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Baxter, Minnesota
United States
Baxter Kiwanis Club
60sF / 0C
Overcast
Total Time = 1h 30m 8s
Overall Rank = 45/310
Age Group = M50-54
Age Group Rank = 4/14
Pre-race routine:

We stayed at Scott's as usual on Sat and drove up on Sun. We just missed getting to park in the lot but we were on the road across from the lot so still right by transition. Honey Nut Cheerios at Scott's, gatorade on drive up to Baxter. Banana after we got there and I got set up. Gel right before swim. .
Event warmup:

Good warmups for all s/b/r. Some guy went down on his bike pre-race, ambulance came. We saw him after the race, nothing major. My left knee (bad one) was a little sore right when we got there but fine during warmups and race.
Swim
  • 15m 44s
  • 880 yards
  • 01m 47s / 100 yards
Comments:

Wave 3, I started in the middle. A little jostling early but nothing bad. Swim felt good, good job sighting and breathing. I drafter a little right away but after the first turn did not find any feet. I'm not swimming as much this year with my short course focus so pleased with my swim.
What would you do differently?:

nada
Transition 1
  • 01m 19s
Comments:

No issues in T1, 3rd in AG +8 sec.
What would you do differently?:

Somewhere after exiting water way I lost my nose plugs. It happens about 75% of my races.
Bike
  • 45m 7s
  • 17.3 miles
  • 23.01 mile/hr
Comments:

I road hard on the bike. Perfect conditions, very little breeze, mostly smooth roads. This is a pr bike split by speed for a race and/or time trial.
What would you do differently?:

nada
Transition 2
  • 00m 50s
Comments:

Decent T2, no major issues. 4th in AG +9 sec. I did have some troubles getting my Garmin on my wrist. This is a new wrist strap as I haven't found my old one after our Bemidji trip. I don't know if that was a factor or not.
What would you do differently?:

I need to find my old wrist strap or figure out what is different with my new one.
Run
  • 27m 11s
  • 3.9 miles
  • 06m 58s  min/mile
Comments:

I was hoping for a 6:50 pace or so based on how I did at Chisago and the fact that I have been able to run more recently. Officially I just got under 7s at 6:59. Not close to the 6:32 I had here in 2009 but still adequate with my knee and run training issues.
Post race
Warm down:

Grabbed a cookie and some water. I had passed Scoot just before mile 2, he picked up his pave on 2nd half of run and finished less than 2 minutes behind me. Found Barb and chatted with a guy with a golden retriever. I went and changed right away and then cleared out of transition. We stayed for wards/door prizes, Scott got a $50 gift certificate at Eric's.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Very modest run training and not as much swim training as well.

Event comments:

There were some wicked fast guys in my AG, top 2 finished 5th and 6th overall and neither was Charlie Roach. I finished 8 sec faster than last time here (2009, missed last year due to knee injury). PR bike speed for any race, so very happy with that. Fine with overall time based on my training and physical limitations. Even with my 6:32 pace from 2009 I would have finished in 4th place in AG. With this time last year I would have 2nd in AG, so it all depends on who shows up as far as podium positions.

Good job by race organizers, plenty of volunteers, water stations, good food, etc.




Last updated: 2011-08-31 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:15:44 | 880 yards | 01m 47s / 100yards
Age Group: 5/14
Overall: 121/310
Performance: Good
Suit: Desoto Black Pearl
Course: I thought it was a triangle but it was more of a rectangle. Into sun on way back in.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
T1
Time: 01:19
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed: Good
Biking
00:45:07 | 17.3 miles | 23.01 mile/hr
Age Group: 5/14
Overall: 36/310
Performance: Good
Avg HR was between 149-157 per mile with a 153 avg for the bike. Garmin had distance at 17.07 and speed at 22.9 mph
Wind: None
Course: Good roads except for short stretch towards the end which was very rough.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 94
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 00:50
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
Running
00:27:11 | 03.9 miles | 06m 58s  min/mile
Age Group: 3/14
Overall: 43/310
Performance: Good
Garmin data 1 - 7:07 - 159 2 - 7:07 - 163 3 - 7:03 - 165 .86 - 6:49 - 169
Course: Flat, thru residential neighborhoods, shaded, nice course.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
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] 4

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2011-08-31 4:42 PM
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Subject: RE: Lakes Country Triathlon
Nice race, and you are right that a lot depends on who shows up on race day.  It is great that you are not having knee issues now.  BTW, we had the EXACT same bike split at 45:07 - how weird is that?
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