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Columbus - Tipton Lakes Sprint Triathlon

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Member Since:

Jun 13, 2011



Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

A bunch of Marathons -- PR - 2:48:53 (Fall 2014)

A bunch of Half Marathons -- PR - 1:19:20 (Aug. 2015 - Converted)

10k - 36:30 Unaided // 35:25 (July 2014 - Aided)

5k - 17:28 (Aug. 2015)

1mi. - 4:58 (July 2014 - Track)


Short-Term Running Goals:


5/16: G. Canyon - R2R2RGot It!! (about 13 hours)

6/22: Series 5k - 17:xx   17:47

9/28: Mill Race Marathon - 2:49:xx

11/9: Tunnel Hill 100 - Let's Finish the distance !  


Long-Term Running Goals:

R2R2R in Grand Canyon  5/18/19 

Wonderland Trail, JMT,

Marathon < 2:45

Half Marathon < 1:18

Top 10 in Bluegrass 10k

5k < 17


400m/800m competitively in track in high school.  Took 15 years off. Started running again in 2010.  Married to my beautiful wife, Tiffany, with 2 little boys, now 4 and 6.  I'm a civil engineer working for the Indiana DOT in Seymour, IN.   I live in a slightly larger town about 20 miles north - Columbus, IN.  Originally from Lexington, KY.


Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 2719.35
Barefoot Running Lifetime Miles: 4.00
Swimming Lifetime Miles: 6.20
Elliptical Lifetime Miles: 81.50
Vilano Road Bike Lifetime Miles: 964.88
Vilano Bike On Mag Trainer Lifetime Miles: 125.25
Saucony A5 - Green Lifetime Miles: 176.24
Saucony Peregrine - Black Lifetime Miles: 426.07
Saucony Kinvara 6 - White Lifetime Miles: 624.30
Hoka One Infinite Lifetime Miles: 891.17
Red Peregrine Velcro Lifetime Miles: 267.10
Red Peregrine NO Velcro Lifetime Miles: 133.30
Clifton 4 Blue 1 Lifetime Miles: 746.85
CLIFTON 4 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 191.78
Race: Columbus - Tipton Lakes Sprint Triathlon (21.11 Miles) 01:43:30, Place overall: 64, Place in age division: 5
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

AM: Columbus Sprint Triathlon at Tipton Lake:

First off - these things are very fun, so don't take any of this as complaining, just helpful mistakes that can help others :)

Get there about an hour early - be sure to bring all your gear! Swim cap, tri shorts/suit, helmet, a fast bike, socks and running shoes, a lightweight short or belt that you can put your bib number on for bike and run... I was missing about 3 of these things.

Train for the swim - its great cross for runners and is zero impact.  IT IS HARD!  I was one of the last out of the water - literally.  800m - 24:52 - swim complete, but, so far, in like 160th place and exhausted :)

Went out hard on the bike and maintained 20 mph.  It took me to about mile 10 of the 17.5 for my heart rate to get back down from the swim.  Overall, bike was decent for first racing experience - 52:07 - made up quite a bit of ground. Now when you transition it helps to remember which rack/row you were on - it took me 3 tries on this venture :)  Finally got the running shoes on and my hat.

I was thinking- the run, oh good the easy part! Nope!  I was gasping for air for the first mile.  got a decent rhythm after about 1.5, but could tell that I was slow.  5k run time - 22:51 :(  Yikes! 

Overall time - 1:43:XX

This was a great workout and a lot of fun!  I was beat down at the end, felt like I really pushed my cardiovascular limits, but did not feel like I killed my legs.

 Highly recommend doing at least one of these to all who love any endurance sports! 

Easy miles - PM - 2 mi. easy on treadmill while the 10k final was run - way to go Mr. Rupp!!!!!!!  2mi. in the heat, and then 4 more in the heat an hour later - I'm dehydrated and a little tired still from this morning.

Saucony Kinvara - White And Red Miles: 3.11Swimming Miles: 0.50Brooks Ghost 4 - Red Miles: 8.00Nathan's Lightweight Racing Bike Miles: 17.50
Weight: 0.00
From Andrea on Fri, Aug 10, 2012 at 18:40:21 from

Glad you enjoyed the tri! Sounds fun...a great workout, for sure. Great job!

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