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New Albany, Ohio
United States
HFP Racing
75F / 24C
Total Time = 2h 26m 2s
Overall Rank = 19/285
Age Group = M40-44
Age Group Rank = 2/24
Pre-race routine:

woke up early, breakfast at hotel, drove to high school, got on bus to go to T1
Event warmup:

couple hundred yard swim
  • 24m 57s
  • 1500 meters
  • 01m 40s / 100 meters

good swim, had to run and wade around a life guard for a few yards before you could swim
What would you do differently?:

not much
Transition 1
  • 02m 11s

bike stuck on rack for a spit second, had to stuff wetsuit into a gear bag which took a little extra time
What would you do differently?:

not much
  • 1h 07m 36s
  • 40 kms
  • 35.50 km/hr

coach advice was to have AHR higher in the second half which I did, felt I was going pretty hard at a good HR, he thought I could push a few beats higher
What would you do differently?:

not too much, was probably my fastest bike split in an olympic
Transition 2
  • 02m 26s

long way to run with bike, sidewalk riding to get to transition
What would you do differently?:

not much, it was OK
  • 50m 23s
  • 6.84 miles
  • 07m 22s  min/mile

OK run, didn't have the speed to run under 7's like I did last year due to training for longer course, coach said not to expect to be as fast, effort was good
What would you do differently?:

not much, would have been nice to know ahead of time that the course was long
Post race
Warm down:

walked, easy ride later that night

What limited your ability to perform faster:

HR was high, ran it hard

Event comments:

Good race in New Albany for inaugural Challenge, a little bit of a pain logistically with the point to point race, checking in ahead of time, riding a bus, etc.

Overall happy with performance to get a 2nd AG in a fairly large race.

Last updated: 2014-07-25 12:00 AM
00:24:57 | 1500 meters | 01m 40s / 100meters
Age Group: 2/24
Overall: 13/285
Performance: Good
1 lap course, a little long, Garmin said 1.09 miles
Suit: wetsuit
Course: 1 lap, same course as half, slightly shorter
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 74F / 23C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:11
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
01:07:36 | 40 kms | 35.50 km/hr
Age Group: 3/24
Overall: 19/285
Performance: Good
5 mile lap speed: 22.2, 22.7, 21.7, 21.1, 21.1 5 mile lap AHR: 155, 149, 149, 150, 150
Wind: Some
Course: Garmin said 24.15 miles, some climbing, nothing steep, just gradual, lots of turns, pavement OK
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:26
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Below average
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:50:23 | 06.84 miles | 07m 22s  min/mile
Age Group: 4/24
Overall: 21/285
Performance: Good
7:02, 7:10, 7:17, 7:34, 7:21, 7:35, 7:39 AHR 163 (1), 170 (6), 172 (7) HRM malfunction in the middle
Course: path around a golf course, mostly flat with some elevation changes, course was longer than olympic - close to 7 miles
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
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] 5

2014-08-02 4:28 PM

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Subject: Challenge New Albany Olympic Triathlon

2014-08-07 8:44 AM
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Subject: RE: Challenge New Albany Olympic Triathlon

Great job on a hot & tough day, Brian!


I won't let you pass me on the run the next time (ok, I probably will be just as helpless to prevent it, but I gotta talk a little smack, hehe)  

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