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USA Triathlon Age Group National Championship - TriathlonOlympic


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Kansas City, Missouri
United States
USA Triathlon
85F / 29C
Sunny
Total Time = 2h 32m 14s
Overall Rank = 398/722
Age Group = M30-34
Age Group Rank = 48/59
Pre-race routine:

Got up at 4:00am, packed up my stuff and headed to Mark's campsite. We had a couple beers (just kidding). Shortly after getting there we set off for the transition area. I set up my area and put on my headphones.
Event warmup:

Short run with Mark and Adam. The legs felt pretty good in spite of feeling like crap all week. I was able to get in a short swim before the race too. It was like bath water.
Swim
  • 26m 5s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 35s / 100 yards
Comments:

I'm stuck in a plateau, I can't seem to get any faster! I was also able to kick some guy in the face who was trying to run over me.
What would you do differently?:

I'm not sure if I would do anything differently. I beat my goal time by almost 2:00.
Transition 1
  • 00m 57s
Comments:

Some guy almost took me out after the mount line. He apperantly hadn't practiced the whole riding with feet on top of shoes bit.
What would you do differently?:

Run that guy over!
Bike
  • 1h 10m 12s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 21.24 mile/hr
Comments:

It seemed that the guys who passed me on the bike simply blew by me and there was no chance to catch them. Other than those freaks I felt really strong and didn't get passed much. I also felt as if I could ride forever.
What would you do differently?:

Keep training, I've made big improvements over last year.
Transition 2
  • 01m 7s
Comments:

I wasn't very fond of the Stinger Transition System. It was a little more difficult to get the wheel in right and it scratched my rear wheel. My poor helpless Zipp. :(
What would you do differently?:

Not much.
Run
  • 53m 52s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 08m 40s  min/mile
Comments:

Still my slowest event and it was by a good sized margin. I was surpised how fast I was because it felt a lot slower. Not to mention the old fogies who kept passing me. I also got a few blisters on my feet during the last two miles. Ouch!
What would you do differently?:

Be patient, try not to let it get me down, and keep training.
Post race
Warm down:

BEER!

I paid for this on Sunday too. I didn't eat any protien after the race except for a dry burger and I am still really sore. Recovery food is a must.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I've only been training for this stuff for a year and for my first Oly I feel pretty good about it. With my drive and ability to avoid injury I should be pretty fast next year!

Event comments:

The races here in Colorado know how to put on a post race activity. This one was kinda lame.




Last updated: 2006-05-05 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:26:05 | 1640 yards | 01m 35s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/59
Overall: 0/722
Performance: Good
Suit: No wetsuit
Course: Rectangle with very large bouys. Sighting was a breeze!
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 79F / 26C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
T1
Time: 00:57
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
No
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
Biking
01:10:12 | 24.85 miles | 21.24 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/59
Overall: 0/722
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: This course was VERY hilly. It mad the Aurora course seem flat. It was however, very well marked and easy to navigate.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 100
Turns: Good Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 01:07
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
Running
00:53:52 | 06.21 miles | 08m 40s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/59
Overall: 0/722
Performance: Average
Course: Winding loop through a bunch of trees and then the last two miles were very exposed and hot. Did I mention the huge hill between mile 5 and 6. I thought my legs were going to fall off.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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2006-07-10 8:18 PM

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2006-07-10 8:49 PM
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Way to go stud!  You did so awesome!  The post race beers and hanging out were great.  What more can you ask for on your first OLY!  And Nationals to boot!   Your swim was awesome.  See Mark Dillard's swim on USAT website. 
2006-07-10 10:06 PM
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Hey man that looks like a nice race for you. Good job.
2006-07-11 6:51 AM
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Nice job!  Your first olympic at Nationals - wow!!
2006-07-11 9:48 AM
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Great race!  You kicked my butt by a couple minutes.  Damn you! 

 

2006-07-11 10:03 AM
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So if you're stuck in a plateau on the swim, but beat your goal swim by 2 minutes does that mean you SANDBAGGED your swim?! Just kidding. Nice race. Sounds like you guys had a good time.


2006-07-11 10:14 AM
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Very solid race dude!!!  You should be walking on cloud 9 with that kind of performance.
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