahoma roads at their best. :) All in all, not too rough, but you had to watch the road especially for the asphalt patches.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Below average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 02:31
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:48:30 | 03.11 miles | 15m 36s  min/mile
Age Group: 11/11
Overall: 157/164
Performance: Bad
Course: Half asphalt : Half churned up asphalt and dirt. Flat. Out and back.
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2008-06-02 2:38 PM


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