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Tempe, Arizona
United States
Red Rock Company
90F / 32C
Total Time = 3h 34m 32s
Overall Rank = 277/
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Event warmup:

none to speak of just staying calm.
  • 41m 36s
  • 1640 yards
  • 02m 32s / 100 yards

No matter how many of these races you do someting can always go wrong. That's part of the challenage. Today as I started to enter the water I slipped my goggles off my eyes onto my forehead to adjust my swim cap. All adjust so I jumped into the lake and quckily realised I forgot to bring the goggles back to my eyes. Too late, they slipped off my head and where gone. So I was faced with a choice, rush about the transition area and get my back up pair or swim without them. I decided that the transition area was way to far to make it back in time to start with my wave, so I choose option 2. Swim without them.
I would say this was one off my toughest swims in a long time.the combination of no goggles, the narrow course and some really agressive swimmers I had a burtal swim.
To get out of the lake they built a staircase on the bank edge and positioned some volunteers along it to help you get out. Since I really couldn't see and couldn't judge distance too well I had a bit of trouble trying to get out and actually pulled my lucky volunteer into the lake as he tried to help me out (he actually only fell on his bottom on the last step- not all the way in about 8" deep).
What would you do differently?:

put the goggle strapes under my swim cap!Repeat, Put the goggle strapes under the swim cap! It took 2 miles on the bike before my eyes where dried out enough to allow me to see in focus. This was not only a speed robbing mistake but a painful one as well.
Transition 1
  • 03m 19s

The transition area was pretty far from the lakes edge and jogging up to T1 was a slight pain due to not being able to see too good.
  • 1h 10m 3s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 21.28 mile/hr

Rode pretty good the whole time. I PR'd this bike leg but I felt laps 2 and 3 should have been alot faster. I got caught up with other people paces and not riding my own pace. I snapped out of it on the 4th loop and ended up passing alot of folks.
What would you do differently?:

Ride my own pace, and pay better attention to food intake.
Transition 2
  • 03m 3s

uneventfull T2, most of the time was due to the distances between timeing mats.
  • 1h 36m 34s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 15m 33s  min/mile

I could seem to get going and had to walk way too much on the 1st half of the run run and had an extended stay in one of the fine outhouses along the course. although the total pace isn't what I as hoping and training for my pace on the 2nd lap was just under 13min/mile and no walking. I felt the longer I was mving the better I felt.
What would you do differently?:

I need to train harder on the run. It really bugs me that after all this time my run is still so terrible. The good news is I recover pretty fast.(looking for something positive about my run)
Post race
Warm down:

The AzTriClub had a tent right at the finish line where we all hungout and recovered after the race and put away some calories in the form of liquid refreshments.

What limited your ability to perform faster:


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Last updated: 2006-09-24 12:00 AM
00:41:36 | 1640 yards | 02m 32s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Bad
Course: Course was a 2 loop clockwise cicrle in the Tempe Town Lake, Due to water conditions they moved the swim course to a smaller area which made for a very rough swim.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 03:19
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
01:10:03 | 24.85 miles | 21.28 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: A 4 loop course around Tempe Town Lake, same course as the Pat Tillman last year.
Road: Rough  Cadence: 80
Turns: Average Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 03:03
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
01:36:34 | 06.21 miles | 15m 33s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Course: 2 laps around the Tempe Town Lake
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
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] 3