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Hutchinson, Kansas
United States
Hutch Rec Commission
70F / 21C
Total Time = 7h 30m
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Had a bagel & water pretty early about 530 am. Packed & checked bikes, since I didn't have time the night before.
Event warmup:

Water was warm, so didn't spend much time warming up. Used the time waiting for the time trial start to meet a bunch of BT'rs that were at the event. Had a great social hour while watching the faster swimmers start.

Dang you Eric, now I want to sell my Polar 710 & Garmin 201 & get the 305 now that I've seen it.
  • 13m 1s
  • 437 yards
  • 02m 59s / 100 yards

Wasn't nervous for the swim at all, just set out wanting to "complete" entire swim freestyle & not get passed by the people behind me.
What would you do differently?:

I probably could have went faster, as I had much left over for the last 100, & tried to catch the person 20 meters ahead of me. Kind of crazy, since there was only 50 meters left
Transition 1
  • 00m

Took my time to let the heart rate settle down after speeding up the last part of the swim, & a guy by my bike asking me which part of the Tri was my least favorite.
  • 42m 45s
  • 10.5 miles
  • 14.74 mile/hr

Not much time on the bike the past month really showed.
What would you do differently?:

Get on the bike more in the weeks preceding.
Transition 2
  • 00m

Slipped out of shoes before heading into transition area really helped. This transition went really smooth. Was warned by my daughter that it was hot & humid compared to what we're used to, so poured some cold water over my head
  • 29m 38s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 09m 32s  min/mile

Used every drink station to mainly pour water over me. Thought I felt hot, but evidently not as bad as the people I passed. Humidity prbly got to me somewhat, as our part of the state is hot, but really dry.
What would you do differently?:

Go faster, fel like I was just plodding along.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around & ate a banana & drank some water

What limited your ability to perform faster:

The last 2-3 weeks, with everything else going on in my life, I had really cut back on the running & cycling. I had changed my goal of having the best Tri of the season, to just completely finishing the swim freestyle, & having a good time on the bike & run. It is kind of fun to visit a little sometimes when you come up to someone on the run.

Event comments:

Plan on returning next year, with my wife also completing. Hopefully will the the BT group pic & some more pics posted tonite.

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Last updated: 2006-07-14 12:00 AM
00:13:01 | 437 yards | 02m 59s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Messed up my watch just as she said "go", so didn't even get my time. Don't know when they stopped the swim time.
Course: 8 lap pool serpentine style.
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 00:00
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed: Good
00:42:45 | 10.5 miles | 14.74 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Got it on my Polar which hasn't been hooked up to the other computer yet. Later
Wind: Some
Course: Most flat course I completed in a Triathlon yet. 5 laps kind of made you really think about what lap you were on.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 84
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:00
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:29:38 | 03.11 miles | 09m 32s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Have to check my HR download, but I remember seeing low 190's on the HR.
Course: Single lap around concrete/asphalt trail. Partial Shade.
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
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

2006-08-15 9:06 AM

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