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Liberty Triathlon - Long Course - Triathlon1/2 Ironman


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Maple Plain, Minnesota
United States
75F / 24C
Sunny
Total Time = 8h 00m
Overall Rank = 106/266
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 13/23
Pre-race routine:

Hung out. Ran into Birkie, Bikergirl and Mr and Mrs MNDiver as well as Sal.

Nothing much with respect to swim/bike/run. Hyrdrated a bit.
Event warmup:

Got in the water a bit.
Swim
  • 40m 42s
  • 2310 yards
  • 01m 46s / 100 yards
Comments:

This was my first race of the year and I was so out of control with respect to navigation. Sad stuff really, but I kept telling myself the swim is just a warmup.
What would you do differently?:

Navigate better. I was all over the place.
Transition 1
  • 02m 10s
Comments:

Lollygagged a bit, but didn't seem too bad.
What would you do differently?:

Be a little quicker I suppose.
Bike
  • 2h 46m 54s
  • 56 miles
  • 20.13 mile/hr
Comments:

I followed the plan. Didn't exceed 270 watts on the climbs and just got the job done. Pretty nice time considering the last 5 miles were into a brisk breeze.
What would you do differently?:

Not much really, I was pretty pleased with it.
Transition 2
  • 01m 38s
Comments:

Not a bad T2
Run
  • 1h 59m 23s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 09m 07s  min/mile
Comments:

Gotta like the fact they had coke and endurolytes at the aid stations.

I told myself going in that if I could finish under 2 hrs I'd be OK with it, so I am.
What would you do differently?:

Be more fit going in.
Post race
Warm down:

Hopped in the lake. What a mistake that was. Water was freezing.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Run was hot and I wasn't all that well prepped for it. This was my 2nd longest run in about 6 months.

Event comments:

It was good to see Bryan, Sal and Emily as well as Kelly at the race. Contrats to all of them (cept Bryan) for completing a new distance.




Last updated: 2008-03-20 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:40:42 | 2310 yards | 01m 46s / 100yards
Age Group: 15/23
Overall: 145/266
Performance: Below average
Suit: Full - xterra
Course: Skinny rectangle out and back. Single counterclockwise loop.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 65F / 18C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Bad
Rounding: Good
T1
Time: 02:10
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Yes
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
Biking
02:46:54 | 56 miles | 20.13 mile/hr
Age Group: 8/23
Overall: 88/266
Performance: Good
Wind: Strong with gusts
Course: Rolling hills. Two loops and out and back to finish it off.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence: 89
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 01:38
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
Running
01:59:23 | 13.1 miles | 09m 07s  min/mile
Age Group: 13/23
Overall: 120/266
Performance: Average
Course: Rolling hills through Baker park. Very little shade.
Keeping cool Bad Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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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2008-06-14 4:47 PM

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2008-06-14 5:47 PM
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Great job Jeff.  That is an awesome time even if you seem "aw shucks " about it.  I was starting to think I would be able to hang with you at Moo for awhile.  Not anymore, I'm seeing a sub 12 hour finish for you.  Great job. It was nice meeting your wife today also.
2008-06-14 7:12 PM
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Great race, Jeff!  And you seemed so calm and collected pre-race.  I'm impressed.  It was hard to sight on the swim with the waves too.  Several people commented the return swim especially was difficult to navigate. 
2008-06-15 1:10 PM
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very cool... 270 watts eh... thats powertap talk isn't it...  hey nice going.. you kicked on the bike... i dont think 8 hr is accurate obviously...  coming in 23rd overall.. dude.. your not a beginner anymore!!  nice going.
2008-06-16 10:41 AM
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Nice job on the race!

Not too shabby bike average for just "getting the job done"

2008-06-16 11:30 AM
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Good race. There weren't many places to hide from the sun on the run course, glad I wasn't alone feeling the heat.


2008-06-16 11:51 AM
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Nice race Jeff.  Good talking with ya
2008-06-16 11:14 PM
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Great race! You were speedy on the bike. Congratulations
2008-06-17 5:50 AM
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Jeff, you had an awesome race.  You're gonna be ready for IMOO.

Thanks for nagging me to bike this season.  I should have taken your advice...

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