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MuncieMan Tri - Sprint Course - Triathlon


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Selma, Indiana
United States
America Multi-Sport
60F / 16C
Overcast
Total Time = 1h 10m 18s
Overall Rank = 3/56
Age Group = 50-54
Age Group Rank = 1/7
Pre-race routine:

Set up transition. Talk with other athletes. Watch the other earlier races that were ongoing.
Event warmup:

Light stretching and some walking. No other warm ups.
Swim
  • 09m 9s
  • 440 yards
  • 02m 05s / 100 yards
Comments:

The buoys had been set the day before. Due to strong winds, the buoys had been moved further out to sea. Garmin showed swim of 557 yards. Part of that was not swimming straight line and part of that was distance more than advertised. I would guess swim distance was closer to 500 yards point to point.
What would you do differently?:

Other than swimming a bit straighter and focusing better on stroke follow through, not much. Wind and current were pushing me off course, like the buoys, and so was difficult to maintain straight swim line, especially on the "across" portion of swim.
Transition 1
  • 02m 54s
Comments:

The run from water to Transition area was about 200-300 yards uphill and so that was a chunk of of overall T1 time. Garmin showed .22 mile of total running. I forgot to remove goggles and cap right away and so did that before helmet on and cost me about 10 seconds as the cap was stuck getting it off.
What would you do differently?:

Remember to take cap and goggles off during run to transition.
Bike
  • 33m 46s
  • 20.6 kms
  • 36.60 km/hr
Comments:

Had a hard timing getting into high gears early. Head wind starting out didn't help. This ride course needs some work. Lots of pot holes on several miles, a section is chip and seal that never compacted well. I would say, to be fair, half the ride is decent to nice roads, the other half is poor to rough roads. Aside from the road conditions, the course is also up and down.
What would you do differently?:

Try to be more intentional about getting into the higher gears earlier in the ride and push through the discomfort of doing that.
Transition 2
  • 01m 6s
Comments:

No issues. Dismount was rough.
What would you do differently?:

Not much. Dismount earlier.
Run
  • 23m 25s
  • 5 kms
  • 04m 41s  min/km
Comments:

Slower than I wanted. Got into comfort zone and stayed in it too long.
What would you do differently?:

Like the run, push into the discomfort zone earlier and then start finish sprint earlier.... at 1/2 mile instead of 1/4 mile.
Post race
Warm down:

Grabbed water, walked around, walked to transition, removed items to vehicle, ate, used restroom, talked with athletes, got podium photos, went home.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

A few mental lapses during race.

Event comments:

The swim is nice in the reservoir, the run is always challenging, and the bike is likewise challenging. The swag is unmatched. If you want awesome swag, then this is the race for you. What keeps this race from being a 5 rated race are simply 2 things: a) the road for the bike needs some repaving. Half is good, the other half is poor; and b) the price. This race is about $30-40 more than similar races. That being said, this race does a much better job of giving away great swag than most races and the photos taken at the race and posted online are professional. I think if they can get the road fixed on the bike, this race can be a 5.




Last updated: 2017-09-03 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:09:09 | 440 yards | 02m 05s / 100yards
Age Group: 2/7
Overall: 8/56
Performance: Good
Suit: Wetsuit legal
Course: Out, across and then back
Start type: Run Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 68F / 20C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Average Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
T1
Time: 02:54
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Yes
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
Biking
00:33:46 | 20.6 kms | 36.60 km/hr
Age Group: 1/7
Overall: 2/56
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Course: Loop around reservoir
Road: Rough Dry Cadence: 79
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 01:06
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
Running
00:23:25 | 05 kms | 04m 41s  min/km
Age Group: 1/7
Overall: 3/56
Performance: Average
Course: Out and back run with hills.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
Evaluation
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] 4

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