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Warsaw, Indiana
United States
Warsaw Breakfast Optimist Club
70F / 21C
Total Time = 1h 18m 25s
Overall Rank = 165/436
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 21/46
Event warmup:

Stretching, swam a few yards to loosen up.
  • 07m 59s
  • 440 yards
  • 01m 49s / 100 yards

Being my first tri, I didn't know how the start would go. It was a bit rough the first 100 yds, after that it went as expected.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 02m 9s

I didn't practice my transitions much, some work can be done here.
What would you do differently?:

  • 44m 44s
  • 13.5 miles
  • 18.11 mile/hr

Biking was better than normal for me, out was mostly uphill and headwind, back was much faster. Felt a few calf cramps so I knew I was in for a fun transition
What would you do differently?:

Get a faster bike & train on the bike much more, some folks were passing just simply flying.
Transition 2
  • 00m 39s

Started getting some cramps, very quick transition.
What would you do differently?:

  • 22m 53s
  • 3 miles
  • 07m 38s  min/mile

Felt like crap first 1/4 mile, calf cramps. Ran through and were gone by 1/2 mile in. Developed a good cadence and stride.
What would you do differently?:

Kicked up the speed at the end too soon. While driving the course I missed one loop off the main road that added about a 1/2 mile to what I thought was the finish. Imagine my surprise when I had a full mile and not a half mile left. Finished ok
Post race
Warm down:

Beer in the back yard 2 hours later.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Cramps. I have not had these in a long time. I always ran a mile or two after I bike train to help with this, I even ate two bananas before the race. I need to work on this issue.

Event comments:

My first tri, so I can't rank this well but it seemed really well run, I did not have to worry about anything besides what I was doing on the course. I had a great time, I will be back next year.

Last updated: 2006-05-08 12:00 AM
00:07:59 | 440 yards | 01m 49s / 100yards
Age Group: 7/46
Overall: 66/436
Performance: Good
Suit: Orca sleeveless
Course: Very weedy first 100 yrds. Area was set up well.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 73F / 23C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:09
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:44:44 | 13.5 miles | 18.11 mile/hr
Age Group: 30/46
Overall: 0/436
Wind: Some
Course: Uphill going out, some headwind. Rolling light hills for the most part, the first mile was steeper but nothing too serious.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:39
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:22:53 | 03 miles | 07m 38s  min/mile
Age Group: 21/46
Overall: 0/436
Performance: Average
Course: Hilly first 1-1/2 miles, all down hill after that.
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] 4

2006-06-24 4:22 PM

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