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Waikoloa, Hawaii
United States
Lavaman Triathlon
80F / 27C
Total Time = 2h 33m 44s
Overall Rank = 136/815
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 17/60
Pre-race routine:

some stretching, cliff bar, banana, green tea, start sipping accelerade. ride down to transition from hotel. windy and cold.
Event warmup:

waited in line so long to get marked, not much warmup except the cycle to transition.
  • 28m 1s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 43s / 100 yards

nice swim, some high coral heads to navigate in shallow water, but hey it's the ocean ! viz was clear and water calm. very crowded in the last segment to the exit.
Transition 1
  • 00m 56s

decent transition considering I floundered around for a bit.
  • 1h 14m 1s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 20.14 mile/hr
Transition 2
  • 01m 33s

fumbling around a bit getting my shoes on.
  • 49m 14s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 07m 56s  min/mile

hot and long. last 2 miles was coral, lava rocks, and sand. difficult to finish strong. sore muscle in the right knee area.
Post race
Warm down:

walked around, drank and ate. went back to the hotel and had recovery drinks.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

feet sore.

Event comments:

awesome! really enjoyed every minute of the lavaman.

Last updated: 2010-03-29 12:00 AM
00:28:01 | 1640 yards | 01m 43s / 100yards
Age Group: 25/60
Overall: 214/815
Performance: Good
Suit: tri 2 piece w rash guard
Course: rectangle.
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 74F / 23C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 00:56
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
01:14:01 | 24.85 miles | 20.14 mile/hr
Age Group: 19/60
Overall: 151/815
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: out and back, 1 loop.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 95
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:33
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal
00:49:14 | 06.21 miles | 07m 56s  min/mile
Age Group: 20/60
Overall: 144/815
Performance: Good
Course: single loop. paved and off-road.
Keeping cool Average 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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2010-03-29 4:12 PM

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Kailua, Hawaii
Subject: Lavaman Triathlon

2010-03-30 4:15 PM
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Subject: RE: Lavaman Triathlon

Sounds like you had a solid race.

Was the last 2 miles of the run you described literally running through sand and coral/rocks...sort of like a trail run? 

2010-03-31 4:07 PM
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Kailua, Hawaii
Subject: RE: Lavaman Triathlon
yes, it was definitely a trail run in sections, and the finish was running through sand.

started off in a lava field out of the transition area, that was about 1/2 mile, then most of the course was paved road, & sidewalk, the last 2 miles was really tough IMHO. I had to be really careful running over the coral and lava rocks.

I did enjoy the scenic views in the last 2 miles, although it was quite difficult to run through.

Edited by metafizx 2010-03-31 4:09 PM
2010-04-01 7:27 PM
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Subject: RE: Lavaman Triathlon would think they would be worried about liability issues with people falling...but it does sound like fun.
2010-04-02 1:36 AM
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Subject: RE: Lavaman Triathlon
Sounds like you had a good race. I'm bummed I couldn't make it for the race this year because I absolutely loved doing the race last year.

How were the winds on the bike? Last year was brutal with a 20 mph headwind from the turnaround all the way back to the resort. It felt like biking uphill while going downhill.
2010-04-02 3:13 PM
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Kailua, Hawaii
Subject: RE: Lavaman Triathlon
sorry you couldn't make it, but there's the sept lavaman in keauhou !

although really windy all night to the time we rode to transition, lucky for us, the winds calmed down and it wasn't a factor. A little headwind for a bit, but nothing to complain about.

I heard about last years winds..

Edited by metafizx 2010-04-02 3:14 PM

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