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Lee's Summit, Missouri
United States
Heartland Sport Promotions
83F / 28C
Total Time = 2h 35m 31s
Overall Rank = 106/427
Age Group = M50-54
Age Group Rank = 3/13
Pre-race routine:

Honey Nut Cheerios and a banana. We caravaned from the Carey's in Blue Ridge to race site about a 15-20 minute drive. This year our tent was already set up for us. We also had assigned racks but not individual spots.

Event warmup:

I did get a bike & run warmup done. Used the bike warmup to do a potty stop away from TA. Brought own TP, worked out well. No swim warmup.
  • 36m 34s
  • 1640 yards
  • 02m 14s / 100 yards

I thought my swim went OK so I was disappointed with my pace. However my swim time in 2010 is only 44 secs slower than 2009. By my math my pace for 2010 is 2:13. I had some issues on the last leg with sighting. The 3:13 pace seems realistic.
What would you do differently?:

Get s swim warmup in if possible. I had some troubles with my goggles right before the start of the swim but no issues once the race started.
Transition 1
  • 01m 37s

No real T1 issues. One heel got stuck but not an issue. T1 I was 2nd in AG +6 secs from the fastest T1 time.
What would you do differently?:

  • 1h 10m 19s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 21.20 mile/hr

Garmin had course a little short again this year. Improved from 20.4 to 21.2 mph and pleased with bike.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 01m 38s

4th in AG, +23 secs from fastest. This year I did put socks on, added a few secs. I also (stupidly) went the wrong way for run out for maybe 10-15 yards.
What would you do differently?:

No wrong turns.
  • 45m 22s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 07m 19s  min/mile

I was hoping for a pace close to or under 7:00. Started out OK but the heat/humidity caused my pace to drop. I did hang with a 35 yr old who passed me at mile 1. Our paces slowed about the same. No foot/blister issues this year. On the plus side, I actually had a faster run time than Mark, probably the first and only time this will happen.
What would you do differently?:

Tough conditions. Not the pace I was hoping for but I was 1st in AG and decent in overall placing.
Post race
Warm down:

Lots of fluids. They had hamburgers/hot dogs this year. Pleased with a podium finish but hoped to get a little faster closer to 2:30 or under.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

My training is much more balanced this year. It appears my bike times have improved based on this tri, the du and TT. I need to get back to better run pace and I'm close. Swim times still have the greatest potential for improvement.

Event comments:

Another good race with new RD. Great time traveling with TriRochester group again. Jerry & Donna did another great job hosting all of us. Sawra and I were 3rd in our AG, Jenny and Harvey won their AG. 4 podium finishers is another great showing for the club.

Last updated: 2010-04-14 12:00 AM
00:36:34 | 1640 yards | 02m 14s / 100yards
Age Group: 3/13
Overall: 277/427
Performance: Below average
Suit: Desoto
Course: 3 sides to get back to shore. Multiple Oly waves this year.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 63F / 17C Current: High
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Average
Time: 01:37
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
01:10:19 | 24.85 miles | 21.20 mile/hr
Age Group: 3/13
Overall: 71/427
Performance: Good
Avg HR = 155, Max HR = 165. Max speed = 37.2
Wind: Some
Course: Same as last year, 2 loop kind of square, with a lot of turns thru a park and neighborhood. More wind this year, high teens to low 20s were forecast. The nice thing is the course turned enough there was never more than about 3 miles in any one direction.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 88
Turns: Below average Cornering: Below average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:38
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:45:22 | 06.21 miles | 07m 19s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/13
Overall: 68/427
Performance: Average
Avg HR = 172, Max HR = 186. 1 - 7:12 163 2 - 6:57 169 3 - 7:14 172 4 - 7:33 174 5 - 7:32 175 6 - 7:41 178 x - 6:57 183
Course: 2 loop course with one real hill in mile 1 & 4. Road and bike path.
Keeping cool Below 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

2010-05-28 9:45 AM

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