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Rochesterfest Triathlon - TriathlonOlympic

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Rochester, Minnesota
United States
WIN Multisport Events, LLC
67F / 19C
Total Time = 2h 26m 18s
Overall Rank = 23/156
Age Group = M50-54
Age Group Rank = 2/11
Pre-race routine:

Honey Nut Cheerios and a banana. TA opened at 5:30 we left the house about 5:35 and got into RPU lot. I got an end of rack spot on the 1st rack at swim in/bike in.
Event warmup:

A run, a bike and a short swim. I took lot's of pics in TA before the race.
  • 29m 35s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 48s / 100 yards

My 1st loop was ok, my 2nd loop much better. I started brathing every 2 strokes on the left but later just started breathing when I needed to, sometimes every 2, sometines every 3. I was a little wide on loop 1 but much closer to buoy line on loop 2. Not quite as fast as last year but OK.
Transition 1
  • 02m 11s

Good T1, 1st in AG +15 sec. 13/156 overall.
  • 1h 08m 29s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 21.77 mile/hr

I used Andy's HED race wheels which are a HED tri spoke and HED disk both tubulars. I had ridden them earlier in the week and had no issues with the wheels during the race. I held a little in reserve the last 10 miles but not much. Top 15% on bike is good.
Transition 2
  • 01m 18s

2nd in AG +5 secs. 52/156 overall. I did put on socks due to blister issue on left heel earlier in the week.
What would you do differently?:

At some point this year I should be able to go sockless.
  • 44m 48s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 07m 13s  min/mile

After 3 miles I was right on a 7:00 pace, then I started to slow down some. Miles 4 & 5 weren't too bad but mile 6 was too slow. I had some hamstring cramping problems during sprint to finish line and eased off some. I think I needed to push myself harder in mile 6. Sub-7:00 pace in an Oly after a decent bike is attainable. Still top 15%.
Post race
Warm down:

Lots of fluids. Found Barb, she had finished and cheered me on duting sprint to finish line.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Week off after Buffalo for BWCA trip, then some hard training on Mon-Wed was not ideal taper but because I knew of this schedule, Rochesterfest was not my A race. 4:30 faster than last year with less wind. Primary difference was bike time.

Event comments:

My wife Barb completed the sprint for her first triathlon. I am so very proud of her. Barb and her training partner Deb Zaffke have worked very hard to get ready for their first race. Congrats to both for becoming 1st time triathlon finishers!!

Great showing by TriRchester, 3 out 4 1st place spots and many other podium spots.

I introduced myself to Charlie Roach and had a nice chat with him. He is so fast if he is in a race I am dropped to sompeting for 2nd in our AG (at least for now). Given race circumstances I am pleased with my time and 2nd place AG finish.

Last updated: 2010-04-14 12:00 AM
00:29:35 | 1640 yards | 01m 48s / 100yards
Age Group: 6/11
Overall: 71/156
Performance: Average
Suit: Full Desoto
Course: 2 - loops with a beach run of about 70 yds
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 72F / 22C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:11
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed: Average
01:08:29 | 24.85 miles | 21.77 mile/hr
Age Group: 2/11
Overall: 19/156
Performance: Good
Avg HR = 155, Max HR = 170, Max speed = 37.9
Wind: Little
Course: Same course as previous years. A lot less wind than last year. Course does have some hills.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 95
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:18
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal
00:44:48 | 06.21 miles | 07m 13s  min/mile
Age Group: 2/11
Overall: 22/156
Performance: Average
1 - 6:59 - 163, 2 - 7:01 - 167, 3 - 6:59 - 171, 4 - 7:19 - 172, 5 - 7:16 - 173, 6 - 7:37 - 174, x - 6:57 - 181
Course: Out and back primarily, relatively flat.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race?
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

2010-06-21 2:32 PM

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Rochester, MN
Subject: Rochesterfest Triathlon

2010-06-21 6:22 PM
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Dodge County, MN (out in the corn)
Subject: RE: Rochesterfest Triathlon
Nice work, Mike!  I think the swim was longer than last year; last year was probably a bit short.  Thanks for hosting the party again this year.  Congrats to Barb and Deb too!
2010-06-23 9:05 PM
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Subject: RE: Rochesterfest Triathlon
Great race Mike...with you and Charlie Roach  both born in '57, I'll need to work real hard to see if I can come in a distant 3rd sometime.  Congratulations to Barb for completing her 1st tri!  Great to see your family enjoying the sport together.
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