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Troutdale, Oregon
United States
AA sports
Total Time = 00m
Overall Rank = 161/436
Age Group = M45-49
Age Group Rank = 16/36
Pre-race routine:

Up early. Bowl of chicken noodle soup, cup of coffee, fruit smoothie.
Event warmup:

Rode my bike the 14 miles to the race.
  • 25m 36s
  • 1500 meters
  • 01m 43s / 100 meters

I was in the second to last wave, so there was a 20 minute wait from the first wave to ours. I felt great throughout the swim and nailed my pre-race prediction of between 25 & 26 minutes.
Transition 1
  • 03m 35s

I really, really suck at transitions. I had trouble getting one of my size 14 clown feet out of my suit.
  • 1h 06m 51s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 22.30 mile/hr

My goal was to go under 1:05. I was a little too conservative at the start, but by mile 4 or 5 I was sitting at my goal power output. I felt like I was working harder then my speed was reflecting. I averaged 30 watts more this year then last year, but only went 1 minute faster.

When I was leaving the transition area after the race I noticed my front brake was rubbing. I'm pretty sure it wasn't during my ride to the race, but I suppose I may have hit the brake when hanging my bike on the transition rack causing the brake to go off center. Of course I may have done that when I was taking it off to leave, so I don't know.
Transition 2
  • 03m 19s

I struggled getting one of my socks on. Those clown feet again.
What would you do differently?:

I don't do a lot of short course racing, but I'm planning on a few after Lake Placid and I should probably start using speed laces, or yankz, or something similar.
  • 52m 17s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 08m 25s  min/mile

On a positive side I ran hard, and consistently the entire run. I also took 4 minutes off of last year's run time.

My left hip flexor hurt from the beginning, and the pause I have in my stride when my left foot lands was giving me problems.
Post race
Warm down:

Rode home. Took a slightly longer route and just spun easy.

Last updated: 2008-02-20 12:00 AM
00:25:36 | 1500 meters | 01m 43s / 100meters
Age Group: 8/36
Overall: 105/436
Performance: Good
HR = 163/166
Suit: Full Zoot Zenith
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
Time: 03:35
Performance: Bad
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
01:06:51 | 24.85 miles | 22.30 mile/hr
Age Group: 10/36
Overall: 101/436
Performance: Average
HR = 155/159
Wind: Some
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 03:19
Overall: Bad
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:52:17 | 06.21 miles | 08m 25s  min/mile
Age Group: 29/36
Overall: 275/436
Performance: Average
HR = 170/177
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
Course challenge
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

2008-06-16 10:42 AM

portland, or
Subject: Blue Lake Olympic Triathlon

2008-06-16 8:22 PM
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Subject: RE: Blue Lake Olympic Triathlon
That was good times yesterday. I hope you dont mind I went ahead and added you to my very short list of triathletes. My buddy from Colorado got me into this so I dont know anyone here in Portland...yet. See you at the next one!
2008-06-16 8:32 PM
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Subject: RE: Blue Lake Olympic Triathlon
Thanks for leaving the nice message for me on my race report. I wanted to return the favor and say GREAT JOB!!! If you ever see me at a race, say hi. I'm the one wanting to puke at the finish line.
2008-06-16 10:33 PM
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Subject: RE: Blue Lake Olympic Triathlon
Congrats! I live about 14 miles from Blue Lake also, but wouldn't have the courage to ride there for the race! Blue Lake is going to be an annual event for my wife and I, and I hope to make it my first Olympic some day.
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