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Eagle Creek Tri June - Triathlon


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Indianapolis, Indiana
United States
TuxBro
75F / 24C
Sunny
Total Time = 1h 00m 46s
Overall Rank = 38/470
Age Group = M 30-34
Age Group Rank = 3/51
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 5:30, shower, dressed out the door by 5:50. Ate three 120 cal. breakfast bars. Drank water prior to the race.
Event warmup:

Started my warm-up at 7AM. Ran 15 minutes at an easy pace with three 20 sec. sprints toward the end. Rode 25 minutes with a few hard efforts, but mostly easy. I was able to get down to the water and swim for about 5 minutes before they called us in.
Swim
  • 09m 43s
  • 500 meters
  • 01m 56s / 100 meters
Comments:

They had us start by lining up in bib order. When we registered, we were asked about our swim skill and I answered Good. I'm not a fast swimmer, 1:35/100 yard. So I didn't choose the first option of Excellent, but rather opted for Good. This got me bib 189. This turned out to be a mistake. It seems a lot of people think anything under 2:00/100 is excellent, and they were all in front of me. It was hard to get into a good constant rhythm while having to swim around/over slower swimmers.

However, that issue aside, I did much better than last race. I paid attention to my form much better than last race. I also laid off the kicking and felt fresher overall when going into T1.


What would you do differently?:

Next time doing a race held by TuxBro, answer excellent and get myself up closer to the front of the TT start.
Transition 1
  • 01m 33s
Comments:

First clean T1 in three years. I've finally have a handle on taking off my wetsuit. It came right off with no issues. For a brief moment I felt like a pro.
What would you do differently?:

N/A
Bike
  • 28m
  • 10 miles
  • 21.08 mile/hr
Comments:

I put in a good effort. My mph could have been better, but considering the course, I thought it was pretty good. I still need to work on my bike form as I feel it is falling behind my swim and run, but this is a good indication that its not as far behind as I thought.
What would you do differently?:

Its one of those courses that the more you ride it, the faster you'll be. Its technical enough that experience matters.
Transition 2
  • 01m 8s
Comments:

Another good transition, racked my bike slipped on my shoes, took off my helmet and I was off.
What would you do differently?:

N/A
Run
  • 20m 19s
  • 3 miles
  • 06m 47s  min/mile
Comments:

I tried to control my effort at the start so I didn't blow myself up on the hill. Once I got over the hill, I was able to get it up to about a 6:30/mi pace but I started to fade a bit after the 2nd mile. Ran most of the second mile at about 6:50/mi until going down the hill when I just let it loose into the finish.
What would you do differently?:

I suffered about as much as I would expect for a sprint. Not much different I could do here.
Post race
Warm down:

I'm not much for warming down. I hung out with the kids, ate some cookies and drank some chocolate milk.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I had a good race, I'm not any faster than this result. I pushed hard the whole time.

Event comments:

Its a good race, good atmosphere. I'm not a big fan of the time trial start. I would have rather gone off in waves.




Last updated: 2013-06-15 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:09:43 | 500 meters | 01m 56s / 100meters
Age Group: 4/51
Overall: 66/470
Performance: Good
Suit: BlueSeventy Reaction
Course: Square/Horseshoe
Start type: Run Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 75F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
T1
Time: 01:33
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Yes
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
Biking
00:28:00 | 10 miles | 21.08 mile/hr
Age Group: 3/51
Overall: 59/470
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: Out and back course, through the state park and then north on Lafayette Road. It was quite hilly. Nothing long, just a fair amount of rollers. A couple with a decent pitch. The pavement on Lafayette was great, but the pavement in the park was pretty bad in spots.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 01:08
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
Running
00:20:19 | 03 miles | 06m 47s  min/mile
Age Group: 5/51
Overall: 50/470
Performance: Good
Course: The course starts with a steady up hill then a mostly flat run course. Its an out and back, so the last 2/10's of a mile were down the same hill we went up.
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
Evaluation
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

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