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Sullivan, Illinois
United States
Sullivan Civic Center
60F / 16C
Total Time = 1h 18m 16s
Overall Rank = 74/276
Age Group = M35-39
Age Group Rank = 16/26
Pre-race routine:

Drove down. Had a later start than usual because we were waiting on a friend to go with. He overslept and we had to leave without him.
Event warmup:

Because we were late, I didn't get the warm up in I wanted which was a short run to test the ribs. So I only got in a swim, but at least that felt good.
  • 06m 52s
  • 402 meters
  • 01m 43s / 100 meters

This is a self seeded time trial start and I put myself right where I wanted to be. I actually passed the two women in front of me. Had two not so good flip turns when I was trying to pass them, but still had a good one. Probably could have shaved another 5-10 seconds off of it. Out of the pool and Beth said I was out of the water in 6:31 which is right where I wanted to be.

Down the stairs outside and across the timing mat.
What would you do differently?:

See up just a bit faster again. Maybe then I wouldn't have to worry about passing anyone.
Transition 1
  • 00m 44s

Didn't get the jump on the bike I wanted, but still, a nice fast transition. 21st overall and 3rd in AG. I'll take it.
What would you do differently?:

Get the pedals set for the running jump and actually get the helmet on a little faster.
  • 42m 29s
  • 13.4 miles
  • 18.93 mile/hr

Out and going. I knew that the first leg was with the wind so I had to take advantage of it as much as I could. Looked down and I was going a nice 23 mph without trying too hard so I picked it up a little to get it up to 25 and tried to keep it there.

The first turn back West and the wind hit. Hard. So I tucked it in and down shifted to keep the rpms going. Turned North and the cross wind was no where near as bad as last year. But it was still bad. Ok, one more time with the wind to make it a good average speed.

Turned into the wind and new it was going to be tough again. However, this time, the legs were a bit more warmed up so the speed was a little better. But the speed wasn't nearly as good as I hoped. Still, I was passing one or two but also getting passed quite a bit.

Into T2 and the wind fest was over. Now onto the run to see how the ribs are going to hold up.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 00m 49s

I and bike racked quickly. On with one shoe, then the other. Then one of the laces (yankz) got caught under the tongue. Started to fiddle with it, but then realized it was only a 5k and though, screw it. Grabbed the visor and race belt and I was gone. Still under 50 seconds. 55th overall and 5th in AG.
What would you do differently?:

Trim the excess yankz lace so it won't get caught under the tongue.
  • 27m 20s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 08m 49s  min/mile

I knew this was going to be the unknown. When I started, my ribs didn't hurt too much, but by the time I got to the first mile, they started to ache. And not in a good way.

Long story short, I did finish the race much stronger than last year. I did feel stronger over all, but the ribs were very sore. No where near as bad as Friday and there is hardly a twinge now that I right this on Monday morning. I was really hoping for much closer to 24-25 minutes but I guess it wasn't to be.

Last mile was faster than the first two. So that, I guess, is a good thing.
What would you do differently?:

Not almost break my ribs a week before the race.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around, grabbed some water, said hey to John (good to see him again), then went in to shower up.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Very sore ribs.

Event comments:

Fourth year doing it. Still a very well run race, even if it was raining and windy outside. It will always be my kick off to my triathlon season.

Last updated: 2010-02-14 12:00 AM
00:06:52 | 402 meters | 01m 43s / 100meters
Age Group: 4/26
Overall: 27/276
Performance: Good
Course: Pool swim, zig zag.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 80F / 27C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 00:44
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
00:42:29 | 13.4 miles | 18.93 mile/hr
Age Group: 16/26
Overall: 80/276
Performance: Average
Wind: Strong with gusts
Course: Big out and back loop on 121. Big tail wind going out which of course turned into a head wind on the way back in. Couple that with rain and it was a fun little trip.
Road: Rough Wet Cadence: 87
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:49
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:27:20 | 03.1 miles | 08m 49s  min/mile
Age Group: 21/26
Overall: 122/276
Performance: Average
Course: Through the woods (2 miles) and then back out onto the road to loop around the park (1 mile).
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

2010-04-26 11:39 AM

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Southern Chicago Suburbs, IL
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Subject: Sullivan Civic Center Triathlon

2010-04-26 11:42 AM
in reply to: #2817028

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Davenport, IA
Subject: RE: Sullivan Civic Center Triathlon
Good race man...guess I haven't been checking your logs, what happened to your ribs?

ETA: I wish I would have thought about signing up for this race earlier...I guess our team had a good showing here.  Hope you get healed up and all ready to go by June!

Edited by Sprint_DA 2010-04-26 11:43 AM
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