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Des Moines, Iowa
United States
5150 Triathlon Series
76F / 24C
Total Time = 3h 09m
Overall Rank = 687/992
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 59/81
Pre-race routine:

3:45 wake-up
bowl of cereal, Gatorade, Muscle milk, drive to Des Moines
Event warmup:

Forgot Sunglasses in car, ran 1/2 a mile to the car and [email protected]
  • 37m 8s
  • 1640 yards
  • 02m 16s / 100 yards

Didn't start until After 8am, water was 83+ degrees on Sat, Sunday they found a spot under 78, so wetsuit legal. Mine was home in the closet. Cool breeze was blowing all morning. at 4am it was 55 degrees out. It was still a nice swim. Fighting a case of Anemia, so NOT drowning at the employer sponsored event was a real accomplishment for me. Fell on the sand getting out and had to get back in to get the sand off of me. The run to transition seemed really long.
What would you do differently?:

Bring my wetsuit -just in case!
Transition 1
  • 04m 6s

Transition seemed like a quarter of a mile!
What would you do differently?:

  • 1h 22m
  • 24.85 miles
  • 18.18 mile/hr

Pretty good ride, just need to train more on the bike with hills.
What would you do differently?:

change the band on my Garmin from the velcro quick release to a regular band.
Transition 2
  • 04m 7s

Transition still seemed like a 1/4 mile. Had to make a pit stop so that also slowed my time.
What would you do differently?:

quick lace shoes.
  • 1h 01m 42s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 09m 56s  min/mile

Only passed by 1 person in my age group.
What would you do differently?:

Train smarter over the summer, not get anemia, kidney stone, or strain some of the muscles.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around venue, ate 2 cookies, 2 bananas, bottle of water, and a gatorade.

What limited your ability to perform faster:


Last updated: 2011-09-05 12:00 AM
00:37:08 | 1640 yards | 02m 16s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/81
Overall: 776/992
Performance: Below average
Suit: none
Course: Counter Clockwise
Start type: Run Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 76F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Average Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 04:06
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
01:22:00 | 24.85 miles | 18.18 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/81
Overall: 681/992
Performance: Average
Wind: Some with gusts
Course: Some hills, some flats. Didn't seem too difficult. Had to stop when My Garmin fell off. But the skid and sideways slide to change directions looked like Starsky and Hutch on a bike! Felt really fast going down hill, but got passed by riders with Aero helmets going up hill. I think it was the talent rather that the helmet.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 04:07
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
01:01:42 | 06.21 miles | 09m 56s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/81
Overall: 920/992
Performance: Below average
Course: Mostly flat until the last 1/2 mile, then a pretty good hill up to the capital. Mostly biking paths until we reached downtown. Pretty good course
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
Good race? Ok
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

2011-09-05 1:28 PM

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Subject: Hy-Vee Triathlon - 5150 U.S. Championship

2011-09-05 1:32 PM
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Omaha, NE
Subject: RE: Hy-Vee Triathlon - 5150 U.S. Championship
Those transition runs were long as heck.  I felt like it added a good half mile of running to the event.  lol
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