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Mesa Sprint Triathlon - Triathlon

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Mesa, Arizona
United States
94F / 34C
Total Time = 1h 25m 54s
Overall Rank = 243/589
Age Group = M45-49
Age Group Rank = 25/41
  • 12m 8s
  • 400 meters
  • 03m 02s / 100 meters

I was feeling confident about my swim all the way until I got into the water. I don't know what it was. I think it might've been nerves as this was my first triathlon in about a decade or it could've been that this pool was 50m instead of the 25m pool I trained in or it could be a combination of both.
I had to stop a couple of times at the end of the lap in order to catch my breath. I really didn't think I'd have to do that. I let several people pass me while I was catching my breath. I think I passed a couple of people when I was swimming.
What would you do differently?:

Train more and longer distances.
Transition 1
  • 03m 18s

I felt like I could have planned my transition better. it went OK but I didn't feel like I had a good plan that I had practiced.
  • 38m 33s
  • 12 miles
  • 18.68 mile/hr

I had an awesome bike segment. I felt strong the whole time and my bike performed. I was passing a lot of people and you can see that it how far up I moved in my ranking as a result of the bike. After finishing the first lap, I started worrying that I was going to hard and I was going to bonk on the run so I became more cognizant of the effort I was expending. There was twice where I was coming up to pass someone and I saw that there were people coming up on my so I put it high gear and I flew. I was feeling very powerful and I the speed bled off slowly so I was going fast for a while.
What would you do differently?:

I don't know if I would've done anything different on the bike segment. That is how good I felt.
Transition 2
  • 02m 42s

I felt like I took a long time putting my socks on and then my shoes. I think I also had trouble finding where my slot was to rack my bike.
What would you do differently?:

  • 29m 13s
  • 5 kms
  • 05m 50s  min/km

I did not have data from the race on the leg segment so I had to use my own data. I was not too happy with my run. I was pretty wobbly as I was trying to get work my bike legs out. And then I got a cramp in my side that I could not get out. I ended up walking after about 3/4mi. I walked for a minute and then started running again. I was doing good but just felt tired so I walked for another minute at about the 2mi mark. It might've been because of the energy that I expended on the bike but I wouldn't have given up my bike. I then started running again and as I came onto the track and I picked up my pace to a strong run. I was gaining on another guy and I thought I'd fly past him but then he saw me and started sprinting. Of course, that made me start sprinting. We were both at a dead run the last 20m before he started to let up and I passed him a little before the finish line. What I race at the end!
What would you do differently?:

I would've done a little more during my taper week and practiced more bike to run transitions.
Post race
Warm down:

I just walked around waiting for my friends to finish. I was also happy to find out that I beat all of my friends.

What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

The race overall was very well run but it seems like there could've been more water stations or at least more spread out.

Last updated: 2019-09-25 12:00 AM
00:12:08 | 400 meters | 03m 02s / 100meters
Age Group: 34/41
Overall: 418/589
Performance: Below average
Course: Serpentine pattern in a 50m pool.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 03:18
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
00:38:33 | 12 miles | 18.68 mile/hr
Age Group: 20/41
Overall: 157/589
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: 3 laps around a 4mi loop
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:42
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
00:29:13 | 05 kms | 05m 50s  min/km
Age Group: 0/41
Overall: 0/589
Performance: Average
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2019-09-29 3:10 PM

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