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Troutdale, Oregon
United States
AA sports
65F / 18C
Total Time = 2h 43m 34s
Overall Rank = 272/444
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 32/47
Pre-race routine:

Minimal warm up. 45 minutes to setup transition and stretch.
Event warmup:

Stretch. No warm-up
  • 33m 43s
  • 1640 yards
  • 02m 04s / 100 yards

Bad swim when compared to others but I felt good about my ability to remain calm and remain in the crawl. It was a bit disheartening to be passed by other waves but not surprising. I tried a different wet-suit and felt better. I also did better with navigation.
Transition 1
  • 03m 40s

Very long transition. From swim to bike was a long ways and out of the bike to the pavement was a long ways. I just didn't want to run too hard with the bike.
  • 1h 13m 24s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 20.31 mile/hr

Felt good on the bike and the pace was comfortable. I didn't manage food well enough and dropped a bottle.
What would you do differently?:

Be much more careful with the bottle, stand up and stretch occasionally. Try a different flavor or style of cliff bar, it was way to hard to eat swallow.
Transition 2
  • 01m 56s

Good transition.
What would you do differently?:

Would probably have switched to dry socks
  • 50m 50s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 08m 11s  min/mile

Legs felt like lead for the first two miles. Feet were numb and it felt like my sock was rolled under my foot. If felt slow but I was pretty steady trying to keep legs from cramping. Could have gone faster but wanted to leave some in tank to be ready for the next race. It was a bit tough to determine distances during the first part of race because the signs were weird. I didn't get a good distance measurement for 3 miles.
What would you do differently?:

Maybe switch socks. Speed up just a little and focus on positives.
Post race
Warm down:

Walk, smile, stretch.

Event comments:

Good race, good organization, nice volunteers. The post race giveaway was poorly done but the race was great.

Last updated: 2009-05-28 12:00 AM
00:33:43 | 1640 yards | 02m 04s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/47
Overall: 343/444
Performance: Good
Suit: Farmer John
Course: Buoy on right - kind of a weird shaped triangle
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 70F / 21C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
Time: 03:40
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed:
01:13:24 | 24.85 miles | 20.31 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/47
Overall: 279/444
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Two out and back with s sharp turn. flat
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:56
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:50:50 | 06.21 miles | 08m 11s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/47
Overall: 239/444
Performance: Good
Course: Flat out and back with some trail like zigging at the very end.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
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

2009-06-15 6:39 PM

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