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Maumee Bay Triathlon - Olympic Distance - TriathlonOlympic

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Oregon, Ohio
United States
HFP Racing
84F / 29C
Total Time = 2h 32m 31s
Overall Rank = 90/215
Age Group = M3539
Age Group Rank = 14/21
Pre-race routine:

Spent the previous day at a lake, grilling out, playing in the sun

Got up (staying at parents place) found spoiled milk and fruit. Ate some dry cereal and a granola bar and drove to the race site. Plan to bring my own race food next time.
Event warmup:

A few strokes in the lake
  • 27m 38s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 41s / 100 yards

swim went OK. I hadnt worn the wetsuit since last September. My sighting was poor. When I breathed on the left I would pull left. The sun's placement made it hard to breathe on both sides since I was always blinded on one side (mirrored goggles might be a good idea). My arms started to get a little tired the last 400M I am not used to the wetsuit resistance.
What would you do differently?:

not much - although 20-45 minutes a week in the pool wont get me far.
Transition 1
  • 01m 36s

My wife was right by the rack and I was chatting with her. She eventually told me to get my ass moving and stop talking.
What would you do differently?:

I guess dont be so casual and chatty
  • 1h 14m 4s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 20.13 mile/hr

Yeah I know I sucked comparatively to the field but this was a great bike for me as I set a Bananatoes land speed record in the OLY distance. Sure I was getting passed by folks but I was racing me from last year and I won. I am still tinkering with seat height/positioning but I didnt feel gassed at all and I actually tried chasing some folks down on the bike rather than get dejected when people whiz by
What would you do differently?:

I still need more than 3-4 hours of biking a week but I am completely happy with the result.
Transition 2
  • 00m 53s

I was 3/22 on T2 time. I even spent time putting on socks so this was a great transition
  • 48m 17s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 07m 47s  min/mile

Once again I got taken out about 3 miles in. I felt great right until the turnaround then I started breathing really heavy, got chills and a little lightheaded. I had to walk through the water stations at 4 mile and the sprint turnaround and a little bit at 5 miles. My legs didnt hurt and I could move fine it was just other stuff. I almost caught the guy in front of me (who turned out to be in my age group) but missed out by a second.
What would you do differently?:

I think I am losing too many electrolytes as I am covered in white dust when I am doing sweating. I havent figured out how to replace them effectively. I also didnt eat much on the bike aside from some soy milk. I still havent mastered the skill of drinking and running. I know I can go faster but it really wasnt that bad of an effort I guess
Post race
Warm down:

hanign out watching other people finish - chatting with other BT people - goign to have a giant margarita and getting loopy at 11:30 on a Sunday and then taking a nap

Event comments:

I was asked to do the race about a week beforehand. I wasnt expecting to do the race but I have a pretty good base of training in so I can do them without much taper or training. I do need to get more serious bike time in before my favorite race (Sylvania) and the Rev3 HIM. Cant complain though because I set a bike and overall PR. I am feeling confident I can bust 2:30 by the end of year. Howdy to all the Bt'ers present and I cordially invite you to try to Sylvania Triathlon as that is my hometown race. You can even see my high school and I can show you my first girlfriends house - I know you cant wait.

Last updated: 2010-06-13 12:00 AM
00:27:38 | 1640 yards | 01m 41s / 100yards
Age Group: 9/21
Overall: 83/215
Performance: Average
Suit: full
Course: double rectangle
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 74F / 23C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Time: 01:36
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
01:14:04 | 24.85 miles | 20.13 mile/hr
Age Group: 18/21
Overall: 124/215
Performance: Good
Wind: Strong
Course: A kinda rectangle
Road: Smooth  Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks:
Time: 00:53
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:48:17 | 06.21 miles | 07m 47s  min/mile
Age Group: 11/21
Overall: 73/215
Performance: Average
Course: Out and back around the small lake, along the bike one and into the trees
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2010-06-21 12:37 PM

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Alpharetta (until we find a home)
Subject: Maumee Bay Triathlon - Olympic Distance

2010-06-21 1:14 PM
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Subject: RE: Maumee Bay Triathlon - Olympic Distance
nice job and it was great to see you out there!

i cant wait to saee the high school GFs house
2010-06-21 1:48 PM
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Subject: RE: Maumee Bay Triathlon - Olympic Distance
Way to go bananatoes - good job kicking your own white azz! Nice PR! You should feel good
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