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Splash, Pedal, Dash Triathlon & Dash, Pedal, Dash Duathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Schaumburg, Illinois
United States
Schaumburg Park District
82F / 28C
Total Time = 2h 00m 59s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 30/34
Pre-race routine:

Early start since race start at 6:30 and about an hour drive. Ate on the road, 1 cup of coffee
  • 09m 56s
  • 437 yards
  • 02m 16s / 100 yards

Pool start. Was not too chaotic during the swim as plenty of room between lane lines. Some bunching at turns. The worst part was the line up for the start. Based on numbers but people were all over the place.
What would you do differently?:

Not much, typical swim for me.
Transition 1
  • 03m 40s

Was pretty far away from the bike out portion of the transition area. Ran with the bike. A little dizzy.
What would you do differently?:

Need to think about earplugs on the swim
  • 55m 6s
  • 15 miles
  • 16.33 mile/hr

One one hand was first race with the clipless pedals and I did better than my Tri last month. There were some hills that still wreck me. At one point, I got something stuck in front fork making a godawful noise so I had to stop to check out the bike. Lost probably 2 minutes. Turns out was a GEL pack someone had discarded. Still not hitting times I hit last year in some races.
What would you do differently?:

More trainging esp on hills. More time in Aero
Transition 2
  • 03m 36s

Was first time had to change from bike shoes so did ok I think.
What would you do differently?:

  • 48m 44s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 15m 40s  min/mile

Was bad. Had my hurt ankle and it was acting up a bit. Also they ran out of water on the run and I was HOT. I still am not improving and it's really discouraging.
What would you do differently?:

In hindsight I probably should not have raced as my ankle is really hurting me now.
Post race
Warm down:

Stretch and walk around

Event comments:

I'm glad I did this race but they have lots to work on. First, there was ZERO communication leading up to the event from the organizers. Second, there were 4 water stops on the bike which is NUTS for a Sprint and only 1 on the RUN. That 1 on the RUN ran out of water, when it was probably most needed.

Last updated: 2011-06-09 12:00 AM
00:09:56 | 437 yards | 02m 16s / 100yards
Age Group: 25/34
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Suit: Swim Shirt/Tri Shorts
Course: Lanes in pool. Seperated by good lane lines. Swim under ropes between.
Start type: Dive Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 03:40
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:55:06 | 15 miles | 16.33 mile/hr
Age Group: 25/34
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Course: Pretty decent course through area neighborhoods.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 95
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Below average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Too much
Time: 03:36
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Below average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:48:44 | 03.11 miles | 15m 40s  min/mile
Age Group: 32/34
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Course: Fairly flat through neighborhoods in Schaumburg.
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? No
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 2

2011-07-11 10:00 AM

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Subject: Splash, Pedal, Dash Triathlon & Dash, Pedal, Dash Duathlon

2011-08-16 11:44 AM
in reply to: #3590298

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Subject: RE: Splash, Pedal, Dash Triathlon & Dash, Pedal, Dash Duathlon
i agree re: water on the bike stops.  i wasn't going to stop on my bike for water- i'd never be able to get back on!!  definitely needed more water on the run, but was grateful for people who were out watering their lawn giving me a spray!
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