Twin Lakes Sprint Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Palatine, Illinois
United States
Salt Creek Rural Park District
72F / 22C
Total Time = 1h 24m 18s
Overall Rank = 23/450
Age Group = M45-49
Age Group Rank = 1/34
Pre-race routine:

got up around 4:30 had a yogurt and a banana. Drank some water. Drove to race venue (20 minutes away).
Event warmup:

walked to transitions, swam in the water for a while. Really warm. Glad I decided to skip the wetsuit.
  • 12m 38s
  • 875 yards
  • 01m 26s / 100 yards

Very good swim for me. Really liked the course and was happy with my first race-OWS without a wet suit. Felt fine.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. Need swim instruction (broken record on that comment)
Transition 1
  • 00m 56s

Probably my best T1 ever. Had put Body-glide on my feet prior to swim so that they would slip into shoes easier and it paid off. Very good transition for me.
What would you do differently?:

  • 38m 31s
  • 14.2 miles
  • 22.12 mile/hr

Chose to ride my road bike for this race since it was a draft-legal race and it was through neighborhoods. Turned out to be a good move, but I think I would have been faster on my tri-bike. I also lost time drafting with a crowd of cyclists that I hooked up with along the way, but it seemed smarter to pace line with them than go it on my own in that wind.
What would you do differently?:

Maybe ride the tri-bike next year.
Transition 2
  • 00m 58s

Good T2, but took feet out of shoes a little too early. Next year wait until on the bike path into the transition area.
What would you do differently?:

see above.
  • 31m 18s
  • 4.9 miles
  • 06m 23s  min/mile

Nice run; well marked and volunteers steering us properly at every turn.
What would you do differently?:

Not much.
Post race
Warm down:

found my friends and walked around a little bit. Started to rain and the Thor-Guard went off.s o everyone headed to their cars and we left.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

swimming, as usual.

Event comments:

Great race. Look foward to doing it again next year.

Last updated: 2010-03-15 12:00 AM
00:12:38 | 875 yards | 01m 26s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/34
Overall: 0/450
Performance: Average
Suit: none
Course: around an island in the middle of the lake. Well-marked with orange bouys and ropes. Great swim venue.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 75F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Bad
Time: 00:56
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:38:31 | 14.2 miles | 22.12 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/34
Overall: 0/450
Performance: Good
Wind: Some with gusts
Course: through neighborhoods
Road: Potholes Dry Cadence: 100
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:58
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:31:18 | 04.9 miles | 06m 23s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/34
Overall: 0/450
Performance: Good
Course: big loop
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4