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Rockman Sprint triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Loves Park, Illinois
United States
Rockman racing
Total Time = 1h 29m 24s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Up at 4AM ate some oatmeal (didn't sit well) tried a banana it was ok. Had some coffee and drove to the race site.
Event warmup:

ran part of the run course(up the big hill) wrestled into the wetsuit (I think that was warm up enough!) got in the cold water and tried to catch my breath. swam a few strokes then sat chatting with other sprinters.
  • 11m 30s
  • 437 yards
  • 02m 38s / 100 yards

Probably my worst swim ever! Thought I was getting a good position but then more people came and I was stuck in the middle front.(wanted to be to a side) Started out ok and was with the leaders but then got off course and couldn't get back with everyone. Then I couldn't get into a good breathing rhythm so was only breathing off my rt side which took me off course again(maybe that is why I think the course was longer?) going around the buoys I should have went wider. There were people hanging on them and I got caught up on them. and stuck behind slower swimmers and couldn't pass them. Was glad to get out of the water!
What would you do differently?:

Practice more OW and with the wetsuit. Really couldn't reach and roll like I have been.
Transition 1
  • 03m 12s

I think I was having a phone conversation with Rich(scoobysdad) This was really bad!
What would you do differently?:

Practice getting out of wetsuit more. bodyglide on heels? I put powder in my shoes but with wet feet it didn't help.
  • 45m 19s
  • 12.43 miles
  • 16.46 mile/hr

Put average for most because I suck at it all! I really just need more tits! I did get into aero for most of my ride and felt comfortable there. Roads were wet and it was raining so I didn't push as hard as I wanted to. At one point a guy and I were playing cat and mouse...he'd kick my azz on the uphill and I would pass him on the downhill. We did this the last half of the bike, unfortunately for me there was an uphill right at the end so he made it into T2 before I did. But I caught him on the run and did not see him till after the race.
What would you do differently?:

More TITS!
Transition 2
  • 02m 24s

ummm yeah! I sooo need to work on these! I didn't even put socks on for the run and this still sucked! I couldn't get my feet into my shoes again.
What would you do differently?:

Just more practice! Need to see what others do to get wet feet into shoes.
  • 26m 57s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 08m 40s  min/mile

I started getting abdominal cramps right off the bike. not sure if I didn't drink enough or if it was from my earlier nutrition? Started at a slower pace thinking they would go away. Nope made it worse. Walked a bit on the big hill started running slowly then passed the guy from the bike and caught up with a first timer that I meet at Lauren's clinic the day before. Chatted with her a few seconds and then had the talk with myself that if I ran I would get done faster and could die after! I So I picked up the pace at the turnaround and never looked back. the faster pace seemed to help the cramps? Checked my watch and realized I could still meet my goal of sub 1:30. Crossed at 1:29! This was painful but I think I PR'd my 5K for a race!
What would you do differently?:

figure out nutrition, did I eat too much/ not enough? need more water? not sure.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked a bit with hubby and kids, ate an orange slice,banana half, and half a bagel with PB.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

The rain and cold were a big part. First time with a wetsuit. Not enough riding outside on the bike. Really need to practice transitions

Event comments:

Race needed more markings on the bike and run. Not very many volunteers(the ones that were there were great!) Cops were at the intersections but in their cars! Only on the one were they out directing traffic.

Last updated: 2009-06-01 12:00 AM
00:11:30 | 437 yards | 02m 38s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Suit: Craigs(THANKS)
Course: counter clockwise (think it was long)
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Bad Drafting: Bad
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Below average
Time: 03:12
Performance: Bad
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Below average
00:45:19 | 12.43 miles | 16.46 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: out and back (no markings) Was told it was flat...not my idea of flat!
Road: Rough Wet Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 02:24
Overall: Bad
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
00:26:57 | 03.11 miles | 08m 40s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: paved trails though the park. I think they found all the hill in Illinois and put them on this run!
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? No
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2009-06-08 4:31 PM

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West Allis, WI
Subject: Rockman Sprint triathlon

2009-06-08 6:10 PM
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searching for the elusive runner's high!
Subject: RE: Rockman Sprint triathlon
The swim sounds like it was a big washing machine but you stuck it out and had a great race...congrats!
2009-06-08 11:42 PM
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Oak Creek, WI
Subject: RE: Rockman Sprint triathlon

great job on the run and hitting your goal for the race!!!

sounds like you had weather similar to lake mills yesterday...

those darn transitions...!!!

2009-06-09 6:15 AM
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I was thinking of you during my race cuz it looked like the real bad stuff was done your way.  Way to keep going at it under the conditions and still pulling out your goal and a 5k PR.  Sweeeeeeet donkey action there I'm telling ya.  (PS. Next time do lake mills where the rest of us are)

2009-06-09 7:19 AM
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West Allis, Wisconsin
Subject: RE: Rockman Sprint triathlon

Great job out there Donkey!!!  and i so agree, who doesnt need or want more ?!?!?!

2009-06-09 12:07 PM
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Waukesha, WI
Subject: RE: Rockman Sprint triathlon

Great job.  I always feel that way during the swim "just get me out of this water".  Awesome run sister.  Oh, and Lara13 has a bunch of people riding at 5:30 in the a of m on Tuesday mornings.  You should join us.

2009-06-10 11:56 AM
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Madison, Wiscansin
Subject: RE: Rockman Sprint triathlon
Hey it was nice meeting you this weekend.

If you get any good tips about getting wet feet into shoes, I'd be interested to know. I haven't figured that out either.
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