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Lima YMCA/Kewpee Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Lima, Ohio
United States
Lima Family YMCA
85F / 29C
Total Time = 1h 22m 8s
Overall Rank = 20/115
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 3/9
Event warmup:

Only a short swim to get used to the water,
  • 11m 30s
  • 500 yards
  • 02m 18s / 100 yards

Swim wasn't terrible but I am still slow. Someday I will put some real effort into swimming and probably make huge leaps in overall time. Started out in the middle of the group and actually did decent swimming in traffic. Was staying on my path and kind of fighting my way through. I did pull back after a while and find open water to swim in. Felt much more comfortable in open water and was able to get into a rythm.
What would you do differently?:

Not much, until I put more time into swimming it is what it is!!
Transition 1
  • 02m

Not much going on here, but still seems like I am going in slow motion!
  • 44m 3s
  • 15.45 miles
  • 21.04 mile/hr

This was an extremely fun bike for me. I came out of the water pretty far back but it did not take me long to start catching people. I was going to keep track of how many people I passed but went by too many :)! The one thing that I found odd was that everyone I passed it seemed easy. In the past I would come up on someone and then take a while to pass. Today when ever I came up on them it was like they eased up and I flew by. Right out of the gate I was pushing hard, to the point my right quad was letting me know I was going hard. I was also feeling a bit of a pull in my right Hamstring. This concerned me some since this is the muscle that has gotten me in almost every race I pushed hard. After a short time though it eased up and relaxed so back to work. Kept an eye on the heart rate to make sure I wasn't gonig to blow up, but quickly noticed I was staying above 150. Thought about letting up but then figured that wasn't going to get me a fast time, so I went with the red line method instead. Over the past winter I had a test result on the HR threshold around 163ish, my avg HR today was 155 and the only mile below this number was the 1st mile at 145. Only found struggles in 2 areas, one being the rough section of the road and then the other was after a right turn but me headlong into a steady wind. Not a strong wind but slowed me down enough to drop that mile below the 20mph mark.
Transition 2
  • 00m 57s
  • 23m 36s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 07m 35s  min/mile

The run was probably just about as fun as the bike. Coming out of transition I was passed by 1 guy and I tryed to keep pace with him but that was not happening my legs ignored me! After this I settled into a steady pace and just tried to hold it. I was passed by a few runners who looked like natural runners, but I also caught and passed several people. Just like the last race I never really got myself into trouble or where I felt I was pushing to hard. The last mile of the race was probably the only time I had to conversate with myself to maintain effort. It took a lot of grunting and grumbling but I was able to keep pace. I had been hoping to catch the runner in front of me during this span but just didn't have anything left to push. I managed to close the gap considerably coming into the last 1/4 mile but thats all I could do. Finished with a strong kick to the finish line
What would you do differently?:

Post race

Last updated: 2012-04-02 12:00 AM
00:11:30 | 500 yards | 02m 18s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/9
Overall: 0/115
Performance: Average
Time including T1 was 13:30, gave myself 2m for T1. probably pretty close to actual time.
Course: In small swimming pond, out and around 3 markers then back to start.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus: Shot
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Time: 02:00
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:44:03 | 15.45 miles | 21.04 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/9
Overall: 9/115
Performance: Good
Mile 1: 19.8 @145 Mile 2: 22.6 @156 Mile 3: 24.3 @158 Mile 4: 24.5 @159 Mile 5: 23.3 @156 Mile 6: 20.6 @158 Mile 7: 22.6 @159 Mile 8: 19.4 @157 Mile 9: 19.2 @155 Mile10: 21.0 @154 Mile11: 20.3 @157 Mile12: 19.7 @156 Mile13: 20.9 @155 Mile14: 21.4 @156 Mile15: 21.4 @156
Wind: Some
Course: Big square going out into the country and then back to the park, some hills but nothing that would be cause to strain over. There was one section that was extremely rough. Over 1 mile long and about rattled the crap out of me.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering:
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Hard Drinks:
Time: 00:57
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:23:36 | 03.11 miles | 07m 35s  min/mile
Age Group: 2/9
Overall: 24/115
Performance: Good
Mile 1: 7:39 @ 164 Mile 2: 7:44 @ 171 Mile 3: 7:42 @ 174
Course: Course was an out and back that was mostly flat. There were a few overpass type bridges that I had to go up and over. They were somehwat steep but not very long.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

2012-07-22 8:46 PM

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Sidney, Ohio
Subject: Lima YMCA/Kewpee Triathlon

2012-07-22 9:28 PM
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Subject: RE: Kewpee Triathlon
Congratulations, Matt! Your run off the bike was great with a negative split between mile 2 and 3. Very impressive! I anticipated reading about the post race pizza but you left that out.
2012-07-23 1:11 AM
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Redding, CA
Subject: RE: Kewpee Triathlon
Nice race, Matt. 3rd place AG! Sweet! I'm having serious envy of your bike and run times. Way to go!
2012-07-23 4:38 AM
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Fort Wayne
Subject: RE: Kewpee Triathlon

Very nice race Matt!

Your bike speeds are coming up very nicely.  It must be pretty crazy to see miles at almost 25 MPH  for a few miles.  And your learning to run with the best of them. 

The pictures of you receiving your AG award tell the whole story!  I'll get them to you as soon as I can but there is no question you are enjoying the moment.  And you definitely earned it!  Congrats on your first triathlon AG placement and you know we'll all be looking for this to happen frequently now.

2012-07-23 5:58 AM
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Subject: RE: Kewpee Triathlon
Congrats Matt.  Awesome job.  Fast bike and run! 
2012-07-23 8:03 AM
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Mastic Beach, NY
Subject: RE: Kewpee Triathlon

Matt congrats on another great race and on finishing 3rd in your AG, that is awesome. You did a great job on the bike and the run legs and no doubt you will improve your swimming as well.

2012-07-23 12:58 PM
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Nice job Matt, impressive run you had.
2012-07-24 5:01 PM
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Awesome race Matt.  Incredibly bike time.  AG podium - are you kidding me?  Outstanding.
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