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Wendy's International Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Lewis Center , Ohio
United States
Mideast Multisport
66F / 19C
Total Time = 1h 34m
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Up at 4:30. Ate toast with peanut butter and half a ClifBar. Packed the car and hit the road a little after 5. Made it to the event by 5:30.
Event warmup:

None. Big mistake. Need to do a short run, bike and swim beforehand.
  • 14m 59s
  • 880 meters
  • 01m 42s / 100 meters

Apparently my timing chip didn't work, so I really don't know how well I did. The swim was good, I felt much faster with the wetsuit on. Need to work on technique more, and learn to breath both sides eventually.
What would you do differently?:

Could've pushed a little bit harder. Need to learn to calm down at the start.
Transition 1
  • 01m 4s

Did the shoes-on-bike thing and it really shaved some time for me. Need more practice, however.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, except move faster.
  • 51m
  • 16.8 miles
  • 19.76 mile/hr

Pushed hard on the bike. New to being in the aero position, so my butt and hammys were bangin' at the end. Drank 3/4 of my water and about 1/2 of my Accelerade. Might need to lay off the Accelerade a bit as I had a queesy stomach toward the end. Maybe a bit too much water as well. Course was fast, but good.
What would you do differently?:

Drink a littler less, push a little harder. Need to strengthen my legs a bit more.
Transition 2
  • 01m 19s

Should have put my Garmin strap on when I was on the bike. Put it on backward s the first time and had to redo it. Took too long, then didn't strap my Garmin right and it fell off in transition without me know it. Need to learn to run wihtout socks as well.
What would you do differently?:

Put Garmin strap on sooner and secure watch.
  • 27m 30s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 08m 50s  min/mile

It started to get hot, so that hurt a bit. My legs felt truly awful after getting off the bike. Took a good mile for them to recover a bit. My breathing was off the charts as well. The run kinda sucked overall.
What would you do differently?:

Ease up on the bike toward the end, catch my breath. Figure thet watch situation out. Get faster.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked a bit, stretched much too late. Ate a banana and pounded water.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Need to work on the run portion. More brick workouts.

Event comments:

Need to work on making sure everyone has a decent timing chip. It's disappointing I don't know my precise time.

Last updated: 2008-04-01 12:00 AM
00:14:59 | 880 meters | 01m 42s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Suit: Wore the wetsuit for the 1st time.
Course: Shoreline swim, pretty well marked.
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 74F / 23C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting: Bad
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:04
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
00:51:00 | 16.8 miles | 19.76 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Pretty easy with a couple rollers and one big hill at the end.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 93
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Too much
Time: 01:19
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:27:30 | 03.11 miles | 08m 50s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Course: Hated the run course. The swampy wooded area sucked. It was wet and humid and uneven. The rest was pretty basic.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2008-06-16 11:10 AM

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Columbus, Ohio
Subject: Wendy's International Triathlon

2008-06-16 12:19 PM
in reply to: #1468987

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Washington Court House, Ohio
Subject: RE: Wendy's International Triathlon

Run sucked for me too.  I've seen 4 reports and 3 of us are a bit disappointed in how we did.  Lets get em next time.


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