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Watamu,
Kenya
Mombasa Triathlon Events
102F / 39C
Overcast
Total Time = 00m
Overall Rank = NA/22
Age Group = 44-49
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

More rest prior to race day this time. Increased carbs 72 hours prior, but no real difference from my daily routine
Event warmup:

Stretching, active movement bringing my heart rate up 100, again nothing really special
Swim
  • 34m 10s
  • 1500 meters
  • 02m 17s / 100 meters
Comments:

No specific data was obtained from race officials on ranking related to swim, but I did much better than last year
What would you do differently?:

Very pleased with the swim. Obviously if I had worked harder previous to the event, things would have gone even better...but no complaints with 34:10
Transition 1
  • 04m 40s
Comments:

Transition was just "ok". Given the distance from the run to the bike I was pleased.
What would you do differently?:

Not so much.
Bike
  • 1h 40m
  • 24.85 miles
  • 14.91 mile/hr
Comments:

Things went bad on the bike. Everything started out pretty well and I was feeling average, but better than last year. Flat #1: first flat I have EVER had on the bike, tried to fix it..flat #2: obviously didn't fix it right? Well there were actually 3 holes, and 2 separate fixes. Despite the fact that I did carry the equipment the pump was slow, the weather hot and sweaty and I could only pump up to 38 pounds. (I started at 70 for the Cronus). Just went from bad to bad.
What would you do differently?:

Absolutely would buy better patches. My training buddy had "Park" brand patches which worked (when place on all 3 holes). Next, would invest in cartridges for tire inflation (not available in Kenya) and finally, I would carry a new tube...for sure. The actual time was over 3 hours, but at least I did finish the bike.

However, here are some good things. Better hydration this time. Took salt supplements and that helped significantly. No dizziness or clouding of thought.
Transition 2
  • 14m 50s
Comments:

The transition was not very smooth, although I was spent from the bike given the 2 flat repairs, the heat and trying to make up time.
What would you do differently?:

Don't try to make up time..it is what it is.
Run
  • 31m
  • 2.85 miles
  • 10m 53s  min/mile
Comments:

Here things began to cave. I actually did not do bad on my first mile and knew that I would likely have to walk after the second mile. I didn't feel bad, but was completely and utterly spent. I ran out of time and was not able to finish the distance
What would you do differently?:

Again, I would not try to "make up" for lost time on the bike unless I actually had the reserve to do it.
Post race
Warm down:

Did some walking and hydration with buddies.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

The bike repair and lack of discipline addressing the lost time associated with the bike




Last updated: 2012-10-09 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:34:10 | 1500 meters | 02m 17s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/22
Performance: Good
No additional data, but time was 11 minutes above last year..things started well
Suit: Skin
Course: Same as last year, 2 laps around the course
Start type: Run Plus:
Water temp: 81F / 27C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
T1
Time: 04:40
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
No
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
Biking
01:40:00 | 24.85 miles | 14.91 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/22
Performance: Bad
Wind: Strong with gusts
Course: The course is relatively flat, but the road is rough. They have made it wider than last year
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 14:50
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Below average
Jumping off bike Bad
Running with bike Bad
Racking bike Below average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
Running
00:31:00 | 02.85 miles | 10m 53s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/22
Performance: Bad
Course: Flat and fine for running
Keeping cool Bad Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? No
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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