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Grand Rapids, Minnesota
United States
73F / 23C
Total Time = 1h 05m 22s
Overall Rank = 21/206
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 5/11
Pre-race routine:

Got body marked and nabbed my chip.
Event warmup:

Racked my bike and hung around looking for folks I knew. Eventually ran into Birkie. It's always good to see him. I still can't believe he's doing IM Canada and Moo within two weeks of each other. If anyone can do it, he can.
  • 09m 11s
  • 528 yards
  • 01m 44s / 100 yards

This was a decent swim for me. I pushed the pace a bit and navigated well. Sorry to the couple of people from the prior wave that were breast stroking that I ran over.
What would you do differently?:

Go a little more aggressively?
Transition 1
  • 01m 26s
  • 31m 14s
  • 10.8 miles
  • 20.75 mile/hr

First part of the course is on a windy road out of the resort and is a bit crowded. It's flat to uphill into the wind. Then a bit down, then a loooong (2 mi) gradual uphill then about 3 mi of downhill and rollers to the finish. 1/3 of a mile is a windy, narrow road to transition.
What would you do differently?:

Push the pace a bit harder on the gradual uphill.
Transition 2
  • 00m 51s
  • 22m 42s
  • 3 miles
  • 07m 34s  min/mile

I hit this about as hard as I could...or so I thought. I didn't see anyone in my AG so I figured I was so far behind I couldn't catch 'em. About mi 2.5 I had a guy with a 47 on his leg pass me, so I picked up the pace in pursuit. He drug me along to the finish, but in the end I couldn't catch him. Turns out he was runner in a relay. Thanks buddy!

What would you do differently?:

Not sure. I went about as hard as I could
Post race
Warm down:

Got a cold shower from a guy with a garden hose, nabbed some water, coke and tato chips.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Running IM CdA a couple weeks ago probably took it's toll on me, but I'm not really sure. I'd have liked to pushed the bike a bit harder, but am still pleased with my performance.

Event comments:

This is a top notch event. Sugar Lake lodge is beautiful and so is the lake.

Last updated: 2010-07-09 12:00 AM
00:09:11 | 528 yards | 01m 44s / 100yards
Age Group: 5/11
Overall: 22/206
Performance: Good
Suit: Farmer john
Course: Clockwise (finally!) out and back. I'm a right side breather so I rarely get a course that works to my advantage. This was nice.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 75F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:26
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:31:14 | 10.8 miles | 20.75 mile/hr
Age Group: 4/11
Overall: 14/206
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: One loop.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Below average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 00:51
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:22:42 | 03 miles | 07m 34s  min/mile
Age Group: 6/11
Overall: 29/206
Performance: Good
Course: Out and back out of the resort.
Keeping cool Good 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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2010-07-11 6:38 AM

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, Minnesota
Subject: Timberman

2010-07-11 7:40 AM
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Wisconsin near the Twin Cities metro
Subject: RE: Timberman

Nice job Jeff!  Good to see you up here.  YOU can't believe I'm doing that double....I CAN"T believe I'm doing it!!

2010-07-12 11:39 AM
in reply to: #2973210

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Lakeville, MN
Subject: RE: Timberman
Nice race Jeff! I think once your body is a litt emore recovered and you throw in some speed work you will do great things @ Nevis!
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