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Shark Attack - TriathlonSprint

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Riverton, Utah
United States
Desert Sharks Triathlon Club
55F / 13C
Total Time = 1h 57m 14s
Overall Rank = 80/86
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 200/20
Pre-race routine:

My son was racing his first sprint triathlon with me today and so I was a bit preoccupied with getting him ready. As it turned out, I should have taken a few minutes to check my own stuff
Event warmup:

  • 4h 30m
  • 300 yards
  • 1h 30m / 100 yards
What would you do differently?:

I think that next time I am racing in the rain, I will swim in a swimsuit or athletic bra rather than my race gear. I NEVER dried out. It would have been nice to put something dry on for the bike.
Transition 1
  • 02m 50s

took a little time here to put on some extra clothes.
What would you do differently?:

I should have checked my tires. It would have saved me a lot of time and trouble.
  • 1h 13m 11s
  • 12.2 miles
  • 10.00 mile/hr

Ummm... This wasn't so good. I couldn't figure out why I couldn't get any speed up until about 1.4 miles out I heard the tell tale "flap flap flap" that signaled a flat tire. I was cold and wet and so it took me longer to change the tire than I would have liked, but I got it done. Then, for some reason, my 3 CO2 cartriges all exploded in the pump and sent the air shooting out the bottom instead of the top. Yikes! Now what? I can't ride the remaining 10 miles on a tire with no air. So, I decided I would walk back. I was close to tears as I already had a DNF at SGIM this year and wasn't wanting another one. I figured I would walk the 1.4 miles back and if there were still bikers coming out on the course, I would pump up the tire with a floor pump and then head out to do the run. I got about a mile back when bike support caught me and pumped up my tire. I was then able to turn around and double my previous pace over the same ground. I finished last in my age group, but at least I finished.
What would you do differently?:

Check my tires before heading out on the bike. I had filled them up just before the swim. Apparently something was wrong with the tube.
Transition 2
  • 02m 20s
  • 34m 23s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 11m 04s  min/mile

I did just fine here. I need to do some speed training,but at least I was moving and my shoes can't get a flat.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

mechanical difficulties, being sick all week, being a lazy butt and not doing my speedwork.

Event comments:

I am a little picky because I am a race director, but it was good. There were a few minor traffic flow issues that I saw that could have been corrected, but overall, it was a great race. I would like the county to fix the potholes on that bike course. It was ridiculous!

Last updated: 2010-06-03 12:00 AM
04:30:00 | 300 yards | 1h 30m / 100yards
Age Group: 0/20
Overall: 0/86
Course: In a pool.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 80F / 27C Current: Low
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 02:50
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
01:13:11 | 12.2 miles | 10.00 mile/hr
Age Group: 20/20
Overall: 0/86
Wind: None
Road: Potholes Wet Cadence: 85
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:20
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:34:23 | 03.11 miles | 11m 04s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/20
Overall: 0/86
Course: On a nice trail.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2010-06-12 8:14 PM

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