Hy-Vee Triathlon - TriathlonOlympic

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Des Moines, Iowa
United States
Premier Event Management
70F / 21C
Total Time = 3h 07m 16s
Overall Rank = 1014/1398
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 123/150
Pre-race routine:

Arrive at 4 o'clock. Pump up tires, get marked and chipped, set up transition, head to swim start.
Event warmup:

  • 34m 56s
  • 1640 yards
  • 02m 08s / 100 yards

Felt good through the swim. Got a little off track, but focused on that a more towards the end. The first half of the race, the sighting was great.
What would you do differently?:

Keep focused the whole swim. Got off track in the middle 1/3 when I started getting a little tired. Didn't get much drafting in, which would have helped, it was murky enough I had trouble finding people to draft.
Transition 1
  • 03m 13s

Wanted to get under 3 minutes. Best T1 so far, but need more practice.
What would you do differently?:

Practice transition
  • 1h 20m 22s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 18.55 mile/hr

Lost one water bottle between transistion and mounting. Kept my pace down so I would have something left for the run. A little head wind on the way out and tail wind on the way back. Mostly flat.
What would you do differently?:

Make sure I have my water bottles strapped down.
Transition 2
  • 02m 51s

Had trouble racking bike. Bike next to me was in backwards and got handlebars all messed up. No problems other than that.
What would you do differently?:

Blowtorch the bike next to me.
  • 1h 05m 57s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 10m 37s  min/mile

I didn't have enough left for the run. Achilles got tight and ended walking parts of the second half of the run.
What would you do differently?:

I could train better for the run, but I'd rather do a relay and have someone else run.
Post race
Warm down:

Ice cream, bananas, gatorade, water. Talked with team, friends, and family.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

The run.

Event comments:

It is run along with ITU so it is a world class event. Just about everything is taken care of. No protiens at the athlete recovery area and long massage wait time. That's not that big of a deal, everything else was great.

Last updated: 2009-02-15 12:00 AM
00:34:56 | 1640 yards | 02m 08s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/150
Overall: 0/1398
Performance: Good
Suit: none
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 81F / 27C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 03:13
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
01:20:22 | 24.85 miles | 18.55 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/150
Overall: 0/1398
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Course: Out and back
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:51
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Below average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
01:05:57 | 06.21 miles | 10m 37s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/150
Overall: 0/1398
Performance: Bad
Course: Hilly
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
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