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Dextro ITU Hyde Park Triathlon - TriathlonOlympic

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London, England
United Kingdom
70F / 21C
Total Time = 2h 42m 13s
Overall Rank = 529/800
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 123/176
Pre-race routine:

Got to the event a couple hours early and just walked around.
Event warmup:

  • 35m 29s
  • 1640 yards
  • 02m 10s / 100 yards

Couldn't get comfortable and in the first couple hundred yards considered actually just giving up the ghost. The water smelled funky and was thick and green and NASTY! Eventually I calmed down and swam but then my left gogg started filling up and I had to shut my Left Eye Lopez. Navigation was horrible from there on out. Oh well ...
What would you do differently?:

Swim better in cleaner water without water in the gogg?
Transition 1
  • 04m 52s

It wasn't a 5 minute transition because I'm slow. It's about a mile to get there then another mile out. Most T1s were in the 5s so I did pretty good!
What would you do differently?:

  • 1h 12m 3s
  • 22.49 miles
  • 18.73 mile/hr

Not a bad ride. I'd not done a lot of cycling up to that point so I was slower than I would've liked but oh well, it was fun.
What would you do differently?:

Ride lots.
Transition 2
  • 02m 54s

Same thing -- long way in, long way out.
  • 43m 36s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 07m 01s  min/mile

Tried to push it a little on the run but there was one really long but not steep hill that goes along the south side of the park that seemed to just drag on and on and on. Four laps of that. Good times.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. Fun run.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around, found some peeps I knew including Monica and Annie Stacy and then went to eat food and such.

Event comments:

Great race and fun watching the pros the day before. The Brownlee brothers are frickin fast!!!

Last updated: 2011-09-19 12:00 AM
00:35:29 | 1640 yards | 02m 10s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/176
Overall: 0/800
Performance: Bad
Suit: Full sleeve wetsuit
Course: In the nasty waters of the Serpentine in Hyde Park, London.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 68F / 20C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Below average Navigation: Bad
Rounding: Below average
Time: 04:52
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
01:12:03 | 22.49 miles | 18.73 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/176
Overall: 0/800
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: So this was a typically tight ITU course on an overcast day and it was crowded. Got into a screaming match with some dude who was trying to go three wide when I was trying to pass someone and started yelling at me to get over. Whatevs. Tight, technical course but a fun one.
Road: Smooth  Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 02:54
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:43:36 | 06.21 miles | 07m 01s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/176
Overall: 0/800
Performance: Good
Course: Just out and around Hyde Park. Nice day for a jog.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race? Ok
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

2011-09-19 7:23 AM

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