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Tempe, Arizona
United States
The Red Rock Company
84F / 29C
Sunny
Total Time = 2h 36m 56s
Overall Rank = 38/390
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 5/69
Pre-race routine:

Get up super early and go to the park and setup the sound system for the church service. Setup transition and then run back and give the message at the church service for FCA Endurance.
Event warmup:

Not too much warmup. I get real nervious about doing the church service, so that gets my heart-rate going.
Swim
  • 19m 9s
  • 1093 yards
  • 01m 44s / 100 yards
Comments:

The swim was good for me. I actually came out of the water right about 18:30, but the timer for the t1 wasn't until you entered into transition which was quite a jog from the water. I felt good on the swim. I didn't really run into anyone until the end when I got blocked off by a couple of the slower people from the Half Ironman. There was a perfect space between these two people and as was about to go through they pintched me off and I practically had to stop.
What would you do differently?:

I think I needed to stay focused a litte more and push harder.
Transition 1
  • 01m 54s
Comments:

This went really well I thought. I got my suit off faster than normal. The only issue was leaving transition. I got bottle necked behind some of the slower people from the HIM. They were nearly as excited to get to the bike as I must have been.
What would you do differently?:

I don't know. It went smooth.
Bike
  • 1h 27m 56s
  • 31.45 miles
  • 21.46 mile/hr
Comments:

This is where I need the most work. I just don't have the muscle in my legs to go the speed of a lot of these guys. I got passed by 4 people or more in my age group. I tried to stay with them, but I just couldn't hang. But for me this was really good and to average over 21 on that course with so many turns was great.
What would you do differently?:

Train more on the bike.
Transition 2
  • 01m 28s
Comments:

This transition went well also. I took a little longer than I should have since I decided to run with my fuel belt, which probably was the better choice anyways.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing.
Run
  • 46m 28s
  • 6.63 miles
  • 07m 01s  min/mile
Comments:

The run was the biggest suprise of the day. I was trying to keep up with this guy that was about 50 yds in front of me the entire run. It really helped me push. I think my fastest mile split was a 6:50. I was very happy with that. I was able to catch every guy in my age group that passed me on the bike.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, this was a really good run for me.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around a lot. Drank my recoverite. I felt fine until I ate the Monti's food and then my stomach was a mess for the next 3 hours.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

The swim I was not really pushing as hard as I could. The bike, I don't seem to have the leg strength built up as a lot of the guys in the top of my age group.

Event comments:

This was a good race. There were a couple major issues that made me not rate it higher. First, the organization of the bike course and the volunteer directing the trafic of the first loop of the quarter, started mentioning the shorter turn that we were going to do on the second loop and that made a few people cake the short loop on the first loop.
Second, the Monti's food tasted fine, but made me feel pretty crappy after.




Last updated: 2008-07-14 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:19:09 | 1093 yards | 01m 44s / 100yards
Age Group: 4/69
Overall: 55/390
Performance: Average
Suit: fulll suit
Course: giant rectangle in tempe town lake
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 69F / 21C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Below average
T1
Time: 01:54
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
No
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
Biking
01:27:56 | 31.45 miles | 21.46 mile/hr
Age Group: 17/69
Overall: 81/390
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: The course was really tricky with many u-turns. I thought it was ok though. I had fun on it.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 01:28
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
Running
00:46:28 | 06.63 miles | 07m 01s  min/mile
Age Group: 2/69
Overall: 30/390
Performance: Good
Course: I giant loop around the lake.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
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] 3

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2008-10-27 12:31 AM

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2008-10-27 1:50 AM
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wow man! great race. You make me want to push it harder.
2008-10-27 11:20 AM
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Great race - - glad you're not in my AG!  Super fast times!
2008-10-27 11:54 AM
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Awsome run splits - even think I may have spotted you on the bike (but I had three loop sof turns so I may have been dizzy!)  Great 1/4 man (does this mean if you do this race four times you can be a man?)!!!
2008-10-27 11:58 AM
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perkins_jerryw - 2008-10-27 9:54 AM Awsome run splits - even think I may have spotted you on the bike (but I had three loop sof turns so I may have been dizzy!)  Great 1/4 man (does this mean if you do this race four times you can be a man?)!!!

Yep, I am 1/4 of a man. I hope to be a half a man by the summer of 2009!Cool

2008-10-27 12:04 PM
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Nice race Ryan, you rocked the run!


2008-10-27 12:18 PM
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Great Job Ryan! You're super fast accross all three!
2008-10-27 12:24 PM
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Ryan you had another great race!!!  Congratulations!
2008-10-27 1:18 PM
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Great race Flash. You look really good on the bike. 1/4 man you are.
2008-10-27 2:48 PM
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Awesome race! You really pulled it all together. Your bike speed is great! Well done!
2008-10-27 4:57 PM
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Another great race Ryan!!!  Way to go! I agree with you on the Monti's food.  I couldn't believe that is what they were feeding us!!!  Last year it was a HUGE buffet in their back parking lot and was good stuff.  Bummer that the race offereings have been going down hill this year (Nathans too)!



2008-10-27 10:40 PM
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Fantastic race!!! Look at that run split! Wow!
2008-10-28 1:15 AM
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Nice race!  That run was blazing!

2008-10-28 10:42 AM
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Wow - great race.  You did a fantastic job out there!!
2008-10-28 6:10 PM
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Great race Ryan.

Good improvement over all phases of the race.

I need to work on my transitions.

2008-10-28 8:22 PM
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Speedy speedy! GREAT job!


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