Shawnee MIssion Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Shawnee Mission, Kansas
United States
Johnson County Park and Recreation District
84F / 29C
Total Time = 1h 22m 38s
Overall Rank = 92 F/117 F
Age Group = 45-47
Age Group Rank = 14/17
Pre-race routine:

Since this was my first, I Went to orientation the day before.

The day of the race, I got up early, ate breakfast and got to the race in plenty of time. Parking was about a mile from the starting point, so it was a nice walk down. Frame of mind was good
Event warmup:

put my stuff in the transition area/ got my markings and chip, watched the swimmers take off in the heats ahead of me and then it was my turn!
  • 12m 10s
  • 547 yards
  • 02m 13s / 100 yards

This was a good leg for me. I didn't have too much bumping and it went pretty well.
What would you do differently?:

Do more open water swims.
Transition 1
  • 03m 2s

This went okay
What would you do differently?:

note sure
  • 37m 3s
  • 9 miles
  • 14.57 mile/hr

the good news, I had to get a new bike two days before the race, the bad news that didn't give me time to figure out the gears. My old 10 speed I had been using, the gears and chain broke and the new road bikes are different when it comes to shifting gears.
What would you do differently?:

Ride more and practice shifting gears. Also ride the course more than once, if possible.
Transition 2
  • 01m 53s

this was harder than I thought it would be, legs felt so heavy and was slow shifting to the run
What would you do differently?:

practice this transition more
  • 28m 33s
  • 2.4 miles
  • 11m 54s  min/mile

I am not a runner, so the transition was hard for me, and my legs felt heavy and like I was running in molasses
What would you do differently?:

run as much as I can
Post race
Warm down:

walked, drank water, watched racers come in after me. Talked to friends I knew at the race.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

lack of time avaialabe to devout to training.

Event comments:

this was a great race, lots of new folks and lots of vetrans I will definitely try to do this race again next year.

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Last updated: 2007-07-11 12:00 AM
00:12:10 | 547 yards | 02m 13s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/17
Overall: 47/117 F
Performance: Good
Suit: tri suit
Course: straight swim along the buoy's
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 84F / 29C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding: Good
Time: 03:02
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:37:03 | 09 miles | 14.57 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/17
Overall: 93/117 F
Performance: Average
Course: This was a hilly course, or at least I thought so.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Below average Hills: Below average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:53
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:28:33 | 02.4 miles | 11m 54s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/17
Overall: 106/117 F
Performance: Below average
Course: there was one pretty good hill- road and path running
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4