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James O'Rourke Memorial Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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North Platte, Nebraska
United States
45F / 7C
Total Time = 1h 29m 42s
Overall Rank = 9/43
Age Group = 30-39
Age Group Rank = 5/20
Event warmup:

Rode my bike to the event -- about two miles. Swam two laps.
  • 11m 40s
  • 500 meters
  • 02m 20s / 100 meters

The swim was by far my weakest part. I attribute that to never having really shared a lane, practicing in a yard pool instead of a meter pool and being really really nervous. Oh let's be honest -- I just need to work harder in the pool.
What would you do differently?:

Practice more. Swim faster!
Transition 1
  • 00m

I had to put on a long-sleeve shirt because it was still in the 40s when I mounted the bike. That took an extra few seconds. The shoes went well as did the helmet/glasses etc.
What would you do differently?:

Relax a little. I was nervous.
  • 00m
  • 14 miles
  • 0.00 mile/hr

The bike was good. Again I need to spend more time in the saddle to build up my leg strength so I can move faster.
What would you do differently?:

Practice more!
Transition 2
  • 00m

T2 sucked for me. I was trying to take off my long-sleeve shirt, my shoes and put on my running shoes, all of which led to me forgetting my singlet with my number. I made it about a quarter-mile before I realized what I did. Thankfully it's a laid-back race and one of our Team-in-Training members was able to get it to me before I finished
What would you do differently?:

  • 00m
  • 3.1 miles
  •  min/mile

The course was flat and fast. And the weather was perfect.
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

Uh-oh. I think I forgot to do this.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I need to train more I think.

Event comments:

This was my first so I'm not really sure how good it was, but I thought it was a bunch of fun and can't wait 'til next year!

Last updated: 2006-05-04 12:00 AM
00:11:40 | 500 meters | 02m 20s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/20
Overall: 0/43
Performance: Below average
Suit: Orca Trisuit
Course: Pool. Shared lanes. In my lane I had a pole in the water used to lower disabled people in and out.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 00:00
Performance: Bad
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Below average
00:00:00 | 14 miles | 0.00 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/20
Overall: 0/43
Wind: Some with gusts
Course: Flat but windy with strong gusts to 25 mph.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:00
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal
00:00:00 | 03.1 miles |  min/mile
Age Group: 0/20
Overall: 0/43
Course: Flat on residentials
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
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? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2006-05-04 11:58 AM

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Subject: James O'Rourke Memorial Triathlon

2006-05-18 10:46 PM
in reply to: #414800

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Subject: RE: James O'Rourke Memorial Triathlon
Yo, Tony! Great report. Like I said, it was a great race for beginners. Are you still training hard for nor next race? Keep it up. This ended up a blast. Heck, why not register for It is June 4, and a few of us from Lincoln are going down to Manhattan.

Great race, and good descriptions. By the way, I suspect you know Don Gray from Team in Training? He is my neighbor.

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