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Papillion, Nebraska
United States
City of Papillion Parks and Recreation
91F / 33C
Total Time = 1h 19m 28s
Overall Rank = 30/250
Age Group = 40-45
Age Group Rank = 4/19
Pre-race routine:

Got up around 4am. Packed up all my stuff in the car and headed out to the race site around 5:30. Set up transition and got a prime spot. Then hung out. Kept on the long sleeve shirt and sweats to avoid the bugs.
Event warmup:

Not much. Ran about a 1/2 mile and swam about 100 yards.
  • 12m 30s
  • 500 yards
  • 02m 30s / 100 yards

This was one of my worst swims ever. I never got a feel for the water and couldn't find my stroke. It was my first OWS without a wetsuit and I just couldn't get into it. I should have cut about 3-4 minutes off this swim if I had positioned myself better and swam my race.
What would you do differently?:

I don't know what my problem was. I think it is all mental. The only thing to do is practice. I can swim a 8:30 in the pool, but haven't swam much in OW this year. And never swim without my wetsuit. Guess I need to practice practice practice. :)
Transition 1
  • 00m 42s

Good transition. Didn't put on socks. This helped a bit. Good smooth transition for me.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. Just hurry more.
  • 41m 29s
  • 15 miles
  • 21.70 mile/hr

Good bike. I really pushed it and made up a lot of time from my poor swim. I was passing tons of people and was never permanently passed. There were several people that did catch me at one point or another, but I passed them back and left them in the dust.

I was a little worried about the congestion in the park, but people were good about staying right and allowing you to pass.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, I left it all on the course. By far my best segment.
Transition 2
  • 00m 39s

This was a very fast transition. I was on the far side of transition to the run out, so this included the time running across transition.
What would you do differently?:

  • 24m 11s
  • 3 miles
  • 08m 04s  min/mile

This was an o.k. run for me. First brick in almost 2 years. Didn't feel very good for the first mile, but was able to pick up the pace and really smoked the last mile (probably about 7 min pace). Wanted to finish sub 24, so failed there, but was generally happy with the run.
What would you do differently?:

Do more bricks. My legs were really smoked coming off the bike and it took too long to recover.
Post race
Warm down:

Collapsed in the grass and had some drink. Then walked around and talked with the family.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Swim was awful. I probably could have won or taken second in my age group with even a decent swim. I've got some work to do there. It is all mental.

Event comments:

This was a good race, well organized and a bunch of great people. I would definitely do this race again.

Last updated: 2010-06-23 12:00 AM
00:12:30 | 500 yards | 02m 30s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/19
Overall: 51/250
Performance: Bad
Suit: None
Course: This was a Loop, turning clockwise along the shore.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 80F / 27C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Good
Time: 00:42
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:41:29 | 15 miles | 21.70 mile/hr
Age Group: 2/19
Overall: 17/250
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: This was a 3 loop course with some hills. The course took us around the on the roads and then around the lake on a paved trail. Kind of busy with many technical turns.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:39
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:24:11 | 03 miles | 08m 04s  min/mile
Age Group: 6/19
Overall: 48/250
Performance: Average
Course: Out and back course in the park. A couple of little hills, but nothing like Colorado.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
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

2010-07-20 7:06 AM

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Centennial, CO
Subject: Papillion Mayor's Triathlon

2010-07-23 10:44 AM
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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
Subject: RE: Papillion Mayor's Triathlon
Too bad about the swim but still a good race.  Must be nice to leave the uber competitive confines of Colorado...
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