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Vancouver, Washington
United States
Parks & Recreation
66F / 19C
Total Time = 2h 19m 33s
Overall Rank = 37/50
Age Group = F 50 and older
Age Group Rank = 1/1
Pre-race routine:

Ate a sandwich. Drove the hour to the race.
Didn't really do a warm-up.
  • 18m 50s
  • 800 yards
  • 02m 21s / 100 yards

This was my first OWS event.

The start wasn't too bad. I hung back so I wasn't in too much chaos, but then I had to work my way around some people.

Sighting went pretty well.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 05m

Fairly slow on T1. I wanted to make sure I got a gel and some water down. Also struggled a bit with my gloves, so finally went without. My hands did fine -- didn't bother me at all.
What would you do differently?:

Forget the gloves. Do better with the socks.
  • 1h 15m 31s
  • 14 miles
  • 11.12 mile/hr

This sure beat me up for the run.

My speed on the flats was fine.
What would you do differently?:

Train more and train more on hills.
Transition 2
  • 02m

Racked the bike just fine. I had a little trouble remembering which way to head for the run path.
What would you do differently?:

Scout the course layout better.
  • 38m 13s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 12m 17s  min/mile

I just couldn't recover from the bike! My breathing and pacing was all too choppy and short. Never did settle into a good pace.
What would you do differently?:

Train more.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

Fun race. I would like to do it again next year.

Last updated: 2010-09-11 12:00 AM
00:18:50 | 800 yards | 02m 21s / 100yards
Age Group: 1/1
Overall: 33/50
Performance: Good
I had estimated 25 minutes based on a training swim, so I was pleasantly surprised.
Course: The water felt great. It had been colder during the week and I was concerned that the water would feel too cold without a wetsuit but it was perfect.
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 67F / 19C Current: Low
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 05:00
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed: Good
01:15:31 | 14 miles | 11.12 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/1
Overall: 37/50
Performance: Average
I had estimated about 1 hour 10 minutes. But I didn't take into account the hills.
Wind: None
Course: I didn't expect the hills! Very little of my biking has been on hills, and my biking is the part of my training that has really been lacking lately. Crud! I had to walk at the top of a few hills. But felt good coming down pretty fast since it was straight.
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills: Below average
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 02:00
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal
00:38:13 | 03.11 miles | 12m 17s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/1
Overall: 42/50
Performance: Below average
I had estimated about 35-36 minutes so was a little disappointed.
Course: Flat, smooth, paved path through the park
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

2010-09-29 11:26 AM

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Subject: Late Summer Madness Triathlon
"Official"  result times now. 

Edited by deehtz 2010-09-29 11:28 AM
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