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Champaign, Illinois
United States
The Illini Triathlon Club
78F / 26C
Total Time = 1h 11m 6s
Overall Rank = 26/267
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 3/17
Pre-race routine:

2 ensures 1 banna and some water. Got to race early to make sure we had a good parking spot.
Event warmup:

Checked in early got all set up and looked for Tony K and then did a warm up swim. I felt really good.
  • 05m 58s
  • 300 meters
  • 01m 59s / 100 meters

hughe melt down. I do not know what happened to me I got to about 125 yards and I could not breath. I felt like I was drowning. I wish I could tell you what happened.
What would you do differently?:

swim better
Transition 1
  • 01m 58s

again not sure what happened. my ear piece fell off my helmet then my garmin falls off my bike.
What would you do differently?:

talking to Rudy Project and get my helmet fixed.
  • 40m 16s
  • 14.5 miles
  • 21.61 mile/hr

well once again in a strange move I was faced with teh Chrisy Wellington situation. Well I found out my answer. while on my way to a record breaking bike ride. I cme upon someone who I thought got hit by a car. When I came to the intersection my Garmin popped off again as I stoppe to inquire if he need help the police officer immediatly had my garming back in my hand as I was handing Chir Lansford a tube and my air chuck and air cartridge. I still managed to finish my bike ridee with a 21.6mph ride.
What would you do differently?:

nothing I would do it again. I have learned that it is not what youwin but how you win the hardware.
Transition 2
  • 00m 59s

great transistion
What would you do differently?:

nothing went very smooth
  • 21m 53s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 07m 02s  min/mile

Best 5k run of the year. what more can I say and strangly enough not a single problem from the time I gave up the tube to the finish.
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

walked around and cooled down so I can run with Tony K. What a 5k. I love it running with a 1st time triathlete. this was my 3rd honor to run a fellow new triathlete. It is starting to by my favorite thing to do at triathlons.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Here is where I am suppose to say i need to fix this and fix that butI cannot do that this time. I would not and will not change anything. What happened today was a meeting of triathlon fate. Things happen for a reason and ll the tlittle thing happened to put me in the right spot at teh right time. The lesson learned was its not to win but how you win. Chris Lansford placed 3rd in his age-group and I placed 3rd in mine. I believe It was a double win for me. Now you may ask do you think you could have won your age-group had you not stopped? well maybe, or maybe not it just wasnt meant to be.

Event comments:

Great race. greeat fun, would tell everyone to do this race. A grat year ending race.

Last updated: 2010-08-20 12:00 AM
00:05:58 | 300 meters | 01m 59s / 100meters
Age Group: 6/17
Overall: 0/267
Performance: Bad
Suit: tri-suit
Course: down and back snake swim in a pool.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 78F / 26C Current: Low
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Bad
Breathing: Bad Drafting: Bad
Waves: Bad Navigation: Bad
Rounding: Average
Time: 01:58
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:40:16 | 14.5 miles | 21.61 mile/hr
Age Group: 4/17
Overall: 0/267
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: out and back circut course
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:59
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:21:53 | 03.11 miles | 07m 02s  min/mile
Age Group: 3/17
Overall: 0/267
Performance: Good
Course: nice run thru the quad of the University of Illinois
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
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

2010-09-20 6:59 PM

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