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Los Alamos, NM
United States
Total Time = 1h 55m 40s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Drove up the night before. Found the race sight. Checked over the bikes. Tried to sleep, but didn't have much luck. Read a chapter from "It's not about the Bike."

Race day: Breakfast of Bagels and cream cheese and fruit.
  • 17m 36s
  • 440 yards
  • 04m / 100 yards

Jumped into pool and went @#%*!! thats deep.
Transition 1
  • 03m 55s

First transition is bike to space on rack for the bike; set it down on the end and dumped my stuff. Walked most of transition; pavement and gravel a bit hard on the feet.
  • 56m 26s
  • 12.4 miles
  • 13.18 mile/hr

Two riders passed me on a turn almost causing a crash. Another rider was reportedly not paying attention and crashed into my back tire while on one of the climbs.
What would you do differently?:

Gotta work the hills more.
Transition 2
  • 05m 31s

Swim to run. The Mrs. exited the pool right after I did, so I waited for her.
  • 32m 10s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 10m 23s  min/mile

Left the Mrs. behind. Kept at a comfortable pace.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lighter, faster bike. Maybe more hills and speedplay during training might help on bike and run.

Times were slower than my previous TRI of the same distance in May. I'm sure the hills and altitude were factors, and I suspect my races in Vegas earlier in the month May have slowed me down as well.

Event comments:

Course was a BIKE - SWIM - RUN, so above listings are a little out of order. This was my wife's first TRI. She did awesome and is definately hooked.

Last updated: 2004-08-18 12:00 AM
00:17:36 | 440 yards | 04m / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Course: Pool laps.
Start type: Dive Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 03:55
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:56:26 | 12.4 miles | 13.18 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Wind: None
Course: Out and back with HILLS.
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Drinks: Just right
Time: 05:31
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:32:10 | 03.1 miles | 10m 23s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Course: Uphill out and back on paved street.
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5]

2004-08-21 9:59 PM

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2004-08-22 12:01 PM
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