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Muncie, Indiana
United States
America Multi-Sport
50F / 10C
Total Time = 1h 01m 6s
Overall Rank = 11/124
Age Group = 50-54
Age Group Rank = 1/9
Pre-race routine:

Warm up run on first loop of run course (1.6 mile)
  • 05m 19s
  • 300 yards
  • 01m 46s / 100 yards

Snake swim was all bunched up starting at 125 yards and continued that way for another 100 yards. Probably cost me 15-20 seconds
What would you do differently?:

Start with faster group to avoid slow swimmers who think they can swim fast. Avoid pool swims with snaking
Transition 1
  • 03m 15s

Socks ripped, arm warmers wouldn't go on, and wind breaker zipper had problems

What would you do differently?:

Go with pull over windbreaker if weather is down pour like this race
  • 27m 20s
  • 9.6 miles
  • 21.07 mile/hr

I had to stop to buckle helmet right before completion of first loop. Forgot to buckle strap coming out of T1. This cost me about 30 seconds because I had to stop, clip out, buckle, then clip back in and get going again
What would you do differently?:

Buckle strap in T1
Transition 2
  • 01m 37s

Delay was caused by removal of jacket, zipper was stuck
What would you do differently?:

Use pullover jacket in bad weather
  • 23m 34s
  • 3.2 miles
  • 07m 22s  min/mile

So much rain that feet, shoes were soaked.
What would you do differently?:

Don't use socks as it made feet heavier with socks water logged
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

Weather, pool back up with snake swim, and bad T1

Event comments:

Get rid of snake swim. Instead have lane assignments and have swim done in same lane. Avoids problem of slow swimmers seeding themselves as faster swimmers. With a volunteer on each lane, they track completed laps. I have done this at other pool swim triathlons and it works great. Set up lane assignments based on estimated time to complete 300. Use past results at race to audit estimated times on lane assignments.

Last updated: 2016-04-22 12:00 AM
00:05:19 | 300 yards | 01m 46s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/9
Overall: 22/124
Performance: Average
Suit: Trisuit
Course: Ball State natatorium - snake
Start type: Inside Pool Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 79F / 26C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 03:15
Performance: Bad
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Below average
00:27:20 | 9.6 miles | 21.07 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/9
Overall: 7/124
Performance: Good
Wind: Some with gusts
Course: 4 loops and 4 right turns on each loop
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence: 73
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:37
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:23:34 | 03.2 miles | 07m 22s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/9
Overall: 11/124
Performance: Average
Course: Lots of turns as course winds through campus with 2 loops
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
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] 3

2016-06-12 7:10 AM

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