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Route 66 Sprint Triathlon - Triathlon

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El Reno, Oklahoma
United States
64F / 18C
Total Time = 1h 30m 56s
Overall Rank = 12/26
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 2/2
Pre-race routine:

5am rise, power bar breakfast, 32 oz. water,, 12oz. Diet Dr. Pepper. 45 min. drive to race, relaxation breathing, mental rehearsing. Set transition area, practice coming into transition, locating bike, familarizing self with exit
Event warmup:

Active stretching, slow jog, breathe
  • 12m 2s
  • 500 meters
  • 02m 25s / 100 meters

Very foggy. Had no idea where bouys were at start of swim. Director announced wet start. Was not clear on where / how far out. Actually was a deep water start. I was asking questions about locatoin of bouys and start line and none of volunteers I asked knew answers.
What would you do differently?:

Make it out to the starting line prior to start! I was 10 yards behind at gun shot.
Transition 1
  • 01m

Knew there was stripping area, but planned to peel off suit while running to bike. Apparently that was not allowed! After passing through timer I was redirected back out to stripping area.
What would you do differently?:

Get answers to pre-race questions. Difficult to find anyone knowledgeable who was willing to answer basic course/proceedure questions.
  • 43m 21s
  • 13.05 miles
  • 18.06 mile/hr

Road the course prior to race and was familiar, good ride.
What would you do differently?:

Take in nutrition earlier, got a great burst of energy that would have been great 10-15 min. earlier.
Transition 2
  • 01m 29s

Biked sockless, difficult getting socks on for run, but necessary.
What would you do differently?:

Exit T2 the right direction. Again, did not get good course/proceedure info prior to race start. Ran out of T2 wrong way, had to turn around, reenter and go around.
  • 33m 2s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 10m 37s  min/mile

I ran the whole way without walking. A triumph.
What would you do differently?:

Just need to continue to improve as a runner.
Post race
Warm down:

Static stretching, walking

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Course confusion.

Event comments:

Pre-race communication from directors was often filled with rude and crude remarks and suggestive jokes. Actual race information was sketchy and confusing. Racers were directed to message boards to post questoions, however I was not allowed to post w/o administrator approval. 5 days later, still no approval. Personal emails were answered curtly and incompletely, face-to-face questions were treated as very dumb by volunteers and race director. Official race info. emailed out 36 hours before race. Full of jokes and unclear changes to the course. There was no time to contact someone for clear answers prior to race.

Last updated: 2007-06-03 12:00 AM
00:12:02 | 500 meters | 02m 25s / 100meters
Age Group: 3/2
Overall: 12/26
Performance: Good
Suit: yes - full
Course: clockwise triangle
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Shot
Water temp: 70F / 21C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:00
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
00:43:21 | 13.05 miles | 18.06 mile/hr
Age Group: 2/2
Overall: 11/26
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Mostly flat and smooth, some crevases and bumps, out and back along Old route 66, the Mother Road.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 83
Turns: Good Cornering: Below average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:29
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
00:33:02 | 03.11 miles | 10m 37s  min/mile
Age Group: 3/2
Overall: 19/26
Performance: Good
Course: Hazardous! Deep potholes, slippery mud, buckled pavement, winding out and back course
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? No
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 2

2007-06-03 12:43 PM

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