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Deer Creek Olympic Triathlon - TriathlonOlympic

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Mt. Sterling, Ohio
United States
HFP Racing
Total Time = 2h 27m 51s
Overall Rank = 58/181
Age Group = XL1
Age Group Rank = 1/4
Pre-race routine:

Camped at the park. Not much sleep due to thunderstorms. Sat in the car until midnight, then into the tent to try to sleep on the damp ground. Up at 6 to get ready, then drive 15 min to the beach. Cliff bar, gatorade, and a banana on the way.
Event warmup:

A couple of minutes each, bike, run, swim.
  • 29m 31s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 48s / 100 yards

Started off great, then took a kick to the goggles. Took a couple minutes to stop coughing up water and get the goggles back on. Settled in after the first turn and got pretty comfortable. Second lap much faster than the first. Felt like a good swim, but the time was fairly unimpressive.
What would you do differently?:

Take a longer warm up. Maybe a full lap. It takes me too long to get comfortable in the water.
It might be time to buy a wetsuit.
Transition 1
  • 01m 9s

What would you do differently?:

  • 1h 08m 40s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 21.71 mile/hr

Passed a lot of people on the first lap. Not so many on the second. Slowed down to save energy for the run.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 00m 55s

Good dismount. But then I somehow turned and ran to the left like I was going to enter T2 from the same side as you enter T1. But that's not how it was set up so I was basically running with the bike away from transition... How embarrassing!
Once I got in transition everything went smoothly.
What would you do differently?:

Watch where I'm going. Pay attention.
  • 47m 35s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 07m 40s  min/mile

Got passed by several out of T2. Picked up the pace once I saw how slow the first mile took. I find that it's really hard to judge pace coming off the bike. OK time considering the heat. Hard to get enough water. Might want to consider carrying a bottle next time.
What would you do differently?:

Not much.
Post race
Warm down:

Eat, drink, sit in the shade for a few.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Slow swim start, going the wrong way into T2.

Last updated: 2011-05-14 12:00 AM
00:29:31 | 1640 yards | 01m 48s / 100yards
Age Group: 3/4
Overall: 108/181
Performance: Average
Suit: tri top and tri shorts
Course: 2 laps counterclockwise around a rectangle through tea colored water. Visibility is about 1 inch. Calm water. Water temp felt good.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 72F / 22C Current: Low
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:09
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
01:08:40 | 24.85 miles | 21.71 mile/hr
Age Group: 2/4
Overall: 37/181
Performance: Average
Wind: None
Course: 2 laps. Flat except for 2 hills close to the end of each lap. Narrow country roads, almost no traffic. Rough in spots, but no potholes, few cracks, etc.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence: 80
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:55
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:47:35 | 06.21 miles | 07m 40s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/4
Overall: 52/181
Performance: Good
8:13, 7:34, 7:39, 7:13, 7:45, 7:45, 1:26 (7:10 pace for the last 0.2)
Course: Flat out and back. Maybe a half mile each way on grass, the rest over park roads.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
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

2011-06-06 10:32 PM


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