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SheROX Naperville Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Naperville, Illinois
United States
SheROX - Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation
60F / 16C
Total Time = 1h 50m 23s
Overall Rank = 828/1468
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 87/149
Pre-race routine:

Up at 4:30, ugh. Had a protein shake and cereal. Everything was already packed, so I put on the tri suit and some sweats and headed out.
Event warmup:

A little stretching and some squat-jumps to get my blood flowing.
  • 13m 49s
  • 750 yards
  • 01m 50s / 100 yards

I was pleased with the swim because I'd been worried about it beforehand. It was slow going because of a lot of bodies in a very tight space. I kind of zigzagged all over the place, but since it was a serpentine swim with lane dividers, it was ok. I just ran into some women, whoops.
What would you do differently?:

Start farther forward in the pack. Swim straighter.
Transition 1
  • 03m 47s

I didn't rush the transitions.
What would you do differently?:

If I were really going for time, I could have moved faster and run with the bike the whole way instead of the off/on that I did.
  • 53m 13s
  • 14.17 miles
  • 15.98 mile/hr

Good bike. I think it was a good balance between pushing and trying to save some energy for the run. Basically felt like a good training ride.
What would you do differently?:

My water bottle, which was not made to be a bike bottle, got stuck and I couldn't get to it. So use the right water bottle. Do lots more hill training and interval training.
Transition 2
  • 05m 6s

No rush. The long time must be because I walked through transition to the run.
  • 34m 29s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 11m 05s  min/mile

I was tired and did a fair amount of walking through the first half/two thirds of the course. Because of the long transition time, I didn't really have "jelly legs" getting off the bike.
What would you do differently?:

Train more. Much more. I need to run every day, even if only a little.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around, ate, drank.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Mostly the run. I don't stretch enough and have ongoing hip/glute problems as a result. I will start doing more stretching and getting some run time in every day. I hope. :)

Event comments:

Really a great race. I have a ton of respect for the SheROX people for creating such a great venue. I will definitely do this race again. In the meantime, I have some training to do! I will especially work on run fitness.

Last updated: 2011-02-23 12:00 AM
00:13:49 | 750 yards | 01m 50s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/149
Overall: 0/1468
Performance: Good
Suit: QR wetsuit
Course: Serpentine swim
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Average
Time: 03:47
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:53:13 | 14.17 miles | 15.98 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/149
Overall: 0/1468
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: 2 loops. Traffic cordoned off or blocked completely. Very small hills that felt like mountains to me.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 05:06
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:34:29 | 03.11 miles | 11m 05s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/149
Overall: 0/1468
Performance: Below average
Course: Flat loop through neighborhoods. Pretty.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2011-06-12 1:32 PM

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