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Coors Light Trail of Tears Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Cape Girardeau, Missouri
United States
75F / 24C
Total Time = 9h 00m
Overall Rank = unsure/
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 20/22
Pre-race routine:

Camping in camper in state park with the family.
Event warmup:

2 double shots of expresso.
  • 17m 40s
  • 880 yards
  • 02m 01s / 100 yards

Not sure about overall rank (not too good though). I couldn't get into a steady rhythm until I was on the way back. Overall though I felt pretty good about the swim and came out of the water with plenty of energy.
What would you do differently?:

Swim more. I only swam twice this year! This was also my first lake swim. I'm usually a pretty strong swimmer though.
Transition 1
  • 02m

Pretty steep uphill at the point where we got on the bikes--people falling over etc.
What would you do differently?:

Some people had 5 gallon buckets they sat on during transition--seems like a good idea.
  • 58m 40s
  • 15 miles
  • 15.34 mile/hr

not sure on the ranking--again, not good. I could've pushed it a lot harder on the bike but I am a terrible runner and need to save something for the run
What would you do differently?:

Uh--nothing outside of training more.
Transition 2
  • 01m 9s

didn't know about riding with feet on top of shoes. Thanks.
What would you do differently?:

I really wasn't in a hurry with this triathlon. I didn't have any body I was competing with (a long way from Kansas City) and hadn't done one a tri this long before, so I had a "just finish" mindset. Unfortunately I finished in 2:00:43. I could have easily shaved off 44 seconds off my transition times to finish in 1:59:59. Then I could say, "My time? Oh, an hour and something."
  • 41m 52s
  • 4 miles
  • 10m 28s  min/mile

As above
What would you do differently?:

Either get emotionally comfortable running 10 minute miles or lose weight.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around

What limited your ability to perform faster:

20 pounds of fat. And I didn't know about that pedaling with feet on top of shoes thing.

Event comments:

Race was well organized and fun. After the race a great lunch was provided.

Last updated: 2008-09-14 12:00 AM
00:17:40 | 880 yards | 02m 01s / 100yards
Age Group: 15/22
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Suit: biking shorts
Course: Excellent water temp. Swam around buoys in lake. Nice beach entry and grassy exit
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 70F / 21C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Average Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:00
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
00:58:40 | 15 miles | 15.34 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/22
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Wind: Strong with gusts
Course: Initially quite hilly--all up it seemed. There was a portion out on the highway which was pretty windy. Also a steep hill at about mile 10-11. Lots of people off to the side walking their bikes. One guy was just sitting at the base of the hill looking tired and encouraging others.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 100
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:09
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Bad
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Below average
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
00:41:52 | 04 miles | 10m 28s  min/mile
Age Group: 20/22
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Course: The good news is that the last 2 or 2.5 miles are downhill. That was great, but, the preceeding uphill course, although gradual, was hard for my lumbering Clydesdale frame. The first mile especially was too heart-thumping and I had to really slow down.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
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] 4

2009-02-02 2:10 PM

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