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Alexandria, Minnesota
United States
Pickle Events
40F / 4C
Total Time = 1h 05m 17s
Overall Rank = 12/1
Age Group = M30-39
Age Group Rank = 6/25
Event warmup:

Ran the 2.8 mile run course
  • 10m 3s
  • 600 yards
  • 01m 41s / 100 yards

This was a pool swim and a pretty good swim for my crrent abilities, when I got out of the pool, it was 9:37, so 1:35's
What would you do differently?:

get to the pool more so I have a better base and am able to swim better
Transition 1
  • 01m 2s

As I was running ou side the pool and too my bike I was pulling on my wind breaker, originally I wanted to keep it at a minute, and glad to see that the windbreaker didn't slow me down
What would you do differently?:

  • 35m 20s
  • 13 miles
  • 22.08 mile/hr

I had really wanted to smoke this course, but with the wind it made it hard to do just that. Overall, I am very pleased with the 7th OA bike split. There were times that the wind was blowing/gusting so hard that I wanted a drink becasue my mouth was dry, but I couldn't get one becasue I was affraid of getting blown off my bike
Transition 2
  • 00m 25s

Great transistion, I only see 2 that were faster than this
What would you do differently?:

  • 18m 28s
  • 2.8 miles
  • 06m 36s  min/mile

I decided not to take the water station right out of the transistion, turned out this was the only one.....WTF. Either way, I was able to push through the run, but I never felt good/warm/fast, I knew I was moving as I was passing people, i just wasn't as fast as I hoped, and I was not able to get my HR where I wanted it to be, it was about 10 bpm lower than I wanted, I think my body was just in survival mode. I had originally planned for 2 minues faster, and could have probably come close, but I just could not get my ass moving! My hands were numb, as were my legs, so it made it a little tough to get a good rythm going.

One unfortunate thing I saw on the run course was a biker get hit by a truck, he was still on the ground/police/ambulance were being called as I ran by, but I did consider stopping, but thought there was nothing I could do, and since I saw a lady on her cell, I figured the EMT's were on their way. I later found out that he was ok, and he was able to finish the race....tough guy!
What would you do differently?:

push harder, take the glass of water out of transistion
Post race
Warm down:

All in all it was a good race, and I am happy with the results as I PR'ed the course by 4 minutes, i was just really thinking that I had more in me

What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

The race seems to be a victim of not so nice weather every year. The race director puts to gether a great race, but by the time the elite group comes through the volunteers are spent, and cold, and ususally no where to be seen

Last updated: 2010-04-01 12:00 AM
00:10:03 | 600 yards | 01m 41s / 100yards
Age Group: 9/25
Overall: 48/1
Performance: Good
Suit: standard tri-suit
Start type: Inside Pool Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 75F / 24C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 01:02
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Below average
00:35:20 | 13 miles | 22.08 mile/hr
Age Group: 4/25
Overall: 7/1
Performance: Good
Wind: Strong with gusts
Course: The course itself is not difficult, what made it today was the nasty 25+ mph winds, plus the gusts hat had to be upwards of 35+mph
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 92
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:25
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:18:28 | 02.8 miles | 06m 36s  min/mile
Age Group: 7/25
Overall: 16/1
Performance: Below average
Course: simple loop
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? No
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Bad
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2010-05-01 8:44 PM

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Lakeville, MN
Subject: Chain of Lakes Triathlon

2010-05-01 9:41 PM
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St. Paul, MN
Subject: RE: Chain of Lakes Triathlon

Nice bike split, especially with that wind.  That run time isn't bad, either.  Congratulations on your PR for the race.

2010-05-01 10:00 PM
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Subject: RE: Chain of Lakes Triathlon

Great job Ben.  I'm expecting to see some spectacular stuff out of you this year.

2010-05-02 8:03 AM
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Lakeville, MN
Subject: RE: Chain of Lakes Triathlon
Thanks guys....hopefully the year will only get better!
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