Square Lake Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Stillwater, Minnesota
United States
Vacation Sports
70F / 21C
Total Time = 1h 51m 48s
Overall Rank = 86/376
Age Group = Clydesdale
Age Group Rank = 6/21
Pre-race routine:

Slept an extra 1/2 hour. Didn't get to bed until 11pm last night. Made a last-minute rear tire replacement, which always takes me longer than I think it will. Glad I did, the old one was pretty squared off.

Drank and ate a bit waiting for race start (gatorage/water and clif bar)
Event warmup:

I still got a decent rack spot when I arrived and did a quick bike ride check. I started realizing I should avoid my small ring as it was giving me difficulty. Later I would realize how annoying this would prove to be. Time for that tune-up. I also did a short run to see if my shoes were adjusted. My legs felt heavy and I did not feel 100%. I had been fighting a sore throat and tiredness for 1/2 a week. I had skipped my normal Wednesday and Thursday workouts due to this.
  • 14m 24s
  • 880 yards
  • 01m 38s / 100 yards

I felt some confidence coming back during the swim that I would be OK for the race. Having not felt myself, I was contemplating not doing the race at all.
Transition 1
  • 01m 22s
  • 50m 37s
  • 18 miles
  • 21.34 mile/hr

Knocked over 4 minutes off my bike time from last year. No changes to the bike course (except for even more potholes?)
Transition 2
  • 00m 47s
  • 44m 40s
  • 5 miles
  • 08m 56s  min/mile
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

Not feeling too well (sore throat, tired feeling).

Event comments:

Hilly bike and run. Roads fairly rough.

It was nice to have my family there, including my wife's parents.

I made the mistake when I got home of lying on the bed and I passed out for 2.5 hours. When I woke up my number had transferred to the sheet - dang.

Last updated: 2009-06-24 12:00 AM
00:14:24 | 880 yards | 01m 38s / 100yards
Age Group: 3/21
Overall: 28/376
Performance: Good
Course: triangle this year instead of square
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 01:22
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:50:37 | 18 miles | 21.34 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/21
Overall: 101/376
Performance: Good
Course: Bike was actually 16 something miles...
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 00:47
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:44:40 | 05 miles | 08m 56s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/21
Overall: 180/376
Course: Course was a counterclockwise loop around the lake. Very hilly. The course end included an extra 1/8th to 1/5th of a mile to bring the finish down to the lake instead of up on the hill between the parking lots.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge Just right
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3