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Washington D.C., Washington, D.C.
United States
TriTown USA
76F / 24C
Total Time = 1h 30m 3s
Overall Rank = 83/1312
Age Group = M40-44
Age Group Rank = 5/97
Pre-race routine:

Woke at 3:45 to get ready--had to take shuttle bus to transition, transition area closing at 5:55. Ate half a peanut butter sandwich and powerbar, with some G2 and water. 3 shot blocks and water about 15 min before race start.
Event warmup:

Stretching. River not available for warm-up.
  • 09m 27s
  • 800 meters
  • 01m 11s / 100 meters

May have gone too hard on the swim, but effort felt good with the wetsuit on.
Transition 1
  • 03m

A little slow getting started on the bike--people in front blocking while climbing onto their bikes. LOTS of people in this race.
  • 37m 22s
  • 12.43 miles
  • 19.96 mile/hr
Transition 2
  • 01m 45s

Couldn't have really done this one any faster--went well.
  • 38m 30s
  • 4.65 miles
  • 08m 17s  min/mile

Really hurting on the run. Possibly went too hard on swim and bike, but also not used to 7.5k distance. Pacing was hard to dial in for this distance.
What would you do differently?:

Save a little more for the run? Train more base miles.
Post race
Warm down:

walking, stretching

Event comments:

Fun race, but it is a lot of logistical work--must rack bike the day before the race, and transition area is miles from packet pickup and expo, so you have to ride shuttles, etc. Also have to get up very early to make it to transition on time. Beautiful course, definitely worth doing at least once.

Last updated: 2010-11-16 12:00 AM
00:09:27 | 800 meters | 01m 11s / 100meters
Age Group: 1/97
Overall: 4/1312
Performance: Good
Suit: Wetsuit
Course: Rectangular Potomac River course.
Start type: Deep Water Plus:
Water temp: 77F / 25C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 03:00
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
00:37:22 | 12.43 miles | 19.96 mile/hr
Age Group: 19/97
Overall: 169/1312
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:45
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:38:30 | 04.65 miles | 08m 17s  min/mile
Age Group: 29/97
Overall: 299/1312
Performance: Below average
Course: Some hills and 180 degree turnarounds.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
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] 4

2011-06-19 8:02 PM

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