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Riaza, Madrid
25C / 77F
Total Time = 2h 59m 56s
Overall Rank = 303/503
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Woke up in this beautiful small town at 6:45, ate breakfast (coffee, toast with butter and honey and energy bar), and drove to the race place. About 500 participants, only 403 finished
Event warmup:

  • 19m 19s
  • 970 meters
  • 01m 59s / 100 meters

beautiful swim in extremely clean lake, space enough to avoid kicks and being hit by other swimmers, after the first 200m really enjoyed it
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 00m

first time using a wet suit, so removing it from the ankles was a bit if of an issue, but not as bad as I thought
What would you do differently?:

  • 1h 39m
  • 42 kms
  • 25.45 km/hr

the closest to a roller coaster I've ever seen! The road went through very nice small towns integrated in the land -houses were clay color, similar to the land-, but the view was not pretty enough as to make you forget the tough bike course
What would you do differently?:

practice more hilly courses
Transition 2
  • 01m 31s

smooth transition with Zoot shoes without laces, nice
What would you do differently?:

  • 1h 03m
  • 10.5 kms
  • 06m  min/km

extremely slow, my pace goes from 5 to 5:30 per km, but I was literally dead after the bike leg, although managed not to walk
What would you do differently?:

improve my run with fartleks, practice more bricks bike-run
Post race
Warm down:

walk for 5min while drinking isostar and eating watermelon provided by the organization

What limited your ability to perform faster:

my legs were not responding as I expected

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Last updated: 2014-07-26 12:00 AM
00:19:19 | 970 meters | 01m 59s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/503
Performance: Good
Suit: speedo long wet suit
Start type: Wade Plus: Shot
Water temp: 20C / 68F Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 00:00
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
01:39:00 | 42 kms | 25.45 km/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/503
Performance: Good
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:31
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
01:03:00 | 10.5 kms | 06m  min/km
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/503
Performance: Below average
Course: two laps to an urban circuit
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Too hard
Organized? Yes
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2014-07-27 6:25 AM

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2014-07-27 5:17 PM
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Stellar job Juan! You're totally right about bricks and Fartleks helping your transition. If this Oly, despite the difficulty, provided your with a lot of satisfaction - I hope it is the first of many. If not - there are other races to do.

Either way - enjoy a nice bottle of wine! You've earned it!
2015-06-02 8:45 AM
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Great job on the race Juan! Great pic as well!!

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