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Olathe, Kansas
United States
70F / 21C
Total Time = 59m 50s
Overall Rank = 14/206
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 3/
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 5:20AM. Got truck loaded up, had a slice of toast and some Gatorade. . Got to race, set up transition. Talked with a few friends and got body marked. Wife helped me get wetsuit zipped off and headed for the water.
Event warmup:

Swam a couple of hundred yards with a few sprints to try and get my heart rate up.
  • 06m 37s
  • 587 yards
  • 01m 08s / 100 yards

I had a good swim. I have to admit, I am a much better pool swimmer than open water swimmer.. . I would rather all of the swims be in 50 meter pools.
What would you do differently?:

Just practice open water swims before hand.
Transition 1
  • 01m 38s

I have bad transitions. I could probably cut a minute or two off my total time if I was better at this.
What would you do differently?:

I guess there is a reason to practice... It is just hard to simulate race pace unless you are racing.
  • 29m 9s
  • 11.5 miles
  • 23.67 mile/hr

I felt good on the bike. . I just hit it and hammered through it. No water bottles or anything extra on the bike. . just me and the pedals. Full out sprint. . .
What would you do differently?:

Not much I could do differently. I did have some clicking noise coming from my bike after the first loop I slowed down a little for, but I have no idea what it was and it went away after a bit.
Transition 2
  • 01m 6s

Again, I don't wear socks on the bike, but I have to on the run because of orthotics, so it takes me about 30 seconds longer to put on socks.
  • 21m 22s
  • 3 miles
  • 07m 07s  min/mile

My run is my weak point. I need to run better. I have been working on it and do see improvements. My first mile was 6:48 so I was happy with that. . .
Post race
Warm down:

Did a 3 mile jog warm down. Basically ran the course again.

Event comments:

This is a very nice first of the season race to do. This is the first time where I have done a triathlon with the mindset of racing to win or place very high. I need to have more confidence in my ability in the water and bike and really need to work some more on the run. No excuses, but I did bike 95 miles on Saturday (the day before). :)

Last updated: 2008-05-17 12:00 AM
00:06:37 | 587 yards | 01m 08s / 100yards
Age Group: 1/
Overall: 2/206
Performance: Average
Max: 178 Avg: 168
Suit: Xterra sleevless
Course: 1 loop course.
Start type: Wade Plus: Shot
Water temp: 70F / 21C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Good Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:38
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
00:29:09 | 11.5 miles | 23.67 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/
Overall: 6/206
Performance: Good
Max: 186 Avg: 171
Wind: Little
Course: 3 loop course. . a little hilly but nothing major. After the first lap the rest of the waves of swimmers were on their bikes and it was pretty crowded on the 2 and 3 loop.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks:
Time: 01:06
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:21:22 | 03 miles | 07m 07s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 83/206
Performance: Good
Max: 178 Avg: 166
Course: 1 loop park trail (surface) run. Pretty flat with a little upgrade in the middle. Not a bad run at all.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
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? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2008-05-18 3:08 PM

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Subject: BikeSource Triathlon

2008-05-19 8:19 AM
in reply to: #1409370

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work, road, bike, pool
Subject: RE: BikeSource Triathlon
Solid times... Good work
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