Hy-Vee Triathlon - 5150 U.S. Championship - TriathlonOlympic

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Des Moines, Iowa
United States
5150 Triathlon Series
60F / 16C
Total Time = 2h 40m 19s
Overall Rank = 233/994
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 22/81
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 3:30 a.m. Bagel with peanut butter and banana. Coffee.
Event warmup:

Sip water and dynamic warm ups. GU Roctane 1 hour prior to swim start.
  • 33h 18m
  • 1640 yards
  • 2h 01m 48s / 100 yards

Swim felt good. I had lots of trouble navigating. Goggles fogged up immediately. Almost stopped to fix, but pushed through with terrible sighting.
What would you do differently?:

Defog goggles prior to swim start.
Transition 1
  • 04m 4s

Huge transition area, one of the longest I've ever seen, muddy from rain the day before. Long run from swim out into T1. Was racked almost at the very end near the run out. Had a good 200 yard run with bike out of and into transition accounts for such a long T1 time.
What would you do differently?:

Practice running in mud barefoot. Add long runs with bike.
  • 1h 12m 14s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 20.64 mile/hr

Good course. Roadway blocked to auto traffic. Railroad crossings X4 covered with carpet helped, but still rough. Overall good course.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 02m 3s

Pretty good. In to T2 with just a little Gatorade left in the bike bottle which I finished off prior to heading out on the run. No problems.
  • 48m 41s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 07m 50s  min/mile

Legs and cardio felt great during run. Made me think I took it too easy on the bike. Probably should have run more aggressively on first half of run.
What would you do differently?:

Run more aggressively on first half of run.
Post race
Warm down:

Water at finish line. Walked around venue waiting for wife to finish.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Not really knowing the course before hand. Should have been a little more aggressive. Trained on a lot of hills and this course was flat.

Event comments:

Very well organized from start to finish. Lots of schwagg at expo and in race packet. Good volunteer support too. Finish was kind of uneventful. Finisher's medal handed to me with not so much of a word. No finisher's photo, no direction to food, shuttles, or anything for that matter. Didn't know what to do except leave. Everything was great up until just after finishing.

Last updated: 2011-08-08 12:00 AM
33:18:00 | 1640 yards | 2h 01m 48s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/81
Overall: 521/994
Performance: Below average
Suit: Tri Suit
Course: Nicely layed out. 5 turns with 4 short legs and one long leg. Swimming into the sun on the longest leg. Run in time trial start with in groups of 5 every 10-15 seconds.
Start type: Run Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 75F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Average
Time: 04:04
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
01:12:14 | 24.85 miles | 20.64 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/81
Overall: 230/994
Performance: Good
Wind: Some with gusts
Course: Flat and fast.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 90
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:03
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Below average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:48:41 | 06.21 miles | 07m 50s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/81
Overall: 331/994
Performance: Good
Course: Flat and fast also. Nicely shaded paved and shaded running trails before hitting city streets on last half. Great support every mile.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 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: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4