Morse Park Summer Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Noblesville, Indiana
United States
Tuxedo Brother's Event Management
70F / 21C
Total Time = 1h 31m 6s
Overall Rank = 231/280
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 8/
Pre-race routine:

Up at 4am, had oatmeal with berries, coffee. Drove 80 mins to race site. Got there 1.5 hours early
Event warmup:

First time ever, I did a warm-up in the lake. I'm really trying hard to alleviate any swim panic that I have routinely gotten at previous tris. Warm-up involved swimming maybe 150 yds or so.. enough that I felt my breath resume it's normal cadence that I have in training.
  • 18m 35s
  • 600 yards
  • 03m 06s / 100 yards

I was 275/293 today. However, goal 1 was met. I did not panic. I just took my sweet time and swam. No backstroke, no sidestroke, just an occasional breast stroke when I needed to sight and take a quick break. That's why I consider today a good swim. Progress was made!!
What would you do differently?:

It's obvious that I should consider swimming with a masters group. I may consider that in the very near future if I stand any hope for improvement. Or at least a coach.
Transition 1
  • 01m 56s
What would you do differently?:

Practice, practice, practice
  • 42m 17s
  • 13 miles
  • 18.45 mile/hr

I probably mashed it a bit hard. I definitely was "red-lining" the whole bike portion. I felt good though, so I just went with it.
What would you do differently?:

I just needed more time in the saddle. I think that I have huge room for growth on the bike. I think I may ask for a power meter for my birthday!
Transition 2
  • 01m 5s

I fumbled on this one a bit. Not sure why.
What would you do differently?:

  • 27m 11s
  • 3 miles
  • 09m 04s  min/mile

I was really suprised at my time. I thought (and felt) like I was much slower. I'm pleasantly suprised.
What would you do differently?:

More bricks!! Pace better on the bike?
Post race
Warm down:


What limited your ability to perform faster:

I'm only in my second season and I have so much room for growth. Today, I'm happy with my performance for where I am in my training. My goals were simple, no panic on the swim, and improve my T1 time. Both goals were met! :)

Event comments:

I really liked this race. Not a huge amount of people, ~300 or so. No kids. That was nice. Nice venue. I would like to do this race again.

Last updated: 2009-03-02 12:00 AM
00:18:35 | 600 yards | 03m 06s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/280
Performance: Good
Suit: 2 pc tri suit
Course: big square
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 79F / 26C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Bad
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:56
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
00:42:17 | 13 miles | 18.45 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 217/280
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: Awesome course. Flat with some rollers... Maybe only 4-5 turns.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 80+
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:05
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:27:11 | 03 miles | 09m 04s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 217/280
Performance: Good
Course: Flat. Nice.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
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? No
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4