Maple Grove Triathlon: Dare to TRI - Olympic Course - TriathlonOlympic

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Maple Grove, Minnesota
United States
Total Time = 2h 53m 49s
Overall Rank = 127/216
Age Group = M3539
Age Group Rank = 20/33
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 5. Had a banana and a bagel. Live so close that I road my bike to the race
  • 31m 6s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 54s / 100 yards

Average swim. Could have gone faster, but since it was my first oly, I wanted to pace myself
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 02m 25s

Pretty slow. Just didn't want to forget anything.
What would you do differently?:

Shoes in clips
  • 1h 23m 54s
  • 26 miles
  • 18.59 mile/hr

I feel that the bike is my worst discipline made my goal of under 1:30, but know I should be going faster
What would you do differently?:

Emphasize bike work in my training
Transition 2
  • 02m 52s

Had to put socks on and it slowed me down a bit and was just beat from the bike ride
What would you do differently?:

Everything. Sock less.
  • 53m 33s
  • 6.2 miles
  • 08m 38s  min/mile

Felt I was going a lot slower. Made my goal of doing it under an hour.
What would you do differently?:

Think I could do 50:00
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around the snack shop a couple of times to get the heart rate down. Pepsi and a pork sandwich.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

My pace and my bike. Was pleased for it being my first oly.

Event comments:

For it's second year, I enjoyed participating in the Dare to Tri.

Last updated: 2011-09-04 12:00 AM
00:31:06 | 1640 yards | 01m 54s / 100yards
Age Group: 16/33
Overall: 111/216
Performance: Average
Suit: QR ultra john
Course: Clockwise triangle
Start type: Run Plus:
Water temp: 77F / 25C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Below average Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:25
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Below average
01:23:54 | 26 miles | 18.59 mile/hr
Age Group: 27/33
Overall: 122/216
Performance: Below average
Wind: Little
Course: Roads were not as good as last years sprint race
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Below average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:52
Overall: Bad
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Bad
00:53:33 | 06.2 miles | 08m 38s  min/mile
Age Group: 17/33
Overall: 113/216
Performance: Average
Course: Alright course. Little hilly for me near the end.
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Too much
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
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] 3