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Powell3 Triathlon Challenge - TriathlonSprint

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Page/Wahweap (UT/AZ Border), Utah
United States
Gold Medal Racing
70F / 21C
Total Time = 1h 19m 58s
Overall Rank = 12/150
Age Group = 30-34 M
Age Group Rank = 2/20
Pre-race routine:

Hang out and BS with race staff and Randy/Wife, and just enjoy the weather.
Event warmup:

No real warmup. Not any good opportunity to get in the water and swim before start.
  • 15m 44s
  • 820 yards
  • 01m 55s / 100 yards

A little freaked out at the beginning, when I could see the depth of the water and the bottom. As soon as the water got more cloudy, I stopped panicking and just swam. Part of it may have been the lack of warmup too.
What would you do differently?:

Try to warmup first, and just relax and maybe even close my eyes if the depth is freaking me out.
Transition 1
  • 03m 59s

Transitions are always tough, but I felt okay about this one.
What would you do differently?:

Just keep trying to speed it up!
  • 35m 42s
  • 12 miles
  • 20.17 mile/hr

Felt good about this- it was a challenging course, but I held my own and manaaged to pass a few serious competitors on the course. I would have liked to push it even harder, but 10th overall wasn't too bad.
What would you do differently?:

Pedal faster and harder! Instead of just doing this "for fun", really train for it and apply myself :)
Transition 2
  • 01m 13s

Always slow at this transition. Coming off of the bike, I'm usually breathing pretty hard. Actually felt pretty good on this one because of the downhill on the bike.
What would you do differently?:

Just quit hesitating and get started on the run!
  • 23m 18s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 07m 29s  min/mile

Only two guys passed me on this run, one of which was an Oly participant, and the other was the 1st place guy in my AG! Tried to close the gap and catch up with him, but he was way too fast (he ran a 20 min 5k). Bummer. But I felt great about this run. Gave it full effort with no stopping for the run.
What would you do differently?:

Not alot. Would love to be able to run 20 min 5k, so I guess I could actually do some intervals to improve speed. Was focused more on LSD runs this season.
Post race
Warm down:

Finished and celebrated, with a great big smile on my face!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

It's always my mental unwillingness to push too far out of my comfort zone.

Event comments:

Loved participating in the Powell3 this year. Much better than being the race director!

Last updated: 2009-11-17 12:00 AM
00:15:44 | 820 yards | 01m 55s / 100yards
Age Group: 2/20
Overall: 23/150
Performance: Good
Suit: Orca full
Course: Triangular, counter-clockwise, one loop.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 68F / 20C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 03:59
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:35:42 | 12 miles | 20.17 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/20
Overall: 10/150
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Slight uphill for about 4 mi, Big hill 4-5% grade for 1/2 mi, and then 3 mi of more slight uphill, followed by the remaining portion fast downhill.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:13
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Below average
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:23:18 | 03.11 miles | 07m 29s  min/mile
Age Group: 4/20
Overall: 28/150
Performance: Good
Course: Out n' back, with uphill for 1.5 at about a 2-3% grade, followed by a downhill back.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2009-11-17 12:50 AM

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