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Mountain Man Triathlon - Sprint Distance - TriathlonSprint

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Flagstaff, Arizona
United States
Mountain Man Events
68F / 20C
Total Time = 1h 49m 46s
Overall Rank = 235/273
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 27/28
Pre-race routine:

Arrived at transition opening (4:30 am) to rack bike and set up. Hydration, short jog and stretch.
Event warmup:

Short jog, high gear lap on bike, stretch.
  • 23m 46s
  • 700 meters
  • 03m 24s / 100 meters

No panic this time, but still reverting to side paddle on swims. Short time on backstroke, not becuase tired, but breating at elevation issues in beginning.
What would you do differently?:

Need to learn to freestyle before next race.
Transition 1
  • 04m 42s

Spent too much time worrying about the gravel getting out of the water and the pavement getting to the bike. Time would have been better spent removing my wetsuit.
What would you do differently?:

Need to focus on crossing the timiming mats quickly no matter the conditions.
  • 42m 52s
  • 11.18 miles
  • 15.65 mile/hr

Road with the back tire slightly low. Need to have tire gage before next race to insure fully inflated.
What would you do differently?:

Need to insure tires are fully inflated. Need to spend more of bike time in areo position.
Transition 2
  • 02m 33s

Overall an average transition.
What would you do differently?:

Need to dismount at last possible moment, run bike in to transition area, and change shooes quicker.
  • 35m 55s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 11m 35s  min/mile

Did not pace this well at all. Almost 2 minute slower than normal pace
What would you do differently?:

Need to push harder in the run. Was not tired at the end of race so must not have given it my all. Should have found someone infront of me that was running at a pace that I typically run and kept up.
Post race
Warm down:

Continued wlaking while rest of ESCKTC finished race. Some mellon and Vit water.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

My mind was too focused on the breathing issues and not paying enough attention to the actual race.

Event comments:

I did improve in all but the run and overall it was a very fun race for me. I think that the issues were in personal performance and not the race at all.

However, the race organizers should really lay down and indoor/outdoor carpet between the end of the swim and the transition area.

Last updated: 2007-07-24 12:00 AM
00:23:46 | 700 meters | 03m 24s / 100meters
Age Group: 26/28
Overall: 0/273
Performance: Bad
Suit: Body Glove Full suit
Course: Orance bouy single loop
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Bad Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 04:42
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:42:52 | 11.18 miles | 15.65 mile/hr
Age Group: 25/28
Overall: 0/273
Performance: Average
Wind: None
Course: rolling hills that for the most part are considered flat.
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Below average Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:33
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Below average
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
00:35:55 | 03.1 miles | 11m 35s  min/mile
Age Group: 26/28
Overall: 0/273
Performance: Below average
Course: Same rolling mostly flat course as bike, only in opposite direction.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2007-07-24 12:53 PM

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Peoria, AZ (Near Lake Pleasant)
Subject: Mountain Man Triathlon - Sprint Distance

2007-07-25 9:41 AM
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Mesa, AZ
Subject: RE: Mountain Man Triathlon - Sprint Distance
Great job Jerry!!! It was fun seeing you come in as we went out. It was a very enjoyable race - I am glad all of us BTers got to hang out so much. Alright we will all be the swim police now that you signed up for the Oly! All-in-all good job!!!
2007-07-25 9:57 AM
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Goodyear, AZ
Subject: RE: Mountain Man Triathlon - Sprint Distance

Great race!  Glad you had fun up in Flagstaff. That was a tough course and you did great!


2007-07-25 10:37 AM
in reply to: #899193

Subject: RE: Mountain Man Triathlon - Sprint Distance
I think you did great Jerry!!  You just keep plugging along, and improving at every turn.  You have loads of fun, and that is what it's all about!! But yes....if you are now signed up for an Oly....time to start really swimming!! :-) You will do great!
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