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Paola, Kansas
United States
Midwest Meltdown Triathlon
Total Time = 3h 22m 7s
Overall Rank = 73/73
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 8/8
Pre-race routine:

Usual routine of bagel and cream cheese a couple of hours before and some chomps about 45 minutes before the race.

I think I need to find a new nutrition option then chomps. They have left me burping during the race...
Event warmup:

A light swim once the first wave got in the water and waited to start.
  • 37m 42s
  • 1500 meters
  • 02m 31s / 100 meters

Overall I felt good about the swim. I was in the back half of the MOP. I always use the first couple of hundred to warm up but I think I can push harder. I never felt tired during the swim and it's one of my better swim times for the distance
What would you do differently?:

Swim faster in the beginning.
Transition 1
  • 02m 31s

Transition was slow. I felt good during the swim but I was tired when I got out.
What would you do differently?:

Keep working on my aerobic endurance.
  • 1h 23m 27s
  • 40 kms
  • 28.78 km/hr

The bike didn't start off well. I just couldn't recover from the swim so my first 5 miles was really rough. I also didn't take in enough fluid which really screwed me in the run
What would you do differently?:

Make sure to keep taking in fluid.
Transition 2
  • 01m 45s

This transition went well for me.
  • 1h 17m 18s
  • 5 miles
  • 15m 28s  min/mile

THis run was the worst run I've ever had. Ever. I didn't take enough fluid and by the time I started my run I could tell I wasn't going to do well. I was tired and hurting .
What would you do differently?:

Hydrate and work more on hot weather running.
Post race
Warm down:

Again I was the last to cross the finish line. And while that can be discouraging I was proud of myself for finishing. By mile two I was ready to pack it up and go home but I pressed on.

Event comments:

The race was well run and the course is a nice course. If we could have started earlier it would have made things a little easier with the heat.

Last updated: 2013-08-28 12:00 AM
00:37:42 | 1500 meters | 02m 31s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/8
Overall: 0/73
Performance: Average
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:31
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: No
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
01:23:27 | 40 kms | 28.78 km/hr
Age Group: 0/8
Overall: 0/73
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: Flat and Fast. Two "hills" that weren't bad.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering:
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:45
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
01:17:18 | 05 miles | 15m 28s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/8
Overall: 0/73
Performance: Bad
Keeping cool Bad Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race? No
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

2013-08-28 10:46 PM

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