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Springfield, Illinois
United States
93F / 34C
Total Time = 1h 14m 45s
Overall Rank = 68/196
Age Group = 30-39
Age Group Rank = 0/
  • 09m 57s
  • 500 yards
  • 01m 59s / 100 yards

Haven't really done open water..someone described it as swimming in pudding...well, maybe it wasn't that bad, but was different than the pool. Was in the second wave of the day, the first wave being the elites and relays..After their wave went off we entered the water and were on a fairly rocky bottom..I found a nice algae covered rock(at least I hope it was algae) and stood there listening to everyone else mumble about their feet hurting from the rocks. I enjoyed the wave start better than the pool starts..I got drilled in the chest by either an arm or foot in the first 25 yards, and it knocked the breath out of me some..just when I recovered from that I didn't turn enough and drank a bunch of lake..after that, the swim went well
Transition 1
  • 02m 4s

A lot better than Sullivan
What would you do differently?:

The run from the lake to Transition was kind of gravely, and then a lot of sticks and rocks and be honest, I would consider stashing some flip flops or something at water exit..
  • 38m 44s
  • 12.5 miles
  • 19.36 mile/hr

Heat freaking killed me on the bike..That said, I'm not sure about the distance. Official race info listed it at 12.0, my computer said 12.5, another guy's computer said 13. Another guys said 12.2...I drove it on Sunday and it came out at 12.6...I'm going with my computer. Course was well marked and unseen potholes you were given plenty of warning about.
Transition 2
  • 01m

I'm really happy with this T2
  • 23m 1s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 07m 25s  min/mile

It was HOT, I'm not that great in heat, but I made do.
What would you do differently?:

Honestly, I would have dumped more water on my head
Post race
Event comments:

I'll do this race again, I just hope the heat index is less than 100 degrees next year..
I had three goals going in:
20 mph bike pace...almost
1:15:00 or better....done
Top 40% of field.....done

Last updated: 2005-07-17 12:00 AM
00:09:57 | 500 yards | 01m 59s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 89/196
Performance: Good
Course: Out and back from the sailboat launch
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 81F / 27C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:04
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed:
00:38:44 | 12.5 miles | 19.36 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 99/196
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Rolling hills, Out and back, marked well, with plenty of volunteers, and police to keep traffic at bay
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:00
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:23:01 | 03.1 miles | 07m 25s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 52/196
Performance: Good
Course: Out and back crossing the bridge over the lake
Keeping cool Bad Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
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] 4

2005-07-17 10:37 PM

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Columbia, MO
Subject: Stoneman Tri

2005-07-18 8:19 AM
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Subject: RE: Stoneman Tri

Great Job!!

Super that you beat all your goals and were very very close in the bike! Sounds like an interesting swim with slippery rocks and a few arms flying here and there. The heat really makes racing more difficult..but you did great.

Nice Race!

2005-07-18 10:00 PM
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Broomfield, Colorado
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Brad you did great!    That was your first OWS?  Geez!  btw, I hope it was algae too.
2005-07-20 10:17 PM
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Central, IL
Subject: RE: Stoneman Tri
Thanks! Nice Report.
2005-07-21 8:57 AM
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Subject: RE: Stoneman Tri
Brad- Sorry I'm late getting to your race report, but hey, better late than never! Look at your times!! You were smokin! I'd kill for your run, bike and swim times!! Yeah, OWS is definitely different than swimming in a nice, quiet lane. All your technique kinda goes out the window unfortunately! Great job- ready to do another one??
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