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Oxford, Ohio
United States
Miami University Student Foundation
42F / 6C
Total Time = 1h 26m 36s
Overall Rank = 232/543
Age Group = 25-29
Age Group Rank = 7/36
Pre-race routine:

Got up, took a shower to get the sleep out of my eyes, ate a power bar.
Event warmup:

Warm up? What warm up? Found my transition spot and hung up my bike.
Swim
  • 08m 20s
  • 437 yards
  • 05s / 100 yards
Comments:

It took half the swim to find my rhythm, I swear I think when i jumped in I sank all the way to the bottom, so it took me a couple seconds to get up and get swimming, I felt like the Coyote from the Roadrunner Cartoon, like I was just going no where. Once I got going I was okay, I got passed by one person but passed 4 others so I was happy and I beat the guy who started just ahead of me out of the pool.
What would you do differently?:

I think I need to start adding in some speedwork and threshold work.
Transition 1
  • 00m
Comments:

Don't know the time because they screwed up the timing, but I think originally when the results were posted this was around 1:40 Not bad, it was way cold coming out of the pool building. Let's just say perma-glass cutters were definitely in place. I didn't have too much trouble getting my socks and shoes on, my jacket took a second because it was hard to get on while I was wet.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, but if it could be warmer next time so I could avoid the jacket that would be nice.
Bike
  • 53m
  • 12.74 miles
  • 14.42 mile/hr
Comments:

Yeah, so I had a little trouble getting my feet into the cages as I was mounting my bike, I almost fell over, but I didn't and I was finally able to get them in the cages. Holy crap, that first hill was gnarly, I am very proud to say though, I did make it all the way up the hill without having to get off and walk it - nevermind that I was sweating like a whore in church and my breathing was akin to two monkeys mating by the time I got to the top, the point is I made it. The rest of the course was pretty good, I ended up riding with some chick for a good portion of the way and we chatted a bit, she told me all about the Mom and Minivan Crowd that does the Mason Tri and told me I should come to that - ha ha ha, me with the Mom and MiniVan crowd, that's a laugh. She sure did have a nice and fancy Felt bike but I kept up on my nice little roadie and ended up leaving her behind when we were a couple miles out.
What would you do differently?:

I need more time on the bike outside, I was able to shift farily well, my bike hopped gears on me once but overall I was pretty happy. More practice mounting and dismounting would be good and just working on overall endurance and speed.
Transition 2
  • 00m
Comments:

Ha ha ha, all I did was rack my bike and throw my helment on the ground and I was outta there.
Run
  • 25m 15s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 08m 07s  min/mile
Comments:

OMG! This is the fastest time ever, for me, that is. I set a PR on the run, I think my fastest run pace to date prior to this event was 8:38 and I am pretty firmly camped in the 9:00-9:30 per mile pace so I'm extremely pleased with this time. To be honest, I had no idea I was even moving at this pace, I felt like I was going a lot slower, although, I couldn't really feel my feet either so maybe that had something to do with it. Overall though, just really excited about this time, makes me think that I will be able to actually beat a 24:00 time for a stand-alone 5K which I never thought was possible.
What would you do differently?:

Nada enchilada
Post race
Warm down:

Hmmm, standing bent over trying to realize that I actually finished this thing. Sucked down some water, there was no food to be found, so chatted with some friends and then realized that I was cold after cooling down.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Overall, I was prettly pleased, my original goal was to do it in an 1:40:00 or less and to come in at 1:26:36 was awesomme.

Event comments:

Seriously, after race activities need to be better...where was the beer? Or if not beer at the race, at least a place close by to get a beer..




Last updated: 2010-01-20 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:08:20 | 437 yards | 05s / 100yards
Age Group: 8/36
Overall: 171/543
Performance: Good
Suit:
Course:
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding:
T1
Time: 00:00
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
Biking
00:53:00 | 12.74 miles | 14.42 mile/hr
Age Group: 11/36
Overall: 267/543
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course:
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 00:00
Overall:
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
Running
00:25:15 | 03.11 miles | 08m 07s  min/mile
Age Group: 10/36
Overall: 251/543
Performance: Good
Course:
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall:
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

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2010-04-21 8:08 AM

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2010-04-21 10:08 AM
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Awesome job!!!! Congrats on the run PR. Very entertaining RR

Dan

Edited by DLaw 2010-04-21 10:09 AM
2010-04-21 2:45 PM
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DLaw - 2010-04-21 11:08 AM Awesome job!!!! Congrats on the run PR. Very entertaining RR

Dan


Thanks Dan. I am very happy to no longer be a Tri Virgin - I'm looking forward to the next race.
2010-04-21 3:16 PM
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Subject: RE: Miami University Student Foundation Triathlon

If you try hard enough you can be a triathlon skank like me and just do any race, even if you dont know it very well

2010-04-22 9:22 AM
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Subject: RE: Miami University Student Foundation Triathlon
Wow, Terrific job! Awesome race report, and what a smokin' run time! Holy Toledo! Are you sure this was your first triathlon?
My first one was 1:45 or something.
Look at you!
8th in your age group, too!
2010-04-22 2:50 PM
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Nice job DJ! It's comon to run very fast right off the bike, just like you did. Your legs are used to turning at at 80+ RPM so it really kicks the run cadence into high gear.

Sounds like you really enjoyed yourself, great job again!


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