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Carmel, Indiana
United States
Carmel Swim Club
55F / 13C
Precipitation
Total Time = 1h 01m 39s
Overall Rank = 64/565
Age Group = M25-29
Age Group Rank = 12/37
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 6am EST got ready, ate a bit and drank some water, did a few minutes of yoga to get my muscles warmed up and loose, and then packed up the car and drove to the race site.
Event warmup:

I racked my bike, realized I left timing chip in the car and jogged back out to get it. I was going to swim, but by the time I got that done and through body marking the pool was closed.
Swim
  • 07m 53s
  • 437 yards
  • 01m 48s / 100 yards
Comments:

I should probably have seeded myself higher for the swim since I must have passed 20 or more people in the pool, and swam myself into the next wave. Other than that, the swim went well. Didn't even have to think about form as I swam, which is a nice change of pace.
What would you do differently?:

Seed myself higher. I think telling them 1:50/100M would have put me into the next group up and given me a chance to draft for a faster swim.
Transition 1
  • 01m 53s
Comments:

I need to figure out some better way of getting into my shoes in T1. I don't know if I'm ready for the flying mount, but I refuse to run in tri shoes and running barefoot up close to the mount line and putting the shoes on kinda sucks.
What would you do differently?:

Good question. Probably something different with my shoes.
Bike
  • 27m 39s
  • 10 miles
  • 21.70 mile/hr
Comments:

Best bike I've ever had, so I'm not going to have any negative comments on it. Picked up almost 2mph over last year, and that was with the rain. On dry pavement I probably would have been comfortable pushing through turns harder.
After reading one of the threads in tri-talk last week, I almost said "Nice swim" to a girl who I caught at mile 5 on the bike. Really, it had to be. I was hauling ass and she was on a hybrid, and not pedaling much at that point. So instead I just went by.
What would you do differently?:

Not much.
Transition 2
  • 01m 17s
Comments:

Slid out of my shoes a bit to early. Was a bit wobbly putting on my socks.
What would you do differently?:

I would love to get a pair of shoes I could run in sockless (without having to worry about destroying my feet.
Run
  • 22m 58s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 07m 25s  min/mile
Comments:

A PR. 32 seconds faster than the stand-alone 5k I ran a couple of weeks ago. I got passed by 2 guys from my age group. I may have been able to keep up with them, kinda wish I would have tried. Caught my friend Greg, who started 5 waves ahead of me, at mile 2.5 ish. Out sprinted a guy the last 100 yards.
What would you do differently?:

May have tried to chase down the two guys from my age group. But they were little guys, and I didn't want to blow up my legs.
Post race
Warm down:

I drank water, ate a banana, and talked to people.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Weather, possibly?

Event comments:

The race slipped a little bit in my opinion from last year to this year. I heard nearly everyone complaining about the swim, the transition area was nicer last year when it was in a different place and smaller, and I dislike the idea behind using MUP's for the bike. They're fine for the run, but they get really tight on bikes, especially tri-bikes at speed. I understand wanting to make your event bigger and better, but bigger isn't always better.
Overall though, I'd still say it's a great event for beginners, and a great early season tune-up race for more skilled athletes.




Last updated: 2009-01-23 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:07:53 | 437 yards | 01m 48s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/37
Overall: 0/565
Performance:
Suit:
Course: Snake swim through their 50M pool
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding:
T1
Time: 01:53
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
Biking
00:27:39 | 10 miles | 21.70 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/37
Overall: 0/565
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: Out and back with some roundabouts, an odd jaunt off to the left at one point, and a turn around on a MUP.
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence: ha!
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 01:17
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike Bad
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
Running
00:22:58 | 03.1 miles | 07m 25s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/37
Overall: 0/565
Performance: Good
Course: Reverse of last year's course. Through some neighborhoods and such.
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
Evaluation
Course challenge Too easy
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

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2009-04-19 8:25 PM

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2009-04-19 8:40 PM
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You are SSSSSSSSSMOKIN' Fast! Super congrats on pulling off a great race, especially with the rain, and killing your time from last year--and a PR over your standalone 5K!!!
2009-04-19 8:59 PM
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Congratulations on the PR!  You were crazy fast!!!
2009-04-19 9:01 PM
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Nice race!
2009-04-19 9:20 PM
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hey man, you crushed it! awesome job.
2009-04-19 9:49 PM
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Congrats on the PR and the race overall!!  That was an awesome time for everything.  Keep it up, I hope to start meeting some people from the site one of these days.  Good luck with the rest of the season.


2009-04-19 9:59 PM
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Subject: RE: Carmel Sprint Triathlon (formerly Splash, Flash & Dash)
Nice race!!! To actually move up a wave in that swim is awesome! 
2009-04-19 10:21 PM
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*thumbs up*

2009-04-20 5:52 AM
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You had an awesome race! Great job on the bike and AWESOME job on the PR on the run!! I see we share the same sentiments about the swim and the race overall. Good luck with your training this summer!
2009-04-20 7:39 AM
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DUDE!  Seriously?!?!?!  Someone has been picking up some massive time this off season.

Nice job.  Looks like it is going to be quite the race in the QC Sprint. 

Congrats on a great job.

2009-04-20 9:09 AM
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Dang son, nice job.

I WISH I was running 7:25s at ANY point in the year.

Awesome race.


2009-04-20 11:09 AM
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Sensei
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Wow!  Really nice splits.  Good work.
2009-04-20 11:16 AM
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that was a great race Dan-O, that bike split is friggin awesome!!!!  you did the Big boys Proud!!!!!!

2009-04-20 1:29 PM
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Nice job!  You set the bar high for us first timers.  Glad to know it was not "just me" regarding the swim.  I was in the 2min/100 group (G) and could could not fight through the sea of humanity to get to my target time.  Sounds like a little more room would have done everyone some good.

Till next time...
2009-04-20 2:03 PM
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Look at you speedy gonzalez!!! NICE WORK DAN-O!!!

So jealous of that run split...I would kill to be able to run that fast again!

2009-04-20 2:09 PM
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Super congrats! Wow!


2009-04-24 8:37 AM
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Very nicely done. I am gunning for you next year. I just need to crop about a minute and a half off of each mile and you are mine! We probably need to get some weight on you so you can stop up to the clyde division and race with me!
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