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Topeka Tinman Triathlon & Duathlon - TriathlonOlympic

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Topeka, Kansas
United States
85F / 29C
Total Time = 2h 34m 25s
Overall Rank = 117/162
Age Group = 40-49
Age Group Rank = 17/23
Pre-race routine:

Bagel, Bannana, Peanutbutter Power Bar
  • 18m 30s
  • 1100 yards
  • 01m 41s / 100 yards

Good experience for first time!
What would you do differently?:

Push pace a little harder
Transition 1
  • 03m 31s

Wow - what happened here?!?! I was disoriented and slow
What would you do differently?:

Get with the program! Don't dry off. Put on gloves while riding.
  • 1h 07m 23s
  • 19.5 miles
  • 17.36 mile/hr

Pace too slow
What would you do differently?:

Need to improve leg strength in order to push pace.
Transition 2
  • 02m 19s

Too slow in transition - moved too slow to rack - took too long to change shoes
What would you do differently?:

Increase urgency - too slow
  • 1h 02m 40s
  • 7.43 miles
  • 08m 26s  min/mile

Did better than expected. Enjoyed run and overall feeling of competing.
What would you do differently?:

Probably not much.
Post race
Warm down:

Drank LOTS. Changed clothes. Walked with family.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Inexperience. This was my first triathlon and it was different than practice events.

Event comments:

This was my first triathlon and I enjoyed this race very much - will likely repeat. It was a blast to get out and compete and I learned tons. Can't wait to do it again!

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Last updated: 2006-03-26 12:00 AM
00:18:30 | 1100 yards | 01m 41s / 100yards
Age Group: 16/23
Overall: 0/162
Performance: Good
Suit: NO
Course: Loop
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 76F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Average Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Average
Time: 03:31
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Bad
01:07:23 | 19.5 miles | 17.36 mile/hr
Age Group: 19/23
Overall: 0/162
Wind: Strong with gusts
Course: Wind was out of SW - fairly strong. Road single-lap circuit, not too hilly. Wind and rough roads were downside.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:19
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike Below average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
01:02:40 | 07.43 miles | 08m 26s  min/mile
Age Group: 14/23
Overall: 0/162
Performance: Good
Course: Semi-hilly running track around lake. Scenic, shady, nice run course. A few large hills late.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2006-06-20 10:02 PM

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Kansas City
Subject: Topeka Tinman Triathlon & Duathlon

2006-06-22 12:00 AM
in reply to: #461089

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Ft Leavenworth, KS
Subject: RE: Topeka Tinman Triathlon & Duathlon
Did you measure the run length or is that an estimate? I swagged it on my race report based on my pace.

The extra distance was a suprise that morning. If I hadn't ridden the run course to warm-up I would have had a big sad-face when I got to the 7 mile marker and there was no finish line.

From several finishing places behind you, it looks like you had a good race.

2006-06-25 10:18 AM
in reply to: #462420

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Kansas City
Subject: RE: Topeka Tinman Triathlon & Duathlon
I hit the 7 mile marker at 59:05 - so I did a little math and arrived at the distance. I saw the 7-mile sign when I was returning from the ride - I freaked out like you did - it was nowhere near the finish line!!!
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