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CSU Splash & Dash #2 - Biathlon (swim/run)

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Wilberforce , Ohio
United States
Speedy Feet
Total Time = 35m 59s
Overall Rank = 13/26
Age Group = M30-34
Age Group Rank = 1/3
Pre-race routine:

Woke up @ 7AM and had breakfast. Packed up everything I needed (with the exception of post race boxer shorts. Doh!) and headed out the door.
Event warmup:

I jumped into the warm-up lane and swam for the first time in about a month (darn you renovations as Kettering Rec ... darn you!). And it hurt. Uh-oh!
  • 09m 20s
  • 500 yards
  • 01m 52s / 100 yards

Ughhhhhh Killed the first 100 then paid. Then I somehow forgot how many laps I had swam, missed the last lap signal, and then had to stop and come back when I heard the cries of "YOU'RE FINISHED!!!!"

What would you do differently?:

Need to find an alternative place to swim while Kettering Rec is closed. Wright State works on the weekends but is too far out on the weekdays. Perhaps I should HTFU @ swim out at Caesar's Creek!
Transition 1
  • 01m 51s

Despite the extra strokes in the pool (which probably added some time here) I still smoked the transition.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. Transition is my best discipline by far at these things. 4/26!
  • 24m 48s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 07m 58s  min/mile

As usually with these swim-run races the first half of the 5K sucked and I felt great the second half. The transition from swimming to running is just difficult for me. I just feel out of breath and my heart is just racing that first mile or so. Then I settle in and get to work.
What would you do differently?:

Not lose my mind and run in a circle frantically thinking I was off course.
Post race
Warm down:

Wandered around searching for a locker room. Finally found one. Almost slipped and busted my ass in the shower. Realized I had forgotten boxers. Commando time!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of training. Not sure what to do here. I feel fine while working out but now my Achilles tendon isn't feeling any better and my back is starting to act up again. Blergh.

Event comments:

I think Speedy Feet does a great job putting on year round affordable events that appeal to every level of triathlete.

Last updated: 2011-02-13 12:00 AM
00:09:20 | 500 yards | 01m 52s / 100yards
Age Group: 2/3
Overall: 19/26
Performance: Average
Course: Pool
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time:  01:51
Overall: Good
Removing cap, goggles and wetsuit: Good
Getting into shoes: Good
00:24:48 | 03.11 miles | 07m 58s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/3
Overall: 10/26
Performance: Good
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2011-02-13 9:17 PM

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