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Auburn "World's Toughest Half" Triathlon - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

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Auburn, California
United States
85F / 29C
Total Time = 6h 03m 37s
Overall Rank = 57/185
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 15/31
Pre-race routine:

Early arrival to transition, plenty of time for setup.
Event warmup:

Light stretching, that's about it.
  • 36m 4s
  • 2112 yards
  • 01m 43s / 100 yards

Mellow swim - just relaxed and tried to save energy for later in the race. Felt good.
Transition 1
  • 00m
  • 3h 14m 38s
  • 56 miles
  • 17.26 mile/hr

Might have gone a bit too hard on the bike, but was feeling good. Felt great at the beginning, so I had to hold back a bit - powermeter helped with this. Was shooting for about 230 watts NP - haven't checked my wattage yet, but will be interested to see what I ended up at.

NP: 242
Avg: 213
VI: 1.13
TSS: 257

So, based on NP, I definitely went a bit harder than I should have - I should have been around 220-230 NP... but in such a hilly/variable race, the NP formula might be a bit off, and going on avg. power, I went easier than I should have... so, we'll just call it "just right"
What would you do differently?:

Probably could have gone a bit easier - was too easy to get caught up in passing people, etc, and pushing it on the hills. The hilly nature of the course made it hard to stick to a consistent wattage.
Transition 2
  • 00m
  • 2h 12m 55s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 10m 09s  min/mile

Run went well - definitely hurt a lot in the second half, but stuck to the walk/run plan - allowed myself one 60 second walk break per mile and no more.
Post race
Warm down:

walk around parking lot and down to car. SORE SORE SORE. Nauseated, couldn't eat anything for about 20 minutes until stomach calmed down.

Event comments:

Brad runs a fantastic race - a great combination of down-home, low key fun and professional organization. The volunteers were friendly (if a bit sparse on some sections of the bike course), and Brad's laid-back and fun-loving attitude makes for a great time. My favorite race of the season.

Last updated: 2007-01-09 12:00 AM
00:36:04 | 2112 yards | 01m 43s / 100yards
Age Group: 25/31
Overall: 121/185
Performance: Good
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 00:00
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
03:14:38 | 56 miles | 17.26 mile/hr
Age Group: 8/31
Overall: 32/185
Performance: Average
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 00:00
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
02:12:55 | 13.1 miles | 10m 09s  min/mile
Age Group: 18/31
Overall: 87/185
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2007-05-21 12:31 PM

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