General Discussion Race Reports! » 3 Disciplines Festival of Races - Olympic Triathlon Rss Feed  
Moderators: k9car363, alicefoeller Reply

3 Disciplines Festival of Races - Olympic Triathlon - Triathlon


View Member's Race Log View other race reports
East Tawas, Michigan
United States
3 Disciplines Racing
67F / 19C
Overcast
Total Time = 2h 16m
Overall Rank = 3/84
Age Group = M 30-34
Age Group Rank = 1/4
Pre-race routine:

Same as always.

Bagel w/ Peanut Butter, a banana and 1 cup of coffee. I got to the race site about 6:45 and got setup quickly before the TA closed at 7:15.
Event warmup:

500 yard swim warm-up.

The goal for this race: WIN
Swim
  • 27m 14s
  • 1500 meters
  • 01m 49s / 100 meters
Comments:

I went out aggressively. I located my two main competitors at the start of the swim and knew the one was a very good swimmer.

Went out hard to the first turn buoy located 100m from shore and then stuck with 2 other swimmers all the way around the rectangle. The one faster swimmer got away early and separated himself and found myself in this second group with lots of open water ahead.

I was swimming very well and able to stay right on the buoy line. Since the three of us were still together by the turn buoys back to home I jumped on their feet and drafted the rest of the way home. It was pretty clear how much effort I saved from this as I jumped off a couple times to get away but could not so just saved the energy and enjoyed the ride.
What would you do differently?:

Good swim. The course was at least 100m long as admitted by the RD. This swim course is always long it seems.
Transition 1
  • 01m 49s
Bike
  • 1h 04m 56s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 22.96 mile/hr
Comments:

AP: 231
NP: 233
IF: .86
VI: 1.01

Just no jump in the legs. This was about 10W less than what I was anticipating. Just 2 weeks ago I held 242 NP and ran very well so I was thinking more around 245W but my legs just never came around.

I was in second out of TA and came off the bike in 2nd.
Transition 2
  • 00m 41s
Comments:

Quick
Run
  • 40m 42s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 06m 33s  min/mile
Comments:

I came off the bike running pretty well and was hoping maybe I could catch this guy and win the race. As the turn around kept inching closer I still never saw him and knew that was a good sign. He was probably 90 seconds up the road still by the turn around but 3rd was also gaining on me.

Eventually that guy passed me (and eventually past 1st) to get the win. I ran well and ultimately finished 40 seconds back from 1st place.
What would you do differently?:

Really gave my all on the run as I was hurting that last 2 miles.
Post race
Event comments:

Long season and happy with the race.

Really close to my first OA wins - 90 seconds at Ludington and 40 seconds here. Next year I will get it.




Last updated: 2014-08-22 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:27:14 | 1500 meters | 01m 49s / 100meters
Age Group: 1/4
Overall: 3/84
Performance: Good
Suit: Blue Seventy Helix Sleeveless
Course: long rectangle in Lake Huron parallel to shore
Start type: Run Plus:
Water temp: 68F / 20C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding:
T1
Time: 01:49
Performance:
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
Biking
01:04:56 | 24.85 miles | 22.96 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/4
Overall: 3/84
Performance: Below average
Wind: Some
Course: Out and Back in Huron National Forest
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
T2
Time: 00:41
Overall:
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
Running
00:40:42 | 06.21 miles | 06m 33s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/4
Overall: 2/84
Performance: Average
Course: Flat out and back
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall:
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Evaluation
Course challenge
Organized?
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

{postbutton}
2014-11-06 11:08 AM

User image

Expert
1260
10001001002525
Norton Shores, MI
Subject: 3 Disciplines Festival of Races - Olympic Triathlon
General Discussion-> Race Reports!
{postbutton}
General Discussion Race Reports! » 3 Disciplines Festival of Races - Olympic Triathlon Rss Feed  
RELATED POSTS

3 Disciplines Festival of Races - Half Iron Triathlon

Started by trisuppo
Views: 1020 Posts: 5

2014-09-08 10:20 PM jackiep

3 Disciplines Festival of Races - Olympic Triathlon

Started by jdmitch_BOPer
Views: 503 Posts: 1

2014-09-08 7:54 AM jdmitch_BOPer

3 Disciplines Festival of Races - Half Iron Triathlon

Started by JBacarella
Views: 1122 Posts: 2

2014-09-08 10:24 PM jackiep

3 Disciplines Triathlon Festival - Olympic Triathlon

Started by rymac
Views: 906 Posts: 2

2012-09-28 9:38 PM BigDH

3 Disciplines Triathlon Festival - Olympic Triathlon

Started by leechr12
Views: 701 Posts: 1

2011-09-11 12:37 PM leechr12
RELATED ARTICLES
date : September 22, 2009
author : Ali Winslow
comments : 0
Is it realistic to race a sprint and Olympic distance race within 2-3 weeks of one another to gauge my progress before tackling the half Ironman?
 
date : November 3, 2008
author : stultzt
comments : 3
Two years ago I weighed in at a hefty 280 lbs and was a mess. Now I'm a lean 180 lbs and train daily. What a difference healthy eating, exercise, and self discipline can make!
date : August 20, 2008
author : mrakes1
comments : 0
During this past weekend's Olympic distance triathlon, lack of fuel and dehydration hurt me during the run. I feel a little lost with knowing what, when and how much to consume.
 
date : June 6, 2006
author : TriForrestTri
comments : 0
In order to maintain the rest of our life, we also have to become skilled at time management. Here are a few suggestions for getting workouts in when you can.
date : March 5, 2006
author : ChiRunning
comments : 0
The three disciplines of triathlon are steeped in rhythm. Think of watching a well-trained swimmer, gliding smoothly down the lane, arms moving like clockwork, breathing every third stoke.
 
date : August 31, 2004
author : smeeko
comments : 0
Drafting, open water swimming, hydration bricks and aero bar tips for your first Olympic triathlon race.
date : August 30, 2004
author : Ron
comments : 0
A couch to olympic triathlon training program. These programs will take you from a walk/run program, to a sprint, then to an olympic.
 
date : August 29, 2004
author : Ron
comments : 2
Program outline of the 16 and 20 week olympic triathlon training plans.