Hy-Vee Triathlon - TriathlonOlympic

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Des Moines, Iowa
United States
Premier Event Management
80F / 27C
Total Time = 3h 39m 7s
Overall Rank = 1174/1254
Age Group = 29 and under
Age Group Rank = 59/69
Pre-race routine:

Had oatmeal in the morning, and an apple..
Event warmup:

short swim
  • 35m 3s
  • 1640 yards
  • 02m 08s / 100 yards

Swim, water was calm, I was calm, felt reallly great on the swim, stayed calm and persistant, could have gone faster, barely kicked! First time with the wet suit, rubbed my neck a little raw, need more body glide, push harder! and just continue to enjoy... Mantra - Swim is a strength, your doing great! Navigation was pretty good, only caught my self swimming extra on one bouy! great work! Stayed in Crawl the entire time..
What would you do differently?:

Push a little harder on the swim, kick harder.
Transition 1
  • 04m 37s

Felt pretty good, made things complicated that I had to shove things into my bag and double check that I wasn't forgetting anything in T1... Definitly was okay.. not great, not any worse than previous T's did take time to wash feet and put on dry socks, probably didn't need to.. skip next time
What would you do differently?:

Skip socks, wash feet, don't dry.
  • 1h 32m 24s
  • 26.4 miles
  • 17.14 mile/hr

I didn't probably drink enough on the bike... should have drank more! Maybe get an aero bar bottle, was pushing on the flat, felt great till I hit headwind, my left knee really started to act up on that, had to back off, really had to push to get thru that flat, there were times I wanted to stop because of it.. proud of pushing thru! Get knee checked out!!! Felt find once out of headwind, could have pushed harder if knee felt better, was never out of breath
What would you do differently?:

Push harder! It's a race not an enjoyment ride :) I enjoyed the ride a little to much but its okay, as knee was acting up... ecourage others more.
Transition 2
  • 04m 53s

Could have taken my helmet off sooner, wasn't really thinking, walked mostly thru transition, and took my time, It's okay! Needed to take more water in on the bike!!
What would you do differently?:

Wish I didn't have to put my shoes in place the night before, made it harder to get to, and made me more nervous about them getting wet!
  • 1h 22m 12s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 13m 14s  min/mile

there weren't enough water stations, like they said there would be, I planned my water around stations that didn't exist, had to walk more than I would have liked too..
What would you do differently?:

wear my hydration belt, no ifs! do it!!! take in water every mile and get cool! water over head, no ifs! same for sprint..
Post race
Warm down:

none, was in medical tent.. Got overheated had to get cooled down, and iced knee, but was okay!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

myself, mentally, didnt push as hard as i coudl, and got overheated on the run.. got to keep coooler.

Event comments:

Good race, needs more drink stations, good staffing otherwise, good encouragment, and fun racers to race with.. would do it again!

Last updated: 2008-06-23 12:00 AM
00:35:03 | 1640 yards | 02m 08s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/69
Overall: 0/1254
Performance: Good
Suit: Wet Suit
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 75F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 04:37
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
01:32:24 | 26.4 miles | 17.14 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/69
Overall: 0/1254
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Course: Extremly hilly up front, rolling hills, followed by long flat.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence: 60
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 04:53
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
01:22:12 | 06.21 miles | 13m 14s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/69
Overall: 0/1254
Performance: Average
Course: hilly, hilly, hilly
Keeping cool Bad Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
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? No
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4