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Spudman Triathlon 2007 - Triathlon

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Boise, Idaho
United States
Boise Valley YMCA
80F / 27C
Total Time = 3h 09m 36s
Overall Rank = 125/176
Age Group = 40-45 Clyde
Age Group Rank = 1/
Pre-race routine:

Got up @ 6:00 and popped the morning pills, PBJ, and OJ
Event warmup:

25yd Swim to start line and then tired water for 3 minutes.
  • 39m 29s
  • 1640 yards
  • 02m 25s / 100 yards

Not the greatest swim I have had but not the worst also. Up until the first Buoy I was going way to fast and way to hard. HR was 165 and I was beginning to fell out of breathe. I was not used to the wetsuit and I felt restricted and not able to breath in a full breath. I realized if I was going to finish I would have to calm down, recover and get the HR down into the 130-140. So I rolled over and started to back stroke. It took a good 10 minutes for me to get back in control and bu having to do this I lost time. I made it to the first turn and I rolled back over and started to swim. I was relaxed, breathing good and starting to make up some lost ground. The last part of the swim was great. Felt incontrol, was able to sight and swim straight.
What would you do differently?:

Not blow up. Better sighting on the first half. I was all over the lake going into the sun. Even with mirror goggles it was hard to see the buoy that you were swimming to.
Transition 1
  • 00m

This was a much better T1. I am so impressed with how fast I was able to get out of the DeSoto wetsuit. I didn't start to get the suit off until I got to my bike. There was a steep slippery boat ramp that we had to run up so I held off on taking it off. When I got to my bike another racer next to me was strugling to get his wetsuit off. I got mine off and my sox and shoes on and he was still working on his suit.
What would you do differently?:

no problems in T1
  • 1h 29m 41s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 16.63 mile/hr

I knew there was going to be a big hill but I didn't expect all the little rollers before the big hill. I was able to power up the hills with a good cadence and felt good going into them. The down hills were a blast 46mph on the 4mile section of down hill. Bike computer had me at 19.5 mph avg. and a distance of 26.6 miles. Courses might be a little long.
What would you do differently?:

More endurance and speed on the big hill.
Transition 2
  • 00m

T2 was smooth. Could have gone a little faster but I finished off the last of the heed in the water bottle just standing there (dumb of me not to run and drink) and then work into a run.
  • 1h 00m 25s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 09m 44s  min/mile

Took about 1.5 mile to get into a rythme with the legs. I was able to push the last half with a faster pace. Felt good considering the lack of miles the past few weeks.
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

Not much walked around and got the all my stuff and headed back to the lake to pick up the car. Went to Eagle Island park and hung out on the beach and watch the kids play in the river.

This was my first time doing this race and I really enjoyed the course had a good bike and run segments.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

To many Items ,

Run more
Bike more
OW Swim
Weight so the Wetsuit fits better

Event comments:

Great race and good help.

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Last updated: 2008-04-23 12:00 AM
00:39:29 | 1640 yards | 02m 25s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/176
Performance: Below average
Suit: DeSoto
Course: Square Loop, Deep Water Start
Start type: Deep Water Plus:
Water temp: 60F / 16C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 00:00
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed:
01:29:41 | 24.85 miles | 16.63 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/176
Performance: Average
Wind: Some with gusts
Course: Point to point with some good hills and one big hill.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence: 86
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 00:00
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
01:00:25 | 06.21 miles | 09m 44s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/176
Course: out and back
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

2008-07-14 11:10 AM

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Kuna, Idaho
Subject: Spudman Triathlon 2007

2008-07-14 4:26 PM
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Subject: RE: Spudman Triathlon 2007
It was good to meet you there. I was expecting you to pass me on the bike the whole time. Every time someone passed me I was looking out for the red specialized
2008-07-14 8:48 PM
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Millersville, MD
Subject: RE: Spudman Triathlon 2007
Good race. Pictures to boot, nice.
I hear you about getting accustomed to the wetsuit, although it is wonderful, it can feel very restrictive in the shoulders and breathing if you aren't used to it. I agree how well the DeSoto comes off.
Awesome speeds on the bike. Seems like a hilly course should average the same as a flat one at the end, especially with 46 MPH downhills, but it doesn't work that was does it?
I feel your pain on the run. We were on the same train there.
Great race. Good IM prep.
Love the pictures of the kids running after you. That's a keeper.

Edited by fgray 2008-07-14 8:48 PM
2008-07-15 4:55 PM
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Nampa, Idaho
Subject: RE: Spudman Triathlon 2007
Sounds like a fun race!
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