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Evergreen Lake International Triathlon - TriathlonOlympic

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Hudson, Illinois
United States
Tri-Mom Events, LLC
78F / 26C
Total Time = 2h 32m 40s
Overall Rank = 173/440
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 18/33
Pre-race routine:

drank an ensure plus ( not much of a breakfast eater) drank a g2 streached out at home then drove to the race.
Event warmup:

set up my trasistion and went to the pre race meeting. tried to get a swim in but was cut off. talked to Chris until the start 10 minutes l8r.
  • 29m 28s
  • 1600 yards
  • 01m 50s / 100 yards

not bat have to learn to deal with the open water starts. Got hit in the head side and had water splashed in my mouth all at the same time. kinda freaked out a little and it tookme about 500 yards to get back into it. still had a little prob in crowds.
What would you do differently?:

Need to work on the drills Bryan Rhodes taught us and work on swimming in a crowd. I think the most valuable tip was learning to swim with my head up so i can sight and deal with the scrums.
Transition 1
  • 01m 10s

kinda long transition, lucky for me I was in the front half of the transition. i racked my bike the night b4 swo I had a spot I could easily spot by a trash can.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing I think I had a great t1 considering how long the transition. I was surprised how quick I got the wetsuit off and got on my bike. Racking the bike was a plus cuz I racked it by a trash can and was allowed to put my stuff between the trash can and my rack.
  • 1h 12m 9s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 20.67 mile/hr

bike was a good course and I had riddeen the hills several times. not sure why my time was off by 1mph? I think maybe the wind had something to do with it.
What would you do differently?:

Practice, practice and more practice!! but still not bad for my 1st OLY size race.
Transition 2
  • 01m 12s

not a bad run my feet were a little numb for some reason and I didnt put my # belt on b4 the bike and had a prob putting it on. did bounce on my toes to get the blood to my legs. b4 I left for the run.
What would you do differently?:

I guess go back to putting my race belt on b4 the bike and not b4 the run. also I think I would not have focued on bouncing so much until I got my belt on and not been so focued on bucking my helmet straps to put my belmet on the bars.
  • 48m 40s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 07m 50s  min/mile

was my best run at this distance in a competetion. I really focused on running and i think it is all coming together. Hydration was good andand did good keeping my body cool. and most of all my breathing was in control the whole time.
What would you do differently?:

need to work on speed now I have the form and the breathing and I now have the plaqn to keep me from bonking on the run like i did in the 1st tri.
Post race
Warm down:

talked to the t3 guys and then walked to the car with my girlfriend so that she could go to her family reruion. Yes i went afterwards. Then went and hung out with the t3 guys.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

experince!!! i prob lost 2-3 min on the swim cuz I freaked out and it took me a while to get a grove so it makes me wonder what I would have done had I been out front? The bike I need to work on my speed and get faster. the run I think it is time to add speed work. i now have control of my breathing and stride. Not bad for my 1st OLY size Tri. cant wait to see what i can do with the 70.3

Event comments:

not as cozy as Tremont but a very good race. well organized and everything flowed well. the water stations were great I love the Aloha one in the middle of the course if you ran the sprit you missed it. I liked the sponges. it was a nice touch.

Last updated: 2009-06-29 12:00 AM
00:29:28 | 1600 yards | 01m 50s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/33
Overall: 0/440
Performance: Below average
Suit: wetsuit, neosport sprint
Course: long diamond shape swim
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 78F / 26C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
Time: 01:10.3
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
01:12:09 | 24.85 miles | 20.67 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/33
Overall: 0/440
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Course: out and back with a 1 mile square.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Below average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:11.9
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:48:40.2 | 06.21 miles | 07m 50s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/33
Overall: 0/440
Performance: Average
Course: out and back run
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
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

2009-07-21 12:19 AM

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Subject: Evergreen Lake International Triathlon

2009-07-21 9:02 AM
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Northbrook, IL
Subject: RE: Evergreen Lake International Triathlon

That's a fantastic time for your first OLY; great swim considering the conditions and you smoked the run. Great work.

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