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Coalville, Utah
United States
Tri Utah
Total Time = 2h 43m 46s
Overall Rank = 111/252
Age Group = M 40-44
Age Group Rank = 22/31
Pre-race routine:

Drove up from SLC with a tri club friend. Ate 2 Pop-Tarts on the way up and 2 bananas while setting up transition. Got there early. Wasn't rushed. Everything went fine.
  • 31m 12s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 54s / 100 yards

I made a conscious decision to not go out hard and kill myself the first few hundred yards...and it paid off. The traffic wasn't horrible, but I seeded myself too far back so I had to pass some people. It was a little more choppy than I expected, but not too bad. The sun hindered my sighting on the final turn, but was ok. I was very happy with my sighting and buoy turning. When I got out of the water, my watch read 31 minutes...WTF!?!?! I did the same swim last year in 26 m. It was long, and I asked many and they agreed. Oh, well....
What would you do differently?: went well.
Transition 1
  • 04m 20s

I had trouble getting my wetsuit leg off my chip leg. This transition is in the dirt, and that caused me a bit of trouble getting the soles of the feet cleaned off of gravel/rocks for my bike shoes. Need to remember to do the towel to stand on next year.
What would you do differently?:

Towel on the groud!
  • 1h 14m 36s
  • 24.9 miles
  • 20.03 mile/hr

When I got on my bike, I realized I forgot to put my bike computer on!!! UGH!!! I'm a data junky, so that hurt. Plus I like to know how far I've gone and have left to go. No problem, I have my Garmin. I used my tongue to press the button to start it. Good to go.

This is a tricky bike course. It's an out and back. The Out is a false flat for much of the time. Getting the right gearing is tricky. Sometime after I passed the sprint turnaround and realized I haven't been hearing my Garmin's mile chime, look down...not on. UGH!!! I hit the wrong button. Garmin on for real this time....but I not sure how far I've gone.

Finally get to the turnaround, so I know I'm 1/2 way finished. :) The Back was very fast. I was able to hammer the way down. There was only a couple of uphill sections---one right before the finish!

Hit a small pothole trying to avoid a bigger one...scary for a second.

Had 2 GU's on the bike---one when I got on and one about 15 minutes before I got off.

Bike time was 1 minute slower than last year...but this year felt better.
What would you do differently?:

Remember my bike computer!
Transition 2
  • 02m 28s

Long run with the bike to get to my T spot. Everything went ok.
  • 51m 9s
  • 6.2 miles
  • 08m 15s  min/mile

The run went better than I expected. It was overcast so the heat didn't affect me much like last year. Saw many of my tri club friends on the course, so that always helps.

What I didn't realize is that the Out is mostly uphill, so the Back was nice.

This year's time was 1 minute longer than last year, which shocked me. I thought this year's run was way better than last year.

What would you do differently?:

Not much...went ok.
Post race
Warm down:

Cookies and Water. :)

Some ITB stretching. Chatted with my friends.

Event comments:

Echo is a very good race. TriUtah puts on very good events.

I can't really compare this year's time with last year's due to the "alleged" longer swim. ;-) Last year, I swam it in 25m vs. 31m--I'm NOT 6 minutes slower this year with a good swim. :)

Bottom line, I'm happy I finished and got to enjoy it with my friends.

Last updated: 2009-07-02 12:00 AM
00:31:12 | 1640 yards | 01m 54s / 100yards
Age Group: 18/31
Overall: 94/252
Performance: Good
Suit: Full
Course: Triangle Shape, Counter Clockwise
Start type: Deep Water Plus:
Water temp: 66F / 19C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 04:20
Performance: Bad
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
01:14:36 | 24.9 miles | 20.03 mile/hr
Age Group: 22/31
Overall: 105/252
Performance: Average
Wind: Little with gusts
Course: Out and Back
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 02:28
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:51:09 | 06.2 miles | 08m 15s  min/mile
Age Group: 23/31
Overall: 123/252
Performance: Average
Course: Off-road. Out and Back.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2009-07-12 7:16 PM

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