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Columbus, Ohio
United States
72F / 22C
Total Time = 1h 44m
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 11/31
Pre-race routine:

Ate a bagel with peanut butter & coffee at the hotel. Drank some gatorade & ate a mini-Clif bar on the drive to the race. Stretched really well.
Event warmup:

200 yd swim
  • 14m 39s
  • 880 yards
  • 01m 40s / 100 yards

I took off quickly (I mean QUICKLY). I was at the front of my age group. At 200 yds. in, I went to sight. All of the sudden it felt like my wetsuit was squeezing my lungs. I was gasping for air and flailing in the water! WHAT!!!! I had to revert to breaststroke until I calmed down. I think I just had OWS panic. It was brutal. I just tried to make it to the end of the swim course in any fashion I could - breast stroke, free style, doggie paddle - LOL. I hated the wetsuit and will probably skip it next time. My goal is to do a lot more open water swims this summer.
What would you do differently?:

Skip the wetsuit.
Practice in OW more.
Transition 1
  • 02m 8s
  • 56m 50s
  • 17 miles
  • 17.95 mile/hr

I just need to work on my cycling skills. I felt like I went out as hard as I could possibly go. It was difficult to pass people when I wanted to pass them.
Transition 2
  • 01m 11s
  • 27m 51s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 08m 59s  min/mile

I got a 2:00 penalty on the run because my race number was not visible. One side of it had ripped off my race belt, and I guess it had flipped over. Nice. Other than that my run went really well. I ran 8:45 m/m according to my Garmin, and that's a first for me.
What would you do differently?:

Pin the number to the belt in addition to snapping it in.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

OWS experience & muscular endurance on bike

Last updated: 2011-03-14 12:00 AM
00:14:39 | 880 yards | 01m 40s / 100yards
Age Group: 12/31
Overall: 0/
Performance: Bad
Suit: Xterra Volt
Course: The course was easy - perfect for a beginner.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Bad
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:08
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
00:56:50 | 17 miles | 17.95 mile/hr
Age Group: 10/31
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Course: Course was great. There were some rolling hills.
Road: Smooth  Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:11
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal
00:27:51 | 03.1 miles | 08m 59s  min/mile
Age Group: 15/31
Overall: 0/
Course: Trail run - out and back.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2011-06-13 6:02 AM

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Subject: Wendy's International Triathlon & Duathlon

2011-06-14 12:01 AM
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Subject: RE: Wendy's International Triathlon & Duathlon

nice job.


don't dis your wetsuit too quickly (it did cost money and it can help you) - just get out and practice with it.

"I got a 2:00 penalty on the run because my race number was not visible. One side of it had ripped off my race belt, and I guess it had flipped over." - that is BS petty, unimportant.  WOW - You should log your time as your real time regardless of what results say.  Penalties are typically given for safety issues and some for unfair advantage (or both like drafting)

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