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Conway, Arkansas
United States
DLT Event Management Inc.
Total Time = 2h 02m 17s
Overall Rank = 321/332
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 35/36
Pre-race routine:

What routine? I've never done this before. I arrived 1 hour before start time, checked in, and set up my transition area.
Event warmup:

I stretched a bit just to loosen up and then had a quick easy swim.
  • 19m 5s
  • 500 yards
  • 03m 49s / 100 yards

I made it through this with determination and some preparation.
What would you do differently?:

The only thing I can do differently is train better, push myself more, and learn to be efficient with power and energy.
Transition 1
  • 03m 11s

I really had no idea what to expect. It didn't feel like I took that much time.
What would you do differently?:

1. Not wear gloves 2. Get clip cleats instead of using toe clips.
  • 58m 51s
  • 14 miles
  • 14.27 mile/hr

It was a good ride for my first triathlon. My mouth got so dry I was licking my moustache for moisture until I got to a place I could take a real drink. I did get some really great speed during the downhill sections. At one point my top speed was 35 mph.
What would you do differently?:

I have to say that practicing basic cycling skills will be the key for me. Shifting is something I am struggling with but am definately working on.
Transition 2
  • 02m 23s

Pinning my race number on was the difficulty.
What would you do differently?:

Spend the $7 for a race belt.
  • 38m 49s
  • 3.2 miles
  • 12m 08s  min/mile

I gave in to the pain in my legs and was able to intermittently talk myself in/out of it. I'd run until I just didn't think I could and then walk until I could make myself run.
What would you do differently?:

This is an area I really need a lot of work on. I have got to train smarter and work on efficiency.

I attribute my poor performance to poor training. I wanted to participate in this event to prove to myself that I could. Well, I did it.
Next year, I'll do it better, smarter, and quicker.
Post race
Warm down:

I just walked until my heart rate settled down.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Giving in to my pain. For moments I was truly able to convince myself that the pain was merely temporary. It worked for a little bit and then the pain came back. I had shin splints when training and so I was advised not to run until race day. Big mistake.

Event comments:

This was the perfect course for my first triathlon. It was a good event. My partner came with me and really isn't a sports person so it made trying to enjoy the post race activities difficult.

Last updated: 2007-07-28 12:00 AM
00:19:05 | 500 yards | 03m 49s / 100yards
Age Group: 34/36
Overall: 321/332
Performance: Below average
Suit: Zoot Tri-suit
Course: Easy to follow but I kept drifting with the chop, first to tight to the bouy and then way too wide. Switched to crawl with an occasional backstroke when I just couldn't continue to freestyle.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 82F / 28C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Bad
Waves: Below average Navigation: Average
Rounding: Below average
Time: 03:11
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Below average
00:58:51 | 14 miles | 14.27 mile/hr
Age Group: 34/36
Overall: 321/332
Performance: Below average
Officially 15.3 was my rate/pace.
Wind: Headwind with gusts
Course: Rolling with two really great hills. By "great hills" I mean they were great for practicing just not during an actual event.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 80
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Below average Hills: Below average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 02:23
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Below average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:38:49 | 03.2 miles | 12m 08s  min/mile
Age Group: 36/36
Overall: 321/332
Performance: Bad
Officially my pace was 12.08
Course: Straight out and back with two small inclines.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Too much
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] 5

2007-09-18 1:24 AM

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