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Indianapolis, Indiana
United States
Tuxedo Brothers
70F / 21C
Total Time = 2h 53m 22s
Overall Rank = 237/389
Age Group = 40-45
Age Group Rank = 38/49
Pre-race routine:

Woke up early and fixed a peanut butter and honey sandwich...downed two bottles of water.
Event warmup:

Got to site a little later than I was hoping but thought everything was going to be fine. Wasn't planning too much of a warmup but about three quarters of the way to the swim start, I realized I had forgotten my goggles. Warm up turned into a mile or so warm up run in my wetsuit.
  • 30m 28s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 52s / 100 yards

Course was a big advantage for me as my navigation is usually an issue. With the canal being 20 feet wide, I never had to look to see where I was going or if I was off course. Freestyle stroke the entire course. Just felt great. Navigated turns well. Passed a bunch of people.
What would you do differently?:

Just train more in the pool...I should be swimmimg 1:40 to 1:50's all the time.
Transition 1
  • 02m 26s

Not a bad transition... alittle dizzy trying to bend over to remove wetsuit.

What would you do differently?:

  • 1h 17m 55s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 19.14 mile/hr

Felt great on the first loop. Maintained a nice tempo the entire loop and felt great. Thought everything was going great until I hit the wall about mile 20....lack of good long rides. Took away a good overall bike and later hurt the run.
But I am not complaining... I felt good with this ride
What would you do differently?:

More long rides
Transition 2
  • 01m 36s

Need to get this under a minute as before
  • 1h 00m 54s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 09m 49s  min/mile

I just had nothing in the legs...which was suprising. I am not sure what happened. I was expecting a 9 minute mile pace and through the first 5 k I was on pace. Then the wheels fell off. The last 5k took 35 minutes.
I had to walk through the waterstations and brief 30 seconds periods a few additional times.
Oh well!!
What would you do differently?:

Needed to maintain 9 minute pace throughout. Maybe started to fast on first 5k...25 minutes.
The additional 6 minutes meant 40 spots overall and a top 50 % finish
Post race
Warm down:

Brief ride to stretch legs and visiting with a few friends.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Any real ability

Event comments:

Another great Tuxedo Brothers event. Fantastic new venue downtown and one I would recommend to new triathletes (the also had a sprint and a duathlon) and the swim was very well done. It allows for excellent navigation and if someone panics they can just stand up.
Bike and run were nice setup.

Last updated: 2008-08-06 12:00 AM
00:30:28 | 1640 yards | 01m 52s / 100yards
Age Group: 165/49
Overall: 389/389
Performance: Good
Suit: Wetsuit
Course: Course was in the downtown scenic canal. It is about 20 feet across in most places with a few narrow areas under bridges. Only about four feet deep. Excellent venue for a triathlon.
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 75F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:26
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
01:17:55 | 24.85 miles | 19.14 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/49
Overall: 0/389
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: Duoble loop on city streets...relatively flat with no real HILLS
Road: Rough  Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:36
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
01:00:54 | 06.21 miles | 09m 49s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/49
Overall: 0/389
Performance: Below average
Course: Double loop course run behind the Indianapolis Zoo an then on some dowtown streets
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

2008-08-17 7:48 PM

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