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Papillion, Nebraska
United States
City of Papillion Parks and Recreation
83F / 28C
Total Time = 1h 43m 39s
Overall Rank = 100/243
Age Group = 40-49
Age Group Rank = 5/29
Pre-race routine:

I got up at 5:00, made coffee, and finished getting my things ready. I wanted to make sure my tires were ok, as I had just put new ones on the previous day. I wanted to make sure I had enough time to repair them incase a tube had gotten pinched or something. Tires were fine. I was not very hungry, as I had eaten later than I had planned on the night before, but I ate a banana and a piece of raisin bread toast. I didn't get a full night's sleep two nights before and I had an ok night's sleep the night before.
Event warmup:

This time I got my stuff laid out then went in the water for a short swim, just to get a feel for the water and buoys. I was glad I did this. Took pre-race drink right before the swim, so that I wouldn't have Jitters during the swim.
  • 15m 1s
  • 500 meters
  • 03m / 100 meters

The buoys were really hard to see, because the first heat's swim caps were orange, the same color as the buoys.
What would you do differently?:

Just practice more. Get a swim coach to help with technique and speed.
Transition 1
  • 01m 57s

Even though my bike shoes were lined up, I accidentally grabbed my running shoe! Thankfully I only put one on and realized what the heck I was doing and slipped it off and put on bike shoes. I got everything else on ok.
What would you do differently?:

Put items in left to right order, as I guess that is how my brain works.
  • 57m 2s
  • 15.8 miles
  • 16.36 mile/hr

there are a lot of turns on this course. the hills were not long, but often came right after having to slow down to turn. I almost fell once when my front tire got caught in a pavement seam. I am not sure how I recovered, but it was scary and I think it made me more hesitant for the rest of the ride.
What would you do differently?:

I would practice turns more, at a fast pace.
Transition 2
  • 00m 59s

I couldn't get my bike racked like I intended because it probably should have been in backwards to fit in properly. When I tired to slip it under rack to rest seat on rack my aero bars were too high. I ended up just leaning my bike on frame holding up the bar. Probably not what I was supposed to do, but I was losing time. It didn't fall over or anything, so I think it was ok.
What would you do differently?:

before race practice racking bike so that I know which way works best to get it back on the rack. I also would just practice the transition more.
  • 28m 39s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 09m 11s  min/mile

HOT and lots of wind, but never at my back! I don't really like this trail as I have not had good times when I have run it. It starts out with a hill, but there are not really any major downhills to speak of, so I don't really gain any momentum.
What would you do differently?:

I would try to get used to this trail and work more on speed work. It seems I struggled to get my fast twitch muscles to fire to gain any sort of speed.
Post race
Warm down:

I was so hot! I used the complimentary cold wash cloths to help bring my core temp down, but placing them on my face, and neck and wringing cold water on my chest and back.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Heat was a factor for me on the run. I also think I probably could have used a little more hydration on the run.

Event comments:

The volunteers did great! There were plenty of them and they were nice. Some of them wanted me to walk in the transition area (even without bike). I guess I thought you could at least run in transition area, so not sure if they were misinformed or if I am. The event was organized, but was basic, which is ok. Good music. I wish more spectators would have been on the run route as it was rather lonely along the trail.

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00:15:01 | 500 meters | 03m / 100meters
Age Group: 11/29
Overall: 150/243
Performance: Average
Suit: none
Course: Out and back around buoys.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:57
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:57:02 | 15.8 miles | 16.36 mile/hr
Age Group: 4/29
Overall: 92/243
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:59
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Below average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:28:39 | 03.1 miles | 09m 11s  min/mile
Age Group: 10/29
Overall: 119/243
Performance: Below average
Course: concrete trail, not much shade and windy.
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Not enough
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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