Bowling Green Sprint Triathlon - Triathlon

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
United States
Bowling Green Sprint Triathlon
80F / 27C
Total Time = 1h 20m 11s
Overall Rank = 7 f/150 fe
Age Group = 50-55
Age Group Rank = 1/6
Pre-race routine:

Drove to Bowling Green that morning. Ate two pieces of toast and one cup of coffee. Put my transition together and then walked every transition. Socialized until meeting time and then did swim warm up.
  • 07m 20s
  • 400 meters
  • 01m 50s / 100 meters

Not a good swim for me but fun and funny. Greg G. started right behind me and caught up within two laps. We swam side by side one lap and I let him take the lead so I could draft (why not). It was so easy and every stroke I kept hitting him. It took a lot of will power to stay put and just draft because I felt he was going slow. But I knew at masters practice we swim the same pace. Little did I know he lost his goggles at the turn and was slowing down. If I hit his feet once, I hit them 100 times. You should hear his side of this story and how I kept climbing up his back side.
What would you do differently?:

Next year Greg and I should practice and plan on drafting. We could take turns and probably nail this swim. I was somewhat disappointed because I have been doing 400's at practice with a time of 5:30 to 6:00. So really thought I would complete this around 6:15.
Transition 1
  • 01m 36s

Greg got out of transition faster than I did. He sprinted to the transition while I jogged.
What would you do differently?:

Try to rack my bike on an end site. I had to deal with bike being tangled when unracked bike.
  • 42m 20s
  • 15 miles
  • 21.08 mile/hr

Bike felt really good especially since it was a challenging hilly course. Had Greg in front of me as a rabbit so I tried to catch up or gain on him. Unfortunately got stuck in car traffic going up a hill and he was in front of the car, we were passing a couple of bikes and the car got behind a slow hill climber. Finally caught back up at the end. This may have been to my advantage because it was the hardest hill climb and I was still feeling good on the end of the ride climbs. Caught and passed a lot of riders at the end.
Passed a lot of folks on the bike because it is a hilly course and I like to climb hills.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 01m 8s

Again, struggled with the left foot into my running shoe.
What would you do differently?:

Need new elastic shoe laces and practice the shoe thing more
  • 27m 38s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 08m 51s  min/mile

Felt great. Knew my training crew started behind me and were trying to run me down because they are all faster runners. No One caught me. Paul was telling me to "run the tangets". He knew they were trying to catch me because they kept asking people we know "how far is Kay in front of me".
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:


What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

Loved it. Will put this one on the calendar to do again next year.

Last updated: 2013-05-27 12:00 AM
00:07:20 | 400 meters | 01m 50s / 100meters
Age Group: 1/6
Overall: 30/150 fe
Performance: Average
Drafted the entire swim. Greg G. passed me on the second length and it took him the entire length, we swam side by side. at the turn I told him to go on so I drafted off him. It was so easy I kept having to tell myself to stay put because we swim the same speed in practice all the time. Little did I know he lost his goggles and slowed down. If I ran into him once, I ran into him 100 times. But we had fun. I waved at people in the crowd cheering for us. My training buddies knew I was drafting.
Suit: no
Course: Pool, single start 10 secs apart. Very nice swim start
Start type: Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 80F / 27C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 01:36
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed:
00:42:20 | 15 miles | 21.08 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/6
Overall: 14/150 fe
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: HILLY with some major climbs but also major downhills
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:08
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:27:38 | 03.1 miles | 08m 51s  min/mile
Age Group: 2/6
Overall: 30/150 fe
Performance: Good
Course: Hilly but nice hills. Long and slow with Long and slow downhills. Seemed like more down then up.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5