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Ellensburg Sprint Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Ellensburg, Washington
United States
BuDu Racing, LLC
Total Time = 1h 29m 43s
Overall Rank = 99/138
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 8/10
Pre-race routine:

1:45 drive to event. Ate bagel w/peanut butter and cup of coffee during drive.
Event warmup:

Got to event 1 hr before start. P/u packet, got marked and set up transition area. No time to warmup. Note: get to event early enough to relax and warm up w/plenty of time to spare.
  • 10m 33s
  • 440 yards
  • 02m 24s / 100 yards

Horrible. First ever open water swim. Cold took breath away. After getting around a group of people in front of me, struggled badly. Backstroke almost half the swim.
What would you do differently?:

Practice, Practice, Practice. Need to relax and not panic.
Transition 1
  • 03m 16s

Couldn't walk straight after swim. I was completely exhausted.
What would you do differently?:

All comes down to practicing open water swim.
  • 50m 31s
  • 13.75 miles
  • 16.33 mile/hr

Took about 12-15 minutes to calm down from swim. After that it was a comfortable ride. Haven't ridden at this pace at this distance before.
What would you do differently?:

Didn't ride bike much before event. Need to ride more.
Transition 2
  • 00m 43s

Jogged bike to transition area. Racked bike, helmet off and cap on, finished gatorade and running shorts on.
What would you do differently?:

Forget running shorts.
  • 24m 39s
  • 2.7 miles
  • 09m 08s  min/mile

Ran pretty good. After the swim and bike, didn't know I would be able to keep a decent pace through the run. I was hoping to average 10min/mile but happy to be a little quicker.
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

A little stretching, drank a lot of water, ate muffin and bagel, spent time w/wife and kids.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Unable to settle down during swim. If swim was better, overall times would be quicker. Need to work on a lot of things. Even w/the struggles in the swim, was ok w/bike and happy w/run.

Event comments:

I still say it was a good race because it was my first actual triathlon. Last one the swim was the night before in pool and bike/run was the next morning. I am happy that I was able to complete the event quicker than my goal even w/my swim issues. Will be back next year and try to better my performance.

Last updated: 2011-07-16 12:00 AM
00:10:33 | 440 yards | 02m 24s / 100yards
Age Group: 8/10
Overall: 102/138
Performance: Bad
Suit: Sleeveless
Course: Straight out to buoy, go around buoy counterclockwise and straight to shore.
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 60F / 16C Current:
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Bad
Breathing: Bad Drafting: Bad
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 03:16
Performance: Bad
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
00:50:31 | 13.75 miles | 16.33 mile/hr
Age Group: 9/10
Overall: 107/138
Performance: Average
Wind: Headwind
Course: Rough road out of park. Slight uphill into a slight headwind for first half of course. Road still rough. Nice to ride along farms in the areal
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:43
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:24:39 | 02.7 miles | 09m 08s  min/mile
Age Group: 7/10
Overall: 74/138
Performance: Good
Course: Mainly trail run through trees and next to river.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
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? No
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2011-08-01 12:13 AM

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