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Bangs Lake MultiSport Festival - TriathlonOlympic

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Lake Zurich, Illinois
United States
Total Time = 3h 22m 26s
Overall Rank = 246/265
Age Group Rank = 14/16
Pre-race routine:

talked to my friend who did her second tri. I went to set up garmin but garmin ran out of power.
Event warmup:

a little shadow boxing to get warmed up
  • 38m 37s
  • 1500 meters
  • 02m 34s / 100 meters

the swim was horrible. swimming into the sun and you could not see. I fell into a group quickly that was way off course. I could draft pretty well and I really pushed the swim because I knew it would be my sport. I had no idea how I would do on the bike so I wanted a good swim time. It was as good as I been doing in the pool.
What would you do differently?:

today I needed the swim google swim googles
Transition 1
  • 02m 47s

I worked pretty fast. The suit was a little tricky but only took like 40 secs. getting the socks on was the worst. Plus one was inside out opps. Still one of my fast t1s ever
What would you do differently?:

make sure the sock are right and put them in the bike shoes and not the running shoes
  • 1h 26m 44s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 17.19 mile/hr

It went well. The hills were hard for me. my knee started hurting again at mile 6. I guess I needed more time off before I tried to bike again. Since I knew I was having troubles running I wanted to push the bike pretty hard. Garmin had no power so I just road by feel. I might gone alot faster than I thought but sometimes not knowing how fast you are going is a good thing.

I did not drink anything on the bike because its hard for me to drunk on my road bike. I figured I was ok not drinking. on the bike.
What would you do differently?:

honestly I probably needed to either be healed or trained better still did well based on my condistion.
Transition 2
  • 01m 1s

I came found my bike quickly and I was kinda like omg I can not be ready for the run so quickly. That ir probbaly why I had the fastest t2 ever or atleast the closest to it.
What would you do differently?:

nothing only a jumping off the bike would have saved me more time.
  • 1h 13m 27s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 11m 50s  min/mile

Well it was starting to get hot and I did not drink anything on the bike. Had had gatarade as you got out of the water and on the run so that helped alot. I was dehydrated some though.

Run went well considering I avg 12 min miles where my training runs I been avging 15 min miles lately.
What would you do differently?:

just be better trained and I would been fine.
Post race
Warm down:

ate food and talked to my family who came out and watched me race.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

My lack of training in the last 2 months and my injury. I think I could have pushed the bike harder but I did not want my knee to hurt. I think it was more conditioning than pain. Atleast I know the pain is not too serious.

Event comments:

I really liked this race and will probably be back next year. I just hope they do something about the swim or I will need to bring sun glasses googles. Either way it was pretty cool race. I like the 2 identical loops on the bike and the run since you really got to see the other racers where I would normally not see anyone.

I pred over chicago Tri last year by 10 minutes.

Last updated: 2008-08-10 12:00 AM
00:38:37 | 1500 meters | 02m 34s / 100meters
Age Group: 6/16
Overall: 171/265
Performance: Good
Suit: QR ultra
Course: It a out to a bouy and back.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Good Navigation: Bad
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:47
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
01:26:44 | 24.85 miles | 17.19 mile/hr
Age Group: 13/16
Overall: 234/265
Performance: Good
Course: 2 loop course. a number of turns and couple of nice hills.
Road: Smooth  Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:01
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
01:13:27 | 06.21 miles | 11m 50s  min/mile
Age Group: 16/16
Overall: 263/265
Performance: Good
Course: 2 loops around this neighborhood
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

2008-08-11 10:49 AM

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Chicago, Illinois
Subject: Bangs Lake MultiSport Festival

2008-08-11 12:42 PM
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West Chicago
Subject: RE: Bangs Lake MultiSport Festival
Nice job Pr'ing the distance! way to work through the limiters!
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