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Manhattan, Kansas
United States
Blue Hills Adventures/Flint Hills Red Cross
75F / 24C
Overcast
Total Time = 1h 34m 20s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Worried about whether the race would be canceled or not, & how far 500 meter is when you actually lay it out in a lake. Visited with the guy set up beside me, told him just to move my stuff if it was in the way, he said you'll be long gone when I get here, this is my 1st one & I'm nervous as hell. I stuck out my hand and said welcome to the club.

Got to race area prbly by 6:30, which would have gave us time to test water & go through the pre-race meeting. Ended up have 3 hrs to vist & find some other 1st timers.

Had a bagel at about 5am with a Carb Boom gel on it, & water. By 10am race start, I was feeling hungry.
Event warmup:

Mainly stretching, as I was more concerned with finishing the swim.

Swim
  • 18m 38s
  • 547 yards
  • 03m 25s / 100 yards
Comments:

Didn't warm up in the water which was a mistake. After being in for a few minutes water was fine, but the initial shock had me doing sidestroke. Good thing was it never entered my mind to quit.

Swim really wore me out.


What would you do differently?:

Start out swimming freestyle, couldn't have gone the whole way, but it would have helped my time & energy expended immensley.
Transition 1
  • 04m 4s
Comments:

Wearing the tri suit really helped. Being wore out from the swim didn't. Jogged from beach to transition area, then walked to my bike.
What would you do differently?:

Maybe take the gel pack while in transition instead of out on the bike.
Bike
  • 39m 35s
  • 9.94 miles
  • 15.07 mile/hr
Comments:

I think the course was well laid out, & even though traffic wasn't blocked, the course wasn't very heavily traveled.

I was still bonked from the swim when I hit the hill, but recovered nicely for the rest of the ride, knowing I couldn't really push too hard with the run still to come.
What would you do differently?:

Didn't have my Polar setup correctly, so was flying blind as far as cadence, HR, & speed, So I should have made sure of this, with all the standing around time I had
Transition 2
  • 01m 26s
Comments:

No problems here, even took time to tie my shoes twice to make sure they were tight.
What would you do differently?:

Take time to put on HR strap
Run
  • 30m 39s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 09m 52s  min/mile
Comments:

After the way the day started, just didn't feel like I could push it too much here. Breathing was soo hard that I got a slight side ache from the liquid on the bike & beginning of the run.
What would you do differently?:

Take time to put on HR strap before bike section.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around drank water & ate a banana & another gel cause I didn't feel like pizza.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Blowing up on the swim

Event comments:

Very good course for a 1st race


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Last updated: 2006-04-15 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:18:38 | 547 yards | 03m 25s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Suit: Javelin Suit
Course: I really liked the course. Kind of an out 200 meters, across 100 meter, then back 200 meters. Kind of glad they re positions the buoy's between the Olympic & sprint course
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 75F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Average Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
T1
Time: 04:04
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Yes
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
Biking
00:39:35 | 9.94 miles | 15.07 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance:
Dead dog hill close to the start when I was still wore out from the swim.
Wind: Some
Course: Out & back, didn't really notice the wind as I'm not used to having trees & hills to slow it down
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Too much
T2
Time: 01:26
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
Running
00:30:39 | 03.11 miles | 09m 52s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Course: Scenic out & back course.
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Too much
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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2006-06-05 10:48 AM

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Subject: Flint Hills Triathlon


2006-06-05 3:18 PM
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Congrats 210!

I was there as a spectator. It was an awesome race!
2006-06-05 5:00 PM
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Hey 210. I remember seeing you...I was 214 and it seems our times were very close...except you pulled away from me in the run portion. Looks like you came out of the water just in front of me. Whew...I'm glad that swim is over with....I need to improve my swimming. I remember seeing the your javelin tri suit as well. I plan on posting some pictures later tonight...maybe you'll recognize me.

Congrats on a great race. What's next?

Edited by purpleapple 2006-06-05 5:01 PM
2006-06-06 2:20 AM
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Great job! The first one is always the hardest because you aren't sure how you are going to do on the swim! Don't worry about that! The next one will be easier! You did really great! Doesn't it feel good to be a 'triathlete'?

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2006-06-06 7:15 AM
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I was number 200... by the way congrats.... next race?
2006-06-06 12:23 PM
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purpleapple - 2006-06-05 5:00 PM

remember seeing the your javelin tri suit as well. I plan on posting some pictures later tonight...maybe you'll recognize me.

Congrats on a great race. What's next?


Same to you!

I need to vastly improve my swimming too. You probably seen me stand up to run close to shore, looked like I was drunk & bout fell over.


I'm sure I remember you now, werent you either in rack 7 or 8? I was pretty nervous until I started talking to the other newbies.

Gonna ditch the Jav suit & go with top & bottom. I seen the buoy's laid out for the long course, & wasn't thinking straight. Thought they were going to do 2 laps & us 1; dang that looks like a long 500 meters.

