St. Francis Health Center Topeka Tinman Triathlon - Short Course - Triathlon

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Topeka, Kansas
United States
Ultramax Events
85F / 29C
Total Time = 1h 32m 36s
Overall Rank = 170/391
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 13/19
Pre-race routine:

Had two egg cheeze omlet and cup of coffee for breakfast, already had stuff packed, pumped tires to presure on bike and rode over tot he site from the campground. Did not sleep well the night before.
Event warmup:

Very light stretching of ankles in transitioon area after set up. Got wet suit on and went to beach and had time for a quick out and back, could have used more to get breath working better.
  • 08m 45s
  • 400 meters
  • 02m 11s / 100 meters

kept overtaking a lot of people, I need to start farther up, the contact did not seem to bother me.
What would you do differently?:

move up in the pack at the start.
Transition 1
  • 03m 19s

forgot to put glasses on
What would you do differently?:

put glasses on.
  • 46m 25s
  • 13 miles
  • 16.68 mile/hr

was a little sick to stomacjh after swim, second half was much better feeling.
What would you do differently?:

might like to try clipless but my transition time might suffer, I'll have to try it out.
Transition 2
  • 00m 57s

almost forgot to take helmet off so I had to go back, which cost me a couple seconds
What would you do differently?:

think more about what to do on the way into the transition area.
  • 33m 13s
  • 5 kms
  • 06m 43s  min/km

never got comfortable, stayed at slow starter pace through out due to over heating
What would you do differently?:

need to figure how to deal with heat better
Post race
Warm down:

drank water, walked around, sat in the shade

What limited your ability to perform faster:

heat during the run, and a tweeky ankle

Event comments:

My first race so I thought most everything was great.

Last updated: 2013-06-11 12:00 AM
00:08:45 | 400 meters | 02m 11s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/19
Overall: 0/391
Performance: Good
I think the distance was longer than 400, will check calculator. I need to start farther forward, I had to swim over and around a lot of people and could not find anyone to pace with.
Suit: yes
Course: counter clockwise, well marked
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 76F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting: Bad
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 03:19
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:46:25 | 13 miles | 16.68 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/19
Overall: 0/391
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: pretty flat, up hill and into wind early which helped with a faster home stretch.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:57
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
00:33:13 | 05 kms | 06m 43s  min/km
Age Group: 0/19
Overall: 0/391
Performance: Below average
Course: a little hilly, and really hot! I had a hard time with getting up to pace and never really got to second gear.
Keeping cool Bad Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
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