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Chisago City, Minnesota
United States
Midwest Sports Events
85F / 29C
Overcast
Total Time = 5h 53m 48s
Overall Rank = 299/528
Age Group = 45-49 Men
Age Group Rank = 25/44
Pre-race routine:

Got up at 4:30AM. Two scoops of Perpetuem. 1 banana. 1 cup coffee. Left at 5AM for Chisago City.
Event warmup:

None.
Swim
  • 40m 50s
  • 2112 yards
  • 01m 56s / 100 yards
Comments:

fine. sighting was good. Kept with group.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing really. Not too fast, not too slow.
Transition 1
  • 02m 43s
Comments:

Took it easy during T1. Didn't want to forget stuff and needed to regain composure. Not upset about time.
What would you do differently?:

With experience, I should be able to these a bit faster.
Bike
  • 3h 09m 11s
  • 56 miles
  • 17.76 mile/hr
Comments:

A little disappointed I didn't get in under 3 hours, but that was probably unrealistic.

Somewhat comic note: Got stung about 6 times by same yellow jacket when it got inside my tri top. Good thing I'm not allergic. (Got stung before race started as well.) He's dead now. I'm not.
Transition 2
  • 03m 22s
Comments:

pretty slow. Not sure that is a problem. Again, needed to compose myself.


Run
  • 1h 57m 41s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 08m 59s  min/mile
Comments:

Took off a little too fast, but felt right. Then heat got to me.
At the suggestion of friend, put ice down tri top at every opportunity. Helped.
What would you do differently?:

Try to take less time walking through water stops. Stop later, start running again sooner.
Post race
Warm down:

Saw some friends. Chatted. Ate a lot. Had a beer.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Being 49 years old!!! Not yet enough bike miles.

Event comments:

The number of water stations during the run was OUTSTANDING! It was necessary, but you usually don't get this. People putting out sprinklers for the runners was much appreciated. Thank you!




Last updated: 2011-12-20 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:40:50 | 2112 yards | 01m 56s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/44
Overall: 0/528
Performance: Average
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/202059821
Suit: full sleeve xterra
Course: triangle.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 78F / 26C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding:
T1
Time: 02:43
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
No
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
Biking
03:09:11 | 56 miles | 17.76 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/44
Overall: 0/528
Performance: Average
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/202059859
Wind: Some
Course: Figure 8. Very smooth and fast at beginning, then about mile 20, the worst road in terms of ruts I've ever been on. Then hilly. End a bit more like beginning, but tired by then.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence: 88
Turns: Good Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 03:22
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
Running
01:57:41 | 13.1 miles | 08m 59s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/44
Overall: 0/528
Performance: Average
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/202059894
Course: open sunny, moderately hilly.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

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2012-07-22 9:07 PM

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2012-07-22 9:53 PM
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Welcome to ultra endurance events Chris! Nice race