Chaska River City Days Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Chaska , Minnesota
United States
Midwest Events
Total Time = 1h 24m 55s
Overall Rank = 71/299
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 8/21
Pre-race routine:

Got up at 0510 and had the usual breakfast of cheerios and a banana. Left the house around 0545 and headed to Chaska. Found a parking spot got unloaded and headed to transition. I was surprised to find the bike racks so full this year. Next year they may need to add a few more racks.
Event warmup:

Pre race briefing is ar 0715 and the first wave/time trial start goes at 0730. There is very little time to get in the water and warm up before they ask everyone to get out of the water. I swam maybe 50 meters as a warm up.
  • 11m
  • 536 meters
  • 02m 03s / 100 meters

They let everyone wear wetsuits but someone told me the water temperature was over 80 degrees, it felt like bath water. The start this year was a wave start with a time trial format for each wave. Participants would go off every three seconds. The start was probably smoother but it did cause congestion for the whole swim. Probably good practice.
Transition 1
  • 01m 44s
  • 47m 39s
  • 16 miles
  • 20.15 mile/hr

This is a great course with very nice roads for the most part. Couple of railroad tracks to cross but otherwise no complaints.
Transition 2
  • 00m 59s
  • 23m 36s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 07m 35s  min/mile

Steep uphill for the first mile that will definitely get the heart rate up but you eventually get to come back down a portion of it which helps everybodys average pace for the run.
Post race
Event comments:

Fun tri that is well run.

Last updated: 2010-05-11 12:00 AM
00:11:00 | 536 meters | 02m 03s / 100meters
Age Group: 7/21
Overall: 90/299
Performance: Average
Course: Left hand circular pattern.
Start type: Wade Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:44
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed:
00:47:39 | 16 miles | 20.15 mile/hr
Age Group: 8/21
Overall: 65/299
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Uphill climb right out of transition followed by some rollers and ending with a steep downhill.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:59
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:23:36 | 03.11 miles | 07m 35s  min/mile
Age Group: 7/21
Overall: 83/299
Performance: Good
Course: Mostly surface streets, there is one bike path that you run on for a short distance in the first mile.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4