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Excelsior, Minnesota
United States
Tri Minnesota Triathlon Racing Series
70F / 21C
Total Time = 1h 24m 38s
Overall Rank = 113/452
Age Group = Clydesdale
Age Group Rank = 5/20
Pre-race routine:

Ate like crap all day Friday and woke up not feeling so good race day. Tried to eat a little peanut butter and wheat but wasn't happening. Found DJDavey and hung with him for awhile. Then found Jared and some of the guys I swim with. Nice relaxing morning.
Event warmup:

Took the bike out for a short spin and then did a short swim. Wind was blowing pretty good and on a big lake like Minnetonka it was having a big effect. Did a short swim and drank a lot of water.
  • 13m 22s
  • 880 yards
  • 01m 31s / 100 yards

Tough swim. Drank a lot of water and felt pretty crappy. Despite that I powered through and stayed focused. I maintained my rythem and just went from one buoy to the next. Pretty happy with my time and rank on the swim.
What would you do differently?:

Work on bilateral breathing. Drank a lot of water due to only sighting to the left and huge waves from that direction.
Transition 1
  • 02m 6s

I am notorius for slow transition times and was actually quite pleased with both times.
  • 43m 19s
  • 15 miles
  • 20.78 mile/hr

I don't remember this course being so hilly. Nothing major but just a lot of small climbers. Wouldn't have been bad except for the wind. Wind + hills + clydesdale do not make for a good combo. Plus I almost had a redneck in a truck take me out at an intersection patrolled by 2 sherriffs and a volunteer. Had to come to a complete stop and crank it up again. The sherriff was NOT pleased with Jethro one bit.
Transition 2
  • 01m 17s

Really? Did I do that?
What would you do differently?:

  • 24m 36s
  • 3 miles
  • 08m 12s  min/mile

This was my only dissapointment for the day. I did have a good run so I should not complain BUT I did have another mental letdown and it cost me a podium finish. With half a mile to go I allowed myself a 30 second walk break and then slowed down to 9 minute miles. Shortly after 2 guys chugged by me who were obviously in my division. Sure enough, I missed 3rd place by 34 seconds and 4th by 10 seconds.
What would you do differently?:

There was no reason to slow down with only half a mile to go. I need to get mentally stronger and learn how to gut it out in the end.
Post race
Warm down:

Met up with Kelly and the kids as well as fellow BT'ers

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Training and mental toughness

Last updated: 2009-12-10 12:00 AM
00:13:22 | 880 yards | 01m 31s / 100yards
Age Group: 4/20
Overall: 77/452
Performance: Good
Suit: Full sleave suit
Course: This was a point to point swim. Very choppy and a very difficult swim. I was told several people were pulled from the water. I started to get real queezy about half way through.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: High
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:06
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:43:19 | 15 miles | 20.78 mile/hr
Age Group: 99/20
Overall: 5/452
Performance: Average
Wind: Strong
Course: Course was an out and back
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:17
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:24:36 | 03 miles | 08m 12s  min/mile
Age Group: 11/20
Overall: 215/452
Performance: Average
Course: Flat out and back.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

2010-06-19 12:24 PM

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2010-06-19 12:44 PM
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Subject: RE: Lake Minnetonka Triathlon
Solid times. Nice job in the wind today. I hear you on wind+hills+clydesdale, although your bike pace looks like it was still pretty darn good given the wind.

Edited by Hazelmn 2010-06-19 12:44 PM
2010-06-19 1:51 PM
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Bummer about the wind!   You still did great, especially with a difficult swim like that.  I probably couldn't have done it.  

2010-06-19 8:12 PM
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Dodge County, MN (out in the corn)
Subject: RE: Lake Minnetonka Triathlon
Good job!  That wind today was tough and all I was doing was sitting on my couch.  I struggle with the mental toughness too, esp on the run.
2010-06-19 11:35 PM
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Wisconsin near the Twin Cities metro
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nice job Bry!!

2010-06-20 5:04 AM
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Strong race Bryan!  Those splits look darn good.

2010-06-20 9:57 PM
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Lakeville, MN
Subject: RE: Lake Minnetonka Triathlon
no matter what, nice race. And remember, it is the races that don't always go as planned that we learn more from. So, at HOLT, make it your goal to not walk a step and to finish strong....I know you have it in you!

2010-06-21 6:41 AM
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West Allis, Wisconsin
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GREAT job out there bry!!  was great seeing you again!

2010-06-22 9:36 PM
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You had a great race. Congratulations.
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