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HITS National Championship: Palm Springs - Half Iron Course - Triathlon


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La Quinta, California
United States
HITS Triathlon Series
50'sF / 0C
Precipitation
Total Time = 6h 16m 30s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Scott Tuttle
00:52:49.197
00:09:35.778
03:00:58.007
00:43:17.189
01:29:41.392
00:03:46.414
02:09:21.219
06:16:30.615
48
Swim
  • 52m 49s
  • 2112 yards
  • 02m 30s / 100 yards
Comments:

Doing t2 laps and having to get out of the water to cross the mat sucked in the cold.
Transition 1
  • 09m 35s
Comments:

Had to sit in transition for a few minutes to warm up. Hands wouldn't function to get dressed. Wore jacket, arm and calf sleeves but still cold...
Bike
  • 3h 00m 58s
  • 56 miles
  • 18.57 mile/hr
Comments:

Suffered but persevered.
Transition 2
  • 03m 46s
Comments:

Decent, still struggling with the cold
Run
  • 2h 09m 21s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 09m 52s  min/mile
Comments:

Pushed too hard on the bike so I suffered through the run a little. Cramped off and on so I had to push through. My fault, nutrition and fluid were off because of the cold it was hard to drink and eat on the bike.
Post race
Event comments:

HITS puts on one of the best races for the athletes.




Last updated: 2014-11-04 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:52:49 | 2112 yards | 02m 30s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance:
Terrible swim, didn't adapt to the cold well and had to struggle through to finish
Suit:
Course:
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 55F / 13C Current:
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Bad
Breathing: Below average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
T1
Time: 09:35
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
No
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike:
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
Biking
03:00:58 | 56 miles | 18.57 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance:
Terrible headwinds and bitter cold made it tough to ride. Couldn't feel my feet through entire ride which made it tough. Didn't drink or eat because of the cold so nutrition was off causing cramping. Bad race for me.
Wind: Headwind with gusts
Course:
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
T2
Time: 03:46
Overall:
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
Running
02:09:21 | 13.1 miles | 09m 52s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance:
Course: Started out pretty good but the weather was a challenge. Ran the whole race but had to slow down significantly in the last 5-6 miles
Keeping cool Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall:
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Evaluation
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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