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Tucson, Arizona
United States
Total Time = 1h 27m 52s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 5/19
Pre-race routine:

Up at 3:30. Ate my usual breakfast in the car on the way to the race at 4:15. Forgot to eat Lara bar after setting up transition. Turned out to be good since I felt a bit pukey most of the race.
Event warmup:

Did a little stretching and then about 10 laps in the diving well. The warm up swim really helped to calm my nerves.
  • 17m 35s
  • 750 meters
  • 02m 20s / 100 meters

No big issues. Got passed a few times. Passed a few people back.
What would you do differently?:

Practice circle swimming and swimming under the ropes. This really slowed me down compared to my training swim times.
Transition 1
  • 00m

No big issues here. Would have liked to have been faster.
What would you do differently?:

Practice more.
  • 43m 59s
  • 12 miles
  • 16.47 mile/hr

I probably worked a bit too hard on the bike but I had a blast passing people.
What would you do differently?:

Maybe a slower pace to save a bit more for the run.
Transition 2
  • 00m

Had a little trouble racking bike. I should have practiced this a bit before the race.
What would you do differently?:

Practice racking bike
  • 26m 17s
  • 3 miles
  • 08m 49s  min/mile

I really enjoyed the kids with the super soakers. Was the longest 5k ever! I was hot and very tired at that point. My pace slowed over the course of the run.
What would you do differently?:

Better pacing on the bike.
Post race
Warm down:

Drank several cups of water and Gatorade. Walked around. Had some watermelon and a bagel.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I need to practice serpentine swimming and transitions. Also need to work on pacing.

Event comments:

A very well run event. Can't wait for the next one.

Last updated: 2013-05-23 12:00 AM
00:17:35 | 750 meters | 02m 20s / 100meters
Age Group: 7/19
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Course: 50m serpentine swim
Start type: Inside Pool Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 00:00
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
00:43:59 | 12 miles | 16.47 mile/hr
Age Group: 9/19
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
This time includes both transitions. My avg. speed according to my garmin was 18.1mph. Avg. HR was 166.
Wind: Little
Course: Bumpy on Euclid
Road: Rough Dry Cadence: 89
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills:
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:00
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Below average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:26:17 | 03 miles | 08m 49s  min/mile
Age Group: 3/19
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Avg. HR was 169.
Course: Mostly flat
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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