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Splash, Flash & Dash Sprint Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Carmel, Indiana
United States
Carmel Swim Club
56F / 13C
Total Time = 1h 16m 2s
Overall Rank = 264/450
Age Group = 44-49
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

I ate at IHOP at 5:30 am. I had two eggs, some hash browns, 2 strips of bacon, coffee, water. Drove to Carmel. Got set up in transistion area.
Event warmup:

  • 08m 17s
  • 400 meters
  • 04s / 100 meters

I underestimated my swim time and ended up passing a lot of swimmers.
What would you do differently?:

Wear Aquashere XP's.
Transition 1
  • 03m 25s

It is hard for me to run in cycling shoes.
What would you do differently?:

Wear 1-piece tri-suit on non-wetsuit tri's.
  • 32m 40s
  • 10 miles
  • 18.37 mile/hr

Ride was good with not much congestion until near the finish when a vehicle got in the way and then stopped abruptly. When this happened, I had to swerve into the left lane and just narrowly avoided crashing with another cyclist.( sorry, youth rider who I scared!) I lost a water bottle when I missed my cage replacing it.
What would you do differently?:

Put Gatorade Endurance bottle in front cage and water in rear cage. Make sure bike is in proper gear at start. Consider buying tri shoes.
Transition 2
  • 01m 40s

For some reason T2 and run time is combined so I don't know my true times for each section. I estimated the T2 time, but really have no idea if this is accurate.
What would you do differently?:

Wear racing flats which have speed laces instead of my trainers. That would have saved time.
  • 30m
  • 3.1 miles
  • 09m 41s  min/mile

Started out with heavy legs but settled into steady pace for the the entire run.
What would you do differently?:

Get new sunglasses. Mine bounce on my nose.
Post race
Warm down:

Stretched legs.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I took it easy this race. I have had some knee pain and haven't trained for the last two weeks and I wanted to see how my knees would react. I wanted to see if I could regain training and not hurt them again. Today is Monday and they feel okay.

Event comments:

A little chilly in gym waiting for the swim start when you are only in your swim suit, but overall a very nice event.

Last updated: 2008-04-20 12:00 AM
00:08:17 | 400 meters | 04s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/450
Performance: Good
Suit: Louis Garneau Tri Short
Course: 50 meter pool, serpentine swim, 8 lengths
Start type: Inside Pool Plus: Waves
Water temp: 80F / 27C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 03:25
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Below average
00:32:40 | 10 miles | 18.37 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/450
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Nice course, little traffic.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 89
Turns: Average Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:40
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Bad
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:30:00 | 03.1 miles | 09m 41s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/450
Performance: Good
Course: Mostly through neighborhoods.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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] 4

2008-04-20 4:15 AM

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Lafayette, IN
Subject: Splash, Flash & Dash Sprint Triathlon

2008-04-21 10:52 AM
in reply to: #1349467

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Subject: RE: Splash, Flash & Dash Sprint Triathlon
Solid finish. Good to hear that you didn't re-injure anything during the tri yesterday.

You should feel better about your swim times and with the new Aquasphere goggles you will be more comfortable and do well at your next event.

Hope the rest of your season goes well, and maybe if you do the Lafayette sprint I'll see you and some other BT'ers there as well (next time I'm bringing a banner or a flag for a rally point)

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