Sunday, August 28, 2011

Eagle Creek Sprint Triathlon

August 20, 2011 - Indianapolis, IN - Another age group award race this season.  Very surprising, but as the 40-44 age group is typically the most competitive and deepest in triathlon, the race management for the Eagle Creek series provides awards based on these criteria. Finished 45th (out of 490) overall and 9th in the AG.

Actually, I was just hanging out post race with Gregg as he was waiting for his 1st place overall award in the duathlon (congrats Gregg!) as they called my name during the awards roll down.       

Swim: (500 Yd) 11:05.4 (148th)
Despite the blue-green alge warning and the subsequent waiver needed to swim, the water was warm (80deg) and smooth.  The swim was a time trial start so there was not much congestion.   

T1: 1:14.9 ( 85th)

Bike:  (10 miles) - 27:07.2 @ 22.1 mph ave (32nd)
New Frameset - 2011 Orbea Ordu Gold
Received the my tri bike frameset this week but did not have a chance to ride it before the race.  Road it around the block working on the setup with Zach and then brought to the race.  The course has constantly rolling hills and the new bike performed very well.  It is very responsive and climbed well.  Looking forward to getting more saddle time in the future and more improved times. 

T2: 1:34.7 (196th)

Run: (3.1 miles) - 21:53.6 @ 7:17/mi ave (73rd)
The run begins with a steep hill and then levels out for an out-and-back route.  It usually takes a mile to get the legs transitioned to run form.  I left my HR watch at transition so had to gut it out.  Overall it was a great race day and look forward to one more this fall.


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