General Discussion Race Reports! » 18th Annual Desert Grande Triathlon Rss Feed  
Moderators: k9car363, alicefoeller Reply

18th Annual Desert Grande Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

View Member's Race Log View other race reports
Casa Grande, Arizona
United States
City of Casa Grande
78F / 26C
Total Time = 1h 13m 26s
Overall Rank = 131/492
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 18/46
Pre-race routine:

Woke up @ 3:45, started right away on water. Ate a protein bar & an orange. 5:30 ate a banana. 6:45 ate another orange. Killed a GU gel @ 7:00 and 7:30. Hit the pool about 8:10 or so.
Event warmup:

Just did alot of stretching.
  • 09m 5s
  • 437 yards
  • 01s / 100 yards

Held back a little. Didnt want to blow my load in the pool.
What would you do differently?:

Pick it up just a little bit. Kept my warmup suit on til i got in the pool!
Transition 1
  • 00m

Got to my bike and it had fallen over. All my Gatorade had leaked out of my aero bottle except about 6-8 ounces.
What would you do differently?:

put my bike on the fence, racks sucked!
  • 37m 18s
  • 10.3 miles
  • 16.57 mile/hr

enjoyed the ride!
What would you do differently?:

Continue to get in better shape!
Transition 2
  • 00m

Rode in my running shoes, I have toe clips.
  • 27m 3s
  • 3 miles
  • 09m 01s  min/mile
What would you do differently?:

Continue getting in to better shape.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

overall conditioning

Event comments:

Bike racks couldve been better!!

Last updated: 2009-11-07 12:00 AM
00:09:05 | 437 yards | 01s / 100yards
Age Group: 20/46
Overall: 172/492
Performance: Average
Suit: tri shorts and spandex muscle top
Course: Serpentine 400m thru 8 lanes @ 50m.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus: Waves
Water temp: 81F / 27C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 00:00
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
00:37:18 | 10.3 miles | 16.57 mile/hr
Age Group: 13/46
Overall: 89/492
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: loved it! Could have had traffic blocked off.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 00:00
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:27:03 | 03 miles | 09m 01s  min/mile
Age Group: 19/46
Overall: 192/492
Performance: Average
Started with HR @ 173! Ran a bit slow til my HR got back down closer to 160.
Course: Kool climbs in the 1st mile, then downhill the 2nd then flat for the 3rd.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
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

2009-11-10 6:58 AM

User image

Extreme Veteran
Casa Grande, Az.
Subject: 18th Annual Desert Grande Triathlon
Great event, well organized! only complaint was the bike racks!

Edited by todds 2009-11-10 7:03 AM
General Discussion-> Race Reports!
General Discussion Race Reports! » 18th Annual Desert Grande Triathlon Rss Feed