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Selma, Indiana
United States
America Multi-Sport
85F / 29C
Total Time = 2h 37m 18s
Overall Rank = 35/135
Age Group = 50-54
Age Group Rank = 2/5
Pre-race routine:

Set up transition. Get warm up swim
  • 30m
  • 1500 meters
  • 02m / 100 meters

No sight problems on way out or across but struggled coming back with sun in eyes and so got off course a couple of times
What would you do differently?:

Use goggles with more sun reflective coating
Transition 1
  • 02m 59s

Not great and not bad. Struggled getting wet suit off at ankles. Otherwise acceptable.
  • 1h 08m 40s
  • 25.6 miles
  • 22.37 mile/hr

Kept watts in low zone 4 for entire race. Averaged 206 watts. Wanted to get watts closer to 220, so fell short of that goal. 1/2 of bike route had very poor pavement and the course had some hills. Headwind for half of course was stiff, around 11-12 mph, but manageable. Not much of a tailwind.
What would you do differently?:

Not much. Course is not good enough to PR on bike. Too many rough spots to navigate around.
Transition 2
  • 01m 15s

Normal transition for me. Nothing great, nothing bad.
  • 54m 25s
  • 6.24 miles
  • 08m 43s  min/mile

Due to heat, stopped at every aid station and grabbed 2 cups of water, one to dump on head and other to drink. No doubt that number of stops impacted time. Quads were sore from bike and had to use restroom entire run.
What would you do differently?:

Given the heat, decided to go hard on bike knowing run was going to be tough......and it was. Not sure what I could have done differently. Someone suggested putting ice in parts of Tri-suit.
Post race
Warm down:

Used the restroom, grabbed water bottle and Papa Johns pizza slice, met teammates and waited on results and awards

What limited your ability to perform faster:

No doubt, the heat. My guess is it cost me at least 4-5 minutes, mostly with run, but that impacted everyone else too.

Event comments:

The good: great organization and great communications leading up to race. Swag is good, especially finisher medals. The bad: not sure why they had sprint swim first and then Olympics had to wait until all sprints had finished swim. On a hot day, not good for the Olympic athletes who stood in wetsuits for 40 minutes waiting to get in water. Post race awards are poor for age group winners and take too long to get underway.

Last updated: 2016-06-11 12:00 AM
00:30:00 | 1500 meters | 02m / 100meters
Age Group: 3/5
Overall: 59/135
Performance: Good
Suit: Roka maverick pro full
Course: Out, across and then back
Start type: Run Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 74F / 23C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Average Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:59
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
01:08:40 | 25.6 miles | 22.37 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/5
Overall: 13/135
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Road: Rough Dry Cadence: 84
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:15
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:54:25 | 06.24 miles | 08m 43s  min/mile
Age Group: 3/5
Overall: 51/135
Performance: Below average
Course: Hilly and full us for 3/4 of it. Road is rough.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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