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Chaska River City Days Triathlon - TriathlonSprint
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Chaska , Minnesota
80F / 27C
= 1h 23m 7s
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Woke up to eat
(peanut butter, whole wheat bread, and grapefruit
) and have coffee 3hrs before. Got to race site over an hour early to scope things out, packet pickup, etc.
Biked the beginning of bike route, 5 minutes or so and back, ran a few minutes, swam a few right before start.
01m 52s / 100 yards
Signed up for "elite" wave, as registration form suggested it if you intended to finish in under 1:25. In hind sight I'd have passed, as it's been quite a while since I did a wave start, and my swim training has been minimal this year. Got cut off at buoys, etc.
What would you do differently?:
More swim workouts...relied on good swim background, but end up burning a little too much energy not being smooth and steady.
I didn't have far to run to mount line and don't feel fast having shoes already clipped in. So, slipped shoes on and clipped in at mount. I can slide my shoes on while putting glasses and helmet on.
Here was one benefit of choosing "elite" - the race gave elites designated spots at the end of racks so didn't have to fish the bike out between others.
What would you do differently?:
Nothing. I had a top 10 T1 - solid.
Good ride. Lots of rolling hills. Very little flat sections. Too bad the final good downhill ended at the dismount. No chance to run that high speed out a while. This was another downside of racing elite - just didn't see that many people on the bike.
Nice rolling dismount and run with bike, struggled just a bit with the tongue of the shoes and speed laces. This was the first time I raced with those shoes and speed laces.
07m 16s min/mile
Felt solid on the run. Good as this was my focus for the last month. My run usually doesn't match up with my swim and bike performance. This time it did. Had a bit of muscle cramping at my left shin, but was able to finish strong.
Heat and humidity was starting to build at the end of the race, so just tried to cool down with water and stay in the shade. Later did some stretching.
What limited your ability to perform faster:
Doing minimal swim workouts, and not doing many speed/strength workouts on the bike.
Nice race, well run, with a "brunch" meal for athletes afterward. Good venue.
Last updated: 2010-07-08 12:00 AM
00:10:54 | 586 yards | 01m 52s / 100yards
One piece trisuit
Totally sheltered pond. 3 left turns.
76F / 24C
Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:48:04 | 16 miles | 19.97 mile/hr
Long gradual hill to start. Very little flat overall. Quick downhill at end.
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:22:35 | 03.11 miles | 07m 16s min/mile
1st mile uphill, 2nd mile flat, 3rd mile downhill.
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]
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