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Seattle Escape from the Rock Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Mercer Island, Washington
United States
60F / 16C
Total Time = 1h 20m 48s
Overall Rank = 267/590
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 17/38
Pre-race routine:

Arrived fairly early and good a good bike spot...
Then stood around with wife and sister-in-law (who also raced) making each other nervous.
Man I hate that feeling before a race.
Event warmup:

A little jogging / light stretching.
Need to do more warmup next time.
  • 11m 47s
  • 962 yards
  • 01m 13s / 100 yards

Found a good spot on the edge of the pack and avoided some of the mob, but still this was a rough one - a lot of leg grabbing etc. Course felt long and the lake was quite choppy but a good swim overall.
Transition 1
  • 01m 56s

First time using clipless to race - struggled a little getting clipped in.
What would you do differently?:

Practice the rubber band technique!
  • 40m 2s
  • 12 miles
  • 17.99 mile/hr

Expected a smooth flat ride - was surprised a little by the slopes which you don't notice when driving. Didn't feel too strong but finished exact middle of my age group so I guess it was OK.
What would you do differently?:

Still pretty much a beginner cyclist - must get in more training time!
Transition 2
  • 01m 36s

A little slow
  • 23m 34s
  • 2.5 miles
  • 09m 26s  min/mile

After a short flat run on the grass, the course went straight up a steep hill and my lower legs tightened up very badly. Extremely sore and tight. I had to stop a couple of times to stretch and walk even though I didn't feel too aerobically tired. Ran OK on the way back (down hill). Broke the 10min mile barrier which was my 'bare minimum' goal.
What would you do differently?:

Run fitness was improved since last time but the legs were so sore...
Need to run more and build a better base over the winter.
36/38 for the run in AG? Kind of disappointed.
Post race
Warm down:

Stretched, ate, drank

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Run problems mostly - need to keep up the training.

Event comments:

Nicely done in general.

Last updated: 2008-09-03 12:00 AM
00:11:47 | 962 yards | 01m 13s / 100yards
Age Group: 4/38
Overall: 0/590
Performance: Good
Suit: Longsleeve F2R Suit
Course: Triangle course - fairly choppy conditions on the lake.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 65F / 18C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:56
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Below average
00:40:02 | 12 miles | 17.99 mile/hr
Age Group: 19/38
Overall: 0/590
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Course: Fun put and back on the I-90 express lanes.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills: Below average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:36
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:23:34 | 02.5 miles | 09m 26s  min/mile
Age Group: 36/38
Overall: 0/590
Performance: Bad
Course: Steep and hilly out and back
Keeping cool Good Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2008-09-09 2:32 PM

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Subject: Seattle Escape from the Rock Triathlon

2008-09-10 7:13 AM
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Bellingham, Washington
Subject: RE: Seattle Escape from the Rock Triathlon
Congrats,  good race.
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