Hy-Vee Triathlon - TriathlonOlympic

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Des Moines, Iowa
United States
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Total Time = 2h 43m 16s
Overall Rank = 505/1398
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 71/158
Pre-race routine:

Carb loaded during the week of taper (plain bagels, pastas, Got up 3 hours prior to race. Ate a plain bagel with natural pb, cup of coffee, water, and vitamins. Ate a banana at the course (about an hour before start). At a gel pack 15 minutes before start.
Event warmup:

A lot of stretching and mental preparation.
  • 27m 41s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 41s / 100 yards
What would you do differently?:

Draft better and not go as wide from the bouys.
Transition 1
  • 01m 25s
What would you do differently?:

Map out a plan on finding transition spot in large area. Went down two rows before finding my spot.
  • 1h 14m 40s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 19.97 mile/hr
What would you do differently?:

Practice hill climbing and rider with a higher cadence.
Transition 2
  • 01m 42s
What would you do differently?:

Map out plan on finding transition spot. Again, went down wrong row and had to back track.
  • 57m 49s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 09m 19s  min/mile
What would you do differently?:

Would bring along a gel pack for the end of the run. Really fatigued at 9K mark and felt light-headed at the point. Needed sugar at that point. Need to train more on running and hills.
Post race
Warm down:

Walking, lots of fluids, and ate in recovery area.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

The RUN! Definitely my worse part.

Event comments:

An absolutely incredible experience that I will never forget. I look forward to doing this event again next year! Hy-Vee puts on an amazing event that is kid friendly and provides entertainment and an unbelievable value for everyone (athletes and spectators).

Last updated: 2009-03-24 12:00 AM
00:27:41 | 1640 yards | 01m 41s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/158
Overall: 0/1398
Performance: Good
Suit: Zoot Tri Suit
Course: 3 turns (1st one about 100 meters out, two short turns at the turn-around.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 81F / 27C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Good Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:25
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
01:14:40 | 24.85 miles | 19.97 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/158
Overall: 0/1398
Performance: Good
Wind: Headwind
Course: Course was nice, but really bumpy (Racoon River Rd.). Hill at the beginning and a couple near the turn-around.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:42
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:57:49 | 06.21 miles | 09m 19s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/158
Overall: 0/1398
Performance: Below average
Course: Hills going out and some hills coming back.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5