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Rockhopper Triathlon - Triathlon

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Tempe, Arizona
United States
4 Peaks Racing
70F / 21C
Total Time = 2h 28m 23s
Overall Rank = 65/101
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 8/12
Pre-race routine:

Hardly slept all night, up before 5. Ate some oatmeal loaded up all my stuff and hit the road. Hadn't done a triathlon in 3.5 years, so needed to give myself some time to get oriented.
Event warmup:

  • 26m 26s
  • 1000 meters
  • 02m 38s / 100 meters

Yup, that swim sucked. I hadn't done any OWS since my last tri 3.5 years ago and I only went to the pool 2 times before this race. Technically, I should have drowned, so I guess the fact that they didn't have to pull me out was a plus.
What would you do differently?:

Go to a pool and practice swimming.
Transition 1
  • 02m 36s

I knew my swim sucked so I didn't rush the transition. Didn't want to miss anything having not done one in quite a while.
What would you do differently?:

Eh...this was the least of my problems.
  • 1h 21m
  • 12.5 miles
  • 9.26 mile/hr

Hadn't been riding a whole lot either, so this was below average too. I actually rode better than I did the last time I did this race. Rode up every hill and the only time I came off my bike is when I was forced to do so.
What would you do differently?:

Bring down the tire pressure and a 2nd bottle on the bike. It was warm!
Transition 2
  • 01m 37s

Didn't try to set any speed records here...just wanted to make sure I didn't forget anything and it worked.
What would you do differently?:

Not much.
  • 37m 43s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 12m 08s  min/mile

Sadly, running is the one thing I have been doing on a somewhat regular basis. I suppose I could have gone harder but I didn't want to blow up and end up walking. I kept moving on the hills and passed a few guys that had to walk. Not my best performance, but I'm not surprised.
What would you do differently?:

More miles in the legs. Still trying to get back into running form. Being on vacation the week before the race didn't help either.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of training.

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Last updated: 2015-10-10 12:00 AM
00:26:26 | 1000 meters | 02m 38s / 100meters
Age Group: 77/12
Overall: 10/101
Performance: Bad
Suit: XTERRA Sleeveless
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 76F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 02:36
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed:
01:21:00 | 12.5 miles | 9.26 mile/hr
Age Group: 7/12
Overall: 57/101
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: Papago Park and canal
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:37
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:37:43 | 03.11 miles | 12m 08s  min/mile
Age Group: 8/12
Overall: 69/101
Performance: Below average
Keeping cool Average Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

2015-10-12 4:43 PM

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