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Caesar Creek Olympic Triathlon - TriathlonOlympic

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Waynesville, Ohio
United States
HFP Racing
80F / 27C
Total Time = 2h 29m 47s
Overall Rank = 56/249
Age Group = M3539
Age Group Rank = 11/25
Pre-race routine:

I ate some cereal and ate some muffins. I know, real groundbreaking stuff. I will be writing a book soon based on this knowledge
Event warmup:

Ran for about 5 minutes then floating in the water for 30 minutes because 1) It was hot and I was in a wetsuit and 2) they put in a 10 minute break between sprint and Oly racers. I had almost 30 minutes between the first sprint wave and my wave
  • 25m 18s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 32s / 100 yards

Swim was fairly uneventful. No real fighting or issues at the turns. The water was announced at 73 degrees but if it was then I have a vagina. I was at my threshold for suit/no suit. It started to get uncomfortably warm the last 300 meters or so. I think the course was short.
What would you do differently?:

I have been in the pool an average of 30 minutes week. Not enough but I still think I am better served by biking and running more.
Transition 1
  • 01m 34s

It took me quite awhile to get the wetsuit unzipped. I walked until I could get the damn thing stripped to my waist. Then the fun run up the hill and my bike was in the back of transition. On the way I stepped on a half open pak of GU in transition. Thank you Mr slob tri guy, I really liked trying to wipe sticky spooge off my foot before biking.
  • 1h 13m 24s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 20.31 mile/hr

My bike computer crapped out about 3 miles in so I was actually sort of pleased. I dont swim with a watch or run with one so why bike with one? I thought I did well for myself. My bike is currently handicapped in that I cant get into the easiest 2 cogs on the back cassette. The hills werent really an issue because I could handle them on the third cog on my small chainring but it meant alot of shifting between big and small to find the best gearing. I just tried to get my cadence up and my breathing easy
What would you do differently?:

nothing - note to the sprint people I saw on the olympic course, listen to the race director - you might save yourself some time.
Transition 2
  • 01m 23s

A little bit slow. One of my shoes fell off my bike about 20 feet from transition. I racked my bike got all dressed and then ran back, got my shoe and dropped it back at my transition.
What would you do differently?:

tell one shoes to stay on my bike
  • 48m 6s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 07m 45s  min/mile

I am actually a little disappointed in my time. I felt very good the whole run except I walked the aid station at mile 5 (no physical pain just I lost my brain battle). I really enjoy the narrow trails and shade and I like running on the gravel and grass ( I am a trail runner by nature) There were times it was difficult to pass but I am ok with that. I think I could have gone a little faster but it was starting to get pretty toasty out there.
What would you do differently?:

not stop and walk at the aid station.
Post race
Warm down:

drinking copious amounts of coke and water

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I was working my daughters swim meet on saturday from 8 - 5 PM in the sun. I was very tired from that. I also didnt really taper any for this race.

Event comments:

hey hey hey look at me - new overall PR, bike PR and just a hair off my PR swim. Glad I signed up. Only two races to go - sylvania OLY and the Rev3 HIM

Last updated: 2010-07-09 12:00 AM
00:25:18 | 1640 yards | 01m 32s / 100yards
Age Group: 7/25
Overall: 62/249
Performance: Good
Suit: full
Course: Standard rectangle (double loop for oly, single for sprint). To my untrained eye I think the course may have been short.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
Time: 01:34
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed: Good
01:13:24 | 24.85 miles | 20.31 mile/hr
Age Group: 16/25
Overall: 25/249
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Out and back along some rolling country roads.
Road: Smooth  Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering:
Gear changes: Average Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:23
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal
00:48:06 | 06.21 miles | 07m 45s  min/mile
Age Group: 9/25
Overall: 25/249
Performance: Average
Course: double out and back on pavement and trails
Keeping cool Good 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?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2010-07-12 9:03 AM

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Alpharetta (until we find a home)
Subject: Caesar Creek Olympic Triathlon

2010-07-12 10:21 AM
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Extreme Veteran
Subject: RE: Caesar Creek Olympic Triathlon

Broke 2:30:00!!!! Nice Job on the overall PR and on the bike PR!!!  Also I have to say I feel enlightened knowing you have a vagina and can wipe gooey spooge off your foot

2010-07-12 12:28 PM
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Alpharetta (until we find a home)
Subject: RE: Caesar Creek Olympic Triathlon
I am pretty sure the vagina in question is figurative, not literal. In any case, if I did have one, I would have taken third in the W35-39. I couldnt win a race even if I tucked
2010-07-12 12:54 PM
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Subject: RE: Caesar Creek Olympic Triathlon
2010-07-12 8:55 PM
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Columbus, Ohio
Subject: RE: Caesar Creek Olympic Triathlon
I can always expect a comical RR from you - very nice. Congrats on the PR's!
2010-07-12 9:04 PM
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Subject: RE: Caesar Creek Olympic Triathlon
Nice job! I know they took out the huge hill but a 1mph improvement on the bike from last year is awesome!

I didn't see you out there... must have been too fast!

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