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Stoneman Sprint Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Springfield, Illinois
United States
Springfield Tri Fest.
Total Time = 1h 39m 2s
Overall Rank = 162/220
Age Group = F 45-49
Age Group Rank = 2/2
Pre-race routine:

This race is in my home town, so travel time is not an issue. Got up at 5, had small bowl of oatmeal, loaded up and headed out.
Event warmup:

Swam out to the white buoy and back. Announcement was made shortly before the race that wetsuits were legal, but three days ago the water temp was 81, so I didn't even pack my suit.
  • 20m 18s
  • 500 yards
  • 04m 04s / 100 yards

My time last year for this same distance was 14 minutes. Unofficial word is that the olympic course was measured short and the sprint was measured long, which would explain the disparity in times. Even so it was not my day in the water. The wind had started to pick up by the time my wave started out, creating a slight chop to the water that threw me. I tried to get to the back of the wave but seems like everyone else wanted to do the same. For a seasoned swimmer this would have been no problem, but I struggled and had to breaststroke more than I would have liked.
What would you do differently?:

Just need more practice in crowded conditions.
Transition 1
  • 01m 27s
What would you do differently?:

Happy with T1 time
  • 40m 17s
  • 12 miles
  • 17.87 mile/hr

Nice ride, passed a lot of people. Tired from near death swim experience but by the turnaround I felt better and picked up the pace on the way back.
Transition 2
  • 01m 45s
  • 35m 13s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 11m 22s  min/mile

So-so run
Post race
Warm down:

Beer and pizza

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Poor swim

Last updated: 2009-07-13 12:00 AM
00:20:18 | 500 yards | 04m 04s / 100yards
Age Group: 2/2
Overall: 1/220
Performance: Below average
Suit: tri top and shorts
Course: Lake Springfield - wade down a concrete boat ramp and swim out to buoy and back
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 78F / 25C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Bad Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 01:27
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
00:40:17 | 12 miles | 17.87 mile/hr
Age Group: 2/2
Overall: 0/220
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Out and back on blacktop roads, few moderate hills. Nice course
Road: Smooth  Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:45
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:35:13 | 03.1 miles | 11m 22s  min/mile
Age Group: 2/2
Overall: 0/220
Performance: Average
Course: 162 nne Baker 48 2 20:18.30 72:30/M 1 01:27.35 2 40:17.45 17.9mph 1 01:45.70 2 35:13.30 11:44/M 1:39:02.10
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5]

2009-07-29 6:39 AM

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Subject: Stoneman Sprint Triathlon

2009-07-29 11:08 AM
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Subject: RE: Stoneman Sprint Triathlon
Tough day out there, but congrats on getting it done. Nice job on the bike.
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