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Rocketts Landing Triathlon - TriathlonOlympic

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Richmond, Virginia
United States
94F / 34C
Total Time = 2h 46m 21s
Overall Rank = 214/408
Age Group = M40-44
Age Group Rank = 22/35
Pre-race routine:

Waffle w/peanut butter, clif bar, shot blocks
Event warmup:

swam ~200m. Water temp. 91 degrees.
  • 20m 5s
  • 1500 meters
  • 01m 20s / 100 meters

water temp was just unbearable. Good swim for me, considering. I think I took it out a little too hard because I blew up on the run.
What would you do differently?:

slow the pace a bit.
Transition 1
  • 02m 53s

I was really winded after the swim and looooong run to transition. Up several flights of stairs and jogging about a block.
  • 1h 15m 40s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 19.70 mile/hr

Probably a bit too fast for my fitness level
Transition 2
  • 01m 34s
  • 1h 06m 10s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 10m 39s  min/mile

I imploded on this run. Made it almost 2 miles with quads cramping up, had to start walk/run at that point. Walked more than I would have liked. Finished last 1/2 mile strong.
What would you do differently?:

Start slower pace on the run, and save more for the run. I also need to not do olympic triathlons in 90+ degree weather.
Post race
Warm down:

Sat in a chair under a tent and tried to cool off.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Heat, fast pace at beginning.

Event comments:

The weather is too hot for this race, and this is the second year in a row they have had heat issues in this race. This was my first olympic distance tri. It was a good learning experience, although the weather issues make it hard to judge how much of my run disaster was due to fitness/pacing and how much was heat-related. Glad I did it, but I would not do this race as a tri next year. Maybe aquabike or relay.

Last updated: 2011-06-27 12:00 AM
00:20:05 | 1500 meters | 01m 20s / 100meters
Age Group: 1/35
Overall: 15/408
Performance: Good
Suit: Tri top and shorts
Course: River course, out and back
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 91F / 33C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
Time: 02:53
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
01:15:40 | 24.85 miles | 19.70 mile/hr
Age Group: 23/35
Overall: 186/408
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Rolling
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 01:34
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
01:06:10 | 06.21 miles | 10m 39s  min/mile
Age Group: 29/35
Overall: 335/408
Performance: Bad
Course: Too hot, too many stairs to climb--brutal.
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Too hard
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2011-07-25 10:47 AM

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