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Memphis In May Olympic Triathlon - Triathlon

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Memphis, Tennessee
United States
90F / 32C
Total Time = 2h 29m 43s
Overall Rank = 34/267
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 2/20
Pre-race routine:

Rode the 3 miles to the race from Dad’s house. Ate my oatmeal and banana
Event warmup:

Rode the 3 miles and swam 100m
  • 23m 30s
  • 1500 meters
  • 01m 34s / 100 meters

Swim was OK. Couldn’t see anything other than the sun heading east. Very hard to navigate. Was bale to go much better when headed west. Never pushed
What would you do differently?:

Wear tinted goggles.
Transition 1
  • 01m 13s

Went smoothly. No issues
What would you do differently?:

  • 1h 12m 41s
  • 40 kms
  • 33.02 km/hr

Didn’t push as hard as I should’ve but wanted to save something for the run. Legs weren’t feeling great from the start. Ended up with an IF of 0.75, with a Normalized power of 206. Route was all over the place, below average pavement, and poor traffic control
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, given the heat
Transition 2
  • 00m 49s

Went well, no issues
What would you do differently?:

  • 51m 29s
  • 10 kms
  • 05m 09s  min/km

Run went OK. It was 90 but the time I started. Very little shade, so I knew it would be slow. Actually felt good on the first 2 miles around the lake. Was just roasting, though. Hit a few hills in miles 3-4, and then just tried to hold on for the last 2 miles. Miles were 7:32, 8:13, 8:25, 9:06, 8:27, 8:36
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. I wasn’t terribly pleased with my time, but overall was pretty good compared to everyone else. Kept moving forward the whole time, and only really walked ona few hills and at water stops
Post race
Warm down:

Found some shade and sat down for 15 min, then rode back to Dad’s

What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

Race start was a cluster. When I signed up, start time was listed as 7AM. No mention of any changes at packet pickup. When I looked on liken before going to bed the night before, start had been changed to 6:15. When I got to the site, it had been changed to 6:30. No one lined up in numerical order to start the swim. No one was telling people to line up orderly. I was #363, but didn’t get in the water until almost 25 min after the first person started. The bike had generally poor pavement throughout with multiple turns and intersections where there were no police to direct traffic. I didn’t see any issues, but there could’ve been some. The race site for the swim and run were nice, but the ride was tough. If this was a dress rehearsal for the 1/2IM in Oct, there is lots to improve on- more buoys to help with sighting, better traffic control, sweep gravel off road shoulders.

Last updated: 2021-08-25 12:00 AM
00:23:30 | 1500 meters | 01m 34s / 100meters
Age Group: 1/20
Overall: 32/267
Performance: Average
Suit: Swimskin
Course: Rectangle in Patriot Lake. Looking dead into the sun for half of it
Start type: Run Plus:
Water temp: 80F / 27C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Bad
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:13
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
01:12:41 | 40 kms | 33.02 km/hr
Age Group: 7/20
Overall: 64/267
Performance: Below average
Wind: Some
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering:
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:49
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:51:29 | 10 kms | 05m 09s  min/km
Age Group: 3/20
Overall: 50/267
Performance: Below average
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? No
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2021-08-29 2:23 PM

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