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Bartlett Lake Sprint Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Scottsdale, Arizona
United States
79F / 26C
Total Time = 1h 48m 31s
Overall Rank = 23/36
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 5/7
Pre-race routine:

Ate a bagel w/pb before leaving the house @ 3:45am and drank gatorade and water on the way there (1:45 drive). Found location, parked and verified where bike racks were and waited in the car for the sun to come up. Racked bike and setup transition area, got body marked.
Event warmup:

water too cold for much warm up. Swam a few meters back and forth just before the start.
  • 20m 47s
  • 775 meters
  • 02m 41s / 100 meters
What would you do differently?:

get more open water practice
Transition 1
  • 00m

transition times were not measured so T1 is part of bike time, but approx 6 min. Horrible hill right out of transition, hard to clip in to 2nd shoe.
  • 59m 48s
  • 10 miles
  • 10.03 mile/hr

some very rough road with some BIG cracks. Good warning from Race Director at the pre-race meeting.
Transition 2
  • 00m

transition times were not measured so T2 is part of run time. Much faster than T1 (no wetsuit to worry about.
  • 27m 56s
  • 2.2 miles
  • 12m 42s  min/mile
What would you do differently?:

more hill training
Post race
Warm down:

walk - stretch - eat

What limited your ability to perform faster:

not enough hill training.

Event comments:

No aid stations on Sprint bike course. Very hilly which was very challenging for me.

Full Race Report is at:

Last updated: 2007-03-19 12:00 AM
00:20:47 | 775 meters | 02m 41s / 100meters
Age Group: 5/7
Overall: 16/36
Performance: Below average
Suit: Zoot full body wetsuit
Course: almost rectangle.
Start type: Wade Plus: Shot
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Average
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Average
Time: 00:00
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Below average
00:59:48 | 10 miles | 10.03 mile/hr
Age Group: 5/7
Overall: 25/36
Performance: Below average
Wind: Little
Course: first 4.25+ were uphill, ~ 1060 ft of elevation change according to my GPS.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence: 78
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Bad
Race pace: Too hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:00
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:27:56 | 02.2 miles | 12m 42s  min/mile
Age Group: 5/7
Overall: 26/36
Performance: Below average
Course: 1.1 mile uphill with 440 ft of elevation change according to my GPS. Weather was hotter also.
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Too hard
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? No
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2007-03-19 10:41 AM

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Subject: Bartlett Lake Sprint Triathlon

2007-03-20 9:56 AM
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Goodyear, AZ
Subject: RE: Bartlett Lake Sprint Triathlon
Great job on your first tri. And I think this was a tough course! You'll do great in your HIM!
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