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Splash & Dash #1 - Biathlon (swim/run)

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Kettering, Ohio
United States
ORRRC series
ColdF / 0C
Total Time = 54m 12s
Overall Rank = 30/52
Age Group = M30-34
Age Group Rank = 2/2
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 7AM and the wife and I struggled out the door.
Event warmup:

I swam about 200 yards.
  • 18m 4s
  • 1000 yards
  • 01m 49s / 100 yards

Really happy with this swim. After not swimming much since the HIM, I was less than a minute off my March Splash and Dash time from last year.
What would you do differently?:

Not much... just need to get back into the swing of things
Transition 1
  • 00m

I lallygagged on this one. I just didn't want to be cold. So I took along time drying off, putting on my running socks, than wool socks, then two shirts, and then, horribly stupid, ski pants. Then my stupid race number kept falling off my race belt.
What would you do differently?:

I would move with a sense of urgency. But I was really more focused on the swim.
  • 36m 8s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 11m 37s  min/mile


This was awful. Last March my time was 22:57. But like I said, much time was spent in transition. And the course had a lot of snow on it. At times it felt like quicksand.

And then there was the ski pants. Why I thought it would be a good idea I have no idea. But at least I was warm!
What would you do differently?:

I'd run it as opposed to strolling it!
Post race
Warm down:

More like a Warm-Up. I sat in the hallway defrosting and kicking myself for losing my Road ID somehow. I walked the course backward for a 3/4 mile and didn't find it. Sigh.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Ski pants. Lack of Urgency. Snow. Apathy!

Event comments:

Always a fun series!

Last updated: 2010-01-11 12:00 AM
00:18:04 | 1000 yards | 01m 49s / 100yards
Age Group: 2/2
Overall: 24/52
Performance: Good
Course: Pool swim
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time:  00:00
Overall: Below average
Removing cap, goggles and wetsuit:
Getting into shoes:
00:36:08 | 03.11 miles | 11m 37s  min/mile
Age Group: 2/2
Overall: 35/52
Performance: Bad
Course: 2 laps covered in Snow around Kettering Rec
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2010-01-11 7:58 AM

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