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Warsaw Optimist Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Warsaw, Indiana
United States
Warsaw Breakfast Optimist Club
65F / 18C
Total Time = 1h 11m 48s
Overall Rank = 50/459
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 3/30
Pre-race routine:

Had Gu packet and sipped on Gatorade
Event warmup:

Run only, with accelerations
  • 09m
  • 440 yards
  • 02m 03s / 100 yards

This is the very first race where I can say the swim went well. I really like swimming in the bibjohn only--lots of freedom for my arms and shoulders but still plenty buoyant. For the first time I felt like I had another gear if I wanted to speed up to get by someone in my way (instead of just slowing down to get clear of traffic). Good breast stroke around boat and great finish through weeds until my hand was touching sand.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 01m 34s

Not terrible, but getting suit off took a little time of course. My main problem was getting going out of T1. There was some chaos of people slipping off their peddles and one hitting a cone or can. I had some trouble getting clicked in. Maybe I should consider trying to transition with my shoes already on the peddles (with a run/jump start). I probably shouldn't have taken the time to wipe my feet off, but I thought that having sand and rocks in my shoes might bother me. I guess if I had started with my feet on top of my shoes I could wipe them off by hand while on the bike.
What would you do differently?:

For a sprint race where I'm not wearing socks, it might be worth starting the bike with shoes clipped into the peddles.
  • 40m 14s
  • 13.5 miles
  • 20.13 mile/hr

Wreck! Forgot to activate the front brake lever after putting front wheel back on this morning. Toward the end of the bike are some sharp turns around some garages (with just a single lane width). I slowed some and made a 90 degree right, and prepared to make a 90 degree left. I couldn't get slowed enough with one brake, locked up the back brake, slid into the curb, and went over the bars. The worst part was the time required to get my chain back on. I banged my left knee pretty good and just scratched up the aerobar shifters a little. Other than that the bike was good. My heart rate was in zone 5 the whole way out, but that didn't seem to hurt me later on.
What would you do differently?:

Be sure to depress that front brake lever and slow enough for dangerous turns.
Transition 2
  • 00m 52s

I flew by people at the dismount area by having feet on top of shoes and then both legs to left side of bike. I ran with the bike well and then got run shoes on OK.
What would you do differently?:

  • 20m 8s
  • 3 miles
  • 06m 43s  min/mile

Not bad. Maybe could have pushed just a little harder. Had some energy left at the end, and my heart rate was in a much lower zone compared to the bike.
What would you do differently?:

Push harder
Post race
Warm down:

Just a light massage

Event comments:

Great event. I just wonder how I could have done without the wipeout. My computer also had the bike course longer than 13.5 miles. I'd love to improve enough to go under 1:10 next year.

Last updated: 2007-03-16 12:00 AM
00:09:00 | 440 yards | 02m 03s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/30
Overall: 0/459
Performance: Good
Suit: DeSoto Bibjohn (bottom only)
Course: Out along a cable line around pontoon boat and back
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 75F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:34
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Below average
00:40:14 | 13.5 miles | 20.13 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/30
Overall: 0/459
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Fairly strong wind on way out to turn-around.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Bad
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:52
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:20:08 | 03 miles | 06m 43s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/30
Overall: 0/459
Performance: Average
Course: Basically just one significant hill
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
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

2007-06-25 3:52 AM

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Fort Wayne, IN
Subject: Warsaw Optimist Triathlon

2007-06-25 7:34 AM
in reply to: #858139

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Ft. Wayne, IN
Subject: RE: Warsaw Optimist Triathlon
I agree with the bike length, it was longer than 13.5. I knew you had a wreck but I had no idea how close it was to being bad or how much time that hurt you. Man, that was close.

Again, nice job.
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