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USAT Club Nationals at Redman - TriathlonOlympic

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
United States
80F / 27C
Total Time = 3h 00m 18s
Overall Rank = 134/272
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 24/32
Pre-race routine:

Watched the misses take off in her wave, they started the sprint a good hour before the olympic due to traffic control on course.
  • 33m 58s
  • 1640 yards
  • 02m 04s / 100 yards

Funny thing, over night the lake rose a foot because of the rain, and the buoys that had been placed the night before kind of floated all over the place. So there was a delay as they looked around for someone with a Garmin so they could reset the course...I think they set it longer than it should have been, but they did a good job on short notice....another funny thing, the water was only about 4-6 ft deep, so you could walk just about anywhere on the swim(handy for defo
Transition 1
  • 02m 19s

No suit stuck on heels, they had wetsuit strippers :)
What would you do differently?:

Not a thing,
  • 1h 22m 30s
  • 28.25 miles
  • 20.54 mile/hr

Bike was a 4 lap affair, going across the dam on Lake Heffner, then down into a residential, across the road at the bottom of the dam, and then repeat, by the 4th lap I had the course down, but with the headwind on the dam, I was really happy not to have to go around for a 5th time
Transition 2
  • 01m 51s

Good T2 for me, for once
  • 59m 40s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 09m 37s  min/mile

This is where my race came apart, I was up to speed and running well, but at mile one developed a big blister on my right foot(currently it's about the size of a really limited my ability to attack the run.
What would you do differently?:

Wear socks....
Post race
Event comments:

This was a PR race for me in the Oly, but I would trade the PR for 30 more club points. Congrats to TriOKC they won a hard fought battle for the USAT club nationals

Last updated: 2009-09-21 12:00 AM
00:33:58 | 1640 yards | 02m 04s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/32
Overall: 0/272
Suit: Quintana Roo HydroFull
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 71F / 22C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:19
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
01:22:30 | 28.25 miles | 20.54 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/32
Overall: 0/272
Performance: Good
Wind: Headwind
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:51
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:59:40 | 06.21 miles | 09m 37s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/32
Overall: 0/272
Performance: Below average
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
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

2009-09-21 9:09 PM

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