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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
United States
The Triathlon Club of Oklahoma City
80F / 27C
Total Time = 1h 49m 45s
Overall Rank = 89/106
Age Group = 44-49
Age Group Rank = 10/11
Pre-race routine:

Breakfast 3 hours prior to start
Event warmup:

walking stretching then some short jogs, ..stretching etc, tried to have a sweat on
  • 22m 17s
  • 2.5 miles
  • 08m 55s  min/mile

Felt pretty good on this run. Some tightness or "rubbing" on my left T band-no issue
What would you do differently?:

dug a little deeper on the climb-faster
Transition 1
  • 00m 32s

I had set my bike in transition but did not bother to set up the straps and tongue properly, although I jumped on ok, it took a bit longer to get in and tightened up
What would you do differently?:

Pay attention to details...
  • 57m 24s
  • 15 miles
  • 15.68 mile/hr

I had a good ride though much slower than my original goal which was progressively lowered over the months. Looking back, I would probably had been better served with a slightly slower bike leg since my run-2 suffered so badly.
I took one Gu 3/4 way through the bike ride...coming out of T-2 I grabbed a warm gatorade from a volunteer-ended up with some stomach issues
What would you do differently?:

Ease up a bit..especially on the upwind leg
Transition 2
  • 00m 53s

I'm not sure why my transition was so much slower except my wife said I didn't look "right". Once again I dug kind of deep on my bike leg wanting to be under 1 hours that transitioning to the second run was harder than I had expected-even given all the bricks I had done.
What would you do differently?:

Focus-go faster
  • 28m 37s
  • 2.5 miles
  • 11m 27s  min/mile

The stomach issues nagged me in run 2, gaseous and some pain. No IT band problems but definitely beat.
I dug in before rounding the corner for a final strong run into the finish (photographer there and wife). In retrospect-if I had any sprint left then I could probably have metered it out more consistently on the whole run for a better overall time.
What would you do differently?:

Dial in my nutrition plan better or skip the guy altogether on sprints.
I had never had issues with Gu before and that includes ultra cycling downing 1 after another
Post race
Warm down:

walk around, cool water-regain my composure

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Possibly 2 weeks off leading up to it. I need to work on my Time Trial/riding more.

Last updated: 2010-07-27 12:00 AM
00:22:17 | 02.5 miles | 08m 55s  min/mile
Age Group: 82/11
Overall: 106/106
Performance: Below average
"Killer hill" not too bad in run 1. 63 year old lady "chicked" me on this hill and went on to blow me away, and many others
Course: Out and back with a loop to the top of a hill, pretty good climb.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Time: 00:32
Overall: Good
Run with bike? Good
Jump on bike? Average
Getting up to speed and into shoes: Below average
00:57:24 | 15 miles | 15.68 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/11
Overall: 99/106
Performance: Below average
Kept it under 174 most of the way...took some time to bring it under control after the run
Wind: Some
Course: Out back south then north. closed lane on one busy street-2 way bike traffic then a nice shouldered black top
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:53
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Below average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:28:37 | 02.5 miles | 11m 27s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/11
Overall: 0/106
Performance: Bad
HR up along time, took forever to get my breathing and HR under control
Course: same as run 1 except someone cranked that hill up a few degrees before I came 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? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2010-10-17 10:48 PM

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