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Honolulu, Hawaii
United States
Tinman Hawaii
80F / 27C
Total Time = 2h 32m 5s
Overall Rank = 121/542
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 18/46
Pre-race routine:

work up at the ungodly hour of 2:30am, downed a OJ/Green Envy, took a Redbull, Cliff Bar, Oatbar, GU, Banana, and Accelerade in the car.
Drove from kailua. Found parking wasn't too bad, which I feared.
Event warmup:

self body marked, got the bike ready, rode around in the parking lot a bit. checked in, racked the bike, laid out my stuff, and stretched. Had time to kill.
  • 14h 40m 8s
  • 820 yards
  • 1h 47m 17s / 100 yards

fairly mild conditions, because we swam side shore to the waves. outside surf was 3-5 feet, but inside swim course was pretty mellow. some coral initially, but wasn't too much of a problem. good guides, although hated the exhaust smell from the jetski's. almost made me ralph. glad I bought goggles with clear lenses, water was dark. way easier swim than the last 2 tri's. was a bit hard to spot the buoy due to the weave in the outbound leg.
What would you do differently?:

swim faster !
Transition 1
  • 02m 47s

Long run from the swim finish.

I wore gloves, and tried to put them on after getting on the road, was hard to do.
What would you do differently?:

probably next time either no gloves or just put them on in the transition area.
  • 1h 20m 29s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 18.53 mile/hr

Good course, quite a few moderate hills. 1 difficult hill "heartbreak" in Hawaii Kai. Otherwise good course. Felt decent, although some gusty headwinds on the way out. Getting more used to aero position, helped my time. sore butt !
What would you do differently?:

get some body lube. train harder. bike is my slowest segment.
Transition 2
  • 01m 37s

ok T2. ran off with my gloves on.
What would you do differently?:

practice !
  • 52m 30s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 08m 27s  min/mile

legs felt ok after about the 2 mile mark. stomach ok, not too sloshy.
full running strength about 1/2 way through. overall happy with the run.
What would you do differently?:

train more !
Post race
Warm down:

walked, drank the rest of my accelerade, got gatorade and water. ate a banana.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

need to train more specifically for triathlons. training was adequate, but to get a better time, more effective training is needed. practice transitions of course !!

Event comments:

This was my first Tinman. I just started doing tri's this year, and so it was also my first Olympic class tri. I really liked it overall and looking forward to next year. excellent organization.

Last updated: 2009-07-29 12:00 AM
14:40:08 | 820 yards | 1h 47m 17s / 100yards
Age Group: 10/46
Overall: 121/542
Performance: Good
Suit: tri suit with rash guard
Course: out and back - wall to wall at Queen's beach
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 76F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Average Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 02:47
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
01:20:29 | 24.85 miles | 18.53 mile/hr
Age Group: 26/46
Overall: 233/542
Performance: Average
Wind: Headwind with gusts
Course: single loop, out to Hawaii Kai and back.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:37
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:52:30 | 06.21 miles | 08m 27s  min/mile
Age Group: 19/46
Overall: 171/542
Performance: Good
Course: up around Diamond Head and loop around to Kahala Ave and back.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %idk
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2009-07-29 6:00 PM

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Kailua, Hawaii
Subject: Honolulu Tinman Triathlon

2009-08-02 2:04 PM
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Ft Bragg, North Carolina
Subject: RE: Honolulu Tinman Triathlon
Great race. This was my first Oly distance too. Can't wait for next season.
I had dark lenses on my goggles. It was like evening out.  Something I'll consider next time for sure. 
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