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Historic McKinney Kiwanis Sprint Triathlon - Triathlon


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McKinney, Texas
United States
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57F / 14C
Sunny
Total Time = 1h 07m 47s
Overall Rank = 23/146
Age Group = 19 and under
Age Group Rank = 3/8
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 4:30 and had breakfast. Left for the race around 5:15, and got there at six. At the race, I set up my transition area, went to the bathroom, then started the warm up with my team.
Event warmup:

10min. easy run
Drills and strides
Stretching
Swim
  • 06m 9s
  • 300 yards
  • 02m 03s / 100 yards
Comments:

It started off pretty well, but got really crowded pretty fast. For the most part I was able to swim normally, but about halfway through I had to stop because there were 4 or 5 people at the end of the lane. I was then beaten down by the other swimmers who pushed off at the same time I did.
What would you do differently?:

Not much. I couldn't really control how crowded the pool was going to be.
Transition 1
  • 01m 3s
Comments:

Overall, it was a smooth and fast transition. I found my bike fine (which s sometimes difficult), put on my helmet, and off I went.
What would you do differently?:

Everything was fine for me.
Bike
  • 37m 44s
  • 13 miles
  • 20.67 mile/hr
Comments:

I started out right at the right pace. The road was smooth at first, but then turned into a bumpy, country road for the loop. Cornering was difficult because of the gravel, but I handled it well, despite coming within a foot or two from knocking over a volunteer. I picked up speed during the out and back because I was feeling good and passed a few people. I thought I had gotten a flat at one point, but I must have just imagined it.
What would you do differently?:

There were a few points where could have gone a little harder, but I think it went very well.
Transition 2
  • 01m 5s
Comments:

Just an average transition. I went in, took my helmet off, and put my running shoes on. It was a little bit hard to pt my shoes on without any socks and with numb fingers and toes.
What would you do differently?:

Practice putting on my shoes without socks on. Either that or get special tri laces.
Run
  • 21m 41s
  • 5 kms
  • 04m 20s  min/km
Comments:

I burst out of transition feeling awesome, but soon realized I went out too fast when my watch said 6:15 pace. I dialed it back and was able to finish feeling not too horrible (which probably means I needed to push harder) At mile 1, I almost choked on a cup of water while trying to not stop running while I drink. Other than that, it was a great run.
What would you do differently?:

Maybe I should have pushed a little harder. I only felt really out of breath at the end when I sprinted to the finish.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around and ate a ton of food from the post race table including 4 granola bars, 3 cookies, an apple, a muffin, and a bagel with peanut butter. I then watched the kids race, where one of my teammates got 4th overall.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

1. Other swimmers
2. Gravel
3. Wet, numb feet that didn't want to run

Event comments:

Overall a good race. Great for beginning cyclists, the bike course wasn't that hard. Not many post race activities, but there was a kids race that I stayed and watched.




Last updated: 2016-03-28 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:06:09 | 300 yards | 02m 03s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/8
Overall: 0/146
Performance: Good
Suit:
Course: Pool swim. One lap in each of the six lanes of the pool.
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 75F / 24C Current:
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding:
T1
Time: 01:03
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
Biking
00:37:44 | 13 miles | 20.67 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/8
Overall: 0/146
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: One loop. Out a few miles, then turn right and go around a loop. From there you go straight out and back to the transition area.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 01:05
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
Running
00:21:41 | 05 kms | 04m 20s  min/km
Age Group: 0/8
Overall: 0/146
Performance: Average
Course: A loop course around the neighborhoods surrounding the race site.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

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Sounds like a decent start!

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Nice work!

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Great job Conner.
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Your report makes me smile.  Great job, Connor, big congrats on 3rd AG, you're a speedy fellow!  Sounds like a great start to the season.



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Well done!! I love your attitude, how you don't let yourself get worked up over things outside of your control. This sounds like the start of a great season for you.


2016-04-04 10:08 AM
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Congratulations Conner!  I've never done a pool swim triathlon and reading your report makes my decision never to do one seem smart   Looks like you've set yourself up for a great season.

2016-04-04 3:22 PM
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Nice work Conner!!! I've found sprint efforts to be difficult to figure out. You always feel like you should be holding back, but it's so short you really don't have to. I did LOL at your post race feast, awesome!!
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Great job Connor! Congrats on the podium!

I've only done a couple of pool swims that went well, otherwise they can be such a mess! Great job handling it and moving on with your race. Sounds like a great day.

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Nicely Done!

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