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Ft Leavenworth, Kansas
United States
45F / 7C
Total Time = 1h 16m 59s
Overall Rank = 78/180
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 29/50
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 0530, took it easy and got to the race at about 0630.
It's good to show up early, easy racking and area selection.
Event warmup:

Not too much, too cold to swim and wait, I didn't get a good bike in b/c I was talking too much.
  • 03m 27s
  • 200 yards
  • 01m 43s / 100 yards

A really good swim except for the goggle issue again. I stopped twice to fix the goggles so I wouldn't lose my contacts.
Easy breathing and stroking(!)
Without the stops for goggles I could have been 10 - 15 seconds faster. No flip turns (goggles).
What would you do differently?:

Change goggles or figure this out!!
Transition 1
  • 00m

I didn't skip anything in transition, but I probably took too long toweling off (cold!)
  • 45m 43s
  • 12.1 miles
  • 15.88 mile/hr

OK on the hill, the bathroom break at the top didn't help though.
[I just couldn't wait]
Good hydration and nutrition. I drank prior to the hill, at the top and just after lap one (figure it was about 5, 15, 26 min for lap 1).
About the same on lap two, without a drink at the end.
I had half a cliff shot at the top of the hill (just before the bathroom break). I just couldn't finish the thing, but I don't think that hurt me in this short a race.
What would you do differently?:

I need to start drilling and interval work on training rides instead of just riding!!
Go to the bathroom right before the race (especially when they're delayed).
Transition 2
  • 01m 24s

A little slow getting the bike racked (I tried to rack it different than how I had it on originally - not smart).
Took a while to lace up the shoes.
What would you do differently?:

Lock laces showed up yesterday, but I didn't want to add them since I hadn't trained with them.

  • 27m 51s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 08m 59s  min/mile

I felt slow when I started, but got comfortable as I began the downhill on Grant Ave.
I only drank at the ~half way point, but that was sufficient.

What would you do differently?:

I haven't put in any brick workouts yet this season, so it's probably time to start putting these back in.
Check the race belt so it doesn't fall apart on the run.
Post race
Warm down:

Did the kid Try-athlon with Jessica (50 m swim, 1.5 mi ride, .5 mi run).

What limited your ability to perform faster:

All the stoppages (goggles, bathroom, race belt distraction).
I need to apply training techniques to the bike to improve.

Event comments:

The delayed start didn't help, and loudspeakers in a gym full of talking people doesn't work very well.
I was appreciative of the Kid Try-athlon.
I would do this race again though as an early season shakeout.

Last updated: 2006-05-01 12:00 AM
00:03:27 | 200 yards | 01m 43s / 100yards
Age Group: 12/50
Overall: 49/180
Performance: Average
Suit: Sugoi Tri Short
Course: Zig zag across 8 lanes.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 75F / 24C Current:
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 00:00
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed:
00:45:43 | 12.1 miles | 15.88 mile/hr
Age Group: 32/50
Overall: 77/180
Wind: Little
Course: 2 loops with a wicked hill about 2 miles in. The climb lasts about 1.5 miles.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:24
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:27:51 | 03.1 miles | 08m 59s  min/mile
Age Group: 33/50
Overall: 99/180
Performance: Average
I've got some issues with the time they're showing for me. I tracked it at 25:39.
Course: Around the golf course + a little extra. A good climb on the way to the finish.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 2

2006-05-07 10:17 PM

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Ft Leavenworth, KS
Subject: CGSC Triathlon

2006-05-08 1:34 PM
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Woodbridge, VA
Subject: RE: CGSC Triathlon

That hill was fun wasn't it!!!!  Congrats.



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