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Albuquerque, New Mexico
United States
Jay Benson Triathlon
57F / 14C
Sunny
Total Time = 1h 06m 48s
Overall Rank = 11/412
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 1/21
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 5 am, ate a Trader Joe's Energy Bread with peanut butter and drank a cup of coffee - then took a shower (that's how I wake up). Sipped on water while driving to the race and setting up transition. Ate a GU 15 minutes before race time.
Event warmup:

Ran for a bit with some speed "pick-ups" mixed in. Stretched.
Swim
  • 06m 29s
  • 400 meters
  • 01m 37s / 100 meters
Comments:

3rd leg of race (Reverse Tri). Everything went smooth. Pool traffic was light and I was able to pass freely when needed.
What would you do differently?:

I was hoping for a bit faster time here... maybe 15-20 seconds quicker. However, I can't complain as I have only been swimming 1X per week. I still feel like my Tri top is adding a lot of drag... perhaps try a singlet??
Transition 1
  • 00m 22s
Comments:

This one was Run to Bike. All went well. Shoes on bike - no issues.
What would you do differently?:

Keep my run speed up all the way to my bike.
Bike
  • 37m 2s
  • 20 kms
  • 32.40 km/hr
Comments:

2nd leg of race (Reverse Tri). Tough course - the hill got steeper as you went up it and it never seemed to end. I tried to stay focused and strong going up (knowing that I'd have an easier time on the "back"). At the steepest part of the hill, I alternated between standing and sitting. On the way back down the hill, there was a good 3/4 of a mile where I was able to maintain 40+ mph w/o peddling. That's as fast as I was comfortable with and able to keep up with on the current gears.
What would you do differently?:

Not much - felt like a good effort.
Transition 2
  • 00m 42s
Comments:

This one was Bike to Swim. Again, all went well.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing.
Run
  • 22m 12s
  • 5 kms
  • 04m 26s  min/km
Comments:

1st leg of race (Reverse Tri). My plan was to pace under 6:45 min/mile using my Garmin - this would get me into T1 in under 21 minutes. For the first 1/4 mile I was reading my Garmin wrong... thought I was on track with a 6:50 min/mile 1st mile - when I noticed the "6" (min) was actually a "5". I slowed down, let a few guys go and then tried to settle into my planned pace. I made my overall goal pace - but the course was long, so didn't get to T1 on time. I'm OK with that.
What would you do differently?:

Read my Garmin correctly
Post race
Warm down:

Walked back towards the T2 entry point to catch my friend coming and to cheer him on.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Running.... Recently, I've put in more miles and speed work than ever trying to get faster. However, I just can't seem to make any real gains here.

Event comments:

Good job done by Chasing3 - even though it was the first time at this location, it felt like they had it all figured out.


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Last updated: 2014-05-12 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:06:29 | 400 meters | 01m 37s / 100meters
Age Group: 3/21
Overall: 11/412
Performance: Good
Suit: None
Course: 50 meter pool, serpentine swim
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding:
T1
Time: 00:21.9
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
Biking
00:37:02 | 20 kms | 32.40 km/hr
Age Group: 1/21
Overall: 10/412
Performance: Good
Avg HR: 146 bpm, Avg Power: 230 W, Max Avg Power (20 min): 261 W
Wind: Some
Course: Out and back, a couple of 90 deg turns, with a 180 deg turn at the middle. Good sized hill on the "out".
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 84
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 00:41.8
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal
Running
00:22:12.1 | 05 kms | 04m 26s  min/km
Age Group: 1/21
Overall: 37/412
Performance: Good
Garmin Data: Mile 1: 6:39 min, Mile 2: 6:48 min, Mile 3: 6.42 min, Remainder (.27): 6:54 min Avg Pace: 6:44 min/mile, Avg HR: 159 bpm
Course: Lollipop course. Flat with the exception of a pedestrian bridge over the freeway.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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Nice RR. Congrats on a great finish!

 

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