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19th Annual Desert Grande Duathlon/Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Coolidge, Arizona
United States
City of Casa Grande
Total Time = 1h 07m 4s
Overall Rank = 56/411
Age Group = 40-49
Age Group Rank = 9/37
Pre-race routine:

Slept up ate a banana, ate a clif bout 45 minutes before the race started. Talked to a bunch of people today. Met some very good people. Everyone really seems to enjoy this race.
Event warmup:

No warmup, have to wait in line to do the swim. No way to really warmup.
  • 08m 38s
  • 437 yards
  • 01m 58s / 100 yards

Felt good, really felt like my experience in pool tri's helped my with passing people correctly and not letting slower swimmers hold me up. Really have the wall situation under control!
What would you do differently?:

Nothing but get better at swimming.
Transition 1
  • 00m

all transition time for this race was in the bike....
What would you do differently?:

nothing, got my transitions down to nothing for this race! Was feelin' good about 'em...
  • 34m 58s
  • 10.3 miles
  • 17.67 mile/hr

Was 2:20 faster than last year!
What would you do differently?:

Keep biking!!! Better conditioning!!!
Transition 2
  • 00m

Transitions are getting much better!
What would you do differently?:

  • 23m 28s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 07m 33s  min/mile

Shaved 3:35 off my run from last year!!!
What would you do differently?:

Keep workin'!!!
Post race
Warm down:

Nothing, just walked around waitin' with everyone else for the results!!!!

What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

Not CG Parks fault that CEP Timing had computer issues!!! No biggie! Definately felt this was my best race to date. Felt I pushed as hard as I could. Felt these last handful of races being as challenging as they were helped me with this race from an effort level. Shaved 6:22 off my total time from last year!

Last updated: 2010-03-05 12:00 AM
00:08:38 | 437 yards | 01m 58s / 100yards
Age Group: 16/37
Overall: 121/411
Performance: Good
worked my hr up to 150 then kept it there for the whole swim...was :27 sec faster than last year.
Suit: tri shorts and jersey
Course: 400 meter serpentine swim in a heated 50 meter pool.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Time: 00:00
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:34:58 | 10.3 miles | 17.67 mile/hr
Age Group: 9/37
Overall: 45/411
Performance: Good
ran my hr at 165 the whole way, wasn't sure after the 1st 1/2 if I could maintain that but I just gave myself no choice!
Wind: None
Course: Was a loop, went right in front of our old place, hadn't been by there since my dad passed away, I got suprisingly emotional and allowed it to help me finish the last 1.5 mile of the bike ride. Cox Rd. was a bit rougher than I thought it would be considering it was just repaved in the last few months. Thought I had a flat!
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
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
00:23:28 | 03.11 miles | 07m 33s  min/mile
Age Group: 11/37
Overall: 79/411
Performance: Good
Kept my hr at 165 til the final half mile then pushed it slowly up to 170 and held it there til the final push to the finish line...
Course: Was a great course to the North end of campus! I love this run course. The whole thing is off road.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
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

2010-11-06 4:50 PM

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