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Heart of the lakes Triathlon - TriathlonLong Course

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Annandale, Minnesota
United States
Total Time = 1h 45m 47s
Overall Rank = 40/497
Age Group = M30-34
Age Group Rank = 5/42
  • 14m 30s
  • 880 yards
  • 01m 39s / 100 yards

OK swim, With the wave of ~ 100 people it sure made it interesting for the first couple hundred yards. Fell into a rythm fast, but was not able to find any feet to latch on to
What would you do differently?:

find some feet
Transition 1
  • 01m 56s
  • 51m 58s
  • 21 miles
  • 24.25 mile/hr

Good ride, but had plans to go about 2 minutes faster. With the humidity and the headwind, I think I did about as good as can be expected. Overall, I am pretty happy with the ride
Transition 2
  • 01m 6s

Great T2, I remember seeing one other bike in our desginated area of Transition, so I racked it, put my shoes on, grabbed my visor and race belt, and high tailed it out of there....I had to run someone down!

Later that day, my wife told me that coming out of transistion, I looked like I was on a mission and cruising
What would you do differently?:

nothing, I think this was one of the best transitions I have done, and by far, the fastest in my wave
  • 36m 18s
  • 5.3 miles
  • 06m 51s  min/mile

I was running people down with a pretty good pace coming out of transition and feeling that I was giving it my all. About 6 min into the run I started looking for the mile marker....nothing....6:15....nothing...6:30....nothing. I started thinking there is NO WAY I was running slower than 6:30's, and prayed that I either missed the mark or they didn't have the markers posted. I got to the turn in the course, which is two miles, and was at 12:40, so I was running 6:20's to that point....right on my desired pace. The next mile was 6:40, and i was passed by 2 people from my wave. and then the wheels fell off after that. I am not sure of the next 2.3 mile paces, but I was passed by another 3 people For about the last .25 miles I was looking over my shoulder hoping that there was not going to be someone there, becasue I did not have anything left...thank goodness there wasn't and I was able to coast into the finish line

After talking with a buddy, he asked what I ate on the bike....I slapped my forehead, and stupidly, said "nothing" I think I burnt all of my expendable energy on the bike and first two miles of the run....If I would have eaten the gel on the bike AND would have run 6:20's, I would have either finished in second place by 2-3 seconds or won my AG with an all out sprint to the finish.....lesson learned!
What would you do differently?:

Eat a damn gel on the bike
Post race
Event comments:

Overall, I love this race. There is a sentimental relationship I have with it as it was my first triathlon, and being it is so exceptionally run, it is hard to NOT sign up for it!

Last updated: 2010-04-01 12:00 AM
00:14:30 | 880 yards | 01m 39s / 100yards
Age Group: 7/42
Overall: 75/497
Performance: Average
Suit: Synergy Full
Course: Clockwise Rectangle
Start type: Run Plus:
Water temp: 74F / 23C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Bad
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:56
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
00:51:58 | 21 miles | 24.25 mile/hr
Age Group: 5/42
Overall: 30/497
Performance: Good
HR - 160
Wind: Headwind
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 88
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:06
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:36:18 | 05.3 miles | 06m 51s  min/mile
Age Group: 10/42
Overall: 80/497
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
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

2010-07-22 12:45 PM

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Lakeville, MN
Subject: Heart of the lakes Triathlon

2010-07-22 12:59 PM
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Subject: RE: Heart of the lakes Triathlon

Oops!   Nice race anyway

2010-07-22 1:12 PM
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Lakeville, MN
Subject: RE: Heart of the lakes Triathlon
Thanks....too bad the oops was a big one!! Oh well, live and learn, right????
2010-07-22 1:28 PM
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Gets a little old learning things the hard way all the time doesn't it?  Great race none the less.  Look forward to seeing you at Chisago.

2010-07-22 1:41 PM
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Wisconsin near the Twin Cities metro
Subject: RE: Heart of the lakes Triathlon

Nice race Ben.  Congrats on the placings

2010-07-22 2:48 PM
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St. Paul, MN
Subject: RE: Heart of the lakes Triathlon

Yeah, that was a very decent race.  Nice times for each of the legs of your race.  Great bike time, especially.  If forgetting a gel is the big limiter here, that'll be hard to beat next year.

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