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Tempe, Arizona
United States
Red Rock Co.
Total Time = 2h 24m 42s
Overall Rank = 58/207
Age Group = M35-39
Age Group Rank = 15/39
Pre-race routine:

Parked RV at race start the night before. Got up at 5:45 AM. Drank 2 scoop Perpetuem and 24oz bottle mix. I was not sure that to wear, running shirt or bike jersey since I was not swimming. I went with the short sleeve bike jersey.
Event warmup:

Dynamic stretching followed by a 5 minute walk, 10 minute jog, 4 strides.
  • 19m 46s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 06m 23s  min/mile

Started front of the wave. Felt really good. Started off with very fast pace and settled into my 5K pace.
What would you do differently?:

Not much, I am very happy with this start
Transition 1
  • 01m 2s

A good transition.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. I thought it was a good. Out of transition, I was 19th overall, so I made up ground during transition.
  • 1h 18m 28s
  • 24.8 miles
  • 18.96 mile/hr

As usual, my weak bike segment. Also, I dropped my water bottle at mile 16. I stopped and went back for it. It cost me a bit of time. Not much though.
What would you do differently?:

Looking back, this bike segment was 10 minutes faster than my previous Oly bike segment, but still 10 minutes too slow. I have the slowest bike segment in the top 68 overall competitors and top 23 age groupers. 8 minutes faster on the bike and I can break top 10 AG.
Transition 2
  • 00m 56s

2nd fastest transition in AG and 5th fastest overall. I have practiced this transition alot.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, limited only by distance I had to run with bike.
  • 44m 29s
  • 6.2 miles
  • 07m 10s  min/mile

I felt really good coming off the bike. I settled into my 10K pace early and was feeling good. On mile 4, I had some trouble with a Gu packet and walked a few strides and included the turnaround. Mile 5 and 6 started feeling the heat and the burn in my legs. Having trouble maintaining pace.
What would you do differently?:

I haven't really trained for a Du and I don't know if I can say for sure that the 5K start played into my positive splits on this run. It was getting warm, and I did dump a water down my back. It was only 16 seconds slower than my 10K PR, so cant complain.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around and drank 2 powerbar endurance drinks, a protein recovery shake, and a 16oz coffee. Ate a few cookies. I kept moving for about 20 minutes after the race before I finally sat down.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I feeble bike segment as usual.

Event comments:

With the exception of the loss of the swim, I had a near perfect race day.

Last updated: 2011-04-05 12:00 AM
00:19:46 | 03.1 miles | 06m 23s  min/mile
Age Group: 4/39
Overall: 20/207
Performance: Good
Splits: 6:25 6:30 6:26 0:25
Course: A flat run around Tempe Town Lake.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Time: 01:02
Overall: Good
Run with bike? Good
Jump on bike? Good
Getting up to speed and into shoes: Good
01:18:28 | 24.8 miles | 18.96 mile/hr
Age Group: 28/39
Overall: 135/207
Performance: Below average
Wind: Little
Course: Out-and-back, gradual uphill on the way out and down on the way back.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 90
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:56
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:44:29 | 06.2 miles | 07m 10s  min/mile
Age Group: 8/39
Overall: 34/207
Performance: Good
Splits: 7:05 7:03 7:01 7:24 7:14 7:21 1:21
Course: Another lap around the lake. There was one turnaround. Final part of course was up a hill.
Keeping cool Average 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] 5

2011-04-11 12:09 PM

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Subject: Marquee Triathlon - Olympic Course

2011-04-12 4:53 PM
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Phoenix, AZ
Subject: RE: Marquee Triathlon - Olympic Course

37 seconds? Whoa, that's really close. Nice to meet you, Tony.

2011-04-12 7:32 PM
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Subject: RE: Marquee Triathlon - Olympic Course

Likewise.  If you ever head up to Lake Pleasant for some OWS, I would love to go! 

2011-04-12 9:23 PM
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Wisteria Lane
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