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Neoga, Illinois
United States
Mattoon Beach Multisport
52F / 11C
Total Time = 1h 23m
Overall Rank = 46/78
Age Group = Clydesdale
Age Group Rank = 4/9
Pre-race routine:

Drank some protein mix with water.
Event warmup:

Survival. It was about 50 degrees out! I did put my feet in the water.
  • 06m
  • 440 yards
  • 01m 22s / 100 yards

Cold! Just plain cold. Large boulder-type rocks as the start. Struggled some with my form but it was expected. Did I mention it was cold?
What would you do differently?:

Not jump in the water when the air and water temp are freezing!
Transition 1
  • 02m 51s

Lousey transition. Long run from the beach. Could not feel my hands. My arms were frozen stiff and felt like flippers. Had trouble getting out of wetsuit and over shock from the cold water.
What would you do differently?:

Stay home.
  • 45m
  • 13 miles
  • 17.33 mile/hr

Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! I stettle in faily quickly and did not get passed after the 1st mile.
What would you do differently?:

Stay home.
Transition 2
  • 01m 12s

Not a bad transition.
What would you do differently?:

  • 26m 51s
  • 3 miles
  • 08m 57s  min/mile

Felt comfortable. Did not get passed. Wet and Cold.
What would you do differently?:

Need to do more bricks!
Post race
Warm down:

Sheltered inside my car.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Weather and weight.

Event comments:

The race directors may have had the best of intentions but they were less than orgainzed. The course was fine but the pre and post race food and activities were minimal. Who wants to eat cold pizza after an effort like a triathlon? Coffee or hot choc. would have been great!

Then again, God Bless anyone who will take on the challenge and responsibility of producing a tri!

Last updated: 2006-04-17 12:00 AM
00:06:00 | 440 yards | 01m 22s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/9
Overall: 0/78
Performance: Average
Suit: Sleeveless wetsuit
Course: Lake swim. Course was less than 1/4 mile.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 52F / 11C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 02:51
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Bad Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:45:00 | 13 miles | 17.33 mile/hr
Age Group: 4/9
Overall: 0/78
Wind: Little
Course: Bike course was 13+ miles not 12 miles as advertised. Rain, mild wind, and very small hills combined to make the ride a challenge, for me. Felt strong and held my own on the bike but nothing special. Did not feel real confident riding on an unclosed, wet road, during a cold rain.
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence: 85+
Turns: Average Cornering:
Gear changes: Good Hills: Bad
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:12
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:26:51 | 03 miles | 08m 57s  min/mile
Age Group: 5/9
Overall: 0/78
Performance: Below average
Course: Out and back.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? No
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? No
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Bad
Race evaluation [1-5] 2

2006-05-13 8:33 PM

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Central, IL
Subject: Mutisport Mayhem Triathlon

2006-05-14 8:04 AM
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Orange, Massachusetts
Subject: RE: Mutisport Mayhem Triathlon

Whew!  Water temp at 52 degrees, that builds character!  Well, at least you went from "stay home" to "nothing" to "need to do more bricks" in your evaluation of what you'd do differently, so I'm guessing you got more into the race as you went along.  Congrats on getting out there and doing it...a lot of people would have stayed home!


2006-05-14 1:50 PM
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Peoria, Arizona
Subject: RE: Mutisport Mayhem Triathlon

Great Job!   Way to hang in there --- When the going gets tough the tough do it!   You proved you're tough today!

52 degrees water -- brrr -- bravge man to get in that --- glad you had a wetsuit -- but bet you wish it had sleeves!


Keep on doing great man!



2006-05-14 2:13 PM
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Williamston, Michigan
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Subject: RE: Mutisport Mayhem Triathlon
Great Job John...whew doggie thats some COLD water.  I would have gottne hypothermia!!  Hope you had fun tho
2006-05-14 2:39 PM
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Central Illinois
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This man is tops!! He even stayed behind for the cerimonies, and let me hang with him in his van to warmup. This guy is all about support.
I'm not sure you mentioned the "painful" rain (that felt like hail) during the bike, or the wind on the run that completely numbed the legs.

Edited by oneslowdoc 2006-05-14 2:41 PM
2006-05-14 9:19 PM
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Brrrrr.....ya big baby.  You KNOW I'm kidding.  Great must have been a cold freakin' swim if you couldn't feel your arms when you got out!  Way to stick it, have some cocoa. 

2006-05-15 12:24 AM
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Way to stick it out. Great Job
2006-05-15 10:35 AM
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Fairport, NY
Subject: RE: Mutisport Mayhem Triathlon
Wow. That's some character building there. Nice job in tough conditions!
2006-05-19 1:38 PM
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Subject: RE: Mutisport Mayhem Triathlon
Good job on finishing a race on a tough day.

The water was actually hovering around -60+ degrees, a few people (crazy people) did the swim with no wetsuits.. One guy with nothing but a little bitty Speedo. We actually shortened the swim due to the adverse conditions. The rocks on the swim need to be taken care of for sure! If you take a look at the race website, the bike is listed at 13 miles. You may have been thinking of Wolf Creek which is listed at 10 miles and is a more of a closed course. Like I said in another post about the race, unfortunately a handful of volunteers didn’t make it out on our beautiful race day so we did the best we could with the resources that we had. What most people didn’t know was that our finish line chip timer stopped working after 30 or so chips went across… fortunately we had a good backup… it was a little slower and manual but we were able to provide the results at 11:30am. I would have loved some coffee or hot chocolate myself… I was freezing… but there were several cases of water and soda in the pavilion.

Edited by wetri 2006-05-19 1:41 PM
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