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Olathe, Kansas
United States
Johnson County Parks and Rec
42F / 6C
Total Time = 56m 22s
Overall Rank = 5/154
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 3/45
Pre-race routine:

Just got transition set up and tried to stay warm. The talk before the race was "who is wearing what and how much to wear". Air temp before the race was 42 degrees. They said water temp was 52 degrees, but after jumping in, I bet it was more like 64 degrees or so.
Event warmup:

Did a ride of the bike course and froze to death.
7:30 Start time.
  • 07m 2s
  • 587 yards
  • 01m 12s / 100 yards

For some reason I was pulling the lead group but missed the turn buoy while everyone else didn't, I ended up going about 10 yards too far. Not a huge deal, but probably cost me 5-10 seconds by the time I turned around and got back on the feet of those that made the turn.
What would you do differently?:

Just see where I am a little sooner. First open water swim of the year.
Transition 1
  • 01m 32s

I put my socks on because of the cold, where I normally wait till T2 to do that for the run. . . Overall, I was happy with my T1 time. Getting the full sleeve wetsuit off did take a bit of work.
  • 27m 47s
  • 11.5 miles
  • 24.84 mile/hr

The lead guy passed me coming out of transition, I passed him shortly and then he passed me again, he put about 12-15 seconds on me in the bike, but I never lost sight of him. I tried to catch him, but never did. come to find out he is an ex-pro and at short course nonetheless.
Transition 2
  • 00m 42s

Decent transition. Happy with it overall.
  • 19m 22s
  • 3 miles
  • 06m 28s  min/mile

I am pleased with my run. I was passed by 3 guys (and never could catch the guy in front) but last year I think I was passed by 12 guys. I was able to hold a decent pace and even tried to fight off the 4th place guy but just didn't have it in me.
Happy with my overall run time. Still improvement to be made, but I have come a long way.
Post race
Warm down:

Did a 4 mile cool down jog.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Stupid swim. . . :)

Event comments:

I only give this race an average listing, because come to find out (never was mentioned before) that if you were in the opening wave (or the "elite" wave then you were not eligible for age group awards). . . Huh? This was a first. I don't mind that, but at least put it in print somewhere so we know beforehand.

Last updated: 2009-05-14 12:00 AM
00:07:02 | 587 yards | 01m 12s / 100yards
Age Group: 2/45
Overall: 6/154
Performance: Below average
Suit: Zoot Zenith Fullsleeve
Course: 1 loop, out and back.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 60F / 16C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Bad
Rounding: Bad
Time: 01:32
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed: Average
00:27:47 | 11.5 miles | 24.84 mile/hr
Age Group: 2/45
Overall: 2/154
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: 1 good hill but not a "hard" course by any means.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks:
Time: 00:42
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:19:22 | 03 miles | 06m 28s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/45
Overall: 26/154
Performance: Good
Course: The course is on a paved trail through the park and then comes out to the road. Incline at about mile 1.25 then downhill flat after mile 2. Decent course.
Keeping cool Good Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
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] 3

2009-05-18 8:55 AM

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Subject: BikeSource Triathlon

2009-05-18 3:24 PM
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Subject: RE: BikeSource Triathlon

Well done to say the least. I'm just going to have you tow me in future races.

2009-05-18 10:01 PM
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Overland Park, KS
Subject: RE: BikeSource Triathlon

Dang you were hauling out there.  Nice work.  I had tights, jacket, and gloves laid out in transition, depending on how I felt coming out of the water but they definately overplayed the water temp. 

2009-05-19 1:15 PM
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Olathe, Kansas
Subject: RE: BikeSource Triathlon

You did an awesome job. That was a tough race. I thought  in the end the weather was perfect. I sure thought we were
going to collect some ice on the bike, but I guess we had no time to get cold. Looking forward racing with you this year too. Having good time and good races is the key, results will come on their own. Great that I finaly got a chance to meet you and talk to you. I think we have a great group of solid competitors with a great sportsman like attitude and I am glad to be a part of that. Keep up the good work.

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