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Reston, Virginia
United States
Reston Triathlon
80F / 27C
Total Time = 2h 43m 39s
Overall Rank = 169/321
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 37/63
Pre-race routine:

Couldnt sleep all that well, nerves. Got up at 3, couldnt go back to sleep up for good at 4. Had breakfast of whole wheat english muffin, almond butter and bananna, big glass of water and cup of coffee, then off to race.
Event warmup:

Put on wetsuit, not much of warmup
  • 33m 5s
  • 1760 yards
  • 01m 53s / 100 yards

Thought swim went really well. Only swallowed one huge face of water other than that was pretty pleased considering first time ever swimming this far at one time. Ended up being a couple minutes faster than I thought I would be.
What would you do differently?:

No much
Transition 1
  • 03m 20s

Could not get the wetsuit off my arms, probalby added one minute.
What would you do differently?:

Practice getting out of wetsuit quickly.
  • 1h 08m 29s
  • 22.3 miles
  • 19.54 mile/hr

Again, was pretty happy with bike, probably could have pushed the middle lap a little harder. Did the first lap in about 22minutes and figured if I kept up that pace would be dead for the run so i slowed down a bit and did second lap in about 25 minutes then tried to pick it up again for 3rd lap probably could have shaved a couple minutes off ride but not too much.
What would you do differently?:

More training, push a little harder.
Transition 2
  • 01m 36s

Happy with this.
  • 57m 10s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 09m 13s  min/mile

Here is where i think i could have done a little better. When I got off the bike I was feeling pretty good and looked at my watch and figured I could run 10 minute miles roughly to achieve my unofficial goal of 2:45. Well after the first 200 yrds we go down this big hill and all I thought about after that was dont kill yourself so that you die coming up that hill at the end then end up walking around the track to the finish line. Was pretty tired for the first half of run but then picked up pace for second half. But that hill at the end, coming back into the sunlight on a pretty hot day was tough and i more or less tried to keep a decent pace to the finish line but was pretty spent.
What would you do differently?:

Push a little harder, train a little more.
Post race
Warm down:

Had some water and a bananna. Tried to eat some pizza and just not much of an appetite. Saw my son, wife, parents, and a few friends who came out for finish which was nice.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

First event at this length.

Event comments:

Pretty happy with result given first Oly distance.

Last updated: 2007-05-22 12:00 AM
00:33:05 | 1760 yards | 01m 53s / 100yards
Age Group: 38/63
Overall: 165/321
Performance: Good
Suit: Full wetsuit
Course: Out and back
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 78F / 26C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Average
Time: 03:20
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Bad Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: No
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed: Good
01:08:29 | 22.3 miles | 19.54 mile/hr
Age Group: 34/63
Overall: 166/321
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: 2.75 loops of rolling course. Nice bike route.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 90
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:36
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:57:10 | 06.21 miles | 09m 13s  min/mile
Age Group: 184/63
Overall: 39/321
Performance: Average
Course: Up and down and up and down. Out and back.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
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

2007-09-10 1:34 PM

Subject: Reston Triathlon

2007-09-10 2:11 PM
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Reston, VA
Subject: RE: Reston Triathlon
Great job!

Way to make your goal of under 2:45!
2007-09-10 2:49 PM
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Subject: RE: Reston Triathlon
Congratulations, sounds like you accomplished your goal, and even if you felt you could improve your time in the run, you did better than what you had planned, hill or no hill. Again, Congrats!
2007-09-12 5:35 AM
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Reston, VA
Subject: RE: Reston Triathlon
Great job!!! Faster than your goal and faster than what you were aiming for in the run. Way to stick it out when the hills got tough. Especially great time given it was your first!! See you next year!
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