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Portland, Oregon
United States
USA Triathlon
65F / 18C
Overcast
Total Time = 00m
Overall Rank = DNF/
Age Group = M25-29
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Got to the race site at about 6h30a...took the shuttle up to the race start area. Set up my transition area, then went to meet Nina and hang out until my 8:08am wave start.
Swim
  • 21m 8s
  • 1500 meters
  • 01m 24s / 100 meters
Comments:

Excellent swim for me - easily one of the fastest averages I've held in a race situation. This is despite the fact that on the return portion of the swim I went probably 50m off-course, and had to stop to sight and re-direct. I think I exited the water at about the 50th percentile in my AG. Not too bad, considering the caliber of the competition.
What would you do differently?:

Learn how to swim a lot damn straighter.
Transition 1
  • 02m
Comments:

T1 involved a 200m run up a sharp hill and then to the complete opposite side of the transition area. I think my bike shoes are 1/2 size too small, and I definitely fought with the right one for longer than I would have liked.
What would you do differently?:

Eh, not much. Proper fitting bike shoes, probably.
Bike
  • 00m
  • 24.85 miles
  • 0.00 mile/hr
Comments:

And this is where the karmic smackdown came in. I got on my bike at the mount line, and within about 5 meters (really) something felt weird - sort of like I was trying to pedal through jell-o. A spectator shouts out to me that I had a flat...so I swear under my breath, and pull off to the side of the road. I am literally 20' from the mount line. Rip out the flat tube, stick in another one. Pumped 'er up, and I was back on my way. Made it about another 50', and something still felt F'ed up. I saw I was coming up on a volunteer in an intersection, and I screamed out "is my rear wheel flat?!?" Yep, it was. And I can only fit 1 tube in my spare kit - because who the hell flats twice? Let alone in the first 100 yards of the bike course. I think I rode my bike for a grand total of 15 seconds. And then it was over. My first ever DNF.
What would you do differently?:

Not sure. For as much as this sucks, and as disappointed as I am, there is absolutely 0 that I can do about it. I've never flatted in a race before, so I guess I was due. I just wish it didn't happen twice. If nothing else, though, I'm thankful that I didn't flat way the hell out in the middle of the bike course and have to wait to be picked up.
Transition 2
  • 00m
Run
  • 00m
  • 6.21 miles
  •  min/mile
Post race



Last updated: 2008-09-21 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:21:08 | 1500 meters | 01m 24s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Suit: 2XU Full
Course: 1 loop rectangle
Start type: Deep Water Plus:
Water temp: 67F / 19C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding:
T1
Time: 02:00
Performance:
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
Biking
00:00:00 | 24.85 miles | 0.00 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance:
Wind:
Course:
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
T2
Time: 00:00
Overall:
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
Running
00:00:00 | 06.21 miles |  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance:
Course:
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall:
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Evaluation
Course challenge
Organized?
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

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2008-09-21 11:57 AM

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2008-09-21 3:04 PM
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Cycling Guru
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Subject: RE: USA Triathlon Age Group National Championship

Bummer about the flats.

Hey, look at it this way, it could have happened way out on the course and you would have to walk a long way.

Great swim split though!!

2008-09-25 3:40 PM
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Subject: RE: USA Triathlon Age Group National Championship
Bad luck on the 2 flats. That should get you through another 10 seasons of racing though.
2008-09-25 4:41 PM
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Subject: RE: USA Triathlon Age Group National Championship
Yeesh. Sorry about that.

Debris lodged in the tire maybe? Problem with the rim tape?
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