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= 1h 30m 28s
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Woke up around 4:40
(you know tris are an old game to you when you actually press snooze on race morning - TWICE!
). ate some cereal and yogurt, had a little coffee, and loaded everythign up and hit the road.
met 2 schoolmates at the mall and caravaned to sylvania! my friend got there and couldn't find marshall fields, so he asked a security guard who led him to us at marshall fields at 5:20am. hahaha!!
once there, i picked up my packet, dropped kids off at the pool
(way before the pre-race rush, which was key :
), and set up my transition area. it was a little weird because they weren't being strict AT ALL about the athletes only thing. i saw tons of non-athletes inside that TA. but they had stickers for every individual race number so you couldn't really hog space, which was nice.
got my chip
(velcro straps instead of wristbands - nice!
), got marked, and wolfed down a clif bar - i was HUNGRY!
pre-race meeting and looked at the course. it sure looked longer than 400m of swimming to me.
nothing really...i got in the water
(82 degrees!!!! no wetsuits for anyone
) and did a quick warmup...it was really pleasant and warm - very flat water too, no waves...nice.
then we had to get out of the water, where the air temp was WAY colder than the water. suck.
02m 34s / 100 yards
lots of bodies in the way today, but my sighting was really good. lots of hitting people...oops.
What would you do differently?:
start to the side more.
official results are in! 2:13 transition
this was totally crazy because it was so flat!!!!! but i think they mis-measured the course, my computer says i went 12.48 miles at 17.5mph. either way, it's sure the fastest i've ever biked, ever.
10m 16s min/mile
i felt good on this run, unlike the last race where i needed a good bit of time to get my legs back...i was able to run the whole thing and i had my legs back by the end of the first mile.
i was really able to pick it up in the last mile, and i ran HARD the last quarter mile and sprinted the last 100 yard or so...i thought i had a chance at beating 1:30...but oh well. i feel great!! i didn'te feel like dying afterwards...i was breathing hard, but i felt good.
What would you do differently?:
start running harder earlier, maybe?
BEER. they had beer! i didn't really do anything but drink beer and eat watermelon and twizzlers :
What limited your ability to perform faster:
lack of training, as per usual.
) not strict enough in guarding the transition area
) to get post race lunch food, you had to wait til 11:30
(i finished probably around 9
) and walk around to the other side of the lake!!!! we didn't bother.
) drink station at the START of the run, and the next was probably 1.75 miles in...then obviously at the finish...today wasn't hot, but on a hot day you'd probably want more?
surprised, because i hear elite endeavors does really good races...this was good, but i had expected better. but i still enjoyed it!
Last updated: 2006-07-30 12:00 AM
00:11:19 | 440 yards | 02m 34s / 100yards
i actually exited the water at 9:33, but then had a long way to run to the TA, making it 11:19. 9:33 puts me at around 2:12/100, still suck.
just clockwise around 3 buouys at a small lake.
82F / 28C
Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:42:57 | 13 miles | 18.16 mile/hr
flat as a pancake.
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:31:54 | 03.11 miles | 10m 16s min/mile
mile 1: 10:52 mile 2: 10:42 mile 3.1: 10:21 (i.e. 9:24 min/mile!!!)
again, flat as a pancake, partly through the park, partly through residential neighborhoods.
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
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Race evaluation [1-5]
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