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Indian Springs Sprint-Tri the Park Series - TriathlonSprint


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Indian Springs, Georgia
United States
TriTheParks Race Series
75F / 24C
Sunny
Total Time = 1h 16m 35s
Overall Rank = 94/438
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 13/37
Pre-race routine:

Got up at 4am, packed up and drove 2 hours to the race site. Got there at 6:30, set up, ate a Cliff Bar, and got ready for the swim.

Ran in to 3-4 other BT'rs (Tom, Crispin, Bethany, and JamesReeves).
Event warmup:

Swam about 200 yards. The lakebottom was MUCK.
Swim
  • 12m 28s
  • 600 yards
  • 02m 05s / 100 yards
Comments:

This included a pretty long run up a hill once out of the water, which accounts for the slow time.

I didn't get passed by anyone once in the water, but did pass quite a few folks. It was a "rough" swim, lots of thrashing and jockeying for position at the start. I actually like the rough and tumble, since I'm very confident in the water. I find that when I bump into people, they wind up slowing down and allow me to pass.
What would you do differently?:

I'd love to be the first out of the water one day, but I don't think that will ever happen. The fastest time was just over 10:41.
Transition 1
  • 01m 25s
Comments:

T1 went smoothly.
Bike
  • 36m 51s
  • 12.4 miles
  • 20.19 mile/hr
Comments:

Decent bike. I was passed by 4 riders in my AG. Another must have snuck out of T1 ahead of me.
Transition 2
  • 00m 51s
Comments:

There was no time recorded for T2! So, I had to fudge it based upon the race results. I think T2 was buried in as part of the bike leg. I approximated T2 and made sure that all the time splits added up to match the total of 1:16:35.
Run
  • 25m
  • 3.1 miles
  • 08m 04s  min/mile
Comments:

The run was hilly, much like the bike. But, it was a blast to run this sprint race after doing so many long distance tri's this season. The weather was perfect and it was fun to finish.

I am pleased with my AG placement and my overall placement.
Post race
Warm down:

Drove 2 hours back home.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

My own tolerance for pain.




Last updated: 2005-05-23 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:12:28 | 600 yards | 02m 05s / 100yards
Age Group: 7/37
Overall: 0/438
Performance: Good
Suit:
Course:
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding:
T1
Time: 01:25
Performance:
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
Biking
00:36:51 | 12.4 miles | 20.19 mile/hr
Age Group: 12/37
Overall: 0/438
Performance:
Wind:
Course:
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
T2
Time: 00:51
Overall:
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
Running
00:25:00 | 03.1 miles | 08m 04s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/37
Overall: 0/438
Performance:
Course:
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall:
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Evaluation
Course challenge
Organized?
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

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2005-06-26 9:54 AM

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2005-06-26 10:58 AM
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Great race. Hope my times next Sunday are this good. I am going to set new goals based on your times - not that I'm going to beat them, but it is a higher set of times. Congratulations.
2005-06-26 11:21 AM
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Nice race Karl!  You did great!  Awesome times all around
2005-06-26 12:41 PM
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Good job Karl...hope you had a good time....Don't you hate it when include this monster run in your swim time????  That always sucks.  I usually hit my watch coming out of the water so I know what my real swim time is...I already know I suck at running ....Have a great weekend and congratualtions -SMO
2005-06-26 1:08 PM
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Sprints can be a lot of fun - no pressure, no stress, and you can really hammer the bike and not worry too much about the run. Great job all around. It must be nice to be strong in all 3 sports!
Jessica
2005-06-26 4:20 PM
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Great job!
It was nice to meet you...hope to see you at future races. james


2005-06-27 6:35 AM
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dude nice race....glad to see you going after those guys....you will get there on the swim one day I know we will see you out of the water first....just keep pushing....I knew you would do great just because it was such a different race to challenge you....congrats
2005-06-27 8:44 AM
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Nice work Karl!  That's some serious speed.  And I bet it was VERY COOL to finally run a tri where you weren't worried about fitness level or nutrition plan, it was just how fast you could go. I'd bet that was fun! 

And I always wondered who the guy was behaving like a bumper car at the swim starts and rounding buoys...



Edited by rkreuser 2005-06-27 8:45 AM
2005-06-27 8:51 AM
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You just kick butt. Wish I had your running legs! Well... you know what I mean. Great times!
2005-06-27 11:20 AM
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Dude. Stud. 'nuff said...

-Frank
2005-06-27 3:37 PM
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Great race Karl! Sounds like you had FUN with this one!! Glad to see it!!


2005-06-27 4:04 PM
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When I grow up, can I be as fast as you?
Great race man!

Kristi
2005-06-27 4:32 PM
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You are FAST, Karl!  Great race!

How'd it feel to do something short for a change?

2005-06-27 11:06 PM
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Karl is the best!!! well done
2005-06-29 9:10 AM
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Nice race Karl!  Bet it felt weird only racing for a very fast 1h 16min after those HIM's.  You sure can ride that bike of your and you ran like a deer.

Way to go bro!

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