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Champaign, Illinois
United States
Universtiy of Illinois Triathlon Team (Club?)
60F / 16C
Total Time = 59m 16s
Overall Rank = 14/320
Age Group = M25-29
Age Group Rank = 5/37
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 5am, ate breakfast (oatmeal, eggs, orange juice), showered, got in car, drove to Champaign, packet pickup, set up transition, warm up.
Event warmup:

5 mins on bike, 300 M swim.
  • 05m 29s
  • 328 yards
  • 01m 40s / 100 yards

Still feel like I could have swam faster.
What would you do differently?:

Swim faster, maybe more warm up, but it was getting dangerous by the time we got there.
Transition 1
  • 01m 6s

Not going to lie, should have been faster.
What would you do differently?:

If I had known I was going to lose my water anyway, I wouldn't have bothered to take the tail section of my bike. Would have had shoes clipped in and done a CX mount.
  • 30m 1s
  • 11.1 miles
  • 22.19 mile/hr

9th overall on the bike...this was the only place I got passed all race. By my teammate, who finished 3rd overall and is a former Cat1 racer. I'm ok with that.
What would you do differently?:

yeah, not much I would have done differently. Maybe pushed a little bit harder early on.
Transition 2
  • 00m 36s

Easy to dismount when you don't have a water bottle anymore.
What would you do differently?:

Not much.
  • 22m 3s
  • 3.05 miles
  • 07m 14s  min/mile

My fastest 5k yet. ~1 minute faster than my previous stand-alone 5k PR. I was pushing hard, couldn't talk much except to ask the volunteers which way I should go.
What would you do differently?:

Bury myself a little bit more. I felt like I was going to puke at the end, but I didn't...probably means I had a little bit more in me.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around looking for Steve, got a massage, ate.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Not much.

Event comments:

In their second year I think the U of I triathlon team has done a good job. Very solid early-season race.

Definitely my best placing ever. I really felt like I was moving out there, which I apparently was. Fastest personal run and bike splits for me. Only person who passed me was my friend/teammate Steve who was 3rd overall. 5 in my AG at a college triathlon isn't bad at all.

Last updated: 2010-03-24 12:00 AM
00:05:29 | 328 yards | 01m 40s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/37
Overall: 23/320
Performance: Average
Course: Indoor swim, snake swim.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 01:06
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
00:30:01 | 11.1 miles | 22.19 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/37
Overall: 9/320
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Some rectangle loop around C-U.
Road: Rough Wet Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:36
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:22:03 | 03.05 miles | 07m 14s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/37
Overall: 44/320
Performance: Good
Course: Run around the U of I campus
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2010-04-26 5:12 AM

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Davenport, IA
Subject: Fighting Illini Triathlon

2010-04-26 5:13 AM
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Davenport, IA
Subject: RE: Fighting Illini Triathlon
Bike speed should be 22.1 mph.  Run pace should be 7:21.  Weird calc stuff going on here today.
2010-04-26 7:30 AM
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Slower Than You
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Great race, Dan!
2010-04-27 8:10 AM
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the alamo city, Texas
Subject: RE: Fighting Illini Triathlon
Fantastic Race, Dan-o!!  All those workouts sure paid off.  I need to get fired so I have more time to train!  (JK)
2010-04-27 8:22 AM
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Milton, GA
Subject: RE: Fighting Illini Triathlon

Great Job!  Very solid for an early season race.

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