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chisago lakes, Minnesota
United States
Midwest Sports
Total Time = 1h 26m 55s
Overall Rank = 134/779
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 13/56
Pre-race routine:

Woke up around 4:15, had bagel, banana and a couple cups of coffee and then headed to the race.
Event warmup:

A quick swim but that was it.
  • 10m 18s
  • 437 yards
  • 02m 21s / 100 yards

I'm not sure if the swim was long or what but everyone's times were slow. THere is no way I swam at a 2:34 pace so I'm guessing the swim was longer then 440 yards.

First two hundred yards or so I had a trouble with my breathing - for some reason I wasn't exhaling under water. Once i figured that out, the rest of the swim went fine.
What would you do differently?:

Focus on breathing right out of the gate.
Transition 1
  • 01m 28s

no problems here. Not the fastest but not bad either considering it was a bit of a jog to the T area.
What would you do differently?:

  • 46m 56s
  • 17 miles
  • 21.73 mile/hr

It was a PB for me on the bike so no complaints! Previous best was 20.2 mph.

HR was Z4/Z5 most of the ride but I didn't feel too tired so I just ignored it. I did use my inhaler about half way through the race and that seemed to help.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 01m 21s

No problems here either. It was really nice seeing my HR down in zone 1 leaving the transition area. The additional biking seems to have paid off as I felt pretty good heading out to the run.
What would you do differently?:

  • 26m 50s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 08m 40s  min/mile

Also had a PB on the run. The run is my biggest weakness and I've never been able to run sub 9 minute mile in a race so I was very happy with managing an 8:39 pace. Probably could have pushed it a bit harder but this is the first time I felt good on the run so I kept waiting for that "i'm about to die" feeling to hit, but it never did.

What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

Waited for my wife to finish, then we grabbed some food and headed home.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

The run.

Event comments:

Overall I thought they put on a good race. The transition area is really crowded and I wasn't a fan of the last 1/4 mile of the bike but I'm not sure they have a lot of choices.

Last updated: 2008-06-02 12:00 AM
00:10:18 | 437 yards | 02m 21s / 100yards
Age Group: 19/56
Overall: 0/779
Performance: Average
Course: Out and back
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Average Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 01:28
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:46:56 | 17 miles | 21.73 mile/hr
Age Group: 8/56
Overall: 0/779
Performance: Good
Avg HR 167
Wind: Little
Course: Basically a square
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 92
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:21
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:26:50 | 03.1 miles | 08m 40s  min/mile
Age Group: 28/56
Overall: 0/779
Performance: Good
Avg HR 169
Course: out and back
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
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

2008-07-28 8:19 AM

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Arden Hills, MN
Subject: Chisago Lakes Triathlon

2008-07-28 9:59 AM
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Subject: RE: Chisago Lakes Triathlon
Congratulations on a great race. You had an incredible bike time. You must have flew right past me. Great job!
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