Indianapolis Sprint Triathlon Series #1 - TriathlonSprint

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Indianapolis, Indiana
United States
Tuxedo Brothers
78F / 26C
Total Time = 1h 23m 52s
Overall Rank = 330/442
Age Group = 40-441
Age Group Rank = 33/43
Pre-race routine:

Got up, chatted with HIlde and Kati about the weather and then I had my usual peanut butter sandwich with a banana and a bottle of water. We were trying to plan how we would handle the rain and how sucky it might be....We also waited for my friend Jon to show up since he was our photographer. We loaded the bikes before the rain started pouring and then left when Jon showed up.
Event warmup:

I did more warming up of my jaw than anything else. I'm amazed at all the people I'm beginning to know that race....There were six people there that I knew and talked to...that was kinda cool. I did a very little bit of stretching during the pre-race announcements. I also shot a espresso Gu with 2X caffeine before the walk to the beach!
  • 15m 36s
  • 547 yards
  • 02m 51s / 100 yards

I'll be honest...given all the issues I've had recently and the doctor calling me on Friday to ask me not to race the Tri - I was a little scared of what he thought could happen...and he alluded to heart valve issues....So even though I went against doctors orders and raced I was scared of what if he was right...So to help calm those fears - I really took the swim very very slow to keep the heart rate down and not cause any issues while in the water...I wasn't sure if I would be able to get someones attention if I had a problem...and if not...the obvious would be I'd go under the water.....that's not a pleasant thought!
What would you do differently?:

Not have the fear of being in trouble in the water - be 100% healthy and have swam more often...since it had been 2 weeks or so since I'd really been in the pool due to illness. So, not much I could do differently given my constraints.
Transition 1
  • 02m 28s

I wasn't too terrible concerned about transition time since my swim sucked so bad. I actually sat down on the ground..haha....
What would you do differently?:

I need to care more about transition time...I was pathetic...haha
  • 32m 35s
  • 10 miles
  • 18.41 mile/hr

This was a pretty good ride for me considering all the rain and caution needed to navigate around that issue. I felt pretty HR was 170-172 most the bike ride so I was pushing it pretty good. I never run this high on training rides so the race mode was full bore!!! I didn't think much about the effort I just wanted to attack the hills and pass the next person. I improved 1.6mph over last year when it was dry...I'm happy with the improvement
What would you do differently?:

Train more - more hills - more HTFU
Transition 2
  • 02m 33s

I had a little trouble again clipping in the bike on the start with the right leg...same issue as last year...I think being in a rush and adrenaline fuel this problem.
What would you do differently?:

concentrate on transitions...I need to actually practice these more....and care more..haha
  • 30m 40s
  • 3 miles
  • 10m 13s  min/mile

I'm not gunna biatch too much about the run...It sucked for me...but I hadn't trained much in 3 weeks and this was the first brick this season....So it was what it was...I'm happy with the overall performance in comparison to last time, but in my heart I should have taken off another minute per mile....or at least that's what my head thinks and past training before I got sick would indicate..dunno
What would you do differently?:

nothing...I'm happy with the effort and circumstance I was under...Hell, I went against doctors orders on this one..haha
Post race
Warm down:

Chatted with friends at the finish line - no real and drank some!!! the had chocolate milk which made me very happy!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

My performance was limited by inconsistent training over the last few months and recently having 3 weeks off due to the last time of coughing blood....I won't complain...I did the best I could given the circumstances.

Event comments:

This race was very special to me - not because of my performance but because of the friends that surrounded me. Having the MMMer's there was awesome - getting to race with Hilde was awesome!!! And meeting Tammy at the finish line was awesome! These people have such great work ethic and have inspired me over the last year that it was just too cool to have them physically there!!! Hilde, Tammy, Kati, Brad, Jonathon, Neil, Aneatria, William - it was awesome to share the finish line experience with you guys...This race will be very memorable for me because of the friendships and time shared!!! Thanks Gang.

Last updated: 2011-05-13 12:00 AM
00:15:36 | 547 yards | 02m 51s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/43
Overall: 400/442
Performance: Below average
Suit: Tri suit
Course: U-Shape around two buoys.
Start type: Run Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 78F / 26C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Bad
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
Time: 02:28
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:32:35 | 10 miles | 18.41 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/43
Overall: 204/442
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Out and back with some rollers and hills
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence: 92
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 02:33
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:30:40 | 03 miles | 10m 13s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/43
Overall: 382/442
Performance: Below average
Avg HR 169
Course: Out and back - Up the hill at the start and down the hill at the end...I much preferred the down!
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4