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Five Mile Lake Co-Ed Sprint Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Federal Way, Washington
United States
BuDu Racing
61F / 16C
Total Time = 8h 00m
Overall Rank = 24/166
Age Group = 55-59
Age Group Rank = 2/4
Pre-race routine:

Got up in the hotel, watched a little of the prologue in the Tour de France, grabbed coffee, oatmeal and a banana and headed for the race. The transition area was totally first come first serve, so there were no assigned racks. A little different than normal, but it worked fine
Event warmup:

It was raining lightly, so I set up my bike and went back to the car for about 20 minutes. I then put on my raingear and went for a short run and did some stretching. At 7:30 I went down to the lake for a swim. I was feeling kind of crappy at the start.
  • 06m 12s
  • 440 yards
  • 01m 25s / 100 yards

Started a little too aggressively and put myself in oxygen debt...struggled the rest of the way. Stood too soon at the end making the wade back to water's edge slower and more difficult than it should have been. Overall, I took 2 and half minutes off my swim time from last year, so I feel good about that.
What would you do differently?:

Start just a little slower, swim until my hand touches the bottom.
Transition 1
  • 01m 7s

Transitions need work. I was 24th overall, and only one person in the 23 ahead of me had slower transitions.
What would you do differently?:

Practice. Get shoes with the rubber bands already on the bike
  • 38m 42s
  • 14 miles
  • 21.71 mile/hr

Solid ride and I also dropped two minutes from my time last year.
What would you do differently?:

Get better on the transition.
Transition 2
  • 00m 56s

My transitions suck. See above.
What would you do differently?:

Practice. Get the feet out before the transition
  • 20m 19s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 06m 32s  min/mile

Pretty good run and felt good about the 6:33 pace. It was cooler than last year, actually perfect running conditions. This certainly helped pull down times for everyone. I dropped nearly 50 seconds from my time last year.
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

Just walked around, ate a bit and drank quite a bit of water

What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

Budu does a nice job with their races. I've done about 10 of their events. They are not spectacular, but they are very consistent, well-organized and the results are posted almost immediately on the course and on the web in a few hours.

Last updated: 2012-07-09 12:00 AM
00:06:12 | 440 yards | 01m 25s / 100yards
Age Group: 1/4
Overall: 46/166
Performance: Good
Suit: full
Course: Clockwise rectangle.
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 65F / 18C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Average Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:07
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
00:38:42 | 14 miles | 21.71 mile/hr
Age Group: 2/4
Overall: 24/166
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Two laps through local streets. Mostly smooth, but a few potholes and speedbumps made it interesting. Also, the road was still wet and the first lap was a bit slick on the corners
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:56
Overall: Bad
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Bad
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
00:20:19 | 03.11 miles | 06m 32s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/4
Overall: 21/166
Performance: Good
Course: Long loop around the lake on surface streets with a few hills.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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

2012-07-09 6:56 PM

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