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Twin Lakes Sprint Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Palatine, Illinois
United States
Salt Creek Rural Park District
70F / 21C
Total Time = 1h 30m 17s
Overall Rank = 43/430
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 7/45
Pre-race routine:

The race is 3.5 miles from home so we put our stuff in a backpacks and biked down to the course. Visited with some others from Elite Athletic Development who were either there to support or were racing.
Event warmup:

The bike ride down was a good warm up and then some stretching
  • 12m 44s
  • 875 yards
  • 01m 28s / 100 yards

I went out kind of hard at first but then settled into a nice rhythm. This definately a "first" race for a lot of people. I passed a bunch of people from the waves that started ahead of me.
What would you do differently?:

Just work on my speed.
Transition 1
  • 00m
  • 41m 31s
  • 14.5 miles
  • 20.96 mile/hr

Drafting was actually legal in this race so a had a bunch of people drafting off me but the thing that made me feel good was that I left a lot of em in the dust. I felt pretty strong on the bike and hopefully will continue getting stronger. I did miss the last turn to get back into the park where transition was. The volunteer didn't tell me where to go so I just kept going straight to which I hear "you missed the turn" Ok then.....
Transition 2
  • 00m
  • 36m 4s
  • 4.5 miles
  • 08m 01s  min/mile

No hills so that was great. I thought I did better than this but I'm thinking they added in my transition time to the run since they didn't list any transition times seperately.
Post race
Warm down:

Had a banana, some water and some Gatorade.

Event comments:

Great little race. And Soooooo convenient. The race started at 6:30 so we were done and on our way home by 9 with the rest of the day ahead of us. Volunteers were great.

Last updated: 2009-03-17 12:00 AM
00:12:44 | 875 yards | 01m 28s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/45
Overall: 121/430
Performance: Good
Suit: sleeveless
Course: out and around an island in the middle of the lake and then back to shore.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 75F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 00:00
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:41:31 | 14.5 miles | 20.96 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/45
Overall: 22/430
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Some straight-aways and the mainly through residential neighborhoods. A bunch of technical turns.
Road: Smooth  Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:00
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:36:04 | 04.5 miles | 08m 01s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/45
Overall: 0/430
Performance: Good
Course: Through neighborhood streets and a little bit on a bike path.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
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] 5

2009-06-29 8:05 AM

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Buffalo Grove, IL
Subject: Twin Lakes Sprint Triathlon

2010-01-26 6:19 AM
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Subject: RE: Twin Lakes Sprint Triathlon
Thanks for your post. Twin Lakes will be my very first triathlon. I appreciate learning about it.
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