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Pokagon Triathlon - Sprint Course - Triathlon

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Angola, Indiana
United States
KPC Media Group and YMCA of Steuben County
50F / 10C
Total Time = 1h 26m 36s
Overall Rank = 14/54
Age Group = 50-54
Age Group Rank = 2/4
Pre-race routine:

Set up transition, get race packet
Event warmup:

Take bike out for quick spin, get wetsuit on and do pre-swim stretches
  • 16m 38s
  • 750 meters
  • 02m 13s / 100 meters

Started well and rounded buoy well, but on return swim ran into swimmings and sighted poorly
What would you do differently?:

Working sighting and stay on outside of pack on return swim
Transition 1
  • 02m 44s

Because of cold temps spent too much time adding clothing
What would you do differently?:

Ride without extra clothing
  • 39m 20s
  • 13.64 miles
  • 20.81 mile/hr

I left some time on this course by having unzipped jacket that flapped on ride. Could have easily been top cyclist if I didn't overdress.
What would you do differently?:

Start ride out cold with fewer layers and no unzipped jacket
Transition 2
  • 01m 21s

Decent transition. Little slow, but not as bad as T1
What would you do differently?:

Not much
  • 26m 35s
  • 3 miles
  • 08m 52s  min/mile

Tried to start pace light and then work into it, but had some Achilles tenderness in 2nd mile climbs so had to back off. Had a decent closing mile, but wasn't able to attack the course like I had planned.
What would you do differently?:

Try to find hilly trail courses to practice on before this event
Post race
Warm down:

Not much - remove items from transition

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Mental - did not want to do this race due to cold temps. Caused me to overthink T1 and got me off to a slow start on swim

Event comments:

Good swag, great race director and staff. They fixed bike turn around from last year and so took away the missed turn issue. KPC runs a top notch race. Venue is challenging for veteran triathletes, so a good early season test where you are at. Would be nice if they added finisher medals and better win prizes besides a mug and certificate.

Last updated: 2017-05-21 12:00 AM
00:16:38 | 750 meters | 02m 13s / 100meters
Age Group: 4/4
Overall: 25/54
Performance: Below average
Suit: Roka
Course: Out and back
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 63F / 17C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Average Navigation: Bad
Rounding: Average
Time: 02:44
Performance: Bad
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:39:20 | 13.64 miles | 20.81 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/4
Overall: 6/54
Performance: Good
Wind: Headwind with gusts
Course: Headwind out, not much of tailwind back. Very hilly course
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 84
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:21
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:26:35 | 03 miles | 08m 52s  min/mile
Age Group: 2/4
Overall: 18/54
Performance: Average
Had early cramping and then some Achilles soreness climbing hills, so backed off pace a bit to recover.
Course: This is a hilly trail run. To be able to run this course without walking a hill is a challenge.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
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] 5

2017-05-21 10:39 AM

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