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Leon's World's Fastest Triathlon - TriathlonOlympic

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Hammond (Northwest Indiana), Indiana
United States
74F / 23C
Total Time = 2h 29m 59s
Overall Rank = 99/210
Age Group = M30-34
Age Group Rank = 12/27
Event warmup:

My 'Event Warmup' was avoiding all swimming for about 2-3 months prior to this event. I think it worked out really well.
  • 30m 3s
  • 1500 meters
  • 02m / 100 meters

I definitely felt the results of my lack of swimming but, I just tried to keep my head down and keep paddling. On the way out to the turnaround I got kicked in the rib cage twice and a forearm shiver into the side of the head but it didn't really phase me. I did have to slow down and let the couple of guys beating me up pass me.
What would you do differently?:

Trust that I can swim straight without having to sight so much.
Transition 1
  • 02m 14s

I pulled my right ass muscle somewhere before getting on the bike.
  • 1h 10m 7s
  • 28.8 miles
  • 24.64 mile/hr

When you pull a muscle in your can't bike well.

What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 01m 59s

I felt like I took my time even while making sure my movements were deliberate and hurried. I knew I had lost a lot of time due to my bike start fiasco so I was just going to nail T2 and get out to my strength on the run. Started to feel Zen at this point.
What would you do differently?:

Not too much.
  • 45m 33s
  • 6.2 miles
  • 07m 21s  min/mile

The sun was out but the real heat didn't take hold so we had a real chance to run fast. The race billing delivered on both the bike and the run sections. I really hope that the race comes closer to selling out next year.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around a bit and tryed to stretch my ass.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Injury to my butt.

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Last updated: 2010-06-06 12:00 AM
00:30:03 | 1500 meters | 02m / 100meters
Age Group: 10/27
Overall: 109/210
Performance: Good
Mass start.
Suit: Orca Equip (Full Sleeve)
Course: Straight out and straight back (single loop).
Start type: Run Plus: Shot
Water temp: 69F / 21C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:14
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Bad
01:10:07 | 28.8 miles | 24.64 mile/hr
Age Group: 19/27
Overall: 134/210
Performance: Below average
I had the worst possible bike start. I shot right out of T1 and made sure to run past the mount line to avoid any possible congestion. Since I had a bottle on the rear hydration mount I couldn't use a running bike mount, so I stopped and got my right leg over the top tube. Got my foot on top of the pedal and went to coast into the start of my pedaling. As soon as I started putting pressure on the right pedal I noticed something was either pulled or cramping in my right ass. I couldn't get more than 4 miles an hour and a few minutes of this and I was off my bike on the side of the road trying whatever I could to stretch and make it pass. It didn't. After about 2 more minutes on the side of the road and getting chicked about 5-6 times I decided to just get back on and move. I slowly pushed with the pain and got up to about 15mph. Once I got onto the highway I had become accostomed to the pain and I decided to push hard and go all-in. I'm proud of pushing through. I've never been faced with the decision of having to quit and I didn't let it ruin my day.
Wind: Some
Course: Mostly over a closed highway. Very good course to have a tri on. One of the main draws for this race is the bike course.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Below average Hills: Below average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:59
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:45:33 | 06.2 miles | 07m 21s  min/mile
Age Group: 7/27
Overall: 68/210
Performance: Good
I was feeling the effects of pushing it on the bike after such a slow start and I didn't know how 6.2 miles was going to play out in regards to my energy stores and muscle conditions. As a result I took it out a bit too conservitavely to start. I had my eye on a guy in my age group that inched past me and built a lead of about 1 minute over the course of the 1st mile. Had I had a better idea of my ability to handle a faster pace I would have stayed with him.
Course: Out and back on the beginning portion of the Bike leg.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %.2
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2010-06-09 10:42 PM

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Winter Park, Florida
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2010-06-10 1:05 PM
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Northbrook, IL
Subject: RE: Leon's World's Fastest Triathlon

Great job despite the -muscle pull. That would definitely hurt the bike performance. Good work fighting through it. Cool pictures...

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