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Honolulu, Hawaii
United States
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Total Time = 2h 24m 22s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 17/57
Pre-race routine:

Up at crack of midnight to get a decent parking place. The race is held directly across the street from a huge shopping mall, yet we can't park in the garage. Coffee and PBJ on the way to race. No real goals since I haven't done too much since IMAZ as well as taking one for the team(I got fixed) on 5/2.
Event warmup:

Hung out and talked to Matt and Eric, looked at cool bikes in trans, faked injury stories to people in my age group, some G-dae, GU, 2 gas-X and salt tabs about 30 mins before start.
  • 27m 32s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 41s / 100 yards

Started on left, even with bouy line. Surprisingly, no one else was there to speak of. All others far right. I swam straight up the bouys, with no contact. Caught a few drafts, but lost them swimming through previous waves. Didn't push too hard. Saw Furndog at the turn and I think he tried to dunk me, but missed.
What would you do differently?:

Maybe push it a bit harder. I was a little slower than last year. But overall swim was about average for me.
Transition 1
  • 02m 45s
  • 1h 06m 27s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 22.44 mile/hr

A fun ride for me. Pushed it a bit and enjoyed the lack of traffic on the course. Traded spots back and forth with a few people I knew from my AG. Some bunching up when passing slower riders. A bit faster than last year. Nutrition = 1 plain GU just before bike turn around, 3/4 small bike bottle (1/2 G-ade, 1/2 water, 3 scoops C-Pro)
Transition 2
  • 01m 25s

Faster than last year, no socks on run for first time.
  • 46m 15s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 07m 27s  min/mile

Just went out at a steady pace and tried to hold it through first 1/2 and gradually increase intensity. I knew 2 from my AG were just ahead of me throughout the run and tried to keep them in sight. I managed to pass them in the last 1/2m. After the pass I heard this hard breathing in my ear, but didn't dare look over. Lucky for me it wasn't them. I don't think I could have gone any faster. Some small blisters from no socks, but nothing major. Slightly faster than last year. Nutrition = water at first 2 aid stations,(quick gulps) 1 Latte GU just before loop 2.
What would you do differently?:

I'll change lacing configuration on shoes to minimize slippage.
Post race
Warm down:

Stay in shade tent with Matt and Eric. Drink water, Jamba Juice and G-ade. Swap war stories, plan future workouts.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Don't know. I guess I could come up with a few excuses. Haven't trained too much sine IMAZ, I normally do long course racing, I'm as fast as I am going to be right now???? Who knows?? Just great to be out there with your pals doing stuff alot of people only dream of.

Event comments:

Would give it a 5 if parking problem is handled!!!

Last updated: 2007-05-22 12:00 AM
00:27:32 | 1640 yards | 01m 41s / 100yards
Age Group: 15/57
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Suit: Sugoi Tri-Suit
Course: Straight out and back. Return is into sun, but I was able to sight pretty well anyway.
Start type: Run Plus:
Water temp: 80F / 27C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:45
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
01:06:27 | 24.85 miles | 22.44 mile/hr
Age Group: 23/57
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Flat and fast
Road: Rough Wet Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:25
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:46:15 | 06.21 miles | 07m 27s  min/mile
Age Group: 16/57
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: Flat and fast. Some weird undulations in spots on road as well as potholes.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
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] 4

2007-05-22 3:33 PM

Subject: Honolulu Triathlon

2007-05-22 4:40 PM
in reply to: #812359

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Subject: RE: Honolulu Triathlon

Next time I will dunk you ;p  Nice race! It was really fun having you and Eric out there racing. Looking forward to fun bike rides this summer.






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