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Jeffersonville, Indiana
United States
Southern Racing
70F / 21C
Total Time = 2h 33m 47s
Overall Rank = 22/127
Age Group = 25-29 Male
Age Group Rank = 2/10
Pre-race routine:

Stayed at the race hotel. Walked to the start, set up my transition, walked back to the hotel to get some water.
Event warmup:

Had to walk about .25 mile to the swim start. Does that count as a warmup?
  • 26m 19s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 36s / 100 yards

Not the best feeling swim for me. I decided to try swimming while wearing my tri top, since it was hard to put on last time in T1 while I was wet. Not sure how much time it actually added, but it felt terrible. I just felt like it was dragging me down the whole swim. I think our time also included the run to transition, which was up a hill.
What would you do differently?:

Don't wear a loose tri top during the swim! The time saved in transition is not worth it!
Transition 1
  • 00m 49s

First T1 with cycling shoes. Since I was already wearing my tri top, all I had to do was drop my cap/goggles, put on helmet, throw on the shoes, and run out. Passed a few people in here, and that felt great! Looked it up, and I had the fastest overall T1 time! Woot!
What would you do differently?:

??? Maybe I need to learn to start with my shoes already on the bike? Hard to say...
  • 1h 17m 4s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 19.29 mile/hr

So it definitely felt easier with the new pedals, and a bit faster too. Still need to work on getting clipped in quickly, but that was only an issue for the first few seconds.
What would you do differently?:

Be faster?
Transition 2
  • 01m 18s

My wife was near my spot and talking to me during transition, which was a little weird. I maybe wasted a few extra seconds because of that, but I was still pretty quick getting out of there. The guy racked next to me was taking his time, he was there before me and still there after, and didn't really look like he had made much/any progress, but whatevs. I dismounted with my cycling shoes on, ran with them to my spot, and then switched shoes (and put on socks for the run) after I racked my bike and took helmet off.
What would you do differently?:

Running in the cycling shoes was a little bit... clunky. For bigger transition areas this isn't going to work very well, so I need to figure out how to dismount with the shoes still attached. That'll come later...
  • 48m 17s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 07m 52s  min/mile

Great run for me! I felt horrible and kept wanting to stop, but kept convincing myself that I could walk after the next turn, or the next mile marker, and so I just kept pushing myself further and further. Rewarded myself with walking but only at the water stops and only for a few seconds each.
What would you do differently?:

??? Not sure. This is about where my run fitness is right now, and not too far off my 10K PR...
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around, got some food.

Event comments:

This was a really fun race. The smallest tri I've done so far, but I liked it.

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Last updated: 2013-02-14 12:00 AM
00:26:19 | 1640 yards | 01m 36s / 100yards
Age Group: 2/10
Overall: 13/127
Performance: Average
Suit: Tri suit
Course: 500 yards against the current, turn around, 1000 yards with the current.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 70F / 21C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding: Average
Time: 00:49
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
01:17:04 | 24.85 miles | 19.29 mile/hr
Age Group: 3/10
Overall: 63/127
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Course: An out and back through Jeffersonville and then some rural roads. The turn around was at the top of a giant hill, but that was the only real hill on the course.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Below average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:18
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:48:17 | 06.21 miles | 07m 52s  min/mile
Age Group: 2/10
Overall: 30/127
Performance: Good
Course: Out and back on the greenway that passes by the Falls of the Ohio. Very pretty, very flat (one hill, down at mile 2-ish, up at mile 4-ish).
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
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: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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