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Best in the West Triathlon - Olympic Course - TriathlonOlympic

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Sweet Home, Oregon
United States
70F / 21C
Total Time = 2h 32m 54s
Overall Rank = 12/50
Age Group = M50-54
Age Group Rank = 3/4
Pre-race routine:

Had cereal, fuit and yogurt for breakfast then a cup of coffee and a bagel during the 1 hour drive to the race start.
  • 27m 29s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 41s / 100 yards

Couldn't get a stroke rhythm until the first bouy.
What would you do differently?:

Take a longer warm up swim
Transition 1
  • 01m 13s

Long run out of transition to bike mount line
  • 1h 16m 25s
  • 24.8 miles
  • 19.47 mile/hr

This course starts with a false flat and has over 750 feet of elevation gain. It was a little tougher than I thought it would be.
Transition 2
  • 01m 16s

Again a long run with the bike to transtion area.
  • 46m 33s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 07m 30s  min/mile

It started to get hot during the run, it got into the 90s that afternoon after the race was finished.
Post race
Warm down:

Drank some water and Gatorade, ate some fruit and bagles then went for a short swim.

Event comments:

For a first time event it was well run. I would do this race again and hope more folks find out about it.

Last updated: 2011-09-11 12:00 AM
00:27:29 | 1640 yards | 01m 41s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/4
Overall: 0/50
Performance: Average
Suit: Xterra Vortex3 Full
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 70F / 21C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:13
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
01:16:25 | 24.8 miles | 19.47 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/4
Overall: 0/50
Performance: Average
Wind: None
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 95
Turns: Average Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:16
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:46:33 | 06.21 miles | 07m 30s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/4
Overall: 0/50
Performance: Below average
Course: Sort of an out and back in a Y shape on rural roads.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2011-09-13 9:18 AM


Subject: Best in the West Triathlon - Olympic Course

2011-09-13 9:22 AM
in reply to: #3684023

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Oliver, BC, "Wine Capital of Canada"
Subject: RE: Best in the West Triathlon - Olympic Course
SlowMark is not all that slow.... especially in the swim. Well done!
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