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Jeffersonville, Indiana
United States
Southern Racing
72F / 22C
Total Time = 3h 10m 50s
Overall Rank = 103/127
Age Group = M 25-29
Age Group Rank = 9/10
Pre-race routine:

Wake up at 4:30 and eat an English muffin with peanut butter, bananas, and honey. Set up transition at 5:30. Get the wetsuit on!
Event warmup:

Walking 3/4 mile to the swim start from the transition area.
  • 34m 16s
  • 1500 meters
  • 02m 17s / 100 meters

Pretty freaky in the water with all of those people at first. I wasn't concerned with the swim, but when actually starting and swimming against the current, it did get my anxiety heightened.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. For my first tri, I felt like the swim went really well.
Transition 1
  • 01m 46s

Went a lot faster than I thought it would. I did have plenty of time to get my suit started coming off on the run to transition.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing really. I'm happy with my first transition ever!
  • 1h 23m 27s
  • 40 kms
  • 28.78 km/hr

The bike course was easy to navigate, and the part I was looking most forward to. I hadn't planned on how cold it would be riding wet though! after the sun came out on the black top, I dried out pretty quick. My next problem rose when I drank a little too much, I guess, and I had to pee, BAD I couldn't seem to go on the bike, I tried... :)
What would you do differently?:

I would push the pace a little more. I was holding back a little to save myself for the run, but I was miserable on the run anyway, so I wish I would have gained a little more time on the bike.
Transition 2
  • 01m 9s

T2 went pretty well to me. I didn't do a flying dismount, and I left my bike shoes on while running to my rack. I don't mind what little penalty that gave me because I lacked the practice of transitions.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, I'm happy with it.
  • 1h 10m 10s
  • 10 kms
  • 07m 01s  min/km

It sucked. I knew it would. I didn't run enough in training and I haven't ever liked running anyway. I did run the entire course, but it was slooowwww.
What would you do differently?:

Run more in training!
Post race
Warm down:

Walk around with my wife and parents, happy to have completed my first tri!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Overall fitness.

Event comments:

I didn't have any prior experience with tris so I have nothing to base it on, but I thought it went well!

Last updated: 2013-08-01 12:00 AM
00:34:16 | 1500 meters | 02m 17s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/10
Overall: 76/127
Performance: Average
Suit: Aquasphere
Course: Ohio River swim. 500 meters against the current and 1000 meters with it.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Shot
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Average Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 01:46
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
01:23:27 | 40 kms | 28.78 km/hr
Age Group: 0/10
Overall: 94/127
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: Pretty flat with one steep climb at the turnaround.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 83
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Below average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Too much
Time: 01:09
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike Bad
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
01:10:10 | 10 kms | 07m 01s  min/km
Age Group: 0/10
Overall: 119/127
Performance: Bad
Course: Flat out and back course along the Ohio River.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
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

2013-08-01 7:04 PM

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In addition to writing your race number on each upper arm, they also wrote your age on your calf. This allowed me to see who was passing me by in the bike section of this race.
date : October 9, 2007
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The boat was being tossed around. Someone noted that there were whitecaps on the waves. Another guy said, “This is going to be challenging.” I began to wonder what he meant by 'challenging'.
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Having three seasons under my belt I thought I knew what I was doing. That all changed with a few new challenges and a bunch of new friends.
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This program should be used for an athlete who has been following the progression of the Half Iron Distance program and is 12 weeks out from their first Iron distance race.
date : October 24, 2005
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The schedule consists of at least 3 workouts per week in each sport, 2 days of strength training and core work too. Most weeks have 4 days of cycling. The maximum volume is 14 hours in week 5.
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The Boulder Peak bike course is legendary. It is, literally and named as such, one of the toughest bike legs in the country.
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Train your core! The following program is designed for an in-season triathlete, can be done anywhere and with no equipment.
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So after about 10,000 emails, dozens of phone calls, and one pre-race pasta dinner, the 1st meeting of the Steve's in a triathlon finally arrived.