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Sylvania Triathlon - Olympic Distance - TriathlonOlympic

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Sylvania, Ohio
United States
Elite Endeavors
77F / 25C
Total Time = 2h 27m 18s
Overall Rank = 78/309
Age Group = testicles 35-39
Age Group Rank = 10/29
Pre-race routine:

yell " Oh FU_K ! " as I look at the clock and it read 6:40 AM. Threw on my clothes, wolfed down some bananabread and an apple and my chauffeur dropped me off at 7:00 AM. Got my bike and transition set up, got marked, picked up timing chip and downloaded a fecal packet before they closed transition at 7:15 AM. Then waited until 8:00 AM for my wave to go off (we were last)
Event warmup:

elevating HR through the magic of panic

(thank you to one of my children for turning the volume and ringer off on my phone while playing pocket tanks earlier in the day)
  • 26m 50s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 38s / 100 yards

never been in the last wave before. lake was 82 so no wetsuits. got into about 3 waves in front of me before the end. It was a nice swim. When I hit the beach I glanced behind and saw a seething mass of green and yellow swim caps so I knew that I did pretty well in the AG.

What would you do differently?:

Not much. could have probably gone faster but I got out of the water with breathing in check and HR normal so it was a good warmup.

PR for this course in the swim
Transition 1
  • 01m 40s

spent some extra time washing my feet to get all the sand off. I did not want to repeat the sand induced blister fest from last year.
  • 1h 11m 8s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 20.96 mile/hr

I went into the bike leg with the plan to set a PR. It had started raining during the swim and kept raining during the bike. Nothing really ground breaking other than I planned to work a little outside of my regular comfort zone. I would always hold up a bit just to "save some for the run". Anyway long story short - I biked hard and came away with a course and an overall PR
What would you do differently?:

do this a few years ago?
Transition 2
  • 01m 26s

didnt do a flying dismount because I didnt want to slip and I wasnt to sure of the braking situation with the rain
  • 46m 17s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 07m 27s  min/mile

my plan was just to find a good sustainable pace. I am way down on run training this year so I really didnt have high aspirations for this leg like the swim and bike leg. So I bebop along for the first mile feeling steady and even and enjoying myself. Then a woman ran alongside me ( I later found out she was the overall female winner ). Our exchange went like this
her : good pace
me : thanks
her : you did the first mile in 7:10
me : huh?
her : 7:10. we are going 7:15 right now
me: great. thanks
her: beep beep beep beep beep
her : we need to pick it up we are slowing down
me : (no eye contact, ignore mode)
her: good back to 7:15
her: beep beep beep beep
her : lets pick it up
and so on and so on for the next 2 miles. I dont run with a watch. I have a HR monitor. Or a Garmin. I run by feel. I find people like this woman very annoying. She was harshing my mellow. Eventually she pulled away out of earshot. I started running out of juice by then. My abbreviated rushed breakfast and lack of any on course calories kinda caught up with me. I just kinda cruised the last 2 miles. Of course two guys from my high school passed me at mile 5 and I didnt have anything to chase them with. Bummer.
What would you do differently?:

Maybe a gel or something on the bike or T2 or the run might have helped but it was still a course PR for me.
Post race
Warm down:

hahaha - I set a beer truck record for this course by having 3 in thirty minutes while waiting for my ride.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

this was a good race. only thing that might have made it better was actually getting up on time.

Event comments:

well lets see
swim : course PR
bike : course and personal PR
run : course PR
Overall : course and personal PR

yeah buddy - it was a good race

Last updated: 2011-08-14 12:00 AM
00:26:50 | 1640 yards | 01m 38s / 100yards
Age Group: 7/29
Overall: 102/309
Performance: Good
Suit: just spandex on the bits-no wetsuits
Course: big rectangle in Olander Lake
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 82F / 28C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:40
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
01:11:08 | 24.85 miles | 20.96 mile/hr
Age Group: 10/29
Overall: 96/309
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: out and back west of sylvania
Road: Rough Wet Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks:
Time: 01:26
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:46:17 | 06.21 miles | 07m 27s  min/mile
Age Group: 11/29
Overall: 82/309
Performance: Good
Course: a loop through the neighborhoods of sylvania.
Keeping cool Good Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2011-08-14 7:33 PM

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Subject: Sylvania Triathlon - Olympic Distance

2011-08-14 8:56 PM
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Subject: RE: Sylvania Triathlon - Olympic Distance
Yous fast. Nice PRs
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