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5150 Kansas City Triathlon - TriathlonOlympic

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Kansas City, Missouri
United States
5150 Triathlon Series
75F / 24C
Total Time = 2h 46m 53s
Overall Rank = 334/
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 51/
Pre-race routine:

Got to the race about 5:15 and set up transition
Event warmup:

Hung out on the beach for an hour once transition closed and waited for my wave to go off. Met up with alot of BTers. Some I knew some I had neevr met. Great turnout.
  • 35m 47s
  • 1640 yards
  • 02m 11s / 100 yards

It was a disaster from the start. I have been swimming really well, so I am not sure what brought on the debilitating quad and calf cramps that came on about 200 meters into the swim. I ended up doing a 2 arm 1 legged breast stroke for 3/4 of the swim. It sucked.
What would you do differently?:

Stertch more. Warm up. They stopped the warm up 45 minutes before my wave went off. Probably would not have helped.
Transition 1
  • 02m 58s

Fine minus the stecthing the cramps out and trying to drink a little all slowed me down.
  • 1h 17m 50s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 19.16 mile/hr

Disaster number 2. Took a massive spill on the bike. Turned myself to adjust my race bnelt they insisted be worn on the bike. I overcorrected a little wobble and I was down. I left most of the skin on my right side on the pavement. I tried to get unclipped and jump baclk on the bike, until reality hit and I got light hjeaded and had to sit down for about 5-10 minutes to collect myself and evaluate my condition.

There were osme very nice spectators who helped look at the areas on my back I could not see. I was about 2 miles from the start of the second loop, so I dedided I would see how it went and make a decision at that point.

Overall I had a good bike. I lost 8:36 according to the Garmin auto pause and the official time on my wreck. So my average wouldve been 20+ if not for the stop and the pain I felt the rest of the ride.
Transition 2
  • 01m 59s

Second self evaluation. I looked okay. Didnt hurt to bad yet, but I knew once I stopped it would stiffen up. Decided to run.
  • 48m 22s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 07m 47s  min/mile

I guess I am okay with the run considering I what I had put myself through up to that point. To make matter worse though the sun came out and I realizxed I was so busy trying to make up time on the bike I neglected water and nutrtion on the second loop of the bike.
Post race
Warm down:

Med tent and urgent care.

Event comments:

Ended up being a well run race by the RD. HE caught alot of grief from the lack of communication, but he pulled it off. Looking forard to healing up the next 3 weeks and redeeming myself at KS 70.3.

Last updated: 2011-12-14 12:00 AM
00:35:47 | 1640 yards | 02m 11s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Bad
Suit: Xterra
Course: rectangle in Longview Lake
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 73F / 23C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Bad
Breathing: Average Drafting: Bad
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Bad
Time: 02:58
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
01:17:50 | 24.85 miles | 19.16 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Bad
Course: 2 loops with 3 turn arounds each loop
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 01:59
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:48:22 | 06.21 miles | 07m 47s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Course: 2 loops on park road and trails. Some paved some gravel.
Keeping cool Below average Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
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

2012-05-22 4:38 PM

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Shawnee, KS
Subject: 5150 Kansas City Triathlon

2012-05-22 9:40 PM
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Kansas City
Subject: RE: 5150 Kansas City Triathlon
Man, that sucks you took a spill. Glad you're OK - mostly. Is the bike alright? lol.You crashed and were still faster than I was, man I have a long way to go! Way to htfu and carry on.
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