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Powell3 Sprint Distance Triathlon Challenge - TriathlonSprint

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Page, Arizona
United States
On Hill Events
50F / 10C
Total Time = 1h 21m 49s
Overall Rank = 17/167
Age Group = 30-34 M
Age Group Rank = 1/17
  • 15m 53s
  • 820 yards
  • 01m 56s / 100 yards

Took it easy for the first part, and then pushed a bit harder after rounding the last buoy. Navigation kind of sucked. I found myself wandering toward the center of the triangle each time I looked up. Errgh!
What would you do differently?:

Actually train! I seriously haven't swam in like a year! :) Not bad considering that...
Transition 1
  • 04m 46s

This was a really slow transition for me because I chose to walk up the boat ramp instead of running... I was slightly winded after the water and didn't feel very compelled to run up the steep ramp :) But I probably should have after looking at my swim time relative to the others... Oh well.
What would you do differently?:

Run! I can catch my breath while I'm warming up on the bike!
  • 35m 51s
  • 12.4 miles
  • 20.75 mile/hr

Gotta keep working on the bike. Should have pushed harder to prove my ability on the bike. Took it way too easy and kept it comfortable. If I would have pushed into the red zone more, I probably could have squeaked out a few more places and a couple miles/hr avg. -- this course is conducive to this because it's a fast descent for the last 5 mi, making it easy to recover before the run.
What would you do differently?:

Push harder! I want to be in the top 5, heck top 1 overall on the bike. I think I could do it with alot of work... Again, not bad considering my level of preparation for this race.
Transition 2
  • 01m 15s

I was proud of myself on this transition. I actually thought to pull my feet out of my bike shoes early and put them on top. That made transition much easier.
What would you do differently?:

I could still be faster. Need to work on making T2 as fast as possible.
  • 24m 5s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 07m 44s  min/mile

Love this run. I wish that I had more willpower to push harder, esp. on the way out. Always manage to find my cruise control on the way back though.
What would you do differently?:

Push through the pain and focus better on the goal at hand! If I really want to be #1, I need to push harder than I've ever pushed before, esp. on the run.
Post race
Warm down:

Bask in the glory of my efforts :) Actually, I went over to the trailer we dragged down to Powell and hung out with my family until the awards ceremony.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of real incentive/willpower. The incentive to just be comfortable and have fun exceeds my desire to be #1 or do my VERY best, so I just take it easy. Also, my "comfortable" race typically lands me in a pretty good spot, so it makes it that much harder. Even if I'd pushed harder, I wouldn't have been close to overall contention, so it's tough to motivate myself. I need a coach setting expectations, and then I wouldn't want to let them down.

Event comments:

I love this race. I love this area, love the course, despite how far away it is. I think this race is one of my favorites, and I'm not just sayin' that because I had something to do with it's creation :)

Last updated: 2010-10-26 12:00 AM
00:15:53 | 820 yards | 01m 56s / 100yards
Age Group: 1/17
Overall: 24/167
Performance: Good
Suit: Orca Wetsuit
Course: Triangular, Counter-clockwise
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 68F / 20C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Good Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Average
Time: 04:46
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
00:35:51 | 12.4 miles | 20.75 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/17
Overall: 9/167
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Gradual uphill out of the park, followed by a steep, short climb, and then another mild hill, and finishes off with a descent.
Road: Rough Wet Cadence: 90
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:15
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:24:05 | 03.11 miles | 07m 44s  min/mile
Age Group: 4/17
Overall: 31/167
Performance: Average
Course: Flat/2-4% climb out for 1.5 mi, followed by a turnaround back down to the finish. Aid station at mile 1 and 2.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
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] 4

2010-10-26 10:51 PM

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