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Buffalo, Minnesota
United States
Buffalo Triathlon
70F / 21C
Sunny
Total Time = 1h 14m 26s
Overall Rank = 140/796
Age Group = 30-39
Age Group Rank = 51/182
Pre-race routine:

Arrived early and got a spot where I wanted... Normal morning food for a 1+ hour workout... Peanut butter bagel with a red bull! ;) Set things up, checked, once, twice and a final time. Listened to the pre-race meeting and then got ready for another long wait for my wave to go out... 36 minutes after the first wave.
Event warmup:

Slow run about 5 minutes and about 2 minutes of swimming.
Swim
  • 05m 48s
  • 440 yards
  • 01m 19s / 100 yards
Comments:

Felt strong, but with a sprint start and being in wave 19, there was quite a bit of "navigational avoidance" from the early waves... I could have been in about 20 seconds faster, but got caught in a bad place.
What would you do differently?:

Stay a bit stronger and push through the obstructions vs. being polite and slowing and going around at the end.
Transition 1
  • 03m 2s
Comments:

Average run up to transition, the sprint racers were on the grass a level below the olympic group. Took a bit of time to be sure feet were clean... Loved the process of removing the T1... Easily shaved 30 seconds off my time.
What would you do differently?:

I need to work on my "electronics" ... bike leg was with no feedback, heart or speed/cadence/power
Bike
  • 37m 24s
  • 13 miles
  • 20.86 mile/hr
Comments:

Felt really good on the bike today (short swim certainly helped). Starting in a later wave vs. the normal early waves for us "larger" types made the bike VERY interesting in that I was passing people and riding in much more crowded conditions.
What would you do differently?:

Not sure what I would do differently other than get more miles in for training. Bike is feeling very "dialed" in... loving the new wheelset, not sure how much it helped, but overall, very pleased
Transition 2
  • 02m 11s
Comments:

A bit better... grabbed a quick drink before leaving, but overall, I can't complain.
What would you do differently?:

Not much I could do, someone else had dropped their wetsuit ontop of my gear, so a bit wet and I took the time to place it on the bike rack rather than just pushing them aside.
Run
  • 26m
  • 3 miles
  • 08m 40s  min/mile
Comments:

I hate running... still do... going to be working on a new training focus here, with top 10% in swim and Bike then barely in the to 50% for run, I have alot of work!
What would you do differently?:

Training plan!!!
Post race
Warm down:

Water, Water... walk, stretch

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Swim and bike were minor improvements, but running is still horrible... I don't like it, and need to focus on it like I have on swimming!




Last updated: 2008-01-09 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:05:48 | 440 yards | 01m 19s / 100yards
Age Group: 11/182
Overall: 36/796
Performance: Good
Suit: DeSoto T1
Course: Strange course, out to the left of a boat, right to the first "Swan", then left around the rest of the course. Was a very shallow start, so was able to run and dolphin dive about 50 yards. My time seams a bit fast, but not too far off....
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 68F / 20C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
T1
Time: 03:02
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed: Average
Biking
00:37:24 | 13 miles | 20.86 mile/hr
Age Group: 26/182
Overall: 69/796
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Nice and rolling course with some good roads!
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
T2
Time: 02:11
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
Running
00:26.02:00 | 03 miles | 08m 40s  min/mile
Age Group: 109/182
Overall: 371/796
Performance: Below average
Course:
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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2008-06-01 8:57 PM

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2008-06-02 1:22 AM
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Nice job.  Great swim. 
2008-06-02 5:03 AM
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Nice job.  It got a little warm on the run yesterday.  Embrace the run
2008-06-02 6:10 AM
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Congratulations on a great race. Your swim was incredibly fast!! I was in the wave behind you (#20). How nice of you to hand the wetsuit back up. It was a perfect day to race. The water wasn't even bad. Great going
2008-06-02 7:20 AM
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I think we need to both tackle Birkie and scream "Embrace the run, embrace the run!!"  This from a guy who runs half marathons just for fun  Nice job out there yesterday.
2008-06-02 8:16 AM
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mndiver - 2008-06-02 7:20 AM I think we need to both tackle Birkie and scream "Embrace the run, embrace the run!!"  This from a guy who runs half marathons just for fun  Nice job out there yesterday.

I agree... anyone who says that should add 50lbs. to a backpack and go out and run!!! LOL!!!  I hear what he is saying and will be working on it!  I am really hoping the next 25lbs off my body will help me to "embrace the run"!!! 

I do watch those people run in awe!!! 



2008-06-02 12:36 PM
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Great race, congratulations!
2008-06-02 1:18 PM
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Nice work.

Regarding your embracement of running, we have a group who does some mock tri's and bricks in the Excelsior area. I recall you are nearby. Let me know if you'd like to join up with any of those training runs.
2008-06-02 2:50 PM
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Great race.  I hate running too. 
2008-06-02 9:49 PM
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I thought I'd never be a runner - too fat. Now I think it's my fav. I notice that as I improve I start to like it. Train, It will come.
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