I noticed there are some small Tri's at Great Bend & maybe Wilson lake. Maybe make the trip for the Salty Dog. It'd be great if we could all meet up again at a few others when we have idea who everyone is.


2006-06-06 12:28 PM
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Thanks Kelly!

Thanks for the inspires too. And yes, it feels REALLY GREAT to be an "Official" Triathlete!

2006-06-06 12:40 PM
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Salty Dog is big race for me and all my friends... It's a nice race.... have you done it before?

 

cyclwestks - 2006-06-06 12:23 PM
purpleapple - 2006-06-05 5:00 PM remember seeing the your javelin tri suit as well. I plan on posting some pictures later tonight...maybe you'll recognize me. Congrats on a great race. What's next?
Same to you! I need to vastly improve my swimming too. You probably seen me stand up to run close to shore, looked like I was drunk & bout fell over. I'm sure I remember you now, werent you either in rack 7 or 8? I was pretty nervous until I started talking to the other newbies. Gonna ditch the Jav suit & go with top & bottom. I seen the buoy's laid out for the long course, & wasn't thinking straight. Thought they were going to do 2 laps & us 1; dang that looks like a long 500 meters. I noticed there are some small Tri's at Great Bend & maybe Wilson lake. Maybe make the trip for the Salty Dog. It'd be great if we could all meet up again at a few others when we have idea who everyone is.

2006-06-06 4:26 PM
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Subject: RE: Flint Hills Triathlon
I just completed my maiden voyage, but Salty Dog is reasonably close. Right now it's in my plans.

ott13979 - 2006-06-06 12:40 PM

Salty Dog is big race for me and all my friends... It's a nice race.... have you done it before?

 

2006-06-06 4:30 PM
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It's a small race that very spectator friendly....

Does your family partake in tri's with you?

 

cyclwestks - 2006-06-06 4:26 PM I just completed my maiden voyage, but Salty Dog is reasonably close. Right now it's in my plans.
ott13979 - 2006-06-06 12:40 PM

Salty Dog is big race for me and all my friends... It's a nice race.... have you done it before?

 

2006-06-06 4:47 PM
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Good job on your first race :-) Way to hang in there during the swim!


2006-06-06 5:30 PM
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Subject: RE: Flint Hills Triathlon
Way to go! My wife was number 212. She probably would recognize all of you.

I should have been about there too, but I made the mistake of registering for the "open" heat, and switched the day before so they put me at number 112 - which was WAY faster than could ever be justified on the swim.

Your comments are pretty close to what I felt - hungry by the time of the start!

We will have to look at some of the other races you are mentioning. We're from Lincoln, Nebraska, and really liked the Kansas hospitality and attitude of everyone there!

2006-06-06 10:48 PM
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Ya, there were alot of women around me in the start, & we were all talking; but after that unless she was looking wayyyy back , or me with binoculars looking way ahead.......

KMac40 - 2006-06-06 5:30 PM

Way to go! My wife was number 212. She probably would recognize all of you.

2006-06-06 10:52 PM
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That's how this whole thing got started, my 17 yr old daughter. My wife's tentatively made plans with Dale (bib 217) to do the this race next year.

ott13979 - 2006-06-06 4:30 PM

Does your family partake in tri's with you?

2006-06-07 5:57 AM
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What parts of Kansas do you live in?

cyclwestks - 2006-06-06 10:52 PM That's how this whole thing got started, my 17 yr old daughter. My wife's tentatively made plans with Dale (bib 217) to do the this race next year.
ott13979 - 2006-06-06 4:30 PM Does your family partake in tri's with you?

 

 

2006-06-07 2:32 PM
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The Western, flat (as a pancake) part, Scott City.

ott13979 - 2006-06-07 5:57 AM

What parts of Kansas do you live in?

cyclwestks - 2006-06-06 10:52 PM That's how this whole thing got started, my 17 yr old daughter. My wife's tentatively made plans with Dale (bib 217) to do the this race next year.
ott13979 - 2006-06-06 4:30 PM Does your family partake in tri's with you?

 

 



2006-06-07 2:53 PM
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You should check out the Shawnee Mission Tri....  http://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=1288267

 

 

cyclwestks - 2006-06-07 2:32 PM The Western, flat (as a pancake) part, Scott City.
ott13979 - 2006-06-07 5:57 AM

What parts of Kansas do you live in?

cyclwestks - 2006-06-06 10:52 PM That's how this whole thing got started, my 17 yr old daughter. My wife's tentatively made plans with Dale (bib 217) to do the this race next year.
ott13979 - 2006-06-06 4:30 PM Does your family partake in tri's with you?

 

 

2006-06-07 4:51 PM
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Sorry, my wife says she was 206, not 212 like I thought. She wanted to ask if anyone was coming to Lincoln for the Nebraska State games tri on July 23? Anyone?

What is the "Salty Dog" race - Topeka Tinman?
2006-06-07 10:53 PM
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I'll chime in. I don't think I'm going to make the Tri in Nebraska because I'm going to be on vacation.

