Square Lake Triathlon - Sprint Distance - TriathlonSprint

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Stillwater, Minnesota
United States
Vacation Sports
60F / 16C
Total Time = 1h 39m 28s
Overall Rank = 31/423
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 6/41
Pre-race routine:

Wake at 4:30, drive 1.5 hours to course. Eat pb&j, banana, coffee, granola bar on way. Drink coffee, water, and gatorade.
Event warmup:

Set up transition, then went for short bike, run, and swim.
  • 15m 54s
  • 880 yards
  • 01m 49s / 100 yards

My best Tri swim ever! Went out very relaxed. Had a good, long stroke for me and perfect navigation. I can say I took the absolute shortest course. First time I've ever done that.

Lake was perfect. Crystal clear and calm.
What would you do differently?:

From where I'm at with swimming, this was the peak. Hopefully I'll be even better next year.
Transition 1
  • 01m 18s

Good transition compared to the field. From lake to transition area is up about 50 steps, so this was real good.
What would you do differently?:

  • 48m 40s
  • 16.5 miles
  • 20.34 mile/hr

I started out pretty good, but really faded on this ride. My training has lacked a bit over the last 6 weeks, and that has probably affected me. This is a really tough course, though, and I did as good as I could.
What would you do differently?:

Train better
Transition 2
  • 00m 40s

Good Transition
What would you do differently?:

  • 32m 58s
  • 4.7 miles
  • 07m 01s  min/mile

Survival! That is all I can say about this run! Couldn't feel my feet until after the first mile (cold from the bike). I was dying and my legs were burning. Tried to just keep them moving over the top of the hills. I finished the run portion about 30 seconds slower than last year, so conditioning is definitely not where I want it to be.
What would you do differently?:

Need better training
Post race
Warm down:

None, I was dead!

What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

Second time doing this race, and I enjoyed it even better than last year! I really love the course. It is super tough, but fun.

Last updated: 2007-08-30 12:00 AM
00:15:54 | 880 yards | 01m 49s / 100yards
Age Group: 16/41
Overall: 139/423
Performance: Good
Suit: blue seventy - reaction full
Course: Out and back clockwise
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 68F / 20C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:18
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:48:40 | 16.5 miles | 20.34 mile/hr
Age Group: 9/41
Overall: 51/423
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: Very tough course. Rolling hills, false flats. Shorter than the advertised 18 miles.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Below average
Race pace: Too hard Drinks:
Time: 00:40
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:32:58 | 04.7 miles | 07m 01s  min/mile
Age Group: 5/41
Overall: 24/423
Performance: Average
Course: Hilly, gravel and tar. Once again, less than the advertised distance.
Keeping cool Average Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4