General Discussion Race Reports! » Champaign Park District Mini-Tri Rss Feed  
Moderators: k9car363, alicefoeller Reply

Champaign Park District Mini-Tri - TriathlonMini Sprint

View Member's Race Log View other race reports
Champaign, Illinois
United States
Champaign Park District
80F / 27C
Total Time = 41m 27s
Overall Rank = 23/315
Age Group = 30-36
Age Group Rank = 3/19
Pre-race routine:

Woke up a little before 5, ate breakfast, and made it to the event a little after 6am. Got registered, checked -in, and then got my transition area all setup. After pre race meeting I had about 45 minutes before my start. Jogged and stretched.
  • 06m 40s
  • 437 yards
  • 01m 31s / 100 yards

Timing was pretty basic and the split times listed here are my estimates.
What would you do differently?:

Practiced swimming more to build stamina in the lap pool. I did swim the river a week before which helped my river swim.
Transition 1
  • 01m 25s

Had a good spot in t-area. I lost a few seconds puting my tank top on as I was wet.
What would you do differently?:

Get a tri suit so dont have to put shirt on or dont wear shirt at all....get a race belt for my racing number.
  • 16m 30s
  • 6 miles
  • 21.82 mile/hr

I was almost alway at 21-22 mph the entire ride. Turning the corners was a little tricky sometimes as their were slow riders and kids doing the race.
What would you do differently?:

Drank a little more
Transition 2
  • 00m 40s

Fairly quick transition. Lock Laces on the shoes helped a lot.
What would you do differently?:

Not getting frustrated seeing people ahead of you dump their bikes in without returning to the transition area before proceeding to run portion. I contacted the race director about this and offered some suggestions to prevent that in the future.
  • 16m 12s
  • 2 miles
  • 08m 06s  min/mile

About 50 yards into the run my calves cramped up and stayed that way for about a half mile. This really slowed me down and discouraged me. I usually can run this distance in about 14 minutes or so.
What would you do differently?:

Figure out why my calves cramped up and how to prevent it next time
Post race
Warm down:

Walk and stretch.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Cramped Calves during run

Event comments:

Overall a fun race. Hope that next year they find a way to have at least one more water station and get the transition are figured out where participants can't dump their bike without taking them back to the transition area.

Last updated: 2010-08-06 12:00 AM
00:06:40 | 437 yards | 01m 31s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/19
Overall: 0/315
Performance: Average
Course: First 200 yards or so were in the lazy river. Dolphin dove the entire lazy river and remember looking at my stop watch that said 0:01:45. Then ran to the lap pool for eight 25 yard laps.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Below average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 01:25
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
00:16:30 | 06 miles | 21.82 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/19
Overall: 0/315
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Three 2 mile laps.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Drinks: Not enough
Time: 00:40
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:16:12 | 02 miles | 08m 06s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/19
Overall: 0/315
Performance: Below average
Course: One 2 mile lap
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
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? No
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2010-08-11 1:46 PM

User image

New user

Subject: Champaign Park District Mini-Tri
General Discussion-> Race Reports!
General Discussion Race Reports! » Champaign Park District Mini-Tri Rss Feed