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Pat Griskus Olympic Triathlon - TriathlonOlympic

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Middlebury, Connecticut
United States
Pat Griskus Triathlon Series
65F / 18C
Total Time = 3h 24m 5s
Overall Rank = 318/376
Age Group = M45-49
Age Group Rank = 38/43
Pre-race routine:

Smartest move - loading everything into my car the nite before
Woke up a 4:30 am ! Made some coffee, grab drinks, jump in car and boogied.
Event warmup:

Not so much. Only had time for a 5 minute run.
  • 34m
  • 1760 yards
  • 01m 56s / 100 yards

First race with a wetsuit and it was awesome ! Loved it. I think it would have been bit chilly without it. Did well sighting bouys once I saw them, but after i passed one it took a while before i picked up the next one.
What would you do differently?:

work on my sighting more.
Transition 1
  • 06m 50s

So, like i said, first time with the wetsuit and it's going to take some practice getting it off. I new this going into the race and was really concerned about my T1 time. Tho, when i place very close to last in T1 made me think this is something i really could work on.
What would you do differently?:

Practice T1, wetsuits at mini-tris just for practice.
  • 1h 32m 28s
  • 25 miles
  • 16.22 mile/hr

All of the above, marked as average was really a combination of good and average. A lot of hills were good, some were average.
What would you do differently?:

Practice Hills.
Transition 2
  • 01m 57s

I think i walked the bike in. My legs were pretty shot from the hills. I knew i was going to probably have to take it real slow at the beginning of the run, so no rush to get the running shoes on.
What would you do differently?:

Practice some bricks and start thinking a little more about nutrition. Thighs and calves seem to cramp up a lot. hydration?, somethings gotta be done..
  • 1h 08m 51s
  • 6.2 miles
  • 11m 06s  min/mile

This was really a struggle. Trying to manage my left thigh cramping. walking, taking some hydration (but not too much) eating another goo. I was happy that i was able to run most of the second lap, so something must have worked.
What would you do differently?:

I need to try to figure out how to eat to prepare for the raca and eat/drink during the race better.
Post race
Warm down:

Really, not very much at all. Hot dog, 1/2 a burger, a beer and some water and gatorade. I did walk around quite a bit, but didn't do any stretching.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Nutrition mostly, but also just lack of running ability.

Event comments:

This race was really about the swim for me. I was very nervous about being able to do the distance. I think i did really well. So next time i can focus more on improving T1, Nutrition/Hydration and the run.

Last updated: 2012-04-10 12:00 AM
00:34:00 | 1760 yards | 01m 56s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/43
Overall: 220/376
Performance: Good
Suit: Full Wetsuit
Course: Lake - Clockwise - Octagonal.
Start type: Run Plus:
Water temp: 69F / 21C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 06:50
Performance: Bad
Cap removal: Bad Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
01:32:28 | 25 miles | 16.22 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/43
Overall: 268/376
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Course: Very, Very, Very, Very, Lots and Lots and Lots for hills. Unfortunately the descents go by so fast it's hard to enjoy them and there's always another hill at the bottom. I will say, the second half of the course i did better on the climbs. Not sure if it was my or the climbs were different.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:57
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Below average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
01:08:51 | 06.2 miles | 11m 06s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/43
Overall: 347/376
Performance: Below average
Okay - sadly i really thought my time would have been worse than this. I was actually happy when i saw this. I did quite a bit of walking.
Course: 2 laps - down a hill, then up the hill, the down the hill, then up the hill.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
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? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2012-06-16 1:49 PM

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