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Baxter, Minnesota
United States
Pickle Events
65F / 18C
Total Time = 1h 36m 17s
Overall Rank = 64/300
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 10/26
Pre-race routine:

woke up at 5:00 a.m. and had the normal, coffee, bagel and banana for breakfast. Then we packed up and headed for Baxter.
Event warmup:

nothing major, just a 5 minute jog and 5 minute swim. other then that we just hung out and chatted with friends.
  • 15m 27s
  • 962 yards
  • 01m 37s / 100 yards

It took me a while to fight through the slower swimmers at the start but after that the swim went fine. The sun was right in your face on the way back though, so it was tough to find the bouys.
What would you do differently?:

move closer to the front at the start
Transition 1
  • 01m 56s

had some problems with the wet suit.
  • 46m 44s
  • 17 miles
  • 21.83 mile/hr

The bike went just fine. The hill about 5 miles in was tough but after that the only thing to really deal with is the non stop bumps. It's a really rough course.

What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 01m 13s
  • 30m 59s
  • 3.9 miles
  • 07m 56s  min/mile

This was my first time breaking 8min in any race. The cool weather definitely helped! I wish I could race in 60-70 degree weather all the time...
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

Grabbed some water, chatted with my family and waited for my wife and friends to come in.

Overall, I am very happy with how the race went. This race was the first tri I ever did last year so I was excited to see how much I improved with 1 year of training under my belt. Here are the time comparisons between 2007 and 2008:

2007 Swim: 16:19, 1:52/100
2008 Swim: 15:27, 1:46/100

2007 bike:55:53, 18.3 mph
2008 bike: 46:44, 21.8 mph

2007 run: 37:16, 9:49/mile
2008 run: 30:59, 7:57/mile.

2007 total time: 1:53:33 (23/26 in AG)
2008 total time: 1:36:17 (10/26 in AG)

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I probably could have pushed the swim a bit harder but my main goal was to feel good coming out of the water.

Event comments:

A nice small race. The bike route is really rough but of course there isn't much the RD can do about that.

Last updated: 2008-02-20 12:00 AM
00:15:27 | 962 yards | 01m 37s / 100yards
Age Group: 9/26
Overall: 60/300
Performance: Average
Course: Basically an out and back.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 70F / 21C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Average Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 01:56
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:46:44 | 17 miles | 21.83 mile/hr
Age Group: 8/26
Overall: 34/300
Performance: Average
Avg HR: 169, Max 178 All but 2:39 were spent in zone 5. I think I need to do another LT test on the bike...
Wind: Little
Course: large square.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:13
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:30:59 | 03.9 miles | 07m 56s  min/mile
Age Group: 17/26
Overall: 156/300
Performance: Good
Avg HR: 169, max HR: 174
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2008-08-25 8:48 AM

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