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Lifetime Fitness Indoor Tri - TriathlonMini Sprint

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Algonquin, Illinois
United States
Lifetime Fitness
68F / 20C
Total Time = 1h 25m
Overall Rank = 120/
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

This was an indoor tri, so not much prep. My neighbor Dee did this as her very first race, and I"m proud of her-she did great! Got up, had a cup of coffee and then a bagel on the way to LTF. My older son was at his grandparents', so it was DH, Lukas (my 11 month old) and my neighbor Dee.. we left at 7:55 and got there at 8:15, I think. Got checked in and headed in the locker room to change and get ready.
Event warmup:

We got out to the pool side about 8:35, watched the 8:40 wave take off, got body-marked and joked with the staff... When the wave got out, I hopped in the pool and did two laps to get the muscles moving and to know I still know how to do flip turns lol
  • 10m
  • 390 yards
  • 02m 34s / 100 yards

Overall, good swim :) Not fast, but I was pleased with it.
Transition 1
  • 10m

This is a fixed time tri, so we had 10 min to get changed and get to the cycling studio, it all worked out great.
  • 30m
  • 13.7 miles
  • 27.40 mile/hr
What would you do differently?:

spin harder :) I was practically not tired after the 30 minutes, so I guess the spinning classes are really paying off. I remember doing this tri 3 years ago and i was spent after the bike, and now i wasn't even winded. Could have probably gotten 15-16 miles out of the 30 min. Oh well, they will have these again in the fall, i'll see what i can do then!
Transition 2
  • 05m

Run to the treadmill, grab some more water, quick pit stop.
What would you do differently?:

nothing :)
  • 20m
  • 1.99 miles
  • 10m 03s  min/mile

Good run!
What would you do differently?:

Not push when I'm tapering for a marathon, lol.
Post race
Warm down:

We went downstairs and they had bananas, oranges and bagels set out in the conf. room, along with two massage therapists. NO lines. Sweet. Got a massage, had a little food. Talked with the race director about volunteering, ended up getting one more free event shirt for myself and Dee-yeah, baby!

Event comments:

Good race, will do it again!!!

Last updated: 2010-04-25 12:00 AM
00:10:00 | 390 yards | 02m 34s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Good swim! Dee and I were in the same lane, and she walked most of it, so I stopped a couple of times to see if she was doing ok and if she wanted me to stay with her :) She said she was fine and to go on, so I would then continue.
Suit: swimming suit
Course: lap pool
Start type: Inside Pool Plus: Shot
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 10:00
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:30:00 | 13.7 miles | 27.40 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: Cycing studio, they measured the distance only based on revolutions on the bike, you could do whatever you wanted to with the tension. I did an easy 3 minutes, then did one minute sprints with 1 min recovery, and in the second half, started doing 1 min sprints-30 sec recovery. Bike was fun, talked with one of the voluteers about our kids (he has a son who has my Lukas' middle name and they are only 10 days apart), our races and race nutrition. I kept asking the volunteers when the coffee and donuts were coming, they thought it was funny.. Have no idea why, I was being serious! LOL
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 05:00
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:20:00 | 01.99 miles | 10m 03s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: I TOLD myself I wasn't going to push it on the treadmill, with the marathon 5 days away. I did. But I didn't listen. I started out more or less ok, but then started increasing my speeds... did 2 min run/30 sec walk most of the 20 minutes. By the end, I was really pushing to get to the 2 miles and did a couple short sprints at the 7:30 pace (i think 1, 1:30 each).. i know, kind of a bad idea when I'm supposed to be tapering, but I couldn't help myself. In the end, I missed the 2 mile mark by .01, GAH!!! oh well. THere is always fall tri. Curious to see what I can do by then!
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2010-04-26 9:38 AM

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Subject: Lifetime Fitness Indoor Tri

2010-04-26 12:46 PM
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Subject: RE: Lifetime Fitness Indoor Tri

Great job.  What a surprise just peel off a tri like that.  Sounds like you had a good time.

2010-04-26 8:09 PM
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West Chester, Ohio
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Sounds like a fun time!  Indoor tri's are a lot of tun!
I'm finding the whole coffee and doughnuts conversation amusing though.Wink
2010-04-27 8:52 AM
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Baton Rouge area
Subject: RE: Lifetime Fitness Indoor Tri
Great job on the Tri.  Your spin speed/time was great.  You will rock that Fall tri!
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