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Maui, Hawaii
United States
Xterra
79F / 26C
Sunny
Total Time = 4h 08m 47s
Overall Rank = 341/530
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 34/64
Pre-race routine:

simple breakfast - clif bars, banana, OJ
got the car packed and drove to the event. start time was 9am, so not as crazy early as typical road tri's
Event warmup:

got my transition setup, body marked, and headed down to the water for a short swim and beach run.
Swim
  • 28m 47s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 45s / 100 yards
Comments:

very clear and beautiful swim. almost forget I'm in a race, checking out the coral and fish as I swim by.

First lap was steady pace, and felt pretty good and strong on the 2nd loop.
What would you do differently?:

push a bit harder
Transition 1
  • 02m 32s
Comments:

overall decent transition considering it's off-road style. tough to put on some of that stuff quickly (camel back, long fingered gloves, socks, etc)
What would you do differently?:

practice
Bike
  • 2h 29m 8s
  • 18.64 miles
  • 7.50 mile/hr
Comments:

very tough terrain. extremely rocky. Got a flat that tore my sidewall about a 1/3 of the way in. took about 10mins to fix (next time I wont try patching it). Luckily it held until the end of the bike segment.

What would you do differently?:

better prepared with options for flats.
Transition 2
  • 02m 22s
Comments:

ok transition, could be faster
What would you do differently?:

practice
Run
  • 1h 05m 58s
  • 6.84 miles
  • 09m 38s  min/mile
Comments:

felt great on the run, with exception of hamstring cramps. took a few salt tablets and the cramps worked themselves out.
Post race
Warm down:

drank water then had a few beers.

Event comments:

overall just an amazing race. pretty hard core off road challenge with the best Xterra competitors (world championship). I felt honored to be able to compete with them. I hope to be able to do it again next year.




Last updated: 2010-10-26 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:28:47 | 1640 yards | 01m 45s / 100yards
Age Group: 30/64
Overall: 315/530
Performance: Good
Suit: 2 pc tri
Course: 2 loops of a rectangle, short beach run in between
Start type: Run Plus: Shot
Water temp: 79F / 26C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding: Good
T1
Time: 02:32
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
Biking
02:29:08 | 18.64 miles | 7.50 mile/hr
Age Group: 35/64
Overall: 376/530
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: this course goes into ranch land on the Haleakala volcano. mostly rutted out jeep roads with sharp volcanic rocks everywhere. Climbing from sea level to 1,200 feet then down and back up to 1,400 feet with a final portion called “the plunge,” an 8-kilometer sharp descent.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills: Good
Race pace: Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 02:22
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
Running
01:05:58 | 06.84 miles | 09m 38s  min/mile
Age Group: 25/64
Overall: 254/530
Performance: Good
Course:
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall:
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

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2010-10-26 1:51 PM

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Subject: Xterra World Championships


2010-10-26 2:34 PM
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Awesome job Noel...had no idea you were doing this race.

Hope to see you at Val Nolasco so you can tell me more about it.
2010-10-26 4:16 PM
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Hey Jason!

it was simply awesome. I got roped into it after Mountain Man, and glad I did it. Scary but fun.
2010-10-26 4:45 PM
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Great job! I've watched a lot of these on TV and am frightened. 

2010-10-27 12:50 PM
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BikerGrrrl - 2010-10-27 11:45 AM

Great job! I've watched a lot of these on TV and am frightened. 



thanks BikerGrrrl. even though the bike was pretty crazy, it was super exciting. lucky I didn't crash otherwise I might not be so stoked!!
2010-10-27 1:34 PM
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Nice Metafizx!!!!

I did first tri this year. It was Xterra ft Custer. I LOVE Xterra. I'm planning 3 for 2011!!! Xterra championships is just a dream for me though. Way to go man!!!


2010-10-29 4:14 PM
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Meulen - 2010-10-28 8:34 AM Nice Metafizx!!!! I did first tri this year. It was Xterra ft Custer. I LOVE Xterra. I'm planning 3 for 2011!!! Xterra championships is just a dream for me though. Way to go man!!!


Thanks! it was a blast. I really enjoy the off road tris..just not many of them.
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