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American Triple T - Saturday A.M. Olympic - Triathlon

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Lore City, Ohio
United States
80F / 27C
Total Time = 3h 26m 4s
Overall Rank = 89/176
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 4/8
Pre-race routine:

Woke up, ate one orange and a caramel rice cake.
Went down to transition with my stuff, set everything back up, pet a dog. Put on wetsuit.
Event warmup:

  • 35m 49s
  • 1862 yards
  • 01m 55s / 100 yards

I was not swimming hard. Just navigating well. The sun was right at the first buoy, so I navigated off the sun.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 01m 58s

No complaints, just kind of took my time. Jogged a little. My watch time is different from race time because I accidentally hit "lap" twice and then just paused it.
What would you do differently?:

No desire at this stage to really push harder, but I could be a little more efficient. I could increase my standings just by doing this a little better.
  • 1h 39m 50s
  • 25.48 miles
  • 15.31 mile/hr

Lost the chain to the inside at the bottom of a hill. That was annoying to start up from there and to have to stop to fix it. Especially after spending an hour with the bike maintenance guy last night.
Did well pushing the downhills.
37.2 mph top speed felt comfortable and not scary.
Some of the wind gusts felt a little scary though. My rims are deeper than I'm used to.
What would you do differently?:

Made sure the rear derailleur is in the mid-range before shifting the front.
Transition 2
  • 02m 19s

Again, I could dial this in better. I'm good with the shoes. I'm too old for a flying dismount. It's not worth the risk. Not feeling like running with the bike either, but I did run out of transition.
What would you do differently?:

Practice the little things and get faster. Scared of my new helmet falling on the ground, so I had it clipped to the bike. Want to find a better way.
  • 1h 08m 40s
  • 6.95 miles
  • 09m 53s  min/mile

Surprised my pace was that good considering I real did walk quite a bit. My downhill running was strong. The confusion with the course was a problem. The first water station was out of cups, and I thought that's OK, I could miss one. But then because I did two loops of the shorter course, I hit Mile 3 in transition and there was no water there, either. So I missed two water stops in the first three miles. That was a problem. Also had to deal with myself making a mistake and not beating myself to pieces for that. I did report myself to the timing official and since I did extra distance he said it was OK.
What would you do differently?:

Ask for clarification about the course. Read the sign more carefully. Ask at the water stop. Bring my own cup in my pocket.
Post race
Warm down:

Got in the water to cool down. It was very hot by the end of the race. The water was really cold but felt nice, so that gave me the idea to not wear my wetsuit for the afternoon race.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Not getting enough water on the run, getting the course wrong, not being more powerful on the bike on the hills.

Event comments:

Another great piece of an amazing, challenging weekend.

Last updated: 2022-05-23 12:00 AM
00:35:49 | 1862 yards | 01m 55s / 100yards
Age Group: 4/8
Overall: 91/176
Performance: Good
Suit: wetsuit
Course: Two loops counterclockwise.
Start type: Run Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 68F / 20C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
Time: 01:58
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
01:39:50 | 25.48 miles | 15.31 mile/hr
Age Group: 4/8
Overall: 100/176
Performance: Average
146 bpm Avg HR 163 bpm Max HR 2,591.9 ft Total Ascent 2,483.6 ft Total Descent 830.7 ft Min Elev 1,256.6 ft Max Elev
Wind: Some
Course: Two loops of difficult hills.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Below average Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 02:19
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Below average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
01:08:40 | 06.95 miles | 09m 53s  min/mile
Age Group: 4/8
Overall: 76/176
Performance: Below average
9:53 pace 155 bpm Avg HR 167 bpm Max HR Elevation 607.0 ft Total Ascent 590.6 ft Total Descent 939.6 ft Min Elev 1,149.6 ft Max Elev Running Dynamics 164 spm Avg Run Cadence 184 spm Max Run Cadence 0.97 m Avg Stride Length 9.1 % Avg Vertical Ratio 8.8 cm Avg Vertical Oscillation 47.4% L / 52.6% R Avg GCT Balance 280 ms Avg Ground Contact Time
Course: Very hilly coming out of transition. Website said two loops but course map said one longer loop and I missed. Did two laps of the shorter course instead, which was more distance.
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Too hard
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2022-05-23 11:12 AM

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