Chaska River City Days Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Chaska , Minnesota
United States
Midwest Events
80F / 27C
Total Time = 1h 50m 14s
Overall Rank = 244/299
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 22/23
Pre-race routine:

Up at 5:00, green smoothie and coffee for breakfast. Got to event at 6:30 and was surprised to find the bike racks nearly full. Need to arrive earlier at next event.

walked around for a while, waiting for pre-race meeting.

Scrambled to get my wetsuit on when they told us to hurry and get out of the transition area...
Event warmup:

Light stretching and quick swim to get wet.
  • 14m 11s
  • 586 yards
  • 02m 25s / 100 yards

I swam much better than expected, having just recently figured out the whole breathing thing. My age group was the last wave, so it felt good to pass lots of swimmers from earlier waves.
What would you do differently?:

Get better at swimming...
Transition 1
  • 02m 58s

Not bad for my first tri. I didn't rush too much, so have lots of room to improve.
What would you do differently?:

Move faster...
  • 1h 01m 23s
  • 16 miles
  • 15.64 mile/hr

I tried to push it hard, but leave enough in the tank for the run. Probably could have pushed a bit more, but am happy with the bike overall. It helped to ride the course a week ago.
Transition 2
  • 01m 32s

Felt much faster than 1.5 minutes. Not sure what was so slow.
  • 30m 13s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 09m 43s  min/mile

The hill on mile 1 was a killer. My Garmin 305 wasn't picking up my heart rate, despite a new battery, but I'm sure my HR was maxed. Tons of much thinner people were walking, so it feels good to know I ran the whole thing.

According to the AutoCalc, I ran at a sub-10-minute-mile pace. I couldn't be happier with that, as I normally train at about 11-12 minute miles, and honestly don't run much to avoid shin issues.
What would you do differently?:

Train more for the run and keep improving.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around with my wife and kids, stretched a little, more water, printed my results, went home.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Body weight. I'm down below 200, but need to drop about 30-40 pounds. The sky's the limit as I become more efficient!

Event comments:

Couldn't be happier after my first tri. Need to sign up for Maple Grove.

Last updated: 2010-06-08 12:00 AM
00:14:11 | 586 yards | 02m 25s / 100yards
Age Group: 19/23
Overall: 206/299
Performance: Good
Suit: Xterra Vortex 3 Sleeveless
Course: Rectangle
Start type: Run Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 80F / 27C Current: Low
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 02:58
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
01:01:23 | 16 miles | 15.64 mile/hr
Age Group: 21/23
Overall: 249/299
Wind: Some
Course: Mostly rolling hills.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:32
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:30:13 | 03.11 miles | 09m 43s  min/mile
Age Group: 20/23
Overall: 230/299
Performance: Good
Course: Uphill for mile 1, then level, then downhill for mile 3.
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
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? No
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4