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Omaha, Nebraska
United States
Mimran Event Management
80F / 27C
Total Time = 2h 42m 42s
Overall Rank = 33/253
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 7/24
Pre-race routine:

drank a Naked Mighty Mango fruit drink and had a CLIF bar 2 hours before the race.
Event warmup:

some light stretching
  • 32m 28s
  • 1500 yards
  • 02m 10s / 100 yards

I was very disappointed in my swim, I made a newbie error.
My plan was to start at the front and gun the first 100m or so and hold off as much as I could. That part went great and I didn't have anybody catch up or pass me in the first 100m.
The course was laid out with a counter clockwise loop for the Oly and they had a shorter loop for the Sprint Tri. almost everyone in my wave swam for the first sprint buoy and then turned for the Oly buoy even though the sprint buoy was probably 30 yards off the direct path to the Oly buoy. I decided to skip staying with the pack and swam directly for the long Oly buoy. Next thing you know me and about 2 other people who had the same idea had nobody to draft off of and we all ended up with very slow swim times. :(
What would you do differently?:

stay with the pack, for sure.
Transition 1
  • 00m 39s

T1 time was very clean and fast. The only issue I had was I didn't rubber band my shoes on the pedals so they flopped around as I ran with the bike. Just as I got to the bike mount line the left shoe went upside down with the pedal all the way down. My shoe ground on the gravel on the road and scooped a bunch of rocks into my shoe. grrr
What would you do differently?:

rubber band my shoes
  • 1h 17m 12s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 20.36 mile/hr

Well other than biking the whole way with gravel in my left shoe the bike went well but slow.
I averaged 21.5 on this same course in my last training ride and ended up averaging 20.36 this time which was slower than I was hoping
This being my first Tri I took it pretty easy intentionally on the hills and flats because I didn't want to burn out on the run. After I reached the turnaround point I felt very rested and wondered why I was taking it easy. I hammered it pretty hard on the way back. I was only passed by 3 riders the whole ride and I passed probably 50 people. (was a good feeling)

What would you do differently?:

At the end of the ride when I started running my legs were totally rested, so I knew I took it WAY too easy on the bike. I didn't have any bike to run pain at all which I considered a bad thing.
Next time it's lights out, I'm going to hammer the crap out of the bike...
Transition 2
  • 00m 45s

T2 was uneventful, had a smooth rack and both shoes went on quickly. Grabbed my race belt to put it on while I was running.
What would you do differently?:

  • 51m 36s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 08m 19s  min/mile

Run was very hilly, but I felt pretty good throughout. I've had a history of dehydrating badly on runs so I walked at each water stop to make sure I drank two full cups of water at each. I am still recovering from my left IT band flaring up so I didn't want to push it too hard on the hills. I didn't have any issues at all with it, which is very good.
What would you do differently?:

It was a few minutes slower than I wanted, but overall I'm satisfied.
Post race
Warm down:

plopped my sweaty butt in a chair as soon as I finished. lol

What limited your ability to perform faster:

weight. I still need to cut another 15 lbs.

Event comments:

Very good race. I plan to do it again next year.

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Last updated: 2011-04-01 12:00 AM
00:32:28 | 1500 yards | 02m 10s / 100yards
Age Group: 8/24
Overall: 61/253
Performance: Below average
Suit: Zoot Tri-Suit
Course: Was well marked with Buoys
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 85F / 29C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 00:39
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
01:17:12 | 26.2 miles | 20.36 mile/hr
Age Group: 7/24
Overall: 40/253
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Course: Course was well marked and they closed all but one short stretch of 72nd st. Even there they had a full lane in each direction coned off for bikers, so I was very pleased.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 88
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:45
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:51:36 | 06.21 miles | 08m 19s  min/mile
Age Group: 9/24
Overall: 54/253
Performance: Average
Course: Very hilly out and back course.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %4%
Overall: Average
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] 5

2011-07-25 2:37 PM

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Omaha, NE
Subject: Omaha Triathlon

2011-08-01 7:54 AM
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Husker Nation
Subject: RE: Omaha Triathlon
Nice job! One of these days I hope to know what it's like to have a passed to getting-passed ratio like you did on the bike. Instead I'm the guy who gets out of the water early and gets passed by all the fast bikers You doing the Black Squirrel or Lincoln Tri's?
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