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Tempe, Arizona
United States
The Red Rock Company
95F / 35C
Total Time = 3h 37m 35s
Overall Rank = 457/594
Age Group = M40-44
Age Group Rank = 59/72
Pre-race routine:

Up and hour drive to Tempe then make sure parking spot open. To transition to set up and body mark as well as sunscreen for race!
Event warmup:

Warm-up and stretch while walking with firast Jot then Tanya looking for fellow BT's. Stretched in water withg Brian.
  • 32m 43s
  • 1000 meters
  • 03m 16s / 100 meters

Loved this swim. So much shorter than the Olympic I did last month that I almost felt relaxed!
What would you do differently?:

One day I will learn to swim - before June 1, 2008 and the Ironman 70.3 in Boise!
Transition 1
  • 04m 44s

The transition semmed smooth as I was in the first wave so it was not yet crowded with the "pro's and 1/2 Man participants.
What would you do differently?:

Liked this transition, but wish I could sock up a little faster with wet feet.
  • 1h 35m 51s
  • 30 miles
  • 18.78 mile/hr

I loved the Bike again and believe that this is a new PR for my bike.
What would you do differently?:

I think I may need higher gears. I was in my top gear for the majority of this race and had the energy but not the gear to go any faster. I may have to ask a bike expert or fellow ESCKTC member what they suggest. Mybike has improved the most this year, but I still think that I have more in me. Until my run improves, the bike is my best bet to make up my swim time and to set up for a run with a buffer.
Transition 2
  • 03m 10s

I have not learned to ride with my feet ontop of my shoes yet and the distance is a little short to worry about it, but may have to look at this for next season.
What would you do differently?:

Think I still need to run a little harder with the bike and rack a bit faster. too long swapping shoes and jersey's.
  • 1h 21m 9s
  • 6.55 miles
  • 12m 23s  min/mile

90 plus degrees around a lake on concrete and next to freeway bound traffic is hot. not a little hot, but wicked hot! this was warm even though I live in Arizona!
What would you do differently?:

Really need to work on my run. So need to do more bricks or swricks so that my run is muscle memorized as afgter I am already tired.
Post race
Warm down:

Lots of walking about with BT'rs and East Side Cool Kids Tri Club! First Brian, then Rick, then Sally, followed by Rick again and met up with Cris followed by Aaron. Wow, just missed Jen finish, but caught her with the Pizza and then waited with Cora while we watched Paulette, Tanya, Harry, and Josh do a loop of their 1/2 Mary. Chris and I cheered Tanya and Harry from an Aid station and then made it to the Finish line as Josh rocked it.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Guy in pink Crocs dropped out of the race. Would have gone faster especially in the run just to make sure I beat him is he would have been in the race!

Event comments:

Wow, from them threatening me to kick me out for complaining to advertising and then announcing the wrong wave starts in addition to droppin pre-function good time events from their announcement, I was wondering if the race director even knew what day the race was supposed to be on when it was all said and done. That said, I still had at least one and perhaps 2 PR (Bike and maybe sswim) so I am happy I stuck it out.

Last updated: 2007-10-04 12:00 AM
00:32:43 | 1000 meters | 03m 16s / 100meters
Age Group: 65/72
Overall: 519/594
Performance: Average
Suit: Yes
Course: Single loop around yellow bouys. Swim from bleacher ramp to dam. Across to second bouy, and then back directly infront of bleacher entrance.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 72F / 22C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Below average Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
Time: 04:44
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
01:35:51 | 30 miles | 18.78 mile/hr
Age Group: 47/72
Overall: 342/594
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Course: 1.5 loops of the Halfman course. Thought that it was marked better then I was led to believe.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 85
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 03:10
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Below average
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
01:21:09 | 06.55 miles | 12m 23s  min/mile
Age Group: 62/72
Overall: 503/594
Performance: Below average
Course: Hot, hot, hot loop around Tempe town lake with a little "kicker run off to the side for about 1.3 miles that had no aid station but lots of concrete and heat!
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? No
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2007-10-28 7:11 PM

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Peoria, AZ (Near Lake Pleasant)
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2007-10-28 7:38 PM
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Flagstaff and Phoenix, AZ
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Congratulations! And you wrote the first RR. I've been sitting here all day, jealous you guys got to race and waiting for the vicarious experience of reading RRs...

Try rolling the socks next time. Have them ready rolled up to the tip and then you slide them over the foot, just like a condom. Might take some practice though
2007-10-28 8:45 PM
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the desert
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Great seeing you out there today.  Great job on your PRs!
2007-10-28 9:46 PM
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Phoenix, AZ
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Great race and an awesome bike leg. You are right it was way hot !! I think a different rear cassette is the cheapest / easiest way to increase you gearing but I'm no expert.

 Great job

2007-10-29 7:17 AM
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scottsdale, az
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Congratulations! I wish I would have been there for this race! You tore it up on the bike! NICE!!!!!!!
2007-10-29 10:10 AM
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Great job! I don't understand how you got your RR up so fast, since I spent all that time sleeping.


2007-10-29 12:12 PM
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Way to go Jerry!!  Your bike speed is scaring me. I might have been lucky not to do this race, otherwise I could be wearing pink crocs today.  What rpm are you turning your big gears at? You may just need to practice turning them faster at around 90 rpm.

Great job on this race! It was miserably HOT and you stuck it out and not only finished, but PR'd events! Was also fun hanging out at the aid station while laying on an ant farm.

Can't wait till next race! You did awesome!!! 

2007-10-29 12:50 PM
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Nice race!  Who knew it would be so hot!  Way to persevere through the heat and git er done.
2007-10-29 2:51 PM
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Great Job JER!!! Way to go on the bike, and bummer about the Crocs.
I've been slacking on by BT time, what's with the you almost getting kicked out?? You'll have to fill me in next time I see ya.
2007-10-29 3:42 PM
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Goodyear, AZ
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WTG Jerry!!! So glad you did this race, you got to see how much your training has paid off. It wouldn't be the same without you!

Great job!

2007-10-29 4:35 PM
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Chandler, AZ
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Hey Jer-

Way to go. We saw each other twice on the course. I would have tried to catch up to you on the run but simply did not have the energy. Thanks for greeting me at the finish. I was thinking I was the last quarter dude on the course until I passed one with a half mile to go.

2007-10-29 5:06 PM
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Great job jerry!!  YOu are getting there on the swim!  You have improved so much on the bike!!  Thanks for hanging around to see us finish! It meant a lot!
2007-10-29 11:32 PM
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2007-10-30 11:14 AM
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Surprise, Arizona
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Great job out there, Jerry!  You had a teriffic race.  It was great seeing you before, after, and during.  I especially appreciated hanging out with you before the swim - helped to calm my nerves a little.  Keep training hard - you've come a long, long way since Tempe Int'l! 
2007-10-30 4:51 PM
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Albuquerque, NM
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Good Job! A couple PR's...that's quite a race.
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