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Rockford, Illinois
United States
Northern Illinois Triathlon Series
80F / 27C
Total Time = 2h 28m
Overall Rank = 16/92
Age Group = 25-29
Age Group Rank = 5/18
Pre-race routine:

Woke up, bathroom (X2), ate some toast.
Event warmup:

  • 31m 17s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 55s / 100 yards

I felt like the first lap went well but the second lap I think I lost my form and went slower. I also struggled a bit with spotting and did not swim too straight. Still need a lot of work with my swimming.
What would you do differently?:

Just need to practice more.
Transition 1
  • 03m 30s

t1 mat did not work so this is an estimate. I also accidently hit the stop button instead of lap on my garmin so that is not accurate either. T1 had a longer run up a hill so transitions were slow.
  • 1h 10m 43s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 21.08 mile/hr

Thought I would have biked a bit closer to 22mph. Felt kind of dizzy and sick to my stomch coming out of the swim, this may have had something to do with it.
What would you do differently?:

On the first half of the ride there was a tail wind and I think I could have pushed a little more.
Transition 2
  • 00m 1s

Felt like my transition was really good.
What would you do differently?:

  • 41m 38s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 06m 42s  min/mile

Thought I ran pretty well through the first 5 miles. Knew the course well and used that to my adv. I knew the first half of the course was going to be uphill and the second half mostly downhill so I crushed the hills pretty well on the first half and cruised mostly downhill on the second half.
What would you do differently?:

Last 1k or so I was even with a guy I had caught up to. I knew he was staying on my back shoulder and waiting to sprint at the end. In the end he went and I let him go. Back in my HS and college wrestling days, I would have pushed. I need to get my mental toughness back.
Post race
Warm down:


What limited your ability to perform faster:

Slow Swim.

Last updated: 2012-06-05 12:00 AM
00:31:17 | 1640 yards | 01m 55s / 100yards
Age Group: 11/18
Overall: 48/92
Performance: Below average
Suit: Xterra Vortex
Course: Two loop course in Olsen Lake.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 67F / 19C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Average Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Below average
Time: 03:30
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed:
01:10:43 | 24.85 miles | 21.08 mile/hr
Age Group: 5/18
Overall: 18/92
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Course: There and back course starting in Loves Park and heading through Caledona. Some sharp turns and a turn around.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:00.51
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:41:38 | 06.21 miles | 06m 42s  min/mile
Age Group: 3/18
Overall: 6/92
Performance: Good
Course: Hilly run around Rock Cut.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2012-06-18 2:34 PM

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Loves Park
Subject: Rockford Olympic Triathlon

2012-06-19 10:02 AM
in reply to: #4267561

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Subject: RE: Rockford Olympic Triathlon

Nice job especially on the run.  I guess knowing that course helps.  I had no idea it was gonna be so hilly and mentally would have been better had I known exactly where the hills were.

You are doing IMWI also right?

bigpaps - 2012-06-18 2:34 PM

2012-06-19 10:39 PM
in reply to: #4267561

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Loves Park
Subject: RE: Rockford Olympic Triathlon
Nice job to you too! Knowing the run course definatly helped quite a bit....and yes, Ill be doing IMWI with ya!
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