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Pioneer Sprint Triathlon - TriathlonSprint


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Petersburg, Illinois
United States
Overcast
Total Time = 1h 31m 43s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Oatmeal at 7:00 a.m., then toast with peanut butter at 9:30. Race was not until 1:00 but I had to meet some people at 11:00, so left house at 10:00. Hoped to get the end spot on the rack but someone had beat me to it.
Event warmup:

Did a couple of laps in the pool pre-race
Swim
  • 07m 33s
  • 300 yards
  • 02m 31s / 100 yards
Comments:

Pleased with my swim. Not real fast but I did pass some people. Felt very relaxed.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, happy with my swim.
Transition 1
  • 01m 30s
Comments:

Left foot slipped off pedal trying to clip in, ok once I got clipped in. Otherwise transition was good.

Bike
  • 44m 38s
  • 13 miles
  • 17.48 mile/hr
Comments:

Pleased with the bike leg. This was only my fourth ride on the new bike and I was not disappointed. Got frustrated right at the end on the last turn back to the transition zone, there was a truck right in the middle of the road. Driver seemed confused about the police car blocking the road. I had to slow down sharply, no way to get around it as people were coming out of transition.
What would you do differently?:

Just need more time on the bike.
Transition 2
  • 01m 36s
Comments:

My transition area had been disrupted somewhat, probably somebody tripped, so my running gear was out of order. Got a little flustered but didn't lose too much time.
Run
  • 36m 24s
  • 3.2 miles
  • 11m 23s  min/mile
Comments:

This is where I struggled, and it was almost the two mile mark before I found my legs. Need more bike/run bricks to get over this. Walked up the bigger hills and was actually able to catch up with people who ran slowly up the hills. Breathing was rough. There was some leaf burning going on and this irritated my asthma.
What would you do differently?:

Just need lots more bricks and speed work.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around. Wished I had a beer.

Event comments:

Only criticism I have is that the rack I was assigned to was very crowded. Was fine until about three people came in at the last minute and tried to cram their bikes in between mine and the bike on the end. They started moving people's bikes around. I told them not to touch mine. Yeah, I'm an a**hole, but if you want a choice spot, get there early.




Last updated: 2009-02-15 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:07:33 | 300 yards | 02m 31s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
102 07:33.40 44:25/M
Suit:
Course: Pool swim
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding:
T1
Time: 01:30
Performance:
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Below average
Biking
00:44:38 | 13 miles | 17.48 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Very hilly out and back course. Seemed tougher coming back.
Road: Smooth  Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering:
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 01:36
Overall:
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
Running
00:36:24 | 03.2 miles | 11m 23s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Course: Tough course with lots of hills. One big hill toward the end.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall:
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
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]

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2009-04-19 6:45 PM

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2009-04-19 6:52 PM
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Subject: RE: Pioneer Sprint Triathlon

Great job out there. 

 Getting around that truck would mess up anyone at that point in a race.

Having legs post ride is hard.  You have a great plan for getting that down.

2009-04-19 8:07 PM
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Nice job.  I had the same thing happen at the same spot with a truck on the bike.  Tough, hilly course.
2009-04-20 9:52 AM
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Great job!! Sounds like a fun race.
2009-04-20 10:04 AM
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The Guy next to you was me in a blue Cannondale ( I think) they guy in the yellow trek racked his bike in my spot and put mine in his if I messed up your t2 time I am very sorry!!! Great job!!! and again I am very sorry!! This was my first Tri andI now learned something.
2009-04-20 10:16 AM
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Wyldchyld, don't apologize, I'm sorry if I came across as a jerk in my race report. Congratulations on your first tri! 



2009-04-20 10:16 AM
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Wyldchyld, don't apologize, I'm sorry if I came across as a jerk in my race report. Congratulations on your first tri! 

2009-04-20 10:26 AM
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Well as soon as I read your report and saw your pic I knew who you were and just know I felt the same way too! we had the best spot for the transistion because we got there early. Well thanks for accepting my apology!
2009-04-20 10:55 AM
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Yeah, I agree.  It was a great day nonetheless!

2009-04-20 3:22 PM
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2009-04-21 6:02 PM
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Subject: RE: Pioneer Sprint Triathlon

wgraves7582 - 2009-04-20 3:22 PM

Great job on the race!

And you should be nice to the new guys

Now I know who not to rack my bike by if I ever race in Illionois

But...but... I am new!!!  Thanks!



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