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Elephant Butte, New Mexico
United States
Mannon Motion, Ltd. Co.
Total Time = 2h 47m 54s
Overall Rank = 63/263
Age Group = 25-29(non-coll)
Age Group Rank = 3/8
Pre-race routine:

I camped the night before with a friend after carpooling with a fellow racer. We woke up and headed down to the race start. After getting set up, I went for a quick warm up swim. The water was a nice 72 degrees and not choppy. I was told it smelled/tasted like fish and/or motor oil. I tasted the motor oil, but not the fish.
  • 32m 15s
  • 1600 yards
  • 02m 01s / 100 yards

I was the second wave to start the triangle swim. It wasn't too rough getting out of the gate and on my way. I think I did a pretty good sighting, but I saw people all over the place. It kept me second guessing my line to the buoy. At one point, a dude swam perpendicular to me and I know I was heading straight to the buoy. He swam over me and grabbed my legs in frustration. I was so confused. I waited to get passed by the torpedo speeding women who took off in the wave after me. Sure enough they did. I tried to draft, but when you swim as slow as me, it doesn't work. I got out of the water in about 32 minutes. Slow, but I haven't been swimming.
Transition 1
  • 02m 47s

T1 involved running up the beach, and then having your feet sprayed to get the sand off (that was nice). I took my sweet time in an attempt to get my heart rate down.
  • 1h 21m 17s
  • 26.5 miles
  • 19.56 mile/hr

Out onto the bike. The course was pretty challenging but not terrible. Sure, I went slow, but that's my fault, not the course's. There were rollers out to a ridiculous hill. I put it in my granny and laughed my way up it. So silly. Why so steep? After crossing the highway, it flattened and slopped a bit downhill. I buried my head and cranked what I had.
Transition 2
  • 01m

T2 was uneventful. But it was nice to have all the volunteers cheering you on. Got out in a reasonable time.

  • 50m 37s
  • 6 miles
  • 08m 26s  min/mile

The run was not good. I started a bit too fast and had to walk up the steep sand hill. I maintained a decent pace to the turn-around, with my plan being to crank it for the last half. When the time came, I declined. I decided to limit my losses and take it easy. It was super cool getting to run on the dam, which I'm told is off-limits due to terrorism threats. I finished the 6mi run in 50minutes.
Post race
Event comments:

Fun time. Well organized.

Last updated: 2009-09-28 12:00 AM
00:32:15 | 1600 yards | 02m 01s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/8
Overall: 0/263
Performance: Average
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 02:47
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
01:21:17 | 26.5 miles | 19.56 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/8
Overall: 0/263
Performance: Average
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 01:00
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:50:37 | 06 miles | 08m 26s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/8
Overall: 0/263
Performance: Below average
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
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] 5

2009-09-28 9:41 PM

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Subject: Elephant Man Triathlon

2009-10-01 5:28 PM
in reply to: #2431097

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Subject: RE: Elephant Man Triathlon
Good job man! Was this course easier than Farmington?
I'm planning on doing this tri next year.
I'm doing a 100km mtn bike race in Juarez Oct 10th.

Edited by alfonso34 2009-10-01 5:28 PM
2010-01-31 9:08 AM
in reply to: #2437652

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Subject: RE: Elephant Man Triathlon
Sorry man - just saw your reply.

This course is a lot easier than Farmington, at least to me. 
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