Hy-Vee Triathlon - TriathlonOlympic

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Des Moines, Iowa
United States
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Total Time = 3h 07m 52s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Cliff bar, apple juice and bannana then dropped off early (04:30) to get marked, chip, and check bike (top off tires)
Event warmup:

few minutes yoga get in the water for an easy swim and stretching
  • 26m 58s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 38s / 100 yards

This was the most comfortable I have felt in a swim. Very pleased with navigation, rounding and drafting while I could. Finished swim feeling good and warmed up.
Transition 1
  • 03m 5s

Took time because of how the event was set-up. Needed to make sure everything was in bag because it was moved to T2. Did not run with bike or have shoes already clipped in. Did run because bike was in a field and with shoes on did not feel compfortable running on uneven ground. I have practiced this but the bike out area was narrow and felt it was a better play to be cautious with this. Had the correct gear picked out to start. Plus has made sure to eat and drink something.
  • 1h 25m 15s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 17.49 mile/hr
Transition 2
  • 03m 5s

I did not rush myself
  • 1h 09m 38s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 11m 13s  min/mile

Time was slower than my first Oly tri but this course had 2 good climbs. I'm pleased with the run.
What would you do differently?:

Practice running hills more and strenthen middle / lower back because they cramped up.
Post race
Warm down:

Had recovery drinks and water, walked around, stretched, easy bike ride (2 miles) back to hotel.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Cramping in middle / lower back during run.

Event comments:

Credit needs to begiven to event officials for even having it with the flooding that occured in Des Moines and having to move race. 4:49 seconds faster then my first Oly tri and on a more difficult course. I'm happy.

Last updated: 2008-01-01 12:00 AM
00:26:58 | 1640 yards | 01m 38s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Suit: tri-suit
Course: triangle
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 75F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 03:05
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
01:25:15 | 24.85 miles | 17.49 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: Flat start for first mile then a .4 mile climb, then some rolling, flat from mile 12 to 20 then a 1 mile climb and finish with some rolling.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 03:05
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
01:09:38 | 06.21 miles | 11m 13s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: Hills at mile 3 and 5.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Too much
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:
Race evaluation [1-5] 5