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Indianapolis Sprint Triathlon Series - TriathlonSprint

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Indianapolis, Indiana
United States
Tuxedo Brothers Event Mgmt
72F / 22C
Total Time = 1h 16m 5s
Overall Rank = 300/563
Age Group = 40-45
Age Group Rank = 31/36
Pre-race routine:

Took son to boy scout camp and only managed 5-6 hours of off and on sleep due to sleeping on hard ground in tent. Woke up at 5 am, got kid's in car and tore down tent. Drove to race.

Had the usual peanut butter and honey sandwich and babysat until wife made it to venue about half hour before race.

Not a great way to prepare for race. And the fact I failed to prepare Thursday ahead of the weekend made for a weak race day...too many rookie mistakes
Event warmup:

  • 12m 46s
  • 547 yards
  • 02m 20s / 100 yards

Interesting waves as the 40 to 50 yr old males started with the 19-29 females and the Athenas... Sat back as usual and began run over the young ladies ahead of me. Tried to be polite.

Then my sighting went to hell...I was all over the place. The strokes seemed OK...but I was all over the place, even running into lifeguards.
What would you do differently?:

Need to work on pool time
Transition 1
  • 02m 3s

Got real dizzy in transition and was upset with my swim
  • 32m 7s
  • 10 miles
  • 18.68 mile/hr

Here's where things went wrong!!!

I lent my lovely wife my bike on Thursday to ride with our Tri group. She was getting discourage on the peice of junk she was riding, so I wanted to prove, purchasing her a new bike will make a big difference.

As I stated before, I failed to prepare my stuff (Cub Scout and TRI) this week and ran around Friday trying to play catch up.

I knew my seat was lower and played to fix before the race. I did but did not test heighth. ROOKIE mistake #1....I spent the entire 10 miles on top of my knees. It killed me...

Then I somehow forgot how to change to the bigger chain ring. ROOKIE mistake #2..... until the last third.

Time was horrible...I was expecting 20MPH average minimum
What would you do differently?:

PREPARE correctly .....
Transition 2
  • 02m 26s

Suprised by slowness, usually less than a minute
What would you do differently?:

Work on coming out of shoes on dimount
  • 26m 42s
  • 3 miles
  • 08m 54s  min/mile

The only thing I did where I expected...first 2 miles were a little tough and then hit groove. Could have run comfortably for a long time
What would you do differently?:

Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

Preparation and lack of sleep... New biking shoes with no practice.

Last updated: 2008-06-21 12:00 AM
00:12:46 | 547 yards | 02m 20s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/36
Overall: 0/563
Performance: Below average
Suit: Tri suit
Course: Rectangle..well marked
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 75F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding: Below average
Time: 02:03
Performance: Bad
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Below average
00:32:07 | 10 miles | 18.68 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/36
Overall: 0/563
Performance: Bad
Wind: Little
Course: Some uphill steady climbs with downhill return
Road: Potholes Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Bad Hills: Below average
Race pace: Too hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:26
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Below average
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:26:42 | 03 miles | 08m 54s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/36
Overall: 0/563
Performance: Average
Course: Beginning uphill then flat
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2008-06-21 4:02 PM

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