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Last Chance Triathlon 1863 events (HIM) - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

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benton, Illinois
United States
3 Diciplines racing
58F / 14C
Total Time = 6h 12m 50s
Overall Rank = 20/59
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Event warmup:

ride 10 miles of the course on day before to view the bad corners.
  • 43m 7s
  • 2000 meters
  • 02m 10s / 100 meters

Lots of swell and chop made for a rough time. least enjoyable OWS of the season.
Cramping in last 50m ruined any chance of sub 2:00/100m
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 05m 15s

Long transition, but temp was so low that I had to add a shirt over tri top AND wind beater and arm warmers.

What would you do differently?:

put on arm warmers and go, pull them up out on the bike.
  • 3h 09m 36s
  • 63 miles
  • 19.94 mile/hr

Good ride, good pace.
Tempted to pick up on 3rd loop to take average over 20mph, but left energy for the run instead.

What would you do differently?:

Could have gone harder on 2nd loop and recovered on 3rd loop. Maybe shaved 3-4 mins.
Transition 2
  • 03m 17s

Temp was much warmer and being dry, all was quicker.

What would you do differently?:

last corner & 100m bike should have taken gel instead of on way out of T2
  • 2h 11m 38s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 10m 03s  min/mile

still need to work on nutrition while running, not enough in on last stages of bike meant tough running trying to feed and keep 10min mile pace.
What would you do differently?:

HTFU on second half, wanted a sub 2hr and was way off.
Post race
Event comments:

A good race from the athlete's perspective, but a dangerous corner on the bike course that had an inexperienced marshal on it was the bigest negative.
nothing for spectators, not even a burger van for lunch!

I loved it, but it was the worst event yet for my young kids and my wife had a tough day keeping them busy and no food options added to the frustration.

Last updated: 2010-09-16 12:00 AM
00:43:07 | 2000 meters | 02m 10s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 24/59
Performance: Average
Suit: sleeveless wetsuit
Start type: Wade Plus: Shot
Water temp: 71F / 22C Current: High
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Bad Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Average
Time: 05:15
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed:
03:09:36 | 63 miles | 19.94 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 9/59
Performance: Good
ave: 154
Wind: Strong with gusts
Course: generaly good surface, 2 loose/gravel corners. Mostly flat, varying wind and quite bad cross wind on the exposed road/bridges over the lake.
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 03:17
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
02:11:38 | 13.1 miles | 10m 03s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 21/59
Performance: Below average
Course: nice paved trail course with some sun & shade.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2010-10-05 3:28 PM

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