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Springfield, Ohio
United States
HFP Racing
65F / 18C
Sunny
Total Time = 2h 27m 48s
Overall Rank = 34/131
Age Group = Dude 30-24
Age Group Rank = 5/12
Pre-race routine:

drove to race. Ate pbj and an apple and soy milk.
Event warmup:

Able to run for about 5 minutes and found the mystical unused bathroom facility. Never have had the privacy of a 4 bathroom facility prior to a race.
Swam a bit to check out the water- it was wet
Swim
  • 20m 46s
  • 1192 yards
  • 01m 44s / 100 yards
Comments:

Good swim except my goggles filled up with water after rounding the first buoy. That is exactly the wrong place to be floating on your back and trying to drain/rearrange the googles. Was able to swim strong with no issues. Caught quite a few folks on the one lap.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing very satisfied with results given the small amount of swim training this summer
Transition 1
  • 01m 57s
Comments:

I street modded my wetsuit and cut about 4 inches off the legs. No more suit stuck on ankles issues. Shirt is always hard to get on a wet body. Rode with socks although I thought about trying it out sockless.
Bike
  • 1h 17m 33s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 19.23 mile/hr
Comments:

broken record I guess but my bike times are still stuck in neutral. The course was more challenging than I thought from viewing the elevations on map my run. I was expecting uphill for 8 miles and then slight downhill/flat for the remainder. I guess I did tie my PR (set on a flat course earlier in the year) on a hillier course. The top folks were at 22 ish with rare 23s. That is slower than on the flat courses so I guess I have closed some gaps.
What would you do differently?:

not much. I felt good riding and stayed comfortable with drinking and exertion. I just need to squeeze a little more speed in.
Transition 2
  • 01m 3s
Comments:

The racks were kinda packed and my "spot" had disappeared when I returned. I used a little muscle and reclaimed my territory. Shoes on quick.
What would you do differently?:

nothing. This was the second race where the officials have told me "nice dismount". I feel good about that
Run
  • 46m 31s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 07m 29s  min/mile
Comments:

Thats right-I won my age division run split. Hooray! Too bad the guys in front of me all biked faster. I got to pass many folks and only got passed by one guy. The run was cool and nice. The scenery was nice too. I didnt drink or eat anything on the run. I was a little thirsty but I didnt want to stop (I cant drink out of a cup ont he run-I lack the skillz). Felt good the whole way with a nice even pace. I did get outsprinted over the last 150m by a fellow I had caught earlier in the run. I just didnt dig enough. Overall it was very close to a PR (less than 40 seconds off)
What would you do differently?:

Nothing other than push just a bit at the end- a little pain never hurt no one.
Post race
Warm down:

eating potato chips and crispy apples

What limited your ability to perform faster:

nothing- it was a perfect day for racing. I did pretty well (compared to me) in all three aspects. If I could have gone 19.5 instead of 19.2 on the bike I would have taken 3rd. That is a little frustrating but I will live.

Event comments:

I liked the run course as it was scenic and did contain some shade (the weather was a little unseasonably cool so it wasnt needed but most August it would be welcome). The ride was challenging but fun on mostly good roads. The swim transition run is a little long and up a hill but as long as everyone has to do it fine by me.




Last updated: 2009-08-22 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:20:46 | 1192 yards | 01m 44s / 100yards
Age Group: 3/12
Overall: 31/131
Performance: Good
Suit: full
Course: rectangle
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 73F / 23C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
T1
Time: 01:57
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
Biking
01:17:33 | 24.85 miles | 19.23 mile/hr
Age Group: 8/12
Overall: 64/131
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: One loop up and down and around
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering:
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 01:03
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Below average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
Running
00:46:31 | 06.21 miles | 07m 29s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/12
Overall: 22/131
Performance: Good
Course: A very pretty paved out and back over rivers, by the dam and by lakes. Uphillish for the last .75 mile or so.
Keeping cool Good Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall:
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized?
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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2009-08-25 12:27 PM

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2009-08-25 6:49 PM
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Smokin' run, dude.

So what do you do on your dismount that garners the "nice dismount." Inquiring minds want to know.

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2009-08-26 9:51 AM
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not anything cool but I can ride in on top on my cycling shoes, slow down (not stop) and come off the bike at a jog/run without mangling myself. It does save unclipping time and I can keep moving forward quickly.
2009-08-26 2:41 PM
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7:30 miles! Wow!
Nice race! I enjoyed the run, too.

Have you tried pinching the top of the cup so you can drink from a "spout" while you keep going? That's what I do. Learned it at a marathon.

Great race!
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