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MinneMan Triathlon - Sprint Course - TriathlonSprint

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Oak Grove, Minnesota
United States
OptumHealth Performance
78F / 26C
Total Time = 1h 20m 37s
Overall Rank = 68/320
Age Group = M45-49
Age Group Rank = 6/21
Pre-race routine:

Stop drinking 2.5 hours before race. banana. kid sports bar as kids won't eat them. Check bike.
Event warmup:

Listen to chatty rackmate. Go for a spin. Practice dolphin dives.
  • 14m 12s
  • 880 yards
  • 01m 37s / 100 yards

Lots of dolphin diving.
What would you do differently?:

Do a couple more dolphin dives and do more on the way in too. Sight more often on the way back in.
Transition 1
  • 02m 52s

Ran to wrong rack. Ran great with bike, but then had trouble getting on bike?!
What would you do differently?:

Bright colored towel? I've never lost a bike before. Also walk through and visualize transition.
  • 37m 44s
  • 13.3 miles
  • 21.15 mile/hr

Pushed hard because I figured my legs could hold together for the run as we weren't dealing with hills.
What would you do differently?:

Read the situation better. It got pretty hairy passing because they person you were passing was passing someone else and so on.
Transition 2
  • 02m 13s

Racked bike on same wrong rack. How could I do that? figured it out, but wasted at least a minute here.
What would you do differently?:

Remember where I parked the bike.
  • 23m 38s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 07m 37s  min/mile

Wanted to go faster, but legs needed to warm up. Side ache. Then about 1/2 way I was able to start picking up speed.
What would you do differently?:

No socks. I've not been comfortable with the idea, but ran without them this morning (Sunday) and it worked fine for a reasonable distance.
Post race
Warm down:

Waded into water. Massage. Breakfast burrito. Coca-Cola on the way home.

What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

So very close! I need to work on my transition.

Last updated: 2012-07-01 12:00 AM
00:14:12 | 880 yards | 01m 37s / 100yards
Age Group: 9/21
Overall: 85/320
Performance: Good
Suit: Full
Course: square
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 78F / 26C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 02:52
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:37:44 | 13.3 miles | 21.15 mile/hr
Age Group: 5/21
Overall: 51/320
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Lots o' corners. Super flat compared to other courses. One part on a bike path was pretty scary.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:13
Overall: Bad
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Bad
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Bad
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
00:23:38 | 03.1 miles | 07m 37s  min/mile
Age Group: 5/21
Overall: 74/320
Performance: Good
Course: Out and back.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
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

2012-07-01 3:07 PM

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Subject: MinneMan Triathlon - Sprint Course

2012-07-03 7:16 PM
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Subject: RE: MinneMan Triathlon - Sprint Course
Nice right up - It was fun to meet you and your other chatty rackmates 
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