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Ogallala, Nebraska
United States
Platte River Fitness Series
75F / 24C
Total Time = 3h 16m 53s
Overall Rank = 22/31
Age Group = 40-49
Age Group Rank = 5/5
Pre-race routine:

Cup of coffee prior to race meeting. I wasn't feeling good and didn't want to eat anything to add to the upset stomach feeling I had going on.
Event warmup:

  • 25m 42s
  • 1000 meters
  • 02m 34s / 100 meters

About what I expected given my poor technique and training level
What would you do differently?:

Train harder and keep working on technique
Transition 1
  • 02m 7s

Pretty good transition given where my bike rack location was.
What would you do differently?:

Arrive earlier to get a better spot on the rack
  • 1h 38m 43s
  • 25 miles
  • 15.21 mile/hr

First loop went well, then on the second loop a vehicle was on the course and made a right turn down an alley right in front of me. I hit the brakes, hit the curb and avoided a collision. Unfortunately I also bent my rim slightly that required the on course bike mechanic to come to my aid. That stop cost me about 15 minutes before getting back on the bike course. It could have been worse.
What would you do differently?:

Be more alert.
Transition 2
  • 01m 22s

First time I tried removing my feet from shoes before dismount line. Overall pleased with the time.
  • 1h 08m 57s
  • 10 kms
  • 06m 49s  min/km

My goal was to run my target heart rate for the upcoming half ironman and I was able to stay close to that throughout the course.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing - this was not my A race and it provided a good test of my race plan.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around, drank 2 bottles of water, showered and got massage. Watched award ceremony and went home.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I was feeling nauseous during the swim and that stayed with me throughout the race. I didn't take on any nutrition. I also didn't drink enough water on the bike, going through half a bottle (about 10 oz). Definitely need to remember to drink more when riding. I did take a water bottle with me on the run because I knew there was only the one aid station at the turnaround. There was also a water station at the finish line (the second lap start point) but I didn't know it was there until I got there.

Event comments:

There was only 1 water station on the course 1.5 miles from the start line (turnaround for the run). The finish line also had a water station but it was only there for the turnaround for the Olympic run since it wasn't on the bike course. There were no porta potties which didn't affect me but did a few other people. The Olympic started first but once the sprint and super sprint events started the course got congested quick with the added people/bikes. All in all a good event. I would definitely do it again next year.

Last updated: 2013-07-14 12:00 AM
00:25:42 | 1000 meters | 02m 34s / 100meters
Age Group: 4/5
Overall: 5/31
Performance: Average
Course: Outdoor pool swim
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 02:07
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
01:38:43 | 25 miles | 15.21 mile/hr
Age Group: 4/5
Overall: 5/31
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Course: Loop course with 2 hills. Headwind going uphill.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:22
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
01:08:57 | 10 kms | 06m 49s  min/km
Age Group: 5/5
Overall: 5/31
Performance: Average
Course: Out and back twice
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2013-07-15 10:24 AM

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Ogallala, Nebraska
Subject: Tri Ogallala

2013-07-18 7:38 AM
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Menomonee Falls, WI
Subject: RE: Tri Ogallala
Nice job and congrats on your first Oly distance!
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