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Sullivan, Illinois
United States
Sullivan Civic Center
Total Time = 1h 08m 19s
Overall Rank = 16/267
Age Group = 40-44 Non USAT
Age Group Rank = 5/27
Pre-race routine:

hung out with T3am T3 members. Helped walk Chuck Yunker thru the 1st transition. And of course I made it in time to See Becca the Secret Weapon Race.
Event warmup:

Streached and walked thru Transitions. Drank some water and had a good breakfast. I only consumed 20 oz of heed this time instead of 60oz. Stomache felt better and i could eat some.
  • 06m 51s
  • 402 meters
  • 01m 42s / 100 meters

I am really getting to the point where I hate warm pool swims. they drain every ounce of breath right out of me.
What would you do differently?:

I really need to get a good training swim plan together. I have come to realize i will not get any faster but now I just swim just enough. Need to get that distance fire back.
Transition 1
  • 00m 44s

not a bad transition. Not sure what is good I was 3rd in my age group and overall.
What would you do differently?:

nothing I think I did well.
  • 37m 53s
  • 13.4 miles
  • 21.22 mile/hr

Good course. I wonder how well I could do if I was riding with no wind? I didnt think I did as well as I thought I did. I was really planning on a 20mph ride. So I was pleasently surprised. kept my cadence at 78-82rpm which is really seems to work well for me. I have started that this year and I have had great results.
What would you do differently?:

Not do a race with all the elements thrown at me at once. LOL no really I thought I did the ride just right. I knew I could not keep up with Chris and just stayed on my race plan hoping for a 20mph ride and keeping my cadence in my one area.
Transition 2
  • 00m 50s

now here is where it got tricky. My timing chip belt was worn and the velcro got stuck on my shoes. so when I pulled out of my shoe the chip came off. I had to run with my bike and hold my chip low enough to count. then put my chip back on with bike legs. This did give me time to put on my shoe but didnt give me time to take my garmin off my bike till I was ready to leave transitions.
What would you do differently?:

use my own timing chip belt when I have a worn. I need to remember to take my garmin off earlier ass well. overall and despit it all I did well.
  • 22m
  • 3.1 miles
  • 07m 06s  min/mile

With my bike legs almost gone I hit the trail run portion of the run(first half) it was very hard to get a good push with my legs istead of running with my legs. I really need to get my breathing right so I can drin some fluids.
What would you do differently?:

Need to get more relaxed with my run pace still feel like I pushing to hard an am not able to breath and drink.
Post race
Warm down:

cheered on my T3am when they finished and made sure I gave them water when they finished.

What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

Great Race and despite the weather it was alot of fun. I had fun on the bike course chiding and trash talking. I really thought somone was gonna hit me but they loved the interaction. I really want to go back again next year. I will have to see if I can fit in in my tri goals next year.

Last updated: 2009-12-17 12:00 AM
00:06:51 | 402 meters | 01m 42s / 100meters
Age Group: 4/27
Overall: 26/267
Performance: Below average
Suit: n/a
Course: snake pool swim
Start type: Inside Pool Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Average
Waves: Average Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Below average
Time: 00:44
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:37:53 | 13.4 miles | 21.22 mile/hr
Age Group: 6/27
Overall: 23/267
Performance: Good
Wind: Strong with gusts
Course: out into the country fairly flat with a few rollers anda double loop and back. Winds were 15-20mph with 30mph gusts (this iw what I was told) Rain hail? and lots of wind.
Road: Rough Wet Cadence: 80
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:50
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:22:00 | 03.1 miles | 07m 06s  min/mile
Age Group: 4/27
Overall: 25/267
Performance: Average
Course: 1/2 trail run 1/2 road run.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %n/a
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2010-04-26 6:20 PM

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