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Florence, Arizona
United States
4 Peaks Racing
Total Time = 1h 07m 52s
Overall Rank = 8/72
Age Group = M45-49
Age Group Rank = 2/8
Pre-race routine:

got up at 5 to get some oatmeal and a banana. headed out the door for the 90minute trip out to Florence
Event warmup:

racked my bike and got my gear out. walked around to familiarize myself with the area, transition, etc. got in the pool and swum a few 1/2 laps across the diving well. really think i need to swim a little to loosen up before a race start.
  • 08m 42s
  • 400 meters
  • 02m 10s / 100 meters

had a good first 200. seemed to get crowded and tough to pass during the 2nd go around - a lot of people not wanting to yield, but I made it through pretty well. run to T1 was long and interesting.
What would you do differently?:

not much here, I've been working on my swim and, with the loop and transition run included, I'm happy with my swim performance.
Transition 1
  • 00m 43s

slipped on the asphalt and almost fell coming off the curb out of T1. got on my bike and was off
What would you do differently?:

not slip
  • 36m
  • 12 miles
  • 20.00 mile/hr

improving on the bike. got passed by 1 or 2, but passed a few as well. bike is still my weak leg, but I feel I've made strides in improving here.
What would you do differently?:

maybe go a little harder. I do like to save some gas for the run.
Transition 2
  • 00m 53s

took me a little longer to get my running shoes on and get off. saw people passing me in T2. I lost a few positions, but was confident I would get them back on the run.
32nd overall in T2, 4th in AG
What would you do differently?:

go faster
  • 21m 31s
  • 2.87 miles
  • 07m 30s  min/mile

good run for me, although I did have the run course short at 2.87mi (so I had a 7:31 pace).
What would you do differently?:

not a lot here - - I focusing in on people to reel in and pass. My running has been going well, so I thought I could maintain a 7:30pace. good to pass the people that blew by me in T2
Post race
Warm down:

ended up beating #3 in my AG by 1.5 seconds. we chatted while looking at the results (it wasn't close at the finish, just based on our start times). he said my passing him forced him to run harder to try and catch me.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

still need to get better on the bike - -work in progress

Event comments:

good little sprint and a great chance to assess early season fitness. this was to be a warm-up race before the next tri which is now cancelled.

Last updated: 2016-03-09 12:00 AM
00:08:42 | 400 meters | 02m 10s / 100meters
Age Group: 2/8
Overall: 4/72
Performance: Good
Course: up one lane and back down the next for 200 meters, climb out and run to start, repeat. Swimmers were lined up oldest to youngest and left every 15 seconds or so. 2nd lap swimmers had priority over starters. Swim time included run around the building to T1
Start type: Inside Pool Plus: Shot
Water temp: 79F / 26C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 00:43
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:36:00 | 12 miles | 20.00 mile/hr
Age Group: 4/8
Overall: 15/72
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: out and back twice on Hunt Hwy. very slight hills and very slight wind.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:53
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal
00:21:31 | 02.87 miles | 07m 30s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/8
Overall: 7/72
Performance: Good
Course: 2 laps around the school park
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

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