The Salty Dog race is in Hutchinson in August. The Topeka Tinman Tri is a week from this Saturday. It has sprint and olympic courses. I am thinking about doing it....the swim is only 300m! Now that I have one race under my belt...I'm ready to go.

Any other races anyone else is considering in the area??
2006-06-08 6:57 AM
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2006 Race Season

Yes

??

No

Date

Race

Goal

Reality

January

X

1

Su

New Year's Day 10k 

Unsure

0:50:39

X

21

Sa

Auburn 1/2 Mara

Unsure

1:45:35

X

29

Su

Ground Hog Run 10k

0:48:00

0:45:24

February

Feb BT Challenge

Run Challenge

136

144.66

March

March BT Challenge

Bike Challenge

400

410

X

19

Su

Brew to Brew

8:00:00

7:29

X

26

Su

Park University 5K

X

29

We

Du Workout (6:30)

April

April BT Challenge

Swim Challenge

10,000

10,000

Bike Challenge

360

364

Run Challenge

170

170.14

X

1

Sa

God's Country Dua

Unsure

1:05:39

X

9

Su

Raintree 1/2 Mara

1:39:00

1:42:20

Outage weekend  15-16 (in A-town)

X

15

Sa

Red Bridge Ramble

Unsure

1:10:00

X

28-29

Fr

Run 4 Nathaniel 24hr Ultra

50 miles

40 miles

X

30

Su

Trolley Run 4 miles

0:27:55

May

X

7

Su

Lincoln Mara

Unsure

3:37:21

X

13

Sa

Corp. Challenge Benchpress

Unsure

275

Outage weekend  20-21

X

14

Su

Volunteer @ Mothers Day 5k run

X

20

Sa

Fargo Mara

X

20

Sa

Olathe Mara

Fun

Not Fun

X

21

Su

Heritage Sprint Tri

X

25

Su

Camp Horizon Challenge

X

27

Sa

Berryman 50 mile or marathon

June

X

3

Sa

Hospital Hill 5k/12k/.5 Mara

X

3

Sa

Ozark Greenways Adventure Race

X

4

Su

Flint Hills Spr Tri

not drown

1:09:44

X

11

Su

Corp. Challenge Spr Du

Unsure

Open water swim @ SMP starts (June 13th)

Outage weekend  17-18

X

17

Sa

Topeka Tinman Spr/Oly Tri

Finish

X

19-22

Corp. Challenge Swim

Unsure

X

25

Su

Branched Oak Challenge

Finish

July

X

4

Tu

PowerAde Freedom Run 5K/10K 

Unsure

X

9

Su

Shawnee Oly Tri

Finish

X

15

Sa

Stump Jupin' Trail Trot 10k

Finish

Outage weekend  15-16

X

15

Sa

Amelia Earhart 2K/8K

Unsure

X

30

Su

Smithville Challenge

Finish

X

30

Su

Death Ride (80 mile)

Survive

August

X

6

Su

Speedway Spr Tri

X

6

Su

The Quivira One Mile Run

X

12

Sa

Salty Dog Spr

1:03:00

Outage weekend  19-20

X

20

Su

Pigman Oly Tri

X

27

Su

Jackson County Oly Tri

Unsure

X

27

Su

Rock Creek Challenge (Iowa)

Finish

September

X

9

Sa

Helen Gold 5k

Unsure

Outage weekend  16-17

X

10

Su

Midwest Melt Down

Unsure

X

16

Sa

Trail of Tears Tri Spr

Unsure

X

17

Su

Platte River Challenge (Omaha)

Finish

X

22

Su

Wichita 1/2 Mara

1:39:00

October

X

7

Sa

K.C. 1/2 Mara

Outage weekend 21-22

X

22

Su

Wichita Mara

3:48:00

X

22

Su

Chicago Mara

Unsure

X

29

Su

Blue Springs 50/50

Unsure

November

Outage weekend 18-19

X

19

Su

Gobbler 1/2 Mara

Unsure

X

26

Su

Dude, Where’s the Trail? (50k trail run)

Unsure

December

Outage weekend 16-17

Open

Links

Tri Find

Tri-4-Him

Marathon Guide

Active

KC Track Club

Mid-America Running Association

Google

Yahoo

SeeKCrun

 

purpleapple - 2006-06-07 10:53 PM I'll chime in. I don't think I'm going to make the Tri in Nebraska because I'm going to be on vacation. The Salty Dog race is in Hutchinson in August. The Topeka Tinman Tri is a week from this Saturday. It has sprint and olympic courses. I am thinking about doing it....the swim is only 300m! Now that I have one race under my belt...I'm ready to go. Any other races anyone else is considering in the area??

2006-06-08 4:28 PM
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I remember seeing that chart several months ago! Wow, that's crazy. I've gotta study that thing.

I'd like to make the Topeka race. . . Hutchinson is a long ways from Lincoln, Nebraska, however.


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