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Moses Lake Triathlon - Olympic Course - Triathlon

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Moses Lake, Washington
United States
BuDu Racing
75F / 24C
Total Time = 2h 14m 52s
Overall Rank = 19/102
Age Group = 55-59
Age Group Rank = 1/5
Pre-race routine:

Same as last week in Moses Lake. Got up at 4:30, ate oatmeal, left the house at 5:30. Stopped at Starbucks for a jumbo coffee and hit the road. Arrived at the race about 6:50
Event warmup:

Not enough. Running late so by the time I picked up my race packet and got set in transition my warm up was pretty limited. Ran about one half mile with varying speeds and swam a 150 yards or so.
  • 27m 37s
  • 1760 yards
  • 01m 34s / 100 yards

Started off slow and didn't feel very good in the water. It was a very tight start to the first turn so it was a real mosh pit and I got caught in the middle. Every thing backed up at that initial turn but then finally thinned out after 400 yards. But, I gradually settled down and felt like I had a very solid swim. Slightly slower than last year but the course was a little long (based on my friends GPS) and the waves were a little stronger. And I came out of the water solid.
What would you do differently?:

Immediately go wide out of the start. That first turn is a bitch and if you're caught in the middle like I was there is nothing you can do until the gang in front of you moves out.
Transition 1
  • 00m 49s

Pretty good transition. Pulled the wetsuit quickly, grabbed the helmet and I was on my way
What would you do differently?:

  • 1h 00m 19s
  • 22 miles
  • 22.00 mile/hr

Feel very good about my bike effort. Dropped five minutes from last year...although the head wind we faced last year was worse. So, realistically, I probably dropped 2-3 minutes on the exact same course. Good effort and 16 overall is great for me.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 00m 51s

Decent transition. No complaints.
What would you do differently?:

  • 45m 14s
  • 6.2 miles
  • 07m 23s  min/mile

Not a good run for me. In fact, pretty mediocre. I was two minutes slower than last year...perhaps because I pushed hard on the bike. But I had a nasty side stitch for the first 2.5 miles. I took more water and walked at the halfway turn-around and started to feel better. But those first miles were quite nasty and I was way too slow.
What would you do differently?:

Not sure. Don't know how to prevent a side stitch and it's not at all normal for me.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around. Talked with the other racers from the the area that I know.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Skill, lack of training, age

Event comments:

I think BuDu does a good job with this race. It's on time and well organized. And they get the results posted very, very quickly.

Last updated: 2013-03-13 12:00 AM
00:27:37 | 1760 yards | 01m 34s / 100yards
Age Group: 1/5
Overall: 33/102
Performance: Good
Suit: Zoot fusion
Course: Two laps
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 68F / 20C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Average Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 00:49
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
01:00:19 | 22 miles | 22.00 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/5
Overall: 16/102
Performance: Good
Wind: Headwind
Course: Straight out and back course with rolling hills and one solid but short climb. It's not a lot to look at as it runs parallel to the freeway the entire route, but I actually like the course and think it's pretty challenging.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 00:51
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:45:14 | 06.2 miles | 07m 23s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/5
Overall: 27/102
Performance: Below average
Course: Mostly flat course with a couple of small hills. It's not much of a run course...pretty boring through local neighborhoods.
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] 4

2013-06-08 9:16 PM

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East Wenatchee, Washington
Subject: Moses Lake Triathlon - Olympic Course

2013-06-09 11:26 AM
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Bellingham, WA
Subject: RE: Moses Lake Triathlon - Olympic Course
Congrats on winning your age group. That is an awesome time.
2013-06-11 12:02 PM
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Charlottesville, Virginia
Subject: RE: Moses Lake Triathlon - Olympic Course
Great job, Steve! Blowin' some old guy smoke out there on the course!
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