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Deer Creek Fall Challenge Olympic (Mini) - TriathlonOlympic

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Mt.Sterling, Ohio
United States
65F / 18C
Total Time = 2h 25m 27s
Overall Rank = 34/129
Age Group = Dude 35-39
Age Group Rank = 4/7
Pre-race routine:

drove for 85 minutes in the predawn darkness. pottied. A first for triathlons, I did a shot of bourbon. I hadnt really planned on doing this race but peer pressure made me do it. I was in it more for the exercise than to set any records.
Event warmup:

quick run around the parking lot, then a few strokes in the lake
  • 15m 29s
  • 1094 yards
  • 01m 25s / 100 yards

my sighting was much better than at my recent HIM. This was pretty easy - I was on a casual swim but it felt fine
What would you do differently?:

more shots of bourbon. new PR (although it was only 1000m)
Transition 1
  • 01m 30s

nothing exciting here
  • 1h 19m 57s
  • 24.8 miles
  • 18.61 mile/hr

what can I say other than I dont like the bike, I hadnt been on the bike for any length of time post HIM, I dont like the bike, I dont like the bike. Did I mention how much biking sucks?
What would you do differently?:

run, it is almost faster
Transition 2
  • 01m 9s

nothing excciting here
  • 47m 19s
  • 6.55 miles
  • 07m 13s  min/mile

I felt like I was out for a jog, smiling and high fiving people. I didnt have any goals. I never tried to push the pace, I just settled into a comfotable cadence. This was fun and dare I say easy. I didnt get anything from any aid station, never got passed and passed a few people.
What would you do differently?:

I guess I should have run a little harder but I can live with myself. I did crush my previous best and set a PR on pace/mile eventhough the race was longer.
Post race
Warm down:

change clothes, grab a pepsi, find david get bourbon for the pepsi

What limited your ability to perform faster:

well I didnt train for this race, didnt plan on doing the race until 48 hrs before. I was out to have fun and normally that doesnt include redlining and going hard at any point.

Event comments:

Nice way to coast into the off season setting PR on swim and run.

Olympic Mini - the Mullet of triathlons, short on the front and long in the back.

Last updated: 2010-09-24 12:00 AM
00:15:29 | 1094 yards | 01m 25s / 100yards
Age Group: 3/7
Overall: 32/129
Performance: Good
Suit: full
Course: rectangle
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 72F / 22C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Time: 01:30
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
01:19:57 | 24.8 miles | 18.61 mile/hr
Age Group: 4/7
Overall: 48/129
Performance: Below average
Wind: Strong
Course: double loop
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 01:09
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:47:19 | 06.55 miles | 07m 13s  min/mile
Age Group: 3/7
Overall: 27/129
Performance: Good
Course: out and back
Keeping cool Good Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2010-09-27 1:01 PM

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Alpharetta (until we find a home)
Subject: Deer Creek Fall Challenge Olympic (Mini)

2010-09-27 4:15 PM
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Subject: RE: Deer Creek Fall Challenge Olympic (Mini)
I love that last bit, short in the front long in the back.

The photos that david took were great.
2010-09-27 7:43 PM
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Delaware, OH
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I laughed so hard I cried. 
2010-09-28 10:18 AM
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Welcome to the Redneck Triathlon Club, we likes to drink pre and post race talk about whiskey nipples and what not. Nice job on the run and swim PR.
2010-09-29 12:28 PM
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Subject: RE: Deer Creek Fall Challenge Olympic (Mini)
I may have started a thing here, Next year maybe I'll bring some of my other friend, Mr. J. Daniels. Wasn't this a PR for you Tom?
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