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Orono, Minnesota
United States
50F / 10C
Total Time = 1h 48m 26s
Overall Rank = 250/410
Age Group = Clysedale
Age Group Rank = 14/23
Pre-race routine:

Nothing special... this one is near home, so it was go to the race... forgot my race number, go back home, pick up race number, still get there before transition officially opens... get bike ready...
Event warmup:

Jogging... about 1/2 a mile. Nothing on the bike. Basic stretching...
  • 26m 58s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 08m 40s  min/mile

Started out way too fast, but hard not to. After the road ended, sort of found a pace and pushed through. The last part of the run, there is a 100' rediculously steep hill that knocks me out every time. Overall pleased with the pace considering the course and the conditions.
What would you do differently?:

Different shoes. I tried to run it in my Zoots and that was a bad call... even though the course looked dry and hard, after 400+ people ran through, there wasn't much doubt that it would be pretty soft. Next year, different shoes! Also, slow down, let people pass, I will reel them back in after the first mile!
Transition 1
  • 01m 9s

Pushed straight through transition. The Zoots are awesome for transition!!! Glasses were on, helmet on, shoes and run out. Had a bit of a rough time clicking in to the zeros for some reason, that was a completely new thing... MUCH better than last year
What would you do differently?:

Learn to leave the shoes on the bike, drop the running shoes and run out... the time to get into the shoes would have been no different than me getting into the pedals.
  • 52m 32s
  • 17 miles
  • 19.42 mile/hr

Still dialing in my bike... well my seat... only about 250 miles on it, and I think I am going move it forward another 5mm... Seems to be "sitting" well for me! Still loving the climbs and pass most on the climbs, then settle into a nice easy pace on downhills and flats! Not sure if that is the most efficient.
What would you do differently?:

I was pleased with my pace, I was holding back in "fear" of the final run. Nothing like a run/bike/run for someone who really doesn't like running??? I also needed more water on this one and possibly a "snack"... I know... 17 miles... but hey
Transition 2
  • 01m 9s

Again, MUCH better than last year!
What would you do differently?:

out of shoes before dismount line... need to practice!
  • 26m 34s
  • 2.8 miles
  • 09m 29s  min/mile

Out too fast and soft parts killed me... Was hurting by end of run as you can tell by the times!
What would you do differently?:

SLOW down out of transition!!!
Post race
Warm down:

Stretch, walk, stretch, walk, eat, drink, drink, drink, stretch... wait, see if I won any of the raffles, didn't, dring, walk!

What limited your ability to perform faster:


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Last updated: 2008-01-31 12:00 AM
00:26:58 | 03.11 miles | 08m 40s  min/mile
Age Group: 16/23
Overall: 301/410
Performance: Average
Mile 1 - 8:09 - AHR 165 Mile 2 - 8:36 - AHR 172 Mile 3 - 9:20 - AHR 180
Course: The course starts out on the road and then goes off road... The last mile was tough this year with really soft ground and being the size I am, that doesn't help with speed or heart rate.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
Time: 01:09
Overall: Average
Run with bike? Average
Jump on bike?
Getting up to speed and into shoes: Below average
00:52:32 | 17 miles | 19.42 mile/hr
Age Group: 11/23
Overall: 193/410
Performance: Average
AHR - 160 Max speed - 31.9 mph
Wind: Cross-winds with gusts
Course: Very clean and smooth course through Orono and Medina Minnesota. Volunteers at all the right places. Good amount of hills for our neck of the woods!
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 94
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:09
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:26:34 | 02.8 miles | 09m 29s  min/mile
Age Group: 16/23
Overall: 319/410
Performance: Below average
AHR - 167 Mile 1 - 8:56 Mile 2 - 9:14 Mile 2.8 - 8:25 or 10:28 min/mile
Course: Same as run 1 without the hard surface 1k lead in.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2008-05-18 4:06 PM

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