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Oxford, Ohio
United States
HFP Racing
50F / 10C
Total Time = 1h 12m 4s
Overall Rank = 52/534
Age Group = Fella 35-39
Age Group Rank = 10/47
Pre-race routine:

bowl of cereal , bowl of toilet , cup 'o' tea , apple and hit the road
Event warmup:

never have been early enough to run beforehand
did swim 200 beforehand
  • 07m 15s
  • 437 yards
  • 01m 40s / 100 yards

three years of doing this race - three years of timing problems. My initial results came back as a 13:51 for 400m. I forgot that I got out and took a nap on the pool deck. I emailed and they said it did seem off. Apparently my timing chip didnt start so I was given a time from the gun start until I hit T1 resulting in a big time. They went back and tried to estimate what they thought it should be. They said they think it is 7:15 (based on a gap of timing chips starting). So that is what I have to go with. I feel like that should be have a little faster but what are you going to do? I was seeded in the first fifty and passed two people so I was in the right space. Passed two people on the way to T1 (they were walking - what sillies)
What would you do differently?:

start my chip
Transition 1
  • 01m 36s

got my long sleeve shirt on easy - got my socks (damp from rain) and shoes on then wasted 20 secs wrestling with my jacket. At that point I said it is that cold and dropped the jacket on the ground and went
What would you do differently?:

dont mess with the jacket
  • 42m 4s
  • 13.05 miles
  • 18.61 mile/hr

Lots of sustained low grade up hills and down hills. Dropped my chain on an uphill portion which is not where you want to drop a chain. Biking is still not a good area for me. Guess I should probably see an expert about it to make sure my positioning isnt preventing me from doing more. I felt pretty good about keeping breathing in check and whatnot. Not great but I didnt expect much based on historical results.
What would you do differently?:

dont drop the chain
Transition 2
  • 00m 51s

did not do my regular dismount because I hadnt practiced it since last year and it was wet. Instead I tried to kill my self by stopping then dismounting and still almost managing to fall over.
What would you do differently?:

do the flying dismount - at least failure is more impressive this way
  • 20m 16s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 06m 31s  min/mile

It felt awesome. Wasnt too sure on how this would pan out given the 3 month + hiatus from running and the limited amount of running in the last month. But I was chewing up people all through the course. I got stuck behind two guys in the turnaround area, passed them and they hung for a bit and then I didnt have anyone even close ahead or behind for the last mile (a little weird for a 5k). Finished well. A PR for a sprint distance and I think a PR for 5k overall
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

walking around, getting my wet clothes off, finding out I didnt bring underwear, cheering people commando

What limited your ability to perform faster:

nothing - this was a fun early season test

Event comments:

timing issues still stink

swim = average
bike = a little disappointed but had some mitigating circumstances
run = great - very surprised

Weather was more pleasant that I expected although it got worse as the morning went on.

Last updated: 2011-03-13 12:00 AM
00:07:15 | 437 yards | 01m 40s / 100yards
Age Group: 8/47
Overall: 74/534
Performance: Good
Course: serpentine swim
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 01:36
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
00:42:04 | 13.05 miles | 18.61 mile/hr
Age Group: 19/47
Overall: 97/534
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks:
Time: 00:51
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:20:16 | 03.11 miles | 06m 31s  min/mile
Age Group: 5/47
Overall: 30/534
Performance: Good
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2011-04-18 8:57 AM

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Alpharetta (until we find a home)
Subject: Miami University Student Foundation Triathlon

2011-04-18 12:18 PM
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Subject: RE: Miami University Student Foundation Triathlon
Great job on the race!
2011-04-18 2:01 PM
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Subject: RE: Miami University Student Foundation Triathlon
Nice Job PaleFace! And how about that run time - holy moley batman - sub 20:30 - yous fast as lightning.
2011-04-20 9:00 PM
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Columbus, Ohio
Subject: RE: Miami University Student Foundation Triathlon
Wow, smoking run! Great race.
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