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15th Annual Galena Triathlon & Duathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Galanea, Illinois
United States
62F / 17C
Total Time = 2h 09m
Overall Rank = 544/835
Age Group = 50-54 /old guys
Age Group Rank = 30/45
Pre-race routine:

eat pb&j on wheat bagel
Event warmup:

ride bike a little and some swimming
  • 12m 19s
  • 604 meters
  • 02m 02s / 100 meters

I seeded myself in back because I did not know if my coughing would act up.
Someone told me I was in the wrong age group since I did not look old. I told him it was the gene's and all the yogurt I eat.
I noticed the first 100 meters I was going to fast due to excitement.
I pace myself and found someone to draft. I noticed we were to far out and made my way back in towards the buoy for the turnaround. Second time I drafted off of someone with poor sighting. Still felt good. My watch had 11 min when I got out of water but I had to run several far to hit the timing matt.
What would you do differently?:

train more but due to illness I had no choice
Transition 1
  • 03m 27s

I could not find my string to take off wetsuit. I normally stick in the wetsuit but I could not remember if I had inserted on left or right side.
It had come out during the swim. Then I had a hard time taking off the wetsuit. Got stuck on my garmin watch, got stuck on timing chip.
Longer T1 from last year.
What would you do differently?:

Make sure I know where my string is.
  • 1h 05m 41s
  • 17.4 miles
  • 15.89 mile/hr

I knew I had to conserve energy so I started out slow. Many people passed me up on the bike but I stuck to my plan. I caught to some people as I warmed up but for most part it was good. This time around I took it easy going down hill and conserve energy for going up hill. It worked great. I even caught to some people that passed me up. I guess they got excited and did not pace themselves. I feel some pain on my right hip.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 01m 33s

I forgot to bring sunscreen. I no longer wear visor due to sweating.
The visor becomes soaked and heavy so it becomes a pain the in butt.
I had installed the yankz laces so I threw the socks on the slipped the shoes on and off I went.
What would you do differently?:

I would have taken my feet out of my shoes like I always do.
  • 46m 39s
  • 4.3 miles
  • 10m 51s  min/mile

I was feeling hot right off the bike and the Sun was really strong.
I ran but then I hit a hill and started to walk. I walked every time there was a hill. People I passed on the bike were now passing me. Some gave words of encouragement. That would motivate me and I would begin to run.
After mile 3 I started to feel pain in the knee area. So I ate some tumms, then I took a Motrin. I started to cramp so I took a salt pill. I hit mile 4 and I decided to take it up a notch. I heard some people chanting to there friend to pass me up. I knew thy were only trying to motivate their friend. I heard his foot steps behind me getting closer. I decided to dig deep and not let him pass me. I thought my cramps would kick in and stop me from sprinting in. Surprisingly they did not and as I heard his steps get closer I went faster then even faster. He caught me at the snack table and said good job kicking it in. He said he though he had me and then I turned on the turbo.
What would you do differently?:

Train on hills
Post race
Warm down:

walk around

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Pertussis virus and that's my excuse all year.

Event comments:

I am taking all kinds of medication to beat this virus so I hope I can still compete this season. I wanted to get a massage today but I have sun burn on my should so I need to recover before I can enjoy and relaxing massage.

Last updated: 2010-05-23 12:00 AM
00:12:19 | 604 meters | 02m 02s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/45
Overall: 0/835
Performance: Average
Suit: full wetsuit
Course: out and back
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 62F / 17C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 03:27
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
01:05:41 | 17.4 miles | 15.89 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/45
Overall: 0/835
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: Some what Hilly.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:33
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Below average
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
00:46:39 | 04.3 miles | 10m 51s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/45
Overall: 0/835
Performance: Bad
Course: Some Hills.
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
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

2010-05-23 7:22 AM

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Westchester, IL
Subject: 15th Annual Galena Triathlon & Duathlon

2010-05-26 9:16 PM
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St Charles, IL
Subject: RE: 15th Annual Galena Triathlon & Duathlon

Nice job Griz!  That bike is no joke, so solid effort there.  I still remember that first huge hill out of transition.  Ugh! 

Good effort at the end to kick in the turbo and hold off the guy trying to pass.  Bummer on the cramps and having to walk the hills, but good job sticking it out at the end and pushing through.

And that is a solid T2 time!

2010-06-02 6:45 PM
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Wellington, North Island
Subject: RE: 15th Annual Galena Triathlon & Duathlon
Nice job on the race Griz, especially having been sick right before!
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