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Tempe, Arizona
United States
Red Rock Company
83F / 28C
Overcast
Total Time = 3h 38m 19s
Overall Rank = 503/532
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 75/79
Pre-race routine:

General stretching (then alot of visiting with those I know at the event and watching the waves ahead of me start.)
Event warmup:

Too little and not enough focused stretching other than the right arm.
Swim
  • 51m 28s
  • 1500 meters
  • 03m 26s / 100 meters
Comments:

Hey! I did not drown on my first Olympic swim. I was so thrilled that they allowed wetsuits as I still have not faessed up and learned to swim. The distance did not tire me although my lack of form made me slow and probably hurt my overall race, but I was very happy anyway.
What would you do differently?:

As alwyas, learn to swim freestyle correctly.
Transition 1
  • 03m 6s
Comments:

This was an great improvement on my transition time from last race.
What would you do differently?:

Continue to work on suit removal and getting right into socks for bike ride.
Bike
  • 1h 22m 3s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 18.17 mile/hr
Comments:

The bike went well enough but the wind dstarted during my last loop and the cop paced me for a bit (I think he was trying to open the road even though there were bikers behind me still.)
What would you do differently?:

This was simply a matter of being last wave to start and slow on the swim. I had my best bike to date so I am not complaining too much.
Transition 2
  • 02m 41s
Comments:

This was a simple and easy transition that realy went ok overall.
What would you do differently?:

General experience with each race continues to improve my transitions
Run
  • 1h 19m 2s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 12m 44s  min/mile
Comments:

Tuckered guy by now and walked the hills (shame Jer!) However, did wear the iPod for company and was smaked on the back side by the hottest girl there so the run was another positive point to the day.
What would you do differently?:

Need to train in a manner that I still have energy after 3.5 hours or improve swim enough that I am not out there so long that I get lazy.
Post race
Warm down:

General hydration and cool down walking.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Swim

Event comments:

I finished my first Olympic distance race!!!




Last updated: 2007-05-29 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:51:28 | 1500 meters | 03m 26s / 100meters
Age Group: 135/79
Overall: 525/532
Performance: Below average
Suit: Yes
Course: Single loop of orange bouys under three bridges.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Shot
Water temp: 78F / 26C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Below average Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
T1
Time: 03:06
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
No
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
Biking
01:22:03 | 24.85 miles | 18.17 mile/hr
Age Group: 133/79
Overall: 475/532
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Course: four identical loops in a general square pattern around Temp Town lake/ ASU
Road: Rough Dry Cadence: 72
Turns: Average Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Below average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 02:41
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
Running
01:19:02 | 06.21 miles | 12m 44s  min/mile
Age Group: 130/79
Overall: 499/532
Performance: Below average
Course: Two loops around park/Tempe Town Lake
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

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2007-09-23 9:30 PM

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2007-09-23 9:48 PM
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OOOH JER congrats on your first OLY! REAL proud of ya there BUDDY!!!
2007-09-23 10:21 PM
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Great job out there. Way to finish your first OLY! And you finished with a smile on your face
2007-09-23 11:15 PM
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super cool that you finished your first oly. Sorry we missed your finish. We were watching for ya, but couldn't stick around because the minister had to get to work :P

Congratulations!!

2007-09-24 11:40 AM
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Awesome job Jer! You did it!!  Now learn how to swim!!!  Haha!! Woz is a great swimmer and wants to work with you...for free!!  So hook something up!!!  Dispite your side stroking, you still finished strong and you did it !! Very proud of you! *smack*!
2007-09-24 11:53 AM
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Great job, Jerry.  The first Oly is a huge accomlishment!  Just keep working and you'll keep getting even better.  Yesterday was a big milestone - great work!!


2007-09-24 1:52 PM
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Thanks for all the support.  Yes, once I learn to swim the worl of Oly tri will be my oyster.  :P

 

2007-09-24 2:00 PM
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AWESOME!!! You probably saw me in the swim, I was the last pink capped swimmer, THE SWIM was s hard for me! Bike was great, run was great, anyways, you finished! You should be proud!
2007-09-24 2:16 PM
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I'm really sorry I had to get to work! We were cheering you on, even if you didn't see us! Yippee for keeping on going!
2007-09-24 7:56 PM
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Great Job Jerry!! I can only hope to do that good on my first OLY.
2007-09-25 10:20 AM
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Great job, congratulations on your first Olympic.


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