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Galena, Illinois
United States
Galena/Jo Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau
80F / 27C
Total Time = 1h 46m 20s
Overall Rank = 181/674
Age Group = M40-44
Age Group Rank = 28/86
Pre-race routine:

Arrived in Eagle Ridge on Thursday to have a little vacation with Beth before the actual race.
Event warmup:

Not much. Rode the shuttle over, set up the area, put on the new wetsuit and stroked out to the first buoy and back just to get a feel for it. Felt nice.
  • 10m 28s
  • 604 meters
  • 01m 44s / 100 meters

Swim felt really good in the new wetsuit. I was passing people left and right and am pretty certain no one passed me. Hit the shore and the actual time out of the water was 9:37 but then there is a good long run out to Transition.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 02m 38s

Lovely run on the gravel. Just isn't worth it, yet, to worry about flip flops, etc.
What would you do differently?:

  • 55m 24s
  • 16.8 miles
  • 18.19 mile/hr

Was really looking forward to the bike this year. I've been focusing on cadence and it really paid off. Knocked off 3 minutes on this course from last year. Potentially could have gone a bit faster on the front half, but was still trying to figure out what I was doing, with cadence, and it worked. Fastest time on this course yet.
What would you do differently?:

Push it a bit harder on the downhills on the front half.
Transition 2
  • 01m 41s

Got behind a slow person in transition and just no room to get around them. Could have potentially gotten a few more seconds faster, possibly up to 10. Other than that, a large transition and I'm happy with the performance. Considering I threw on socks. I'm actually getting pretty good at doing that.
What would you do differently?:

Maybe cut down a different aisle to get around him?
  • 36m 12s
  • 4.3 miles
  • 08m 25s  min/mile

Mercy this was hot. There is a HUGE hill that you go down and then right back up again out of T2. This thing is killer. And I killed it. But more than anything, the back 1/2 of the run was hot and no wind. I've not been able to get much heat work in because it has been so cool lately. But still, I knocked off almost 2 minutes from the same course as last year, and it was much cooler last year.
What would you do differently?:

Run harder. Pain is temporary.
Post race
Warm down:

Went straight into shade. Mercy it was hot and there just wasn't much wind at the finish line. Beth caught up to me and got me water (they really didn't have much at the finish line, just cups) and an apple and banana. Cooled down and recovered. Took at least 20+ minutes for the HR to get down though, which is odd for me. I'm assuming it was because of the heat.

What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

Love this race. Love the venue. Love the course. Love just about everything about it. Except for one thing. The results. They do not put your ranking in each section nor do they put your ranking in each against your AG. To do it, you have to cut and paste their data into an spreadsheet to do lots of mental gymnastics to figure it out. I'll do mine later, but that is the one thing about this race that bugs me. For something so well run, they have a crummy results report.

Last updated: 2012-03-26 12:00 AM
00:10:28 | 604 meters | 01m 44s / 100meters
Age Group: 17/86
Overall: 109/674
Performance: Good
Suit: New 2XU
Course: Large b. three right turns and one left into the shore.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 72F / 22C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:38
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
00:55:24 | 16.8 miles | 18.19 mile/hr
Age Group: 34/86
Overall: 187/674
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Long point to point in the hills of Galena.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:41
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:36:12 | 04.3 miles | 08m 25s  min/mile
Age Group: 37/86
Overall: 247/674
Performance: Good
Course: Very hilly course through Galena Territory at Eagle Ridge
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2012-05-21 3:39 PM

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Southern Chicago Suburbs, IL
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Subject: Galena Triathlon

2012-05-21 5:49 PM
in reply to: #4221314

Northern IL
Subject: RE: Galena Triathlon
Nice going! It's definitely a tough course.
2012-05-22 5:45 AM
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Norwalk, Connecticut
Subject: RE: Galena Triathlon

Nice work Crowny!!!  The bike racing paid off!!!


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