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Carlyle, Illinois
United States
3 Disciplines Racing
90F / 32C
Total Time = 3h 22m 13s
Overall Rank = 90/97
Age Group = Clydesdale
Age Group Rank = 3/4
Pre-race routine:

Got up early. Ate a bagel, an orange, a couple muffins, and hydrated. Got there early and had plenty of time to set up and relax.
Event warmup:

Some stretching.
  • 32m 19s
  • 1500 meters
  • 02m 09s / 100 meters

Felt good. Stayed very relaxed and enjoyed the swim a lot. Navigation could have been better.
Transition 1
  • 03m 55s

Had to walk up to the transition area as my calves were cramping.
  • 1h 23m 59s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 17.75 mile/hr

Very good on the flats -- had a hard time with the hills. Wore down towards the end while riding in to the wind. Still, a better time than I expected.
What would you do differently?:

Train more hills!
Transition 2
  • 02m 11s

Had to take some extra time to stretch my quads.
  • 1h 19m 50s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 12m 52s  min/mile

Tough run. Had to alternate running and walking the whole way through. My quads were cramping throughout. I could improve this a lot.
What would you do differently?:

More brick training -- need to practice running while already tired. Also will do better not coming off an injury, and in cooler weather.
Post race
Event comments:

Very nice race for my first time.

Last updated: 2012-01-01 12:00 AM
00:32:19 | 1500 meters | 02m 09s / 100meters
Age Group: 2/4
Overall: 80/97
Suit: full-sleeve wetsuit
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 74F / 23C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 03:55
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
01:23:59 | 24.85 miles | 17.75 mile/hr
Age Group: 4/4
Overall: 114/97
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 73
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Bad
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:11
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
01:19:50 | 06.21 miles | 12m 52s  min/mile
Age Group: 4/4
Overall: 128/97
Performance: Bad
Course: Out and back over two causeway dams. Very hot, almost no shade. One small hill.
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2012-05-20 7:46 PM

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