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Shawnee, Kansas
United States
Johnson County Parks and Recreation Department
76F / 24C
Total Time = 1h 00m
Overall Rank = /800
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/90
Pre-race routine:

jaw jack. Stretch a bit. Try and relax.
Event warmup:

I walked a bit too loosen up my hamstrings.
  • 00m
  • 547 yards
  • / 100 yards

I suck at swimming still. I'm getting closer and hope to be a fine swimmer by next year.

As we were in our AG corrals, you could see lightning off in the distance. It looked like the storm was blowing away from us, but it ending up blossoming and turning into a huge storm that destroyed eastern Kansas and western Missouri.
What would you do differently?:

Bring an umbrella. Maybe some swim fins and snorkel too.
Transition 1
  • 00m

I had some problems getting my socks on my wet feet. I should have brought an extra towel for drying my dogs off, or find some shoes that don't require socks.
What would you do differently?:

dry my feet off better or wrap them in medical tape so I don't need socks.
  • 00m
  • 9 miles
  • 0.00 mile/hr
What would you do differently?:

Swim faster so I can race with faster cyclists. My swim is so poor, then I haul arse on the bike, and blow by people. I'll get there eventually.
Transition 2
  • 00m

T2 was in a downpour, and back the transition area while they were ripping it down.
What would you do differently?:

Do my ran dance on Saturday so nature could get the rain out of her system for Sunday.
  • 00m
  • 2.4 miles
  •  min/mile
Post race
Warm down:

sit in my car waiting for traffic to clear.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Nothing. I used my quattro and propelled my petrol beast through the fields and out onto a road, bypassing people who were waiting like cattle.

Event comments:

We'll try it again next year. That was a helluva storm that blew through. At first I was pissed because I thought they called it because of rain, but 15 minutes later, Mother Nature teed us up and smacked us hard. Very cool storm with lots of rotation, but no tornadoes. I was a little disappointed by this, as I wanted to work on my aero position in a pseudo-wind tunnel (with 120+ mph winds). Maybe another time.

Last updated: 2010-05-31 12:00 AM
00:00:00 | 547 yards | / 100yards
Age Group: 0/90
Overall: 0/800
Performance: Bad
Suit: tri shorts
Course: Course was more or less an out and back. I really like the course, it was very spectator friendly being parallel to the shore.
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 85F / 29C Current: Low
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Bad
Breathing: Bad Drafting: Bad
Waves: Bad Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 00:00
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:00:00 | 09 miles | 0.00 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/90
Overall: 0/800
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Course is super hilly. So much so that I rode my cross bike instead of a TT bike. Plus it's pretty short. Those who ride with a compact 50/34 were rewarded, versus blowing your thighs out with a 53/39. The course was wet with rain, but my tubular Conti Sprinters had no problems (or I'm a bike handling wizard).
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:00
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:00:00 | 02.4 miles |  min/mile
Age Group: 0/90
Overall: 0/800
Performance: Good
Course: I rode to the car. No running today. I nearly drown and people were wearing wetsuits to get back to their vehicles. The rain water was wetsuit legal.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Too much
Post race
Weight change: %+5%
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities: Bad
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2010-07-12 9:26 AM

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