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Syracuse, Indiana
United States
Wawasee Kiwanis Club
59F / 15C
Total Time = 1h 09m 40s
Overall Rank = 2/84
Age Group = 50-54
Age Group Rank = 1/4
Pre-race routine:

Set up transition. Talk with teammates
Event warmup:

No warm up
  • 09m 17s
  • 440 yards
  • 02m 07s / 100 yards

Decent start, but kept veering towards rope. Had a slow turn around boat and then on return swim kept swimming into other swimmers as there were several I was boxed in with.
What would you do differently?:

Not too much on the swim out. On the return I might have been better off going wide at the outset, getting around the group and then cutting back towards the rope.
Transition 1
  • 01m 26s

No issues. A little slower in transition due to removal of wetsuit.
What would you do differently?:

Well, having the wetsuit helped the swim, so dealing with its removal in T1 was a draw back to using it for the swim. Overall, the seconds lost in T1 were made up by better swim time.
  • 35m 35s
  • 13.47 miles
  • 22.71 mile/hr

A decent ride. The course was set up for a fast ride. I never was able to get into my highest gears though. Not my best ride of the year in terms of speed. This being the 4th of 4 triathlons in 4 straight Saturdays, my legs were not as fresh as I would have liked.
What would you do differently?:

Take a week off between races to have fresher legs for the race.
Transition 2
  • 00m 49s

No issues.
  • 22m 29s
  • 3 miles
  • 07m 29s  min/mile

I struggled to get going the first mile as I was only 7:42. Got my legs back in mile 2, but didn't push the pace right away (7:32). As I started the last mile picked up the pace and finished stronger at 7:15.
What would you do differently?:

Left about 15-20 seconds out there. Settled in too quickly in part because I saw no one around me for the first mile +. As I got into second half of second mile, had someone come into sight and was able to chase. I think I need to come up with a way to push pace in run when no one is around me.
Post race
Warm down:

Not much other than talk with fellow finishers. Walk around, stretch a bit. Recover.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I think racing in 4 consecutive races caught up with me a bit today. Good effort that could have been great with better rest coming in.

Event comments:

This is one of my favorite races because they check all of the boxes. Nice venue, awesome race director, nice awards, great food after race, plenty of volunteers. I recommend this race to anyone who wants to have a positive race experience. Only drawback is it is on the same day as many other local races (Culver and Huntington). Kudos to race director for changing bike course from years past. New route was much nicer.

Last updated: 2017-08-12 12:00 AM
00:09:17 | 440 yards | 02m 07s / 100yards
Age Group: 1/4
Overall: 11/84
Performance: Good
Suit: Wetsuit legal
Course: Out and back
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 75F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Good Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 01:26
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
00:35:35 | 13.47 miles | 22.71 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/4
Overall: 2/84
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: Lolly pop
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 80
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:49
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:22:29 | 03 miles | 07m 29s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/4
Overall: 12/84
Performance: Average
Course: Out and back
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
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] 5

2017-08-12 10:24 PM

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