Hy-Vee Triathlon - TriathlonOlympic

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Des Moines, Iowa
United States
Premier Event Management
68F / 20C
Total Time = 2h 23m 50s
Overall Rank = 153/1397
Age Group = Male 35-39
Age Group Rank = 13/158
Pre-race routine:

Had a half cup of black coffee and a Nature Valley Bar. Took off with my couple friends who were also doing the race to park at the "mall" and ride the shuttle.
Event warmup:

Borrow a pump for the tires, wait in line for the portable tiolets- great warmup.
  • 27m 29s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 41s / 100 yards

Great first half-problem on the return with keeping in line. Sun was in my eyes.
Transition 1
  • 01m 27s

Went smooth. I have not mastered the art of mounting bike with shoes already clipped in so I had to run in my bike shoes.
  • 1h 08m 33s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 21.75 mile/hr
Transition 2
  • 01m 9s

felt good getting back into transition. No real issues.
  • 45m 14s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 07m 17s  min/mile

Felt really good. Was not able to keep my pace since all the markers were in km and I am not smart enough to figure that out.
Post race
Warm down:

Had some water and sports drink. Then hung out with my daughter on all the "jumpy" things. When transition opened, my friends and I grabbed out bikes and rode 10 miles home. From there, had a couple beers and went out to lunch before driving back to KC.

Event comments:

only problem I had was the parking. Seemed tough to get bikes into transition as well as race morning parking. Everything worked out, but most races I have done went a little smoother.

Last updated: 2009-06-28 12:00 AM
00:27:29 | 1640 yards | 01m 41s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/158
Overall: 0/1397
Performance: Average
Suit: Tri Shorts and Tri Top
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 85F / 29C Current: Low
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 01:27
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
01:08:33 | 24.85 miles | 21.75 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/158
Overall: 0/1397
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Seemed windy on the way out, great to have the push on the way back. Since this was only the 2nd ride on my tri bike in the last 3 weeks (thanks bike shop for taking so long to fix my spoke), I thought it was great. There were several road seems along parts of the course- bump, bump, bump
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 01:09
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:45:14 | 06.21 miles | 07m 17s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/158
Overall: 0/1397
Performance: Good
Course: Flat for first mile or so, then rolling hills. Out and back course.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4