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Rev3 Cedar Point - Sprint Rev - Triathlon


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Sandusky, Ohio
United States
REVOLUTION3 Triathlon
70sF / 0C
Sunny
Total Time = 2h 24m 43s
Overall Rank = 154/163
Age Group = Gender
Age Group Rank = 71/76
Pre-race routine:

Bowl of Raisin Nut Bran with milk for breakfast about 2.5 hours pre race. Had a banana about 1 hour pre race.

Didn't sleep well the night before, but had gotten good sleep the rest of the week leading up to race.

May not have been adequately hydrated. Is that why I had cramps?
Event warmup:

Got in the water to splash around. Did some arm / shoulder warm ups.
Swim
  • 39m 19s
  • 880 yards
  • 04m 28s / 100 yards
Comments:

I had a big breakthrough in my swimming recently. So I was able to swim slow and not get as out of breath. But I still couldn't swim straight through. Stopped to catch my breath a lot - either on my back or just floating. Held onto a kayak or surf board twice, but it didn't seem any better of an option that doing a little backstroke.

I was one of the last 10 or so swimmers in the water. So I got a personal coach / escort / lifeguard. : )

Overall, I am happy with my swim. It was better than I expected, especially since the water turned out to be deeper than I expected. Still tons of room for improvement in my swim, particularly my stamina.
What would you do differently?:

Just keep swimming and building my stamina.
Transition 1
  • 04m 51s
Comments:

It was kind of a long run from the beach to T1. I was pretty tired from the swim, so I walked the bulk of it. I had a problem getting my helmet on. Somehow it was twisted. But I had my bike in the right gear, so that was good thinking ahead.
What would you do differently?:

I probably just need to sit down to put on my socks and shoes. Or get better balance so I can get my shoes on faster.
Bike
  • 47m 30s
  • 12 miles
  • 15.16 mile/hr
Comments:

I got a high 5 from a spectator, which made me wobble as I started on the bike.

Stomach started cramping pretty early on. Didn't drink much Gatorade - maybe 1/4 bottle.

I was pushing hard enough that I could feel it in my legs. But I was able to catch 2 women on the bike, even though I didn't even see them until I was at least half way through the ride.
What would you do differently?:

I really need to replace the cleats on my shoes.
Transition 2
  • 02m 20s
Comments:

I can't do any of the fancy stuff yet, so I don't even attempt it. Maybe next year...
What would you do differently?:

I need to build more strength and stamina, so I can run through transitions, rather than walk.
Run
  • 50m 43s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 16m 19s  min/mile
Comments:

Still had stomach cramps, but they got better on the second loop. Seemed to have a negative split. Ran a good amount on the second loop.

Took half a Gu. Drank a good amount of water and dumped a cup on my head at each opportunity.
What would you do differently?:

Not sure what caused the stomach cramping, but I would have had a much better day without it. I just need to keep building my run stamina, so I can eliminate the walk breaks.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around for a while. Tried to stretch my quads, but it made my stomach cramps hurt worse. Did a little stretching on the ground.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Stomach cramps. No idea why I had them.

Event comments:

Post race food was gross.

The website said there wouldn't be water on the run course. I found that hard to believe, but I brought my fuel / water belt just in case. Turns out I didn't need it. There was a water station that I hit 4 times.

Fantastic medal! It's a merry-go-round, with a spinning horse. My best medal yet!

I kind of liked getting a long sleeve shirt. I can't wear it training (cotton), but I'll wear it around the house all winter.




Last updated: 2012-12-27 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:39:19 | 880 yards | 04m 28s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/76
Overall: 0/163
Performance: Average
Suit: Yes
Course: Water temp was good. Course was a straight shot. It was shallow until about the first buoy.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Bad
Waves: Bad Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
T1
Time: 04:51
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
No
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Below average
Biking
00:47:30 | 12 miles | 15.16 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/76
Overall: 0/163
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Course: The first half of the course, along the water then through the weeping willows, was beautiful. the second half was more through town and with traffic. The roads weren't in very good shape. There was one short, kind of steep hill - a bridge going in to Cedar Point.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
T2
Time: 02:20
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Bad
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
Running
00:50:43 | 03.11 miles | 16m 19s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/76
Overall: 0/163
Performance: Average
Course: Through the parking lot. Pretty ugly. Two loops.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
Evaluation
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] 4

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