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Shawnee, Kansas
United States
Johnson County Parks and Recreation Department
90F / 32C
Total Time = 1h 03m 1s
Overall Rank = 66/332
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 9/32
Pre-race routine:

Got up early and went to the race site. No breakfast, just kept hydrating as the previous day it was 107 degrees. Set up transition and talked to some of the locals about the course.
Event warmup:

No real warm-up. You had to swim from the boat dock to the beach, about 100 yrds. Did a few short runs to get the legs moving.
  • 12m 17s
  • 547 yards
  • 02m 15s / 100 yards

This was not a good swim for me. Never felt right. Didn't feel tired or out of breath either. Just out of sorts.
What would you do differently?:

More swim training.
Transition 1
  • 01m 54s

Not a good transition. I'm usually one of the faster people. Gave up too much time here. This did include a run to transition and I was way far away from the bike exit.
What would you do differently?:

Not sure. Focus more?
  • 27m 24s
  • 9 miles
  • 19.71 mile/hr

Had a tight hammy for the first lap. It loosened up and I pushed hard for lap 2.
What would you do differently?:

Don't know.
Transition 2
  • 01m 2s

This would have been faster if the transition area wasn't so large.
What would you do differently?:

Run faster
  • 20m 26s
  • 2.4 miles
  • 08m 31s  min/mile

Strangely, this was my best ever ranking for my run. Can't complain. Handled the hills really well, and finished better than most.
What would you do differently?:

Run harder, and take less time at the water station.
Post race
Warm down:

Got a lot of fluids and just kept drinking. Then watched my daughter run the kids run. She ran 2 races in 2 days. Pretty good for a 6 yo. Finished 3rd in Missouri and 5th in KC. But both were for fun. :)

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Just wasn't feeling that fast. Too much travel and walking around, combined with not eating great. Legs felt heavy.

Event comments:

This was a great run local race. I would do it again in a heart beat. They seemed to really care more about the event than the profits. Common theme in Kansas City. I had a great time and may look to return again some day.

Last updated: 2012-06-26 12:00 AM
00:12:17 | 547 yards | 02m 15s / 100yards
Age Group: 25/32
Overall: 202/332
Performance: Below average
Bad run. This did include the 2-300 yards to transition.
Suit: None
Course: Kind of a J. Out from the swim beach, past the boat dock and then back to the boat dock and out.
Start type: Wade 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: 01:54
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Below average
00:27:24 | 09 miles | 19.71 mile/hr
Age Group: 11/32
Overall: 73/332
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: Hilly loop. 2 laps.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:02
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:20:26 | 02.4 miles | 08m 31s  min/mile
Age Group: 9/32
Overall: 66/332
Course: Loop, out and back with one major hill, and an uphill finish.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
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

2012-07-11 5:51 PM

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Centennial, CO
Subject: Shawnee Mission Triathlon - Short Course

2012-07-11 9:58 PM
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Overland Park, KS
Subject: RE: Shawnee Mission Triathlon - Short Course

Ah Man, we were in the same wave and I forgot that you doing this race!  Doh!  Great job on a tough course.  It was a pretty big transition area, our T1/T2 times were almost the same I think.  Mine are usually slow anyhow so I can't complain too much.  I know a lot of the staff at Shawnee Mission Parks and Rec. and they are great people.  With that crew there will be very few dissapointments.

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