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Splash & Dash Race #1 - Biathlon (swim/run)

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Tempe, Arizona
United States
4 Peaks Racing
77F / 25C
Total Time = 1h 26m 24s
Overall Rank = 100/117
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 16/17
Pre-race routine:

Got up about 5:45 and quickly got ready. Had to stop by work just to pick up my spare goggles (didn't want to have only 1 pair with me) and then headed up. Ate some oatmeal and had a little fluid.
Event warmup:

Nothing. I should change this when starting in the water.
  • 51m 53s
  • 2187 yards
  • 02m 22s / 100 yards

There were 124 people that started the 2000m swim. Only 117 of those 124 went on to finish the run.
What would you do differently?:

Do some swim warm up and get the engine going sooner.
Transition 1
  • 02m 33s

Took my time, no big rush. Wetsuit always stuck on my feet. Put on my race belt, hydration belt (mostly to get used to it) and visor/sunglasses and took off.
What would you do differently?:

Dry off my feet better. My socks were a bit wet at the end and it was from not getting my feet completely dry prior to putting on my shoes and socks.
  • 31m 57s
  • 4 miles
  • 07m 59s  min/mile

76/117 on the run (several people didn't run after the swim, so fewer people in the finish/run categories. Tried to make up some time and gain a few slots back on the run. Did a pretty good job at it, but probably pounded my legs a bit hard.
What would you do differently?:

Slow it down a bit. After all, this was just a warm up for the 70.3 the next weekend.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

Swim ability and confidence. At one point I had thought about just skipping the 2nd loop, but I got over that and loop #2 felt pretty good.

Event comments:

This was a big confidence booster for the Marquee race next weekend. My OWS at Canyon Lake the previous week sucked, so this was good for me.

Last updated: 2011-03-28 12:00 AM
00:51:53 | 2187 yards | 02m 22s / 100yards
Age Group: 16/17
Overall: 117/117
Performance: Good
Suit: XTERRA Sleeveless
Course: 2 loops of a 1000m rectangle in the Tempe Town Lake on the North side of the lake.
Start type: Deep Water Plus:
Water temp: 71F / 22C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time:  02:33
Overall: Average
Removing cap, goggles and wetsuit: Average
Getting into shoes: Average
00:31:57 | 04 miles | 07m 59s  min/mile
Age Group: 14/17
Overall: 76/117
Performance: Good
Course: 2 loops from the Marina slightly up the Curry hill and back. This course was a bit short according to my Garmin. I did not run a sub-8:00 average. My Garmin said it was like 3.67 miles at an 8:40 pace.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2011-04-05 6:54 PM

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