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Richmond Rox Endurance Triathlon - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

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Richmond, Virginia
United States
Richmond Multisports
Total Time = 5h 09m 36s
Overall Rank = 25/181
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 3/18
Pre-race routine:

Had a cliff bar an hour before start time. When I was congregating near the swim start, I realized I forgot to put body glide on my neck, and I had left it up at the transition area, which was closed.
Event warmup:

Just stretched my arms a little.
  • 31m 42s
  • 2112 yards
  • 01m 30s / 100 yards

The first few hundred yards, I was actually out ahead of everybody in my wave. I was a little surprised as I would breath left and see everybody behind me on that side, and then breath right and see everybody behind me on that side. I didn't feel like I was going any faster than usual though.
Transition 1
  • 03m 21s

There was a really long run from the water up to the transition area.

This was the best I've ever done getting my feet into the shoes on the bike.
  • 2h 39m 7s
  • 56 miles
  • 21.12 mile/hr

This was the fastest average speed I've ever done in a tri. I actually was going even faster, but the last 5 or 5 miles were against the wind and slightly uphill. I didn't drink as much water as I do during the summer. Only about 1.5 bottles.
Transition 2
  • 01m 22s

The bike finish came up much more quickly than I was expecting, so I had to take my feet out of my shoes really fast before I got to the dismount line. I had a little trouble racking my bike too, because my aero bottle was in the way.
  • 1h 54m 4s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 08m 43s  min/mile

This was the part I was most worried about, because I missed a bunch of my run training plan when I was sick a few weeks ago. I could definitely tell on the last half of the run, that I was hurting.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around a little bit.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Missing a bunch of the run training.

Event comments:

This was a really good race. I was a little worried that it wouldn't be well organized, since it was the first annual, but I was pleasantly surprised.

Last updated: 2012-09-23 12:00 AM
00:31:42 | 2112 yards | 01m 30s / 100yards
Age Group: 3/18
Overall: 35/181
Performance: Good
Suit: wetsuit
Course: The first half was against the current, then we took a right and swam across the river, and then another right and swam back down the current.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 72F / 22C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 03:21
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed: Good
02:39:07 | 56 miles | 21.12 mile/hr
Age Group: 4/18
Overall: 24/181
Performance: Good
Wind: Strong
Course: This was a great course, except at the far end when we hit road construction, and I thought my bike was gonna break bouncing around on the rough road for a mile.
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 01:22
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Below average
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Below average
Shoe and helmet removal
01:54:04 | 13.1 miles | 08m 43s  min/mile
Age Group: 3/18
Overall: 25/181
Performance: Below average
Course: This course was much more difficult than I was expecting. There were tons of flights of stairs we had to go up and down.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2012-09-28 3:30 PM

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Subject: Richmond Rox Endurance Triathlon

2012-09-28 9:36 PM
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Subject: RE: Richmond Rox Endurance Triathlon
good job, congrats on the podium.
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