Indianapolis Sprint Triathlon Series - TriathlonSprint

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Indianapolis, Indiana
United States
Tuxedo Brothers Event Mgmt
71F / 22C
Total Time = 1h 21m 34s
Overall Rank = 295/446
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 33/35
Pre-race routine:

Breakfast: Whole wheat English Muffin with peanut butter, glass of berry juicy juice.
Event warmup:

Did some Yoga last night, and some stretching today. Aside from that, not much.
  • 10m 57s
  • 547 yards
  • 02m / 100 yards

According to the feel, the swim was WAY long today, more along the lines of 700-750 yards. I don't have any confirmation of this, but I'm pretty sure. I can comfortably swim, in a mob, at about 1:40/per 100 yards.

My shoulder has been hurting still from my (hit and run) crash a month ago. MRI was Thursday, waiting on getting diagnosis (torn rotator cuff?) from the doctor. I did not swim as agressive as I could as a result, but that is about 5 seconds/100 yards, not the 20 seconds.

I had 1 guy who kept trying to run me over, so I basically let him get on the outside of me, and I just sort of, um, pushed him offcourse with his sighting.
What would you do differently?:

Since my shoulder was hurting, I should have started further to the left. and stayed left of everyone. I would have added minimal distance, but been easier on my shoulder.
Transition 1
  • 02m 3s

Took a little long trying to dry off - the free towel I got at a different tri was not good for drying off, and getting shirt on while wet was impossible.

At bike mount point, 4 people where standing ON THE MAT trying to clip in the bikes. I basically forced my way through and got a good flying mount, essentially blocking the 4 people. Why would people try to mount their bike ON THE MAT? Hello people, move to the side or you will get run over.
What would you do differently?:

Tri suit & different towel.
  • 33m 38s
  • 10 miles
  • 17.84 mile/hr

I had a water bottle 3/4 original lemon/lime gatorade, 1/4 water. I couldn't choke it down, too strong. This was a major issue. Legs got tired on a few hills, need to work on hills better.

Headwinds on the ride back.
What would you do differently?:

Better hydration plan. Check tire pressure in AM. Check brake drag after getting off bike rack. Need to get out of the saddle a bit more while climbing.

Ride lots more.
Transition 2
  • 01m 55s

Legs felt a little jello right off the bike. Right shoe heel folded under, cost about 10 seconds or so while trying to straighten it out. Tried to get some liquid off the bike - cost me a few seconds at bike rack as well as a few at the water table at run out trying to get some liquid/play catch up.
What would you do differently?:

Practice a couple of brick transitions at speed, need to try to put on shoes tired. May have been an issue with the socks I had on. Better hydration on the bike.
  • 32m 59s
  • 3 miles
  • 10m 59s  min/mile

My run was atrocious - No excuses. I had a good run for me, but in the grand scheme of things, it was not up to par with everyone else.
What would you do differently?:

Though this is a great time for me, I really need to work on my running - I need to really plan on running 4ish time a week - no excuses.

I also need to have better hydration prior to the run - I started the run at a hydration deficit.
Post race
Warm down:

Walking around for a few minutes, and ate some pasta/liquids. Once I got home, I spent about an hour in the hot tub.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

4 main issues: Swimming navigation. My shoulder injury hurt on the swim. Hydration on the bike. My run fitness.

I took a sudafed this morning for a stuffy nose - this likely contributed to the over elevated HR levels. No sudafed before a race any more.

1452 Calories
103% Heart Rate Max 192bpm
86% HR Avg HR Avg 160bpm

Event comments:

Tuxedo Brothers are a first class event management company who always put on a fantastic event. This is a great venue as well.

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Last updated: 2007-06-08 12:00 AM
00:10:57 | 547 yards | 02m / 100yards
Age Group: 5/35
Overall: 75/446
Performance: Average
Average 91% 169bpm End 99% 185bpm
Suit: Sugino Tri Shorts
Course: Clockwise rectangle
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 79F / 26C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Average Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 02:03
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:33:38 | 10 miles | 17.84 mile/hr
Age Group: 32/35
Overall: 281/446
Performance: Average
Average 94% 174bpm End 88% 164bpm
Wind: Headwind
Course: 10 mile out and back, some rollers. A couple of sharp turns at the bottom of hills make for a couple of cautious situations.
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Below average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:55
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:32:59 | 03 miles | 10m 59s  min/mile
Age Group: 35/35
Overall: 435/446
Performance: Bad
Out: Average 91% 170bpm End 90% 168bpm Back: Average 94% 175bpm End 88% 164bpm
Course: 3 mile out an back, couple of small rollers, water at the 1 & 2 mile mark.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
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