Indianapolis Sprint Triathlon Series - TriathlonSprint

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Indianapolis, Indiana
United States
Tuxedo Brothers
85F / 29C
Total Time = 1h 09m 47s
Overall Rank = 102/525
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 15/48
Pre-race routine:

Got up, had a fruit smoothy, felt good. Loaded up my stuff and headed out the the race site.
Event warmup:

Ran a bit, stretched a little. I completely spaced the gel I usually eat about 15 min prior. Did not make any difference I don't think.
  • 09m 23s
  • 547 yards
  • 01m 43s / 100 yards

Well, this was a learning experience. My first time trial start. The race director had said you can self seed. I guess I should be more aggresive and I will be in the future on any time trial self seed start. I was 19th out of 525, and easily could have been top 10. My actual number was 85, I would say about 150 or so jumped in front of me. When my time came, I ran in and started swimming. Tried to hug the bouys to pass easily. Started passing a lot of people, and was doing well, until the turn buoy. Everyone was all grouped up and I could not pass. Had to do a little breastroke, and then was back on my way. Got to the second buoy, same thing. At this point I was a little frustrated, and just swam over a couple people. I never do that, but really just could not go anywhere. I started to breaststroke again, and had to get moving, so I just put my head down and went over a couple. Sorry to whoever that was!!!! I am not a mean swimmer. It's definitely my fault for not being more aggresive on the self seed.
What would you do differently?:

From now on, if it's a time trial start, I will start in the top 20.
Transition 1
  • 01m 17s

ugh, well I slipped getting out of the water. So that will be really cool if they got a picture of that. Long run into transition, and to the bike. Grabbed my stuff as fast as I could and took off. Not a real good transition though.
  • 31m 43s
  • 10 miles
  • 18.92 mile/hr

Overall I was ok with the bike. Not super excited, but ok. I held my position fairly well. Got passed a few times, and passed a few. So not too terrible.
What would you do differently?:

Bike more. Just need to keep plugging away.
Transition 2
  • 01m 32s

Bad one. Took a minute to get the bike racked. Yuck.
What would you do differently?:

I dunno, actually know how to rack my bike.
  • 25m 51s
  • 3 miles
  • 08m 37s  min/mile

It was an ok run. My calves were cramping the first half mile or so. I did actually pass some people. My fitness just is not there yet. I need to really get serious about my training.
What would you do differently?:

Run more. I need to bike and run lots more.
Post race
Warm down:

Just walked around a bit. Drank some gatoraid.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of fitness. Clogged up swimming.

Event comments:

I really liked the race, and if I would have started further up in the swim I think it would have been a really great race. I like the venue. The organization was perfect. It was a lot of fun to see that many athletes. Very cool. I will try to keep doing this series. Fun to see the same faces at all the different races.

Last updated: 2010-06-16 12:00 AM
00:09:23 | 547 yards | 01m 43s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/48
Overall: 19/525
Performance: Average
Suit: tri suit
Course: Rectangular course. Out, turn right, go to next buoy, turn right, head to the beach.
Start type: Run Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 79F / 26C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:17
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:31:43 | 10 miles | 18.92 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/48
Overall: 180/525
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Course: Good course, had some sharp turns. Some good parts where you could get moving pretty good.
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Below average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:32
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Below average
Shoe and helmet removal
00:25:51 | 03 miles | 08m 37s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/48
Overall: 0/525
Performance: Below average
Course: Fairly flat and easy run course
Keeping cool Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
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] 3