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Buffalo, Minnesota
United States
Buffalo Triathlon
65F / 18C
Total Time = 2h 23m 4s
Overall Rank = 65/324
Age Group = M50-54
Age Group Rank = 2/13
Pre-race routine:

Stayed at Super 8 this year, Scott joined us. Honey Nut Cheerios and a banana as usual.
Event warmup:

Got to TA pretty early but didn't get a choice spot but OK. Had a chance to warm up on the run and bike and later on the swim. I had troubles finding Barb just befor erace but finally did so got my traditional good luck kiss. Talked to Bill, Harvey, Jeremy and Pattie.
  • 28m 19s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 44s / 100 yards

This was one of my best swims despite not getting a draft. My navigation was great, I stayed along the buoys best ever. Sighting was much improved from KC. 1:43 is my best swim time, same pace as RochesterFest but that included a run along the beach.
Transition 1
  • 02m 1s

I had the fastest T1 in my AG by 12 seconds.
  • 1h 06m 59s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 22.26 mile/hr

PR on the bike for Oly distance.
What would you do differently?:

Crowds early on bike as always here, kind of congested at end as well.
Transition 2
  • 01m 32s

3 in AG, +10 from AG leader.
  • 44m 14s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 07m 07s  min/mile

Decent run, 1:08 better than KC. Approaching my sub-7:00 pace goal. The big hill at the turnaround slows the pace.
What would you do differently?:

Register on time. I was not registered until Fri, even thoug hI had been planning on the race for months, even had the hotel room early.
Post race
Warm down:

Really thirsty, drank a lot. Met up with Barb, Wendy, Patti. Cheered on Scott, Bill and Harvey. Talked to the Ekman's.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Oly PR by 1:21 so happy with results.

Event comments:

As others have said, the problem with this race is the number of participants and the overlap between Oly and Sprint courses. 4 years in a row, we'll have to see about next year.

Very happy with results, especially after somewhat dissappointing time at KC. At awards when they announced 3rd in my AG I thought, o well, good race anyway and was suprised & happy to get 2nd in AG. I got some Tifosi sunglasses with multiple lenses, pretty neat. I did miss my AG picture, 1st place in AG was a 50 yr old.

Last updated: 2010-04-14 12:00 AM
00:28:19 | 1640 yards | 01m 44s / 100yards
Age Group: 8/13
Overall: 185/324
Performance: Good
Suit: Desoto Full
Course: 3 sides back to shore
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:01
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
01:06:59 | 24.85 miles | 22.26 mile/hr
Age Group: 2/13
Overall: 46/324
Performance: Good
Avg HR = 155, Max HR = 168, Max speed = 33.9
Wind: Some
Course: Big square type shape with the out & back stub.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: ???
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:32
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal
00:44:14 | 06.21 miles | 07m 07s  min/mile
Age Group: 3/13
Overall: 62/324
Performance: Good
x - 7:28 - 149, 1 - 6:59 - 163, 2 - 7:07 - 167, 3 - 7:26 - 171, 4 - 7:00 - 171, 5 - 7:10 - 174, 6 - 7:07 - 177, x - 6:43 - 185
Course: Out and back with the short stub on way back. Big hill ending at cemetery turnaround.
Keeping cool Average 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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2010-06-15 8:33 AM

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Rochester, MN
Subject: Buffalo Triathlon - Olympic Distance

2010-06-15 6:31 PM
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Dodge County, MN (out in the corn)
Subject: RE: Buffalo Triathlon - Olympic Distance
Nice race! 
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