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Tempe International Triathlon - Olympic Distance - TriathlonOlympic

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Tempe, Arizona
United States
Tucson Racing Inc.
hotF / 0C
Total Time = 2h 45m 38s
Overall Rank = 240/452
Age Group = M35-39
Age Group Rank = 42/65
Event warmup:

Just waiting around for it to start.
  • 34m 59s
  • 1640 yards
  • 02m 08s / 100 yards

I haven't been swimming much at all the past couple of months due to some shoulder pain. I actually thought my time was going to be worse. My navigation was horrible. I think I swam and few extra hundred yards.
Transition 1
  • 03m 8s

Had a little trouble getting my wetsuit off, especially over the timing chip on my ankle. It was also the first time I have used this wetsuit and it was a little tight, but I have gained some weight too.
  • 1h 07m 23s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 22.13 mile/hr

I was happy with the bike leg. I thought for sure I was closer to a 1:15 time. I was slower going up the small hill but passed everyone going down it. It's interesting actually, it seems that most people use the down hill as rest time. I usually just try to go as fast as I can.
Transition 2
  • 01m 46s

What can I say.....not an extremely bad time......could have been better...
  • 58m 23s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 09m 24s  min/mile

I knew from last year that I needed to be fueled up for this leg, because they only provided water. Well it was the same this year and I didn't necessarily run out of gas it was just hot and I was tired. I knew when I hit the first mile at over 9 minutes this was going to be a less than stellar run.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

I haven't been training much lately, because of the demands of my job. I signed up for it, so I had to do it and I knew it wasn't going to be a good one for me. I would have been better suited for the sprint distance. Oh well, it was fun none the less.

Event comments:

I am a little mystified again by the fact that this race company does not provide anything but water during the race. We pay the same amount as the other races. I told myself last year that I wasn't going to participate, but ended up doing it because the Tribute tri was canceled. I still had a good time, just seems a little off.

Last updated: 2007-05-08 12:00 AM
00:34:59 | 1640 yards | 02m 08s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/65
Overall: 0/452
Performance: Bad
Suit: yes
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 77F / 25C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Bad
Rounding: Average
Time: 03:08
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Bad Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
01:07:23 | 24.85 miles | 22.13 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/65
Overall: 0/452
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: 4 laps
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Below average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks:
Time: 01:46
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:58:23 | 06.21 miles | 09m 24s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/65
Overall: 0/452
Performance: Bad
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

2007-05-23 8:59 PM


Phoenix, Arizona
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Subject: Tempe International Triathlon - Olympic Distance

2007-05-24 10:10 AM
in reply to: #814503

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Subject: RE: Tempe International Triathlon - Olympic Distance

Man, you may not have been able to train much lately, but you were fast!  I'd say any run under 10 min. per mile is something to be proud of on that course.

 I'm hoping one day I'll be able to post times like yours.  Good job

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