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Springfield, Ohio
United States
HFP Racing
75F / 24C
Total Time = 2h 53m 55s
Overall Rank = 44/124
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 6/12
Pre-race routine:

Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate the day and morning before - rest day before. Very Hot!
Event warmup:

On tiny lap in the water.
  • 21m 13s
  • 1500 meters
  • 01m 25s / 100 meters

Swim went really well & was even enjoyable - only issue was one goggle kept filling up. No issues passing people on the course.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing - everything went perfect.
Transition 1
  • 00m

went well
What would you do differently?:

  • 1h 18m 8s
  • 25 miles
  • 19.20 mile/hr

Bike went very well, I felt strong. I would've liked to gotten 20mph average on the course but with the heat & rolling hills I feel like it went very well. I shouldn't quibble since I went 2/12 in my age group on the bike.
What would you do differently?:

nothing, went well
Transition 2
  • 01m 31s

no problems
  • 1h 13m 3s
  • 10 kms
  • 07m 19s  min/km

Horribly hot at 100 DEG F. Temperature slowed me way down & and I walked at least 2/6 miles and the aid stations. On the plus side my 'over-hydration' strategy seemed to work, even though I was uncomfortable during the run & didn't get heat exhaustion.
What would you do differently?:

My run training is way below par this year. Realistically, if I want to do this distance again I need to run way more for training --- but I don't like to run anymore.
Post race
Warm down:

Sat in the cooling tent and drank water - I was pretty well recovered in 20 mins.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of running training & the temp (but that affected everyone else too)

Event comments:

HFP always does an outstanding job organizing a race. You really get a lot for your money (and the races are relatively inexpensive.)

Race day safety is paramount for them & they cut the race running course for the 70.3 distance for those racers due to the heat. (OLY distance was unchanged.) Bike course was very safe with police at every intersection ... probably 20-30 officers out. This year's weather was a suffer-fest during the run, but that's the risk you take when signing up for a July Triathlon.

Last updated: 2016-08-01 12:00 AM
00:21:13 | 1500 meters | 01m 25s / 100meters
Age Group: 2/12
Overall: 15/124
Performance: Good
Suit: Tri Onsie
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 75F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 00:00
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
01:18:08 | 25 miles | 19.20 mile/hr
Age Group: 2/12
Overall: 12/124
Wind: Some
Course: Square course will small rolling hills & one moderate climb. Police at every intersection made this a very safe course - bravo HFP.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:31
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal
01:13:03 | 10 kms | 07m 19s  min/km
Age Group: 8/12
Overall: 79/124
Performance: Bad
Course: Standard out & back --- down hill on the way out from buck creek dam, back up the hill on the way in.
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? No
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] 4

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