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Rockman - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

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Rockford, Illinois
United States
65F / 18C
Total Time = 6h 26m
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Event warmup:

none, I was running late
  • 49m 22s
  • 1931 meters
  • 02m 34s / 100 meters

I was trying not to get my HR up and I ended slower than last year
What would you do differently?:

maybe practice sighting and drafting someone that know where they are going
Transition 1
  • 02m 15s
What would you do differently?:

don't know
  • 3h 16m
  • 56 miles
  • 17.14 mile/hr

race director instructed everyone not to have their shoes clipped in.
I knew I had lost time in the swim and I was hoping to make it up on the bike. I passed alot of people and I watched my HR. I was were I needed to be and was still riding strong until the rain came. I have had a couple of accidents and I promise my wife I would take extra saftey on the race.
What would you do differently?:

pray to the rain gods
Transition 2
  • 01m 54s

Some lady had yelled at me when I racked my bike and said I took her spot.
Luckily her husband was there and suggested we move some bikes.
After the bike leg I headed towards my rack and big gust of wind knocked down all the bikes on my rack. Except mine of course, I had not racked it yet. KARMA
What would you do differently?:

find a different rack
  • 2h 17m
  • 13.1 miles
  • 10m 28s  min/mile
Post race
Event comments:

This has been my the best long distance race so far. I started with hydrating in the morning and took an endurlyte. Before the swim I ate a gel. On the bike I drank all my heed and on schedule with sustain energy. I also drank 1 bottle and a half of water. I also had a gel towards the end and another endurolyte. On the run I wore my fuel belt which I had heed and sustain energy. I also had a gel towards the end and another endurlyte. I almost started to get a cramp going up a hill but I stop and walked until I felt okay. A long distance race without cramping is a success for me.

Last updated: 2008-06-08 12:00 AM
00:49:22 | 1931 meters | 02m 34s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Suit: shorty
Course: triangle 2X
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Shot
Water temp: 65F / 18C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Average Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Average
Time: 02:15
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
03:16:00 | 56 miles | 17.14 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Wind: Strong
Course: very windy and first time riding in a storm. it was raining cats and dogs
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence:
Turns: Below average Cornering: Below average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:54
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Below average
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Below average
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
02:17:00 | 13.1 miles | 10m 28s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

2008-06-08 5:41 PM

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Westchester, IL
Subject: Rockman

2008-06-08 5:58 PM
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Wellington, North Island
Subject: RE: Rockman
This race sounds awesome for you Griz!! You were on top of your nutrition. You kept your HR and intensity in control. And you ended up with your best long distance race and no cramping. That's a HUGE success. Congrats!!! I'm so happy for you.
2008-06-08 6:08 PM
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Racine, WI
Subject: RE: Rockman
Great Job. We had so many storms yesterday and today in SE wisconsin, i was thinking of ewveryone out there camping. Hope the race was good. Why can't you clip pedals into shoes when bike is racked?
2008-06-09 2:47 PM
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Algonquin, IL
Subject: RE: Rockman
Hey,  good job.  I am happy to hear you were able to race, considering all the terrible luck you have had lately.
2008-06-11 9:30 AM
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, North Carolina
Subject: RE: Rockman

KARMA!  You had a great race in spite of the pelting rains.  No cramping is a big plus for me as well.  Congrats on pulling out your best performance in the least favorable conditions.  Awesome!

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