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Logansport, IN
United States
80F / 27C
Total Time = 1h 26m 7s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 0/
Event warmup:

Did not get there in enough time for a proper warm-up. I did a little running and stretching before heading to the pre-race meeting.
  • 08m
  • 500 yards
  • 01m 36s / 100 yards

Water was pretty clear and a nice tempreture. Probably could of gone without the wetsuit.
What would you do differently?:

Work on my stoke mechanics better.
Transition 1
  • 03m

This year they put down carpet for us to run on from the beach to the transition and that was nice. This was my first race using a wetsuit and I was a little worried about having trouble taking it off but it was not a problem.
  • 45m
  • 14.4 miles
  • 19.20 mile/hr

I went out too fast on the bike and I paid for it at the end of the race. I was hoping to average 20 MPH but those hills kept me from getting there. I tried to keep a high cadence thru most of the course. I drank too much while on the bike and it hurt me in the run. It was very muggy today, the humidity was tough.
What would you do differently?:

Not drink so much and I need more hill work.
Transition 2
  • 01m

T2 went as usual not much that I can do different.
  • 29m
  • 3.3 miles
  • 08m 47s  min/mile

Well the run did not go very well at all. I drank too much on the bike because the humidty was terrible and I thought I should drink extra. I also used up too much energy trying to go too hard at the start of the bike. I just could not get my legs to get going for about the first mile and a half. Then My stomach started to hurt and I couldn't seem to relax my breathing.
What would you do differently?:

Not drink so much on the bike and pace better. More bricks will help my legs get going sooner also.
Post race
Warm down:

Warm down consisted of me crossing the finish line and drinking more water and then 5 minutes later I puked it all up. Not fun, but I did fell better right after that happened. That was the first time I ever puked after exercising. I do not recommend it. :)

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I screwed up a couple things during the bike leg and I paid for it on the run.

Event comments:

Well it was not one of my best races but I did learn a lot of things so that is good. Actually I was pretty happy with my swim and bike times. It was just a bad run for me. I did do better overall then last year by 7 minutes. I was also hoping to meet some fellow BT'ers at this race but I did not see any of them. Not that I knew what they looked like anyway. The race almost doubled in size from last year which is a good sign. I will be doing this race again next year and get my time down to 1 hr and 20 minutes.

Last updated: 2005-05-06 12:00 AM
00:08:00 | 500 yards | 01m 36s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Suit: used LJ wetsuit
Course: Was a "U" shape swim with turns to the right.
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 75F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 03:00
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:45:00 | 14.4 miles | 19.20 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: It is a course with mostly right turns. Most of the back roads are not in the best of shape and took there toll. Had some bigger hills in the second half of the course.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Too hard Drinks: Too much
Time: 01:00
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:29:00 | 03.3 miles | 08m 47s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Bad
Course: Mostly trail running which I do not do a lot of. This is a pretty challenging run course with rocks and tree roots to look out for and some steep inclines. Also the couse was muddy in spots and slippery.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Too much
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
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] 4

2005-06-11 4:52 PM

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West Lafayette, Indiana
Subject: River City Triathlon

2005-06-14 11:13 AM
in reply to: #173047

Extreme Veteran
Fort Wayne, IN
Subject: RE: River City Triathlon
I am sorry I missed you this year.  Great race.  Sounds like some difficult time but I am sure you've learned something and that is also good.  It was humid and I can just feel those hills.  You still improved on last years time.  Great job.
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