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Phoenix, Arizona
United States
4 Peaks Racing
80F / 27C
Total Time = 3h 25m 3s
Overall Rank = 100/118
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 21/23
Pre-race routine:

Got up early, ate a banana and a clif. Nothing special, got ready as usual. Nothing out of the ordinary.
Event warmup:

Just walking down to the water was warmup enuf! Water level at Pleasant was low. It was probably 1/4 mile downhill to the water...
  • 30m 3s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 50s / 100 yards

Best comfort level I've had in the open water. Took time to make sure suit was on correctly. Was navigation was poor. Ended up too far inside the triangle too many times. Wind was kicked up pretty good, lotta chop on the water was still manageable. Was kinda surprised how far back I was....felt I had made some headway over the summer in my swimming.
What would you do differently?:

Probably head out the weekend before for some OWS practice. Had been too long since I had done that.
Transition 1
  • 00m

Parking lot was way too rough for a running mount! Felt pretty good about the T1 today...
What would you do differently?:

  • 1h 56m
  • 24.85 miles
  • 12.85 mile/hr

This was eye opening to say the least! Had never ridden in this amount of climbing. Tribal sprint didn't seem to be this much climbing.. and it was a sprint. My front brake caliper was rubbing on my front tire big excuses 107th is!
What would you do differently?:

Be more attentive to my bike mechanics when I arrive at a race! Inspect it!
Transition 2
  • 00m

Felt my T2 was good!
What would you do differently?:

  • 59m
  • 6.21 miles
  • 09m 30s  min/mile

Man, not alot left in the tank here. Was glad I didn't have to walk. Saw a bunch of people walking on the run course. Was still not gonna give in on my NO WALKING rule I put into effect after my 1st triathlon. Kept my head down and just got my butt up those hills slowly but surely!
What would you do differently?:

Base, base and more base!
Post race
Warm down:

Didn't care at the time...hung out talking to Todd for a bit(phxphotog) while my great family was there to load up all my stuff for me. I was shot.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Not enuf base!

Event comments:

No aid stations on the bike course, my bad! I should've taken an extra bottle. Took alot longer than I thought it was gonna! met up with a few FCA members and talked with them.....This was a fun race race and very challenging. My biking is really lacking at this point with courses that have alot of climbing in them. I've gotta get out somewhere and gain more experience with climbing! This race didn't allow for a single mental break once! Glad it was this challenging. Only will mske me work harder!

Last updated: 2010-08-12 12:00 AM
00:30:03 | 1640 yards | 01m 50s / 100yards
Age Group: 23/23
Overall: 92/118
Performance: Below average
Felt the swim was short...Tried to keep hr round 150. Took awhile to get it up to that. Didn't want to get hr up to high, had to run up the hill. Plus, I knew this bike course was gonna be a bear!
Suit: Synergy Endorphin full wetsuit
Course: 2 loop triangular
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Shot
Water temp: 76F / 24C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Average Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Bad
Time: 00:00
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
01:56:00 | 24.85 miles | 12.85 mile/hr
Age Group: 22/23
Overall: 107/118
Performance: Bad
Man! Tried to keep it around 160ish, couldn't keep that pace for 4 loops. adjusted it down each loop.
Wind: Some with gusts
Course: 4 loop 6 mile course
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Bad Hills: Bad
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 00:00
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:59:00 | 06.21 miles | 09m 30s  min/mile
Age Group: 17/23
Overall: 77/118
Performance: Average
Kept my hr about 160 uphill, 158 downhill, 163/ 160 on the second lap.
Course: 2 loop 3 mile out and back. Basically down hill out, uphill back.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? No
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2010-10-10 8:17 AM

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2010-10-10 9:39 AM
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Casa Grande, Az.
Not like it would have made much difference, but I forgot to mention my chain popped off on the 1st climb out of the parking lot.....just forgot to add that in my report:-)
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