Square Lake Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Stillwater, Minnesota
United States
Vacation Sports
Total Time = 1h 45m 23s
Overall Rank = 45/425
Age Group = M30-34
Age Group Rank = 7/35
Pre-race routine:

Wake up, eat, drive to course with wife. She did the run leg on a relay team.
Event warmup:

  • 16m 19s
  • 880 yards
  • 01m 51s / 100 yards

Brrr the water was cold! Northern wind + cool morning temps did not help either. Great swim for me. Couldn't have done it much better.
What would you do differently?:

Wetsuit might have been nice, but the time I'd gain on the swim I'd lose in T1 b/c I don't practice wetsuit stripping. Will work on that next year.
Transition 1
  • 02m 35s

As always my shirt got hung up a bit. Socks/shoes on quickly. Long run up stairs is a killer though.
What would you do differently?:

Learn to cycle and run w/ no socks.
  • 49m 25s
  • 16.5 miles
  • 20.03 mile/hr

Gave it a great effort. The headwind was tough on the way out and up Norell. It made the short climbs a bit more difficult. Tried not to completely smoke my legs for the run.
What would you do differently?:

Gave it a great effort, so nothing. Overall times were slower for everybody, so apparently the wind was only blowing on me.
Transition 2
  • 00m 56s

Doesn't get much faster than this for me. Shoes on, hat on, run.
What would you do differently?:

Not much.
  • 36m 9s
  • 5 miles
  • 07m 14s  min/mile

Took 1.5 miles for my legs to stop burning after the first climbs. Then I settled into a good pace. I wanted to do 35, but I'm very happy with this time.
What would you do differently?:

More bricks I suppose?
Post race
Event comments:

I did this race for the first time 4 years ago (2006) as my first triathlon. It took me 2:25:50. I rode a mountain bike that year. It's great to gauge how far I've come and how much triathlon changed my life (quit smoking, lost loads of weight, etc) This race will always hold a place in calendar. Next year, podium?

Last updated: 2010-06-08 12:00 AM
00:16:19 | 880 yards | 01m 51s / 100yards
Age Group: 18/35
Overall: 160/425
Performance: Good
Suit: None
Course: Clockwise lap
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 02:35
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:49:25 | 16.5 miles | 20.03 mile/hr
Age Group: 10/35
Overall: 52/425
Performance: Good
Wind: Strong
Course: 1 loop course, quick rolling hills and a couple of fast downhill parts followed by one long climb back into T2. Tough bike course imo, even tougher with the headwind up the quick rollers.
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 00:56
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:36:09 | 05 miles | 07m 14s  min/mile
Age Group: 8/35
Overall: 42/425
Performance: Good
Course: One counterclockwise loop. Big rolling hills.
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 5