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Waukegan, Illinois
United States
Capri Events
94F / 34C
Total Time = 1h 46m 4s
Overall Rank = 464/688
Age Group = m30-34
Age Group Rank = 66/86
Pre-race routine:

wake at 4am. toasted bagel, butter. Granola, water, 1/4 cup coffe, cliff bar. Arrived 5:45. Transiton at 6am. Checked out how everyone else was doing it.
Event warmup:

a little swimming...not much though.
  • 09m 28s
  • 732 meters
  • 01m 17s / 100 meters

better than expected
What would you do differently?:

for a longer race, pace a bit more
Transition 1
  • 04m 15s

tired from run up beach, but pumped from swim performance.
A little trouble with right ankle
What would you do differently?:

remember to start Bike computer.
practice wetsuit removal....need
need to figure out shoes---on bike vs run in them....
  • 51m 14s
  • 13.05 miles
  • 15.28 mile/hr

Flat rear tire within first few minutes on bike. Took over 12 min to change and inflate. Gashed finger in process. Heated up quite a bit in the hot sun....after being passed by everyone and their mother, tried to make up time instead of doing my race
What would you do differently?:

1. Remember to both start and stop bike computer
2. Inflate tires there, not at home (20 degree difference by racetime)..might have caused my flat.
Transition 2
  • 01m 53s

Still frustrated with bike. Long walk/trot in transition with bike.
What would you do differently?:

1. Remeber to grab race belt.

  • 39m 16s
  • 4 miles
  • 09m 49s  min/mile

hot....last mile was a killer. Started to walk...someone encouraged me...

What would you do differently?:

Need to learn to drink while running...especially on hot day.
Train for run more...train train train
Post race
Warm down:

Not much...just hydrated and cooled down

What limited your ability to perform faster:

1. Inexperience.
2. Flat tire
3. fatigue on was upto 175..not sure if heat effect or lack of training or both.
4. Mental...was a lot tougher than i thought...especially last mile of run...I had it in me to do better physically i believe...the last mile of run i told myself no way ill do another...not worth this pain....about 15 minutes after finishing, i felt i could/would wanted to do another and want to do better

Event comments:

Ill never call it "just" a sprint tri.
Need to be mentally tougher.
Heat is killer.

Will definitly need to have hydration and nutrition plan for OLY.
Need to wear / buy a tri-suit for oly.

If i take away 13 minutes for tire change...would have been in top half of my age group.

Last updated: 2005-07-24 12:00 AM
00:09:28 | 732 meters | 01m 17s / 100meters
Age Group: 7/86
Overall: 0/688
Performance: Good
Suit: QR quickjohn (armless, but with legs)
Course: Beach run start,Rectangle (ish)
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 72F / 22C Current: High
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 04:15
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Below average
00:51:14 | 13.05 miles | 15.28 mile/hr
Age Group: 85/86
Overall: 0/688
Performance: Bad
Take away at least 13 minutes for the tire change..and my average pace was 20.5 mph.
Wind: Strong with gusts
Course: short segment, than two loops, short segment
Road: Potholes Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:53
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike Below average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
00:39:16 | 04 miles | 09m 49s  min/mile
Age Group: 58/86
Overall: 0/688
Performance: Below average
Course: and hot. Mile marks not well done. Not sure what my pace was during the race
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %??
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Too hard
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2005-07-25 10:20 PM

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Chicago and therabouts
Subject: Harbor Lights

2005-07-25 10:37 PM
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chicago area
Subject: RE: Harbor Lights
Way to stick it out even after having a flat. Many would say "forget it" especially when it's 100 outside. Nice job and awesome swim time!
2005-07-25 10:41 PM
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Racine, WI
Subject: RE: Harbor Lights

I'll second that...I've heard it said that it's not even worth changing a flat on a sprint but you stuck it out and did it...and in that killer heat too.  GREAT JOB!!!  Next one will go more smoothly

2005-07-25 11:08 PM
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Chicago and therabouts
Subject: RE: Harbor Lights
Thanks for the encouragement.  The flat was very deflating (no pun intended), but it was my first tri and there was no way i was not going to finish. Of course this was what i said 20 minutes into it. During the head was saying another. Congrats to all you for finishing in the heat as well.  Way tougher than i could have imagined.
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