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North Platte, Nebraska
United States
James O'Rourke Memorial Triathlon
50F / 10C
Total Time = 1h 34m 24s
Overall Rank = 25/72
Age Group = 40-49
Age Group Rank = 6/
Pre-race routine:

Starbucks 5 shot Americano and a blueberry scone, Cliff shot before swim start.
Event warmup:

Short ride and run. Then stand in line and wait for a lane.
  • 12m 12s
  • 500 yards
  • 02m 26s / 100 yards

Started out in pool with 20 seconds to get ready. Felt rushed and wasn't mentally ready. Should have waited for the next minute start but wanted to get going.
What would you do differently?:

Wait for the next minute start, and mentally prepare. Also, start the Garmin.
Transition 1
  • 02m 4s

Got to bike rack and bike was gone. My rear tire blew hanging on the rack. Someone heard it and they were swapping the tube when I got there. Really rattled me mentally, especially after a terrible swim.
  • 49m 54s
  • 14 miles
  • 16.83 mile/hr

Blew rear tube 1.5 miles into the ride. Bike support happened to be right there and assisted with the change. Probably lost 7-8 minutes.
Transition 2
  • 01m 29s

Smooth, but could have been faster.
  • 28m 45s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 09m 16s  min/mile

Felt good the whole time, thanks to lots of bricks. Started at 9:50 mm pace for first mile, then 9:20 second, and 8:30 for third.
What would you do differently?:

Push harder earlier
Post race
Warm down:

Cheer on others at finish line.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Very little swim time and a flat on the bike.

Event comments:

It was a great early race. I was in the fitness division on Sunday because of my schedule, but it was great. Nothing really going on after the race except cheering for the rest of the competitors. I'll definitely do it again.

Last updated: 2013-04-24 12:00 AM
00:12:12 | 500 yards | 02m 26s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/72
Performance: Bad
Course: Pool - 2 to a lane.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 02:04
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:49:54 | 14 miles | 16.83 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/72
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Course: Out and back, 5 mile segment into the wind out and tailwind on return.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 01:29
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:28:45 | 03.1 miles | 09m 16s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/72
Performance: Good
Course: Out and back over I-80 bridge
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
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: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2013-04-29 6:27 PM

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