Leaning Tower YMCA Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Niles, Illinois
United States
Leaning Tower YMCA
43F / 6C
Total Time = 00m
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Up at 4:45. Muesli and a protein shake for breakfast. Bike and bag were already loaded up. Got to the race at about 6. It was freezing cold, windy and raining. Put the bike up in the transition area and decided to take my bag inside and do T1 inside.
Event warmup:

100 yard swim
  • 00m
  • 450 yards
  • / 100 yards

I started out too hard and was sucking air badly. I had to take a few seconds at the end of some laps just to catch my breath.
What would you do differently?:

Swim more long intervals in training. Learn to pace better.
Transition 1
  • 00m

Bike leg was canceled due to dangerous conditions.
  • 00m
  • 11.18 miles
  • 0.00 mile/hr

Transition 2
  • 00m
  • 00m
  • 3.11 miles
  •  min/mile

Absolutely miserable. Headwind on the way out. On the way back I took a wrong turn that cut two blocks off my time. Had to DQ myself. Finished anyway.

Given the conditions, I think I ran ok. No idea about the pace.
What would you do differently?:

Ummm... follow the course?

Remember a hanky.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

Need to learn how to pace the swim. Need more run fitness overall and more experience running in less than optimal conditions.

Increased training should improve my mental toughness so I don't feel so whiny during the run. :)

Event comments:

Can't rate the race against others because it was my first. But the people were very nice and organized. Pity the weather was so awful and the bike had to be canceled.

Last updated: 2011-02-23 12:00 AM
00:00:00 | 450 yards | / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Suit: Tri suit
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Below average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 00:00
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:00:00 | 11.18 miles | 0.00 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Wind: Strong with gusts
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 00:00
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:00:00 | 03.11 miles |  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Bad
Course: Out and back
Keeping cool Good Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5] 1
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? No
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]