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Rainman Triathlon (Time Based) - TriathlonSprint

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Seattle, Washington
United States
50F / 10C
Total Time = 1h 26m 48s
Overall Rank = 44/282
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Got up late, shook off a slight hangover and went down to pick up my race packet. So nice to be able to race in the afternoon! This was my first race since 2009, so I just wanted to get through it with a decent effort.
  • 13m 47s
  • 800 yards
  • 01m 43s / 100 yards

I haven't done a lot of swimming this year, so just wanted to take it very easy and not get too tired. Aimed for an even 40 lengths but managed 36.
Transition 1
  • 00m

Athletes ran from the pool around a roped off area to where the bikes were set up off to the side. I got stuck behind two people from my wave walking side by side down the narrow lane, but since it's a casual event I didn't want to be a douche and push past them, so it felt pretty slow. Bike time includes t1.
  • 44m 44s
  • 13 miles
  • 17.44 mile/hr

After I started pedaling, the race-provided bike computer didn't start for what I would guess was a minute and a half. The race director came by and played with it, and offered to recalculate later based on my average speed but I never went back to find him after the race. Just entered my official recorded time above, and the actual time wouldn't have been too much faster anyway. Again, I just wanted to put in a solid effort and still be able to have a decent run.
Transition 2
  • 00m

Fairly fast transition outside to the run. T2 time included in run time.
  • 27m 44s
  • 2.97 miles
  • 09m 20s  min/mile

This is obviously slow for anyone else, but I was really pleased. I was able to get around the lake without stopping, which was my main goal, and one which I wasn't sure I would manage. Really happy that my running is starting to improve again, after a terrible year last year.
Post race
Event comments:

Great idea for someone's first race.

Last updated: 2011-03-17 12:00 AM
00:13:47 | 800 yards | 01m 43s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/282
Performance: Average
Course: Pool swim - Everyone swam for 15 mins and from the distance swum they calculated how long it would have taken to swim 800m.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 00:00
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:44:44 | 13 miles | 17.44 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/282
Performance: Average
Course: Indoor on a trainer
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 00:00
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:27:44 | 02.97 miles | 09m 20s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/282
Performance: Good
Course: Once around Green Lake
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2011-03-25 12:05 AM

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