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Sullivan, IL
United States
52F / 11C
Total Time = 1h 26m 55s
Overall Rank = 98/263
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 15/26
  • 08m 31s
  • 440 yards
  • 01m 56s / 100 yards

Personal Best swim pace today, So hey, I'm not going to sweat it, but if I had a complaint it would be that they need to do a better job of verifying swim times, I passed about 7 people in the pool, and had to get out of my swim tempo a lot because I was stuck behind slower swimmers. Other complaint might be that the pool was 84 degrees, I felt like I was swimming in a bathtub..oh and it was a joy getting out of that water and running outdoors into 30 degree wind chill!!!!!

What would you do differently?:

Turn in a faster swim time at registration and let others have to pass me.
Transition 1
  • 03m 25s
  • 48m 49s
  • 13.5 miles
  • 16.59 mile/hr

Today was as windy as it's ever been when I've been on a bike..30-35mph sustained winds. On the second pass through the uphill section, which was also into that hard wind, my bike got stuck on the big ring...uggggg....anyway, I was doing that part of the ride at 10-11 mph, in the big ring..and passing people, it was that windy...
What would you do differently?:

Lost a good minute on my bike split because my #@$#@$@#$ left "clip" kept inverting itself...
Transition 2
  • 01m 1s
What would you do differently?:

Not taken the extra 10 seconds to grab another drink of Gatorade, I think it contributed to my problem with the first mile of the run.
  • 25m 9s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 08m 07s  min/mile

For the first mile I had a high stomach cramp, it kind of slowed me down, or I could have attacked more. Oh well.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing really.
Post race
Warm down:

Got blanket from the wife, Once I stopped going I got cool quick with the 30mph winds and 55 degree ambient.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

But it was the same for everyone, Two somewhat uphill climbs into the wind, and especially on the second loop when my bike got stuck on the big ring...but hey, I was still passing people, I didn't get passed all day. I passed in the pool, the bike and on the run.

Event comments:

I was very impressed with this race, in a middle of nowhere town they had ample volunteers, including police to direct traffic. And they learned from a past mistake.. I heard a story that during the inaugural running a few years ago, the bike segment crossed a railroad track....about half the field got held up by a long freight train..they've since changed the course. I highly recommend this race to anyone. Good mix of beginners and experienced triathletes made it lots of fun.

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Last updated: 2004-11-09 12:00 AM
00:08:31 | 440 yards | 01m 56s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/26
Overall: 101/263
Performance: Good
Course: Pool
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 84F / 29C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 03:25
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Below average
00:48:49 | 13.5 miles | 16.59 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/26
Overall: 89/263
Performance: Good
Wind: Strong
Course: State roads and country lanes, most was in good shape, only one section that was kind of rough.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:01
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:25:09 | 03.1 miles | 08m 07s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/26
Overall: 94/263
Performance: Good
Keeping cool Good Drinking Too much
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2005-04-24 10:39 PM

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Columbia, MO
Subject: Sullivan Triathlon

2005-04-24 11:11 PM
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Adrian, MI
Subject: RE: Sullivan Triathlon

Congrats Brad! 

You did an awesome job for your first tri!  Especially that run split!  Just imagine how fast you will go as you increase your training! 

Looks like the temp wasn't that bad... we got snow up here! 

2005-04-25 8:31 AM
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Virginia Beach, VA
Subject: RE: Sullivan Triathlon
Nice race. Great job on your first tri!!
2005-04-25 12:31 PM
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Broomfield, Colorado
Subject: RE: Sullivan Triathlon

CONGRATULATIONS BRAD!   You did great!  You rocked your first when's the next one?


2005-05-02 12:28 PM
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Mechanicsburg, PA
Subject: RE: Sullivan Triathlon
Congratulations Triathlete!!! Way to go Brad.

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