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okoboji, Iowa
United States
75F / 24C
Total Time = 1h 43m 34s
Overall Rank = 20/158
Age Group = M 40-49
Age Group Rank = 7/31
Pre-race routine:

Got up about 3:00 AM. Breakfast. Coffee. Poop of course. Drove to Boji about 2 hours away. Set up in transition. Ready to roll.
Event warmup:

Not much. Little jogging. Little swimming.
  • 14m 36s
  • 1056 yards
  • 01m 23s / 100 yards

Swim went well. top 5 swim time overall.
Little bumpy at times. Me and another guy were all over each other until we separated out.
What would you do differently?:

Not much
Transition 1
  • 01m 17s

Wet suit got stuck on my watch and that damn timing chip. That chip must be at least 1.5 inches thick.
Left calf cramped up bad trying to get my foot out. Ended up nagging me the rest of the race.
What would you do differently?:

More hydration before the race to prevent the cramp. Not sure why that happened though. It wasn't hot at all. The swim was only 1,000 yards and I felt really good the entire time.
  • 48m 54s
  • 18 miles
  • 22.09 mile/hr

Bike was good. I didn't hit my goal of 23 mph but was in the 22 mph range average. Still that's good considering my overall lack of bike training this year.
What would you do differently?:

More time in the seat.
Transition 2
  • 01m 5s

Good t2. I still run with socks. Not changing that.
Almost dropped my bike trying to rack it.

  • 37m 45s
  • 4.5 miles
  • 08m 23s  min/mile

Run sucked but that's due to training. Got passed a few times. No big surprise considering my 8:13 pace.
What would you do differently?:

Train more. Duh

Post race
Warm down:

none. water food gatorade

Event comments:

I really enjoy the Okoboji Triathlon. It is well organized. Well supported. And it's usually very competitive for those that want to race fast but it is also a race that people can test out the open water swim for the first race. They allow wet suits regardless of water temps and I appreciated that this year.

I signed up late this year and the guys at Three Sons are always easy to work with. I will continue to keep this race on my schedule and consistently suggest it to my tri crazy friends.

If you are ever in the area around the end of July, give this one a try.

Last updated: 2016-07-25 12:00 AM
00:14:36 | 1056 yards | 01m 23s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/31
Overall: 0/158
Performance: Good
Suit: Full Wetsuit
Course: Out and back. Bouyes on my left. I'm a right breather, but not a big deal. Could easily sight them.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:17
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
00:48:54 | 18 miles | 22.09 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/31
Overall: 0/158
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Course: One loop around west lake. Half is highways open to general traffic. The other half is rather technical in the neighborhoods.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:05
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:37:45 | 04.5 miles | 08m 23s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/31
Overall: 0/158
Course: Loop that finishes on the pier. Great finish line. Running on the same roads as the bikers go in the neighborhood. Can be kind of tricky but overall just fine.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
Course challenge
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

2016-07-25 8:48 AM

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