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Terre Haute, Indiana
United States
Terre Haute Triathlon
70F / 21C
Total Time = 2h 14m 30s
Overall Rank = 179/339
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 28/38
Pre-race routine:

Got up at 5am after a terrible nights sleep due to loud people in the hallways of the Holiday Inn staying up until midnight.

Went to IHOP to eat 2 eggs, some hash browns, 2 strips of bacon, 2 pieces of toast, coffee.
Event warmup:

None, except for standing around talking.
  • 11m 46s
  • 875 yards
  • 01m 20s / 100 yards

I went out pretty hard and just held on to the same pace throughout. I had to rest a couple times and slow down at the bouy turns.
What would you do differently?:

Start out in the middle of the pack instead of at the rear.
Transition 1
  • 04m 17s

The first leg of my wetsuit slipped right off. The second leg is a different story. I got it stuck on my leg and must have looked comical trying every which way to get it off. I am so glad there was no timing chip under it. I might still be there.
What would you do differently?:

I think I am going to buy some of that TriGlide stuff and lube up really well for the next one. I did use BodyGlide, but I stll ran into difficulty.
  • 1h 14m 37s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 19.98 mile/hr

Bike was fine with the tailwind. It was considerably harder coming back into the wind. Taking in nutrition caused me to lose some speed.
What would you do differently?:

I have to work on taking in nutrition and not losing speed.
Transition 2
  • 00m 51s

Nice fast transistion, Yankz are great!
What would you do differently?:

  • 42m 58s
  • 4.97 miles
  • 08m 39s  min/mile

Run started to get pretty hot, but I held 160 bpms for most of it.
What would you do differently?:

Consider running with a hydration belt.
Post race
Warm down:

Walking, then some stretching

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Nothing. I wanted to stay in zone 3 and did.

Event comments:

My times are based on using my HRM to track SBR, T1 and T2. Since my HRM showed 2:14:30 like the official time, I am confident that all of my times are fairly accurate.

Last updated: 2008-03-06 12:00 AM
00:11:46 | 875 yards | 01m 20s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/38
Overall: 144/339
Performance: Good
Average HR was 127 with a high of 145
Suit: Sleeveless QR John
Course: Rectangular
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 70F / 21C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Below average
Time: 04:17
Performance: Bad
Cap removal: Bad Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
01:14:37 | 24.85 miles | 19.98 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/38
Overall: 197/339
Performance: Good
AVe HR 157, max 171
Wind: Some
Course: Out and back, first half tailwind, second half headwind.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 90
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:51
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Bad
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:42:58 | 04.97 miles | 08m 39s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/38
Overall: 177/339
Performance: Good
Ave. HR 160, max was 165
Course: Out and back.
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2008-05-31 2:31 PM

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Lafayette, IN
Subject: Terre Haute Triathlon

2008-05-31 6:34 PM
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Indianapolis, Indiana
Subject: RE: Terre Haute Triathlon
Great seeing you today.... and great performance.
That wind was tough on the return bike.

Good luck at Lafayette!!
2008-05-31 7:57 PM
in reply to: #1435420

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Lafayette, IN
Subject: RE: Terre Haute Triathlon
Thanks. I was real happy with my results today. I did not expect to go near that fast. My goal was to do the event in zone 3 since I have a couple of rest days to recover and I did stay mostly in zone 3. I was above for like 13 mins. and below for over 20mins.

Wind was tough!!!!
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