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ORRRC Splash-N-Dash #1 - Biathlon (swim/run)

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Kettering, Ohio
United States
Ohio River Road Runners Club
Total Time = 48m 30s
Overall Rank = 33/77
Age Group = M30-34
Age Group Rank = 3/7
Pre-race routine:

I have two kids under two. That morning is sort of a blur. Not sure what I did or what happened but I did make it to the event in time to make it into the first wave of swimmers.
Event warmup:

I did about 3 laps in the pool and thought about how I had made it to the pool once in the previous 3 or 4 months.
  • 18m 40s
  • 1000 yards
  • 01m 52s / 100 yards

My worst swim time in 5 ORRRC Splash & Dashes. But really that's to be expected with my absolute lack of pool time. I also went out too fast (first 100 in 1:30) but I guess when you don't swim this is to be expected. I didn't feel that bad all things considered.
What would you do differently?:

Swim more!
Transition 1
  • 00m

(Transition time included in run split)

I walked from the pool to the transition area with the appropriate amount of intensity but then I sort of lollygagged it a bit for me. My indecision on whether to grab gloves cost me a few seconds when I turned around to go get them after deciding not to use them.
What would you do differently?:

Act like I'm in a race!
  • 29m 50s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 09m 35s  min/mile

Even when I swim consistently I'm not that fast so I usually make up for it on the run in this race. Unfortunately probably 2/3 of the course was still snow covered and some parts were very icy (I about went down on a patch of black ice). For the most part I ran fast when the path was clear and took it easy when it was icy and snowy. I left a bunch on the course but I didn't bust my ass so I'll call that a win.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing really. Well maybe I should have thrown the yak traks on.
Post race
Warm down:

Cookies and a hot shower. My warm-down of choice.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of swim training. Snow and ice on the course.

Event comments:

First time I've done an ORRRC Splash and Dash since they skipped a year due to the pool closing at Kettering Rec in 2010. New race director seemed to do a good job. I do wish it had started on time instead of 30 min late.

Last updated: 2013-01-06 12:00 AM
00:18:40 | 1000 yards | 01m 52s / 100yards
Age Group: 5/7
Overall: 55/77
Performance: Average
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time:  00:00
Overall: Average
Removing cap, goggles and wetsuit:
Getting into shoes:
00:29:50 | 03.11 miles | 09m 35s  min/mile
Age Group: 3/7
Overall: 32/77
Performance: Average
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2013-01-09 1:30 PM

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