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Fort Wayne, Indiana
United States
Tri-state Triathlon
72F / 22C
Total Time = 1h 08m 17s
Overall Rank = 6/55
Age Group = 50-54
Age Group Rank = 1/5
Pre-race routine:

Set up transition, get race packet, get marked
Event warmup:

A little bit of a swim warm up. A couple of 25-50 yard swims in lake. Not much time for warm ups
  • 10m 16s
  • 500 meters
  • 02m 03s / 100 meters

Could have been better but missed line on first buoy and had to do a hard 45 degree swim to get to outside of buoy. Was probably about 15-20 yards inside of buoy when I got to about 15-20 from it. Did much better with second buoy and return swim to beach.
What would you do differently?:

Swim closer to pack. I thought they were swimming too close to shore and I was taking a straighter line for first buoy, but I was too far inside of it.
Transition 1
  • 02m 30s

Transition still 30 seconds slower than I wanted. Need to work on this transition. May need to clip shoes and to pedals and not go with socks.
  • 31m 39s
  • 12.4 miles
  • 23.51 mile/hr

Did well on bike. Had fastest bike time in race. Still wanted to be a bit faster. Average watts were 232 and wanted those closer to 250. Otherwise pleased with ride
What would you do differently?:

Push harder on climbs and drop gears faster on descents.
Transition 2
  • 01m 41s

Left T2 with watch still on bike. Had to go back and get it. Cost me about 15 seconds. Was still too slow. Wanted to be closer to 1:00.
What would you do differently?:

I forgot my squirt bottle and instead had a water bottle with cap. Must have squirt bottle to save 5-10 seconds on T2 hydration. Also, make watch removal part of run to T2, probably at dismount.
  • 22m 13s
  • 5 kms
  • 04m 26s  min/km

Struggled getting water at 1/2 way point. Tried to drink on run and choked on water.
What would you do differently?:

Forego water. It was only 5k. Didn't really need it.
Post race
Warm down:

Grabbed food and Gatorade and walked 1/4 mile

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Transitions were not strong and swim was off course on first buoy. Otherwise good race.

Event comments:

What makes this race so great is the venue. Bowman Lake is a geat swim, bike has great surface with moderate hills and run is flat and has great shading. If you want to do a race where you have a shot at a PR, this is the race for you. The course is set up well for a fast time because the conditions are in great shape. One of best triathlon venues I have raced on. The registration however is not well organized. Recommend they do packet pick ups night before.

Last updated: 2016-06-19 12:00 AM
00:10:16 | 500 meters | 02m 03s / 100meters
Age Group: 1/5
Overall: 14/55
Performance: Average
Suit: Roka Maverick Pro Full
Course: Triangle
Start type: Wade Plus: Shot
Water temp: 76F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Average Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Average
Time: 02:30
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:31:39 | 12.4 miles | 23.51 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/5
Overall: 1/55
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: L loop out and back
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 87
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:41
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Below average
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:22:13 | 05 kms | 04m 26s  min/km
Age Group: 1/5
Overall: 10/55
Performance: Good
7:30 7:19 7:05
Course: Great run course. Out and back, flat and about 75% shaded
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? No
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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