Square Lake Triathlon - Short Course - Triathlon

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Stillwater, Minnesota
United States
Front Runner
Total Time = 1h 46m 7s
Overall Rank = 47/318
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 8/30
Pre-race routine:

Ate 1/2-PB sandwich and 1/2-banana en route. Arrived at 630am and picked up packet. Racked fairly close to bike out/in (small transition area). Took time getting dressed and set up.
Event warmup:

Soley consisted of arm/rotator cuff stretch/warm-up.
  • 13m 13s
  • 880 yards
  • 01m 30s / 100 yards

Swim went very well. I went out a little hot but did so on purpose as swim is my best event. The buoyancy from the wetsuit is awesome. I did not feel warm or cold. I believe I was 3/30 in AG.
What would you do differently?:

A little faster out of the water.
Transition 1
  • 02m 38s

Still took it a little slower than necessary.
What would you do differently?:

Speed it up.
  • 50m 38s
  • 16.5 miles
  • 19.55 mile/hr

I AM THE WORLD'S WORST HILL CLIMBER!!!! I did pretty good on the downhills and flats. As usual, passed pretty well on flats and downhills, couldn't knock people off on hills and got passed a fair amount. Felt decent physically.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 00m 23s

Pretty good.
  • 39m 17s
  • 5 miles
  • 07m 52s  min/mile

Pace was decent. It was a little erratic.
What would you do differently?:

Maintain higher pace at race end.
Post race
Warm down:

Walking and minimal stretching.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Not sure if it had an affect as I felt OK, but I only got about 4hrs sleep. Lack of mental toughness as well as lack of hill fitness on bike. Also need some better run fitness but overall not too bad.

Event comments:

Race was better run than had been expected from statements from BT members.

Last updated: 2013-08-27 12:00 AM
00:13:13 | 880 yards | 01m 30s / 100yards
Age Group: 3/30
Overall: 13/318
Performance: Good
Suit: Xterra Vortex 4
Course: Simple out/in.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
Time: 02:38
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Below average
00:50:38 | 16.5 miles | 19.55 mile/hr
Age Group: 13/30
Overall: 89/318
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: Very hilly (sucked).
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 90
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Bad
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:23
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:39:17 | 05 miles | 07m 52s  min/mile
Age Group: 8/30
Overall: 51/318
Performance: Good
Course: Somewhat hilly. Mixed asphault and dirt/gravel. Pace was only 5sec/mi slower than shorter Mpls race.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4