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McKinney Kiwanis - Triathlon

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McKinney, Texas
United States
58F / 14C
Total Time = 1h 21m 3s
Overall Rank = 101/165
Age Group = M60-84
Age Group Rank = 5/5
Pre-race routine:

Standard. Up an hour before leaving, ate a bagel and drank a DDP. Bathroom. Pump up the bike tires and load the bike in the car. Out the door.
Event warmup:

Nothing but a light jog to swim
  • 07m 7s
  • 275 yards
  • 02m 35s / 100 yards

Followed my swim plan. Got held up last couple of lanes as I began to catch up on slowing swimmers. Got a little crowded at the lane ends and the exit ladder.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, good pool swim for me.
Transition 1
  • 03m 53s

Most of this time was the quarter-mile jog (and I jogged, barefoot) from pool exit, around transition, and all the way to my bike at the opposite end. Crazy! What's interesting is, as long as this was, I was 60th overall in T1 time.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. Pretty efficient.
  • 34m 20s
  • 10.25 miles
  • 17.91 mile/hr

Good bike for me. Started out at a good spin rate, not too hard, did 2-3 30/30s to warm up. At about 8 minutes in, I went pretty hard for 5 minutes, backed off for a couple, then repeated that until I was about 5 minutes from finish.
What would you do differently?:

Not much; maybe push out of the turns a little harder.
Transition 2
  • 01m 44s

Decent transition. Expected faster, though, given my rack spot was just inside from the Bike In. Got shoes on pretty well, little trouble. Put on hat and race belt as I jogged out.
What would you do differently?:

Not much.
  • 34m 1s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 10m 58s  min/mile

My fervent hope was that I could get this thing done in 33 minutes, prove to myself that I can make some running improvement. if the course had been measured properly (my Garmin shows I ran 3.25 miles) my results would reflect that, actually likely a few seconds better. Ah well...happened at Playtri event in March too.
What would you do differently?:

Followed my plan pretty much to the letter but I think it's possible I went out too fast, finishing first mile in just over 10 minutes. Subsequent miles were 10:27 and 11:13. I was shocked to see how much slower the third mile was because it didn't feel that way when I was out there. So next time, try to smooth out these differences a bit...which might still end up in a similar time.
Post race
Warm down:

Downed a bottle of water very quickly, made my way back to my spot and packed up. That's it. By the time bag was packed I felt pretty decent.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Everything was essentially as expected. If I could just improve some on the run I'd feel so much better. But dang it, that doesn't seem to be happening!

Event comments:

Good little run face in a good location. Likely do it again.

Last updated: 2021-04-27 12:00 AM
00:07:07 | 275 yards | 02m 35s / 100yards
Age Group: 5/5
Overall: 123/165
Performance: Good
Course: Snaking pool swim, alternating lanes.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 81F / 27C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 03:53
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
00:34:20 | 10.25 miles | 17.91 mile/hr
Age Group: 4/5
Overall: 73/165
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Two loop square around pretty new McKinney neighborhoods and neat, tidy little shopping centers. Overall pretty flat, couple of longish but not overpowering hills.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Below average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks:
Time: 01:44
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:34:01 | 03.1 miles | 10m 58s  min/mile
Age Group: 5/5
Overall: 121/165
Performance: Average
Course: Nice run through the park where the event was based. Smooth paved paths, some good shade, not much in the way of elevation changes. Nice course.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2021-09-21 8:52 PM


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