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Waikoloa, Hawaii
United States
Lavaman Triathlon
80F / 27C
Total Time = 2h 31m 56s
Overall Rank = 109/1100
Age Group = 55-59
Age Group Rank = 6/45
Pre-race routine:

Not much. Got up at 4:30, had oatmeal, applied suncreen, had coffee, then got on my bike to ride to the course which was about a mile away.
Event warmup:

Nothing. Had a cut on my foot which made running difficult. I was worried about the tape on my foot coming loose prior to the swim, so I really didn't do anything other than a short swim. Not good.
  • 31m 57s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 57s / 100 yards

Not a good swim for me.
What would you do differently?:

Swim base isn't bad. I need more longer interval training...say 4 X 400 work with a 30 second rest to adjust to the more aggressive pace that I need to maintain.
Transition 1
  • 02m 14s

A little trouble running with the bike barefoot up to the mount area because of the cut on my foot. Otherwise, not a bad transition.
What would you do differently?:

  • 1h 09m 44s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 21.38 mile/hr

Good bike course. Kind of sucks being in a late wave as it was quite challenging to get around so many people on the bike course. There were about 1100 finishers. I was in the last wave with about 250 people. I finished 109...which means at a minimum I has to pass about 900 racers,a big chunk of those on the bike course. Most people ride to the right, but there were a few folks that were very slow to move right to allow passing.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, except keep training.
Transition 2
  • 01m 20s

Good transition
What would you do differently?:

  • 46m 41s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 07m 31s  min/mile

The cut on my foot really didn't cause problems except when I would go around corners (which pulled on the cut) or when I stepped on the rocks/coral on the trail sections and it was like being stabbed on the wound. The bigger issue was stomach cramps. Started in the first mile and I has to stop to walk by mile 2. I walked for a bit and stretched and it gradually got better...gone by the end of the race. I've had stitches before but this was much worse. It probably cost me a minute to 90 seconds in my final time but since the next guy in my AG was 6 minutes ahead, it didn't make a difference in the outcome.
What would you do differently?:

Not cut my foot, maybe drink more electrolytes on the bike to lower cramping.
Post race
Warm down:

Not much. Cookies, bananas and beer.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

More swim training

Event comments:

Fun race, great location. Do it if you can! Was shooting for top 5 in my age group and ended up 6th. So, not bad for the first race of the season...but a long way to go!

Last updated: 2013-02-24 12:00 AM
00:31:57 | 1640 yards | 01m 57s / 100yards
Age Group: 15/45
Overall: 0/1100
Performance: Below average
Suit: skin suit
Course: Nasty swim. The wind came up and the later age group waves got big waves. It was challenging. I lost contact with anyone I could draft and just sort of flailed along on my own. One of my worst swim performances ever.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 75F / 24C Current: High
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Bad
Waves: Bad Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 02:14
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
01:09:44 | 24.85 miles | 21.38 mile/hr
Age Group: 6/45
Overall: 0/1100
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Rolling course on King K highway. Uphill mostly on the way out with downhill on the way back. Excellent roadway...smooth as a baby's bottom.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:20
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:46:41 | 06.21 miles | 07m 31s  min/mile
Age Group: 4/45
Overall: 0/1100
Performance: Good
Course: Up and down through the resort. Lava fields, coral trails, and short but challenging trail sections with tricky footing.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2013-03-25 12:28 PM

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Subject: Lavaman Waikoloa Triathlon

2013-03-25 6:00 PM
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Kailua, Hawaii
Subject: RE: Lavaman Waikoloa Triathlon

great job steve!

very impressed with your run despite the injury.

tough swim...lots of people floating around, I thought it was a rescue mission or something by the turn buoys.

I agree so many people to pass on the bike due to the late wave start.

2013-03-26 7:09 AM
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Subject: RE: Lavaman Waikoloa Triathlon

Congrats on your race and happy your cut did not impact you too much (still sucks) but you powered thru!

So this generates a question...

Do all the races start in age waves (it seems like it)...

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