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LeadmanTri Life Time Epic 250 Distance - Triathlon

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Bend, Oregon
United States
Lifetime Fitness
60F / 16C
Total Time = 6h 38m 52s
Overall Rank = 126/148
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 170/19
Pre-race routine:

Oatmeal & Bagel for breakfast - drove to T2 buss to start which was about 1 hour on overheating school bus. Very organized. Took a gel, checked equipment
Event warmup:

Panic - I didn't have my goggles. Luckily I was given a pair and they worked! You have to swim to the start which was about 100 yards out and that was my swim warmup.
  • 45m 36s
  • 2500 meters
  • 01m 49s / 100 meters

Nice swim. Water felt warm compared to the air. First race in a long time without any cramps!
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 06m 23s

Tough transition due to cold and my towel was wet. They have you grab your bag, go to tent and then go to bike. It is a long transition in a steamy tent.
What would you do differently?:

Dry towel and due to cold weatther to a complete change and include full shoe protectors.
  • 4h 37m 58s
  • 106 kms
  • 22.88 km/hr

Had a flat which took another 15 minutes. Cold and rain during the fastest part of course. I just wasn't prepared and so rode conservatively. My gearing was a compact front with 12-27 rear. Worked great.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 02m 36s

Decent transition. Changed socks and took off a ton of wet layers.
  • 1h 06m 19s
  • 12 kms
  • 05m 32s  min/km

Had a good run. Finally felt my feet at 4 miles in. Had a good run for the day and finished with no problems
What would you do differently?:

Was prepared for the run and it was good to do it without having to walk.
Post race
Warm down:

Shivered and finally found my clothes. Had a great buffet set up so I ate and then had the most amazing post race message ever. Cold finish so I listened to the band for a while which was really good then went back to hotel.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

My training. Tough year for work and home and just didn't pull it off.

Event comments:

Love this race compared to WTC events. Very friendly and helpful people. Tough course and will do it again. This time, I'll train.

Last updated: 2013-01-09 12:00 AM
00:45:36 | 2500 meters | 01m 49s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/19
Overall: 112/148
Performance: Average
Suit: Full
Course: One lap. Hard to see bouy's on the return. Very clear and nicely laid out entrance and exit.
Start type: Deep Water Plus:
Water temp: 63F / 17C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 06:23
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
04:37:58 | 106 kms | 22.88 km/hr
Age Group: 0/19
Overall: 147/148
Performance: Below average
Wind: Some
Course: Tough course with climb over Bachelor. Very scenic.
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Below average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:36
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
01:06:19 | 12 kms | 05m 32s  min/km
Age Group: 0/19
Overall: 75/148
Performance: Good
Course: Fairly hilly course which is different than advertised but nice. The last few KM involve some gravel but rest is sidewalk. Some fairly steep. Great aid stations.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Too hard
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

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