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Gladbrook, Iowa
2nd Place Age Group finish
75F / 24C
Total Time = 1h 16m 44s
Overall Rank = 31/221
Age Group = 50-54
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Got a great night's rest in Marshalltown hotel, up at 6 am, and got to the race by 7:30 am. After set up, took a short bike ride, went thru the gears, and took a short run.
Event warmup:

Bike, run, minimal stretching
  • 09m 18s
  • 550 yards
  • 01m 41s / 100 yards

Need to work on incorporating smooth transition from swimming to navigation back to swimming. Too much zig-zagging.
Transition 1
  • 01m 52s

Just need to get faster. BOTH races this weekend I forgot to unstrap my bike shoes and pull out the tongues.!!
What would you do differently?:

See above
  • 42m 13s
  • 14 miles
  • 19.90 mile/hr

Biking will be my focus going forward. I can avg around 21 on an average course, but the hills here brought my speed down. However, others in my AG were averaging 22-23 mph, which is where I need to get.
What would you do differently?:

I will incorporate more speed work into my biking going forward, just as I have with running.
Transition 2
  • 01m 23s

All went well
What would you do differently?:

Again, need to pull out the tongue on running shoes ahead of time!!!
  • 22m
  • 3.1 miles
  • 07m 06s  min/mile

A great race, very well organized, and the toughest course I have done yet.
What would you do differently?:

Pay more attention to details (shoes) in transitions.
Post race
Event comments:

Great race. It rained and blew in biblical proportions immediately after the race.My best finish yet, both overall and within age group.

Last updated: 2004-07-13 12:00 AM
00:09:18 | 550 yards | 01m 41s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/221
Performance: Average
Suit: sleeveless Xterra
Course: Out and back
Start type: Run Plus:
Water temp: 75F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 01:52
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed: Good
00:42:13 | 14 miles | 19.90 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/221
Wind: Some
Course: Very hilly
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills: Average
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 01:23
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:22:00 | 03.1 miles | 07m 06s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/221
Course: Felt very, very good on the run and passed many people. Really felt like I would be in the high 6-min area for pace, which is where I want to be.
Keeping cool Good 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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2004-07-13 11:02 AM

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Subject: Cornman Triathlon

2004-07-13 7:07 PM
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Southern Ohio
Subject: RE: Cornman Triathlon
Congratulations! 19 mph average on a very hilly course!!
2004-07-14 4:53 PM
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Congrats!! This was by far my most difficult course as well. The second half of the ride hurt me pretty good and the hill on the run did a number on me with the side aches and cramping. Your times are awesome.

Do you by any chance know if the results have been posted yet? I had to leave right after the race because of the storm and haven't had a chance to see how I did.
2004-07-14 11:28 PM
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Epworth. Iowa
Subject: RE: Cornman Triathlon
Kevin - absolutely great race. Congrats on your age group 2nd!  You are on your way to nationals I bet!
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