Topeka Tinman Triathlon - Short Course - TriathlonShort Course

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Topeka, Kansas
United States
Topeka Tinman
76F / 24C
Total Time = 1h 01m 11s
Overall Rank = 90/347
Age Group = 20-24
Age Group Rank = 9/16
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 3 and started driving to Topeka. Had a bagel and fruit before I left. Had my good ole' high calorie protein shake starting at 6AM. Took at GU 30min before swim start.
Event warmup:

Did about 50yd warmup in lake an hour and a half before event.
  • 07m 16s
  • 300 yards
  • 02m 25s / 100 yards

Not the most fun swim I've ever had. Became a survival swim. Weather was nice and so was water. Wayyyy too slow.
What would you do differently?:

Need to practice OWS and get comfortable being hit and swimming around people
Transition 1
  • 01m 21s

Great transition. This is where I made up some time. Nice hill climb from beach to bike.
What would you do differently?:

  • 27m 6s
  • 8.24 miles
  • 18.24 mile/hr

Fastest bike ride I've had in a race. I can definitely push myself to go faster and efficiency in pedaling is coming along.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. Just more seat time.
Transition 2
  • 00m 47s

Ok this is what really ticked me off on this race. Someone decided to put their bike in my transition area and so I had to put my bike on the ground because every place around me was full. This cost me a couple of extra seconds that I could have had on the run and really upset me.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. Not using socks made this transition very fast and I loved it.
  • 24m 43s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 07m 57s  min/mile

Legs were stiff as bricks because pushed myself much harder than normal on bike. The only other thing besides someone stealing my bike spot that was irritating occurred on the run course. The volunteers handing out water for some reason decided to put ice in the cups. Seriously... who the heck puts ice in the water cups. Not only did I choke on the ice but the water was too cold to drink. Sprinted at the very end of the course and broke away from a couple of guys I was running with
What would you do differently?:

I need to train more like a race pace and do some periodization.
Post race
Warm down:

Enjoyed a nice banana and some gatorade.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

My heart rate skyrocketing during the swim course. I can't believe I had such a bad swim.

Event comments:

Mail awards. Kind of disappointing. After race nothing to do.

Last updated: 2009-05-25 12:00 AM
00:07:16 | 300 yards | 02m 25s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/16
Overall: 178/347
Performance: Bad
Suit: TriSuit
Course: Out 100 yards and then turn around and head back at an angle
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 78F / 26C Current: Low
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Average
Time: 01:21
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed:
00:27:06 | 08.24 miles | 18.24 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/16
Overall: 110/347
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: Nice and cleared off except for one stretch of road. Fairly flat. Couple hills down though. Fast pace.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:47
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Bad
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:24:43 | 03.11 miles | 07m 57s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/16
Overall: 90/347
Performance: Average
Course: Goes hilly around Shawnee Mission park and the golf course there.
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: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3