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Zoom Multisport Series Race #3 - Intermediate Triathlon - Triathlon

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College Corner, Ohio
United States
Zoom Multisport Racing
Total Time = 2h 01m 40s
Overall Rank = 16/37
Age Group = M 30-39
Age Group Rank = 6/11
Pre-race routine:

The usual nuts and twigs cereal at 5am, REI mug of coffee for the drive, and a clif bar and water an hour prior to race
Event warmup:

Walking back and forth from registration, transition, and parking, avoiding goose poop - got the wrong race number and had to head back to get marked again.
  • 23m 29s
  • 1000 meters
  • 02m 21s / 100 meters

Timing started based on the clock, rather than a mat, so we were all set off at once. Definitely need to improve on swimming in a pack. Kept the lead group in sight to ensure I was staying on course.
What would you do differently?:

Try to stay with the pack.
Transition 1
  • 01m 44s

Second sprint tri this season without socks. Definitely improves my transition times.
What would you do differently?:

Could only be improved with a tri-suit. Still pulling bike shorts over my jammers.
  • 59m 34s
  • 17 miles
  • 17.12 mile/hr

Worked to improve my bike fitness in the limited amount of time between this tri and previous, with noticeable effects. ZOOM provides elevation for the bike and run, which was very helpful in planning this leg. Made an effort to take advantage of downhill portions - absolutely bombed down one decent (38.6 mph is pretty fast for a skinny dude like me). Pushed myself to bridge when passed by someone in my AG - made me work! Had a gel around mile 15.
What would you do differently?:

Still need to improve on the bike. If it's not my weakest leg of the race, the effort I put into it sucks the speed out of my run.
Transition 2
  • 01m 13s

Again, no socks has improved my transitions. Was gapped by another rider in my AG by a fair amount and still left the transition zone before him.
  • 35m 39s
  • 4 miles
  • 08m 55s  min/mile

Felt like all I could do was shuffle - at the beginning, and after the initial climb, I just wanted to keep from walking (as I did in my disappointing first tri of the season). Between mile 1 and 2 I felt stronger, but still nothing close to my typical pace. Passed by two guys in my AG on this leg, and briefly passed by a third but stayed on him and overtook on the downhill trail. Like my last Hueston race the downhill portion of the trail saved my overall run but was very risky. Had enough gas to sprint to the chute, meaning once again I was not at the overall pace I could have been.
What would you do differently?:

Suffering through the run as though I might walk at any minute but sprinting to the chute suggests to me that this is a mental hurdle more than anything. But, as usual, I need to run more.
Post race
Warm down:

Sucked wind for a few minutes, stretched my hamstrings, and ate a couple slices of excellent sausage pizza.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

My fitness!

Event comments:

ZOOM puts on a great race - wish I had done the earlier two in the series and will keep those earlier races in mind for next year.

Last updated: 2014-08-19 12:00 AM
00:23:29 | 1000 meters | 02m 21s / 100meters
Age Group: 4/11
Overall: 12/37
Performance: Good
Suit: Jammers
Course: Rectangle
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:44
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:59:34 | 17 miles | 17.12 mile/hr
Age Group: 6/11
Overall: 19/37
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: Four moderate hills out, long downhill, four hills back
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:13
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:35:39 | 04 miles | 08m 55s  min/mile
Age Group: 9/11
Overall: 24/37
Performance: Below average
Course: As with other Hueston Woods races, an out and back course beginning with a fairly steep climb on a wooded trail
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
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] 4

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