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

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Des Moines, Iowa
United States
Hy-Vee Triathlon
Total Time = 2h 17m 50s
Overall Rank = 184/619
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 20/34
Pre-race routine:

didn't sleep great, up at 4:30- got dressed, had a poptart and a bottle of water and went to catch the hotel shuttle to the race. Got transition set up, visited with some others, checked in with the family. Nice to be able to go off before 7. Seems like I am always waiting an hour or two before my wave.
Event warmup:

none- would like to have swam, but didn't see that happening
  • 24m 9s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 28s / 100 yards

Told myself to go out easy, of course I went out harder and had to take a second to catch my breath again about 200 yards into the race. Then I found my pace and felt good.
What would you do differently?:

not go out hard- warm up
Transition 1
  • 02m 8s

ok, but should have been faster. Struggled with one leg on the wetsuit
  • 1h 06m 3s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 22.57 mile/hr

This is my weakness, I could tell today. Normally I get passed by a few people- wow I got passed by tons today. Different racing in the championships than in a local AG race for sure. Everyone is fast here.
What would you do differently?:

While I enjoy riding, I should do more bike workouts- not just go ride 50-100 miles on the weekend- have a purpose. Although- that sounds like work
Transition 2
  • 01m 39s

fine- no real issues here
  • 43m 53s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 07m 04s  min/mile

I ws getting cramps in both quads if I pushed the pace much faster, so I settled into about a 7 min. mile. I really wanted to go about 6:45, but it was not to be today. When I got done I had a bloody heel- guess I got a blister from the back of my shoe and it rubbed it a little too long. Strange- never had that before.
Post race
Warm down:

talked to some friends, family, went and had a couple adult beverages and some lunch.

Event comments:

This is a great race- AG race or Championships. For the money (about the same as some very average local races) it is head and shoulders above anything else I have done. Only other race that comes close is Malibu Triathlon- but you get a lot more swag at this event.

Last updated: 2012-06-21 12:00 AM
00:24:09 | 1640 yards | 01m 28s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/34
Overall: 0/619
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 02:08
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
01:06:03 | 24.85 miles | 22.57 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/34
Overall: 0/619
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 01:39
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:43:53 | 06.21 miles | 07m 04s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/34
Overall: 0/619
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
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