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Salem, Utah
United States
Salem Spring Triathlon
70F / 21C
Total Time = 1h 07m 47s
Overall Rank = 11/203
Age Group = 50-54
Age Group Rank = 1/11
Pre-race routine:

Usual. Drove to course, south from Salt Lake, picked up race packet and got transition area set up.
Event warmup:

Pre rode part of course, short easy run, and swam about 200 yards before my wave started.
  • 12m 52s
  • 800 yards
  • 01m 37s / 100 yards

Got out quick the first ~200. 2 guys got off the front and one other I was swimming to the left of. Since we were going the same speed I decided to draft but his navigation was not to good, after only 50ish yards, so I went it alone the rest of the way and did not see him after that.
What would you do differently?:

Bring darker goggles because the sun was in your face the way out. Had to use the mountains in the back ground to guide at first. This worked really well.
Transition 1
  • 00m 32s

Once into transition, was quick. Transition time was tied for the fastest of the day.
What would you do differently?:

  • 32m 36s
  • 12.4 miles
  • 22.82 mile/hr

Had a hard time getting into cycling mode. Much better the second loop. Felt like I could have done better but just was not my normal self for some reason. First race in a while so I guess to be expected.
What would you do differently?:

Keep power spikes down a bit more on hills.
Transition 2
  • 00m 30s

Had a little trouble getting left foot out of shoe. Needed to get it out and on top of shoe before dismount line. So need to judge it better. Got helmet off and into shoes really well with 4th fastest T2 time by 3".
What would you do differently?:

Get feet on top of shoes sooneer.
  • 21m 20s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 06m 53s  min/mile

The way my legs felt I am ok with this run. Took a long time until I felt like I was actually running and not speed walking. Tried to not go out very hard and pay for it later. Got to feeling decent when I could stretch out on a downhill.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. For now my running is ok but need to get this a lot faster.
Post race
Warm down:

Walk, and some jogging.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of racing and probably could use some shorter intervals in running.

Event comments:

Well run race that I will do again. Felt I did ok ending up 3rd AGer behind the Pro/Elites.

Last updated: 2011-02-03 12:00 AM
00:12:52 | 800 yards | 01m 37s / 100yards
Age Group: 1/11
Overall: 12/203
Performance: Good
Suit: Tyr Hurricane 5
Course: Long out and about halfway back before exiting the pond at the south side. Swim time includes running out of the water, running over a hill about 50 yards, getting suit off by stripper and then accross timing mat.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 68F / 20C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Average Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 00:32
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
00:32:36 | 12.4 miles | 22.82 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/11
Overall: 12/203
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: 2 loops. First half one steep shorter climb and gradual climb, onto flat area and then down around to the start/finish area.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:30
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Below average
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:21:20 | 03.1 miles | 06m 53s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/11
Overall: 25/203
Performance: Average
Course: Out of T2, onto bike path for a short distance, accross bridge and onto city streets. Gradual climbing for ~ half the course, flat and down the rest of the way.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2011-06-05 12:16 PM

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