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Pioneer Sprint Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Petersburg, Illinois
United States
65F / 18C
Total Time = 1h 06m 9s
Overall Rank = 11/118
Age Group = M 30-34
Age Group Rank = 1/6
Pre-race routine:

My daughter raced before me so we left a little early for the noon start. Got Becca and my transitions areas set up and then watched her race. She did well, I'm so proud of her.
Met Rick (WyldChyld) and Dave (Gone) from BT. They both had awesome first races.
Event warmup:

1 gel, then quick 150 in pool. Stand in line. This was a self seeded swim. They have signs with times and then you talk to people around there to see where you should start.
  • 05m 14s
  • 300 yards
  • 01m 44s / 100 yards

Jumped in and felt pretty good. My new tri top is slightly too big around the waist and will need to alter somehow. My turns are much improved and I feel I made up time here, still no flip turns but faster open turns.
With 2 laps to go, I caught the person in front of me, they waited at the wall and let me pass. Then I feel someone on my feet. Tap, tap, tap I'm figuring it must be the guy I just passed and he is trying to draft. (Ends up it was a girl that I passed and she just stayed on my feet, Imagine that, someone drafting off of me in the pool?)
Short swim, felt pretty good.
What would you do differently?:

More time in pool. Took 7 seconds off of last years time and I had put a lot more time in the pool over winter prior to last year.
Transition 1
  • 00m 42s

Dropped about 10 seconds off of my usual time here. Put bike shoes on in transition and just hurried more than usual.
What would you do differently?:

My best T1 yet, I think.
  • 34m 51s
  • 13 miles
  • 22.38 mile/hr

Pushed on the bike. About 2.5 mph faster than last year on same course. Little uncomfortable in my shoulders, but that's ok for these short races. Crosswind both out and back. Passed quite a few people and only got passed once by a pro (after further review, the pro started before me, so it wasn't him who passed me) who was only doing the swim and bike for some reason. Kinda cool having a pro at this race, but he declined a raffle prize because of his pro status.
Took a gel at about mile 11.
What would you do differently?:

Longer TT's and more time in saddle, both will come with the warmer weather.
Transition 2
  • 00m 41s

Same as T1, fastest T2 by about 30 seconds. Wore the Zoots without socks, saved a ton of time in T2.
What would you do differently?:

  • 24m 40s
  • 3.2 miles
  • 07m 43s  min/mile

A little confused by my HR, looks like I could have pushed a little harder. Not the run that I wanted, but it is a tough run course. Took a little water twice on the course. Need to do more bricks, didn't run great off of the bike.
What would you do differently?:

More bricks.
Post race
Warm down:

Chatted as usual, then ate.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

First race of the season, hills, lack of taper. Training right now is focused on Indy 1/2 marathon, lots of running, not a lot of swim or bike.

Event comments:

Very well organized, especially for a 2nd year race. Lots of volunteers. Very friendly people. Will be back.

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Last updated: 2008-12-16 12:00 AM
00:05:14 | 300 yards | 01m 44s / 100yards
Age Group: 2/6
Overall: 30/118
Performance: Average
Course: Serpentine swim, down and back in 1 lane then under lane line and same in next, repeat until done. They spaced out the start a little more this year so you had almost a length head start on the person behind you.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 00:42
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:34:51 | 13 miles | 22.38 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/6
Overall: 6/118
Performance: Good
Average HR: 164 Max Hr: 169
Wind: Little
Course: Out and back, very few turns, first couple of miles are pretty flat then gets a little hilly, not huge hills, but not flat.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 84
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 00:41
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:24:40 | 03.2 miles | 07m 43s  min/mile
Age Group: 2/6
Overall: 27/118
Performance: Average
Average HR: 169 Max HR: 173 Miles: 1 - 7:57 2 - 7:37 3 - 8:08 last - 7:02
Course: Hilly, tough run through town. Finishes on a long uphill.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race? Yes
Course challenge
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2009-04-18 7:34 PM

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Pekin, IL
Subject: Pioneer Sprint Triathlon

2009-04-19 9:29 PM
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Subject: RE: Pioneer Sprint Triathlon

Great job out there! I recognized your name from BT when they called you up for the award, congratulations!  Thanks for the comment on my race report, that truck at the turn was hard to deal with.  I am also doing the Indy 1/2 in two weeks.

2009-04-20 9:55 AM
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Subject: RE: Pioneer Sprint Triathlon
Great Job!!! It was my pleasure to meet you and your family. Thanks for the tips. Cant wait until the Tremont Race.
2009-04-25 7:18 AM
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St. Louis
Subject: RE: Pioneer Sprint Triathlon
Congrats on 1st place!!!
2009-04-25 10:04 AM
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Quick race, nice win.

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