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Race Result

Racer: Jose Torres
Date: Sunday, July 17, 2011
Location: Putnam Couty, NY
Race Type: Triathlon - Sprint
Age Group: Male 35 - 39
Time: 1:25:00
Overall Place: 129 / 250
Age Group Place: 12 / 18
Comment: I prefer not to talk about it.

Race Report:

I did this triathlon this weekend 440 yard swim, 14 bike and 5K run.

Swim 8:36
T1 0:59
Bike 45:34
T2 1:01
Run 29:07

Total 1:25

Swim – I was very happy with my swim, for the first time ever, I started and finished 440 yards without stopping at all. A lot of bumping and moving around. But I held a perfect pace and at the end I felt like I could have kept on going. We swam in a lake 80 people per wave.

BIKE - The first 5 miles of the bike had a total of 1250 feet of climbing. My average pace after 5 miles was less than 12 mph and my HR was over 165. I was really trying to take it easy. First of all I did not know when the climbing would stop and I knew I had more miles to ride, plus the 5K. The next 8 miles of the bike was nice rolling hills with some very fast descents, I hit 42 mph. The last mile into T2 was again up hill.

Run – The run was on the same course as the bike, except out and back. The total climb on the run was over 600 feet. I really felt good on the run, but the hill really slowed me down. Even with the hills my pace was better than my last to Tri’s.

Average Heart Rate was 165, I was really trying to relax to lower this. But normally I like to relax on the first 1-2 miles on the bike, but this course was uphill right out of T1, so no time for recovery. Overall I was would not have been happy with my time, I should have had the same time as the Reston Sprint, but obviously this course was different. I was very happy with my swim, transitions and the energy I had during the run. I’ve been working on my T1 & T2, this is my first time the two come out to 2 minutes total.