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Ultramax Kansas 50 - TriathlonLong Course

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Paola, Kansas
United States
90F / 32C
Total Time = 1h 17m 37s
Overall Rank = 9/85
Age Group = 25-29 MEN
Age Group Rank = 3/10
Pre-race routine:

well I got 10 miles down the road and realized that I left my goggles and earplugs at my house so had to whip around and go back and get them .... what a bad way to start the day off.
Event warmup:

ran about 500 meters hard did some push ups and started a sweat.. felt good and did a few sprints in the lake
  • 07m 34s
  • 500 meters
  • 01m 31s / 100 meters

felt good tried to grab some feet but everyone that i tried to get on I kept hitting them in the feets. so had to pass them and swim on my own
What would you do differently?:

start off in front front of group. i was about 3 deep instead of right at the front and knocking the little guys out of the way.
Transition 1
  • 01m 26s

long run to bike around 200 meters sand beach and parking lot run. had a little difficulty with sunglasses

10th overall time and 2nd in age group
What would you do differently?:

figure out what to do with my glasses - and need to get Tri Shoes and my own aero helmet
  • 45m 39s
  • 18 miles
  • 23.66 mile/hr

passes age group leader on the way back in to t2 and kept him off for about the last 3 miles. unfortunately he was only 200 meters behind me.
What would you do differently?:

hold a little to hit it hard on way back in.
Transition 2
  • 00m 17s

tied with 2 other people for fastest T2 in the race... If I knew where I was going i could have maybe done 15 seconds... and had the fastest T2... dang it.
What would you do differently?:

know where I was supposed to go to run exit
  • 22m 41s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 07m 19s  min/mile

The now 2nd place 25-29 age group passed me within about 1/3 of a mile in to the race. and the guy who ended up in 2nd passed me with about 1/2 to 2/3 of a mile left. I tried keeping up with him but he was pretty quick running a 6:56 pace

finished off hard and stong... felt good on the sprint in

1st place age group was 30 seconds ahead of me
2nd place age group was 7 seconds ahead of me

getting closer...
What would you do differently?:

shoes... but they did help have a fast T2
Post race
Warm down:

drank lots of water dumped on body stood in shade. stretched and held legs up above heart to try to recycle blood quicker.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

not too much went hard the whole time... If it had been cooler out side I might have been able to run faster.

Event comments:

THought that this was a good race and put on well.

Last updated: 2009-05-03 12:00 AM
00:07:34 | 500 meters | 01m 31s / 100meters
Age Group: 2/10
Overall: 9/85
Performance: Good
Suit: none
Course: 150 out 200 across and 150 back in... not too bad of course. T1 was a little far away from the swim but it worked out alright... probably close to 200 meters from the exit. had to run across sand beach and parking lot
Start type: Run Plus: Shot
Water temp: 77F / 25C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:26
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
00:45:39 | 18 miles | 23.66 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/10
Overall: 9/85
Performance: Good
Wind: Strong
Course: might have been a little short but about the same probably. took good corners went out hard and back hard. there were some good hills and the wind on the way back was in to your face pushing back hard!
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:17
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:22:41 | 03.1 miles | 07m 19s  min/mile
Age Group: 3/10
Overall: 15/85
Performance: Good
Course: soft gravel trail run. wore racing flats and should have worn my other running shoes for some better traction.
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] 4

2009-08-10 8:54 PM

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Subject: Ultramax Kansas 50

2009-08-10 11:22 PM
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Olathe, KS
Subject: RE: Ultramax Kansas 50
Solid race. Nice job staying competitive though the whole race.
2009-08-11 10:10 AM
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Roswell, Georgia
Subject: RE: Ultramax Kansas 50

Nice race! I saw your T2 time and thought it had to be the fastest!
Sounds like the sprint went off a little better than the 50... oy.


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