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Jackson County Triathlon, Missouri
United States
80F / 27C
Total Time = 1h 02m 10s
Overall Rank = 3/448
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 1/42
Pre-race routine:

Got to the race site at about 5:45, just unloaded the car and headed down to transition. Of course I was "late" since it seems some people must have shown up at 3:00 to get the transition spots they did, but I found a spot in the middle of the chaos and then spent some time talking with friends and about 30 minutes waiting in line for the restrooms.
Event warmup:

I think I swam 10 yards for warm-up.
  • 08m 13s
  • 547 yards
  • 01m 30s / 100 yards

There was some good chop out there due to the wind, it was noticeable. They had us start in heats according to age group, so I started in the second heat, 5 minutes back of the first heat. Well, this is ok, but if you are a faster swimmer you are guaranteed to catch some of the slower swimmers in the first heat. So I had quite a time navigating around the slower swimmers from the first heat.
What would you do differently?:

Not much to do differently, swim faster I guess.
Transition 1
  • 01m 5s

I probably would have got 2nd place overall if I had decent transitions. I thought I was doing good till I saw the official results with transition times. If I would of had the same transition times as the guy who got second, I would have beat him by xx:xx:01
What would you do differently?:

Just get the routine down a little quicker, I have improved but there is about 20 seconds that I could be faster.
  • 30m 46s
  • 11.75 miles
  • 22.91 mile/hr

Just head down and hammer.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 01m 5s

Had a decent transition. Just need to be a little quicker. Would like to get it under 1 minute.
  • 21m 2s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 06m 47s  min/mile

Run is my week point and that shows from the results. I am getting better and I was able to hold off most everyone, since coming off the bike I was in first, but two guys "caught" me. They didn't really catch me because they started 2 heats back (10 minutes), but their final finish time was quicker than mine.
What would you do differently?:

Not much I could do, I pushed it throughout. .
Post race
Warm down:

Did a 5 mile run with a friend.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Transitions and Run. I need to work on both, more on the run though. For this distance of race, I need to be down around 6:10 minute miles or so.

Last updated: 2008-02-26 12:00 AM
00:08:13 | 547 yards | 01m 30s / 100yards
Age Group: 1/42
Overall: 1/448
Performance: Good
MAX HR: 174 AVG HR: 157
Suit: Tri Top
Course: One loop with about 30 yard beach run out of the water to transition.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 80F / 27C Current: High
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Below average Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 01:05
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
00:30:46 | 11.75 miles | 22.91 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/42
Overall: 2/448
Performance: Good
MAX HR: 187 98% AVG HR: 178 92%
Wind: Some
Course: One loop course. 2 big hills, couple of small rollers, rest of it was flat. Good headwind out of the north, which made coming home fun. Ok, if I may. The long course folks did the loop twice and their bike distance is 25.5 miles. We did it once and our distance is 11.75. Had does that compute? I think we actually did 12.4 miles or so.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:05
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:21:02 | 03.1 miles | 06m 47s  min/mile
Age Group: 5/42
Overall: 30/448
Performance: Good
MAX HR: 186 96% AVG HR: 182 94%
Course: Flat course on paved trail. Out and back run.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
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] 5

2008-08-25 7:58 AM

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Subject: Jackson County Triathlon

2008-08-25 8:28 AM
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Kansas City, MO
Subject: RE: Jackson County Triathlon
Great race - Wingsfan and I stuck around for the awards (not that I was in any danger of getting one....hehe).  Congrats!
2008-08-25 8:02 PM
in reply to: #1625150

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Subject: RE: Jackson County Triathlon

Smokin' race, congrats!!

For what it's worth, my Garmin said the short course was 11.96 (which includes the extra hundred yards or so from the timing mat to my slot at the far end of the transition area, forgot hit the button going into T2). 

Since the long course turns around back out on Raytown road, I'm betting they did less than the advertised distance. 

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