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Topeka Tinman Triathlon - Short Course - Triathlon

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Topeka, Kansas
United States
Legend Endurance
72F / 22C
Total Time = 1h 37m 17s
Overall Rank = 58/93
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 6/9
Pre-race routine:

Ate light breakfast and arrived early at the race site for packet pick up and check in
  • 08m 45s
  • 435 yards
  • 02m 01s / 100 yards

I had a good swim. It helped that it was wetsuit legal being my first race of the year. Didn't have a lot of trouble and felt good the entire swim.
Transition 1
  • 06m 10s

The swim exit and the transition area were approx. 100 yards uphill so it took a bit of time just to get to the transition area.
  • 49m 3s
  • 13.38 miles
  • 16.37 mile/hr

I actually felt really good on the bike during this race. I had trained a lot harder on the bike than I did last year so I felt that was an advantage. The course was fairly hilly so that was a bit of a challenge, but coming back to transition was more flat or downhill.
Transition 2
  • 02m 4s
  • 31m 13s
  • 2.92 miles
  • 10m 41s  min/mile

I felt decent on the run course, had to push myself to not stop and walk but continued on and felt like I had a decent finish.
Post race
Warm down:

Walk around a bit afterwards

What limited your ability to perform faster:

More time dedicated to training. I felt good but know that I could be even better.

Event comments:

This turned out to be a decent race. This is only my second season so my comparisons are limited. The pre-race communications (days leading up to and day of race) were extremely poor. There was no real pre-race instructions regarding course, transition area or anything. Again though, as more of a beginner, once the race began I enjoyed the course and the course was fairly easy to navigate so overall a pretty decent experience in the end.

Last updated: 2019-06-25 12:00 AM
00:08:45 | 435 yards | 02m 01s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/9
Overall: 31/93
Performance: Good
Suit: Wetsuit
Course: Straightforward, 4 buoys...counterclockwise swim
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 06:10
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:49:03 | 13.38 miles | 16.37 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/9
Overall: 55/93
Performance: Good
161 Avg HR, 171 Max HR
Wind: Some
Course: Course was laid out fine, enough signage for the sprint course, law enforcement was also present to stop traffic at major intersections
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 79
Turns: Good Cornering:
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:04
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal
00:31:13 | 02.92 miles | 10m 41s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/9
Overall: 64/93
Performance: Average
168 Avg HR, 176 Max HR
Course: Pretty straightforward running course. It was on the sidewalk by the street which provided a better running surface. It was fairly hilly as well.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2019-06-25 12:38 PM

Nashville, Tennessee
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