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

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Des Moines, Iowa
United States
Hy-Vee Triathlon
85F / 29C
Total Time = 2h 23m 27s
Overall Rank = 32/837
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 2/70
Pre-race routine:

Stayed at home. Left at 4:15 AM, drove in Rain storm. Heavy T Storm in Des Moines, but ended when we got to Transition. Race delayed 45 minutes. Dropped off bike the night before. Set up Transition Number 2724.
Event warmup:

Did 10 minute swim 30 minutes before the swim start
  • 25m 48s
  • 1500 meters
  • 01m 43s / 100 meters

My Heart Rate Monitor fell to my waist. The Tri suit was very loose and pushed up around my chest
What would you do differently?:

Not were the Refuel Tri Suit a one piece is a most in a non wet suit swim.
Transition 1
  • 02m 20s

Long transition, design made it unfair for the outside bikes had to go longer distance than the bikes on the aisle.
  • 1h 05m 1s
  • 40 kms
  • 36.91 km/hr

Wind was from the NW at about 10-15mph
Transition 2
  • 02m
  • 48m 20s
  • 10 kms
  • 04m 50s  min/km

Ran with a young women from 1.5 miles to 5.5 miles
Post race
Warm down:

Had Chocolate Milk and Athlete Tent. Sat with cold towel. Sun was out and hot.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Wind on bike

Event comments:

Excellent race

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Last updated: 2013-04-06 12:00 AM
00:25:48 | 1500 meters | 01m 43s / 100meters
Age Group: 2/70
Overall: 74/837
Performance: Average
Suit: Refuel Tri Suit
Course: Gray's Lake Time Trail with three swimmers every 3 seconds. 4 Turn Bouys 1st Right then 2 Left and last Right
Start type: Run Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 85F / 29C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Average Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:20
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
01:05:01 | 40 kms | 36.91 km/hr
Age Group: 1/70
Overall: 23/837
Performance: Average
Avg HR: 150 bpm Avg HR: 81 % of Max 4.1 z Max HR: 171 bpm Max HR: 92 % of Max 5.3 z
Wind: Strong
Course: A lot of turn arounds. Long no pass zone in Gray's Lake Area. North on Fleur then turn on MLK and south on a short turn around. Then back to MKL and Fleur north to Ingersol, south to Water Works then out to Airport and back
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 880
Turns: Average Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:00
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:48:20 | 10 kms | 04m 50s  min/km
Age Group: 5/70
Overall: 191/837
Performance: Good
Avg HR: 159 bpm Avg HR: 86 % of Max Max HR: 175 bpm Max HR: 95 % of Max
Course: Gray's Lake to MLK
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5]