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Lake Sammamish Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Issaquah, Washington
United States
BuDu Racing
75F / 24C
Total Time = 1h 11m 43s
Overall Rank = 18/454
Age Group = 55-59
Age Group Rank = 2/9
Pre-race routine:

Got up at 4:45, went to Starbucks for coffee and oatmeal. I was at the check in area at 5:40 and was still 3rd to get to the bike rack! Checked in bike, and then just chilled in car for 30 minutes and drank coffee. Set up my transition area and then went jogging for 4-5 minutes to warm up.
Event warmup:

Really fun event. The bike was a little dicey going out and on the final mile of the return due to very narrow riding lanes. I was in the 3rd wave and finished 18th, so I had to passs a lot of people.
  • 05m 50s
  • 437 yards
  • 01m 20s / 100 yards

My best swim of the year. Stayed with my crawl stroke the entire way. Solid breathing and drafting. The only pisser is they failed to record my time. My age group was all racked together and I was first to the rack, so I know I beat the number one guy. I'm guessing I was at 5:50, which would have ranked me #7 overall.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 00m

Again,without the swim time my total time for swim and T1 is lumped together, so I don't know my T1 time. I was not bad.
  • 40m 14s
  • 14 miles
  • 20.88 mile/hr

Pretty good bike effort I had nasty left calf cramping during the last couple of miles but was able to continue through.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 01m 7s

Again, this is my weak spot. I keep losing major time in T2. A little trouble getting the shoes on and had trouble getting them tight.
What would you do differently?:

Don't know
  • 22m 36s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 07m 17s  min/mile

Not a bad effort. I don't think I could have done much better given my training.
What would you do differently?:

More interval training leading into event.
Post race
Warm down:

Just walked around and ate and drank

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Poor training. Had three weeks of travel leading into event. Almost no swim training, limited biking and limited running. I'll do better for the next event.

Event comments:

too slow on the age group awards

Last updated: 2011-07-04 12:00 AM
00:05:50 | 437 yards | 01m 20s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/9
Overall: 0/454
Performance: Good
Suit: Zoot fushion full wetsuit
Course: Counter clockwise around two markers
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 74F / 23C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 00:00
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
00:40:14 | 14 miles | 20.88 mile/hr
Age Group: 3/9
Overall: 16/454
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Tough bike course due to hills. I felt pretty good about being 16th overall
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:07
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Below average
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:22:36 | 03.1 miles | 07m 17s  min/mile
Age Group: 2/9
Overall: 28/454
Performance: Good
Course: Rough cross country course. Difficult running for much of the course as it was just a mowed field
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
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? No
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2011-08-28 8:43 AM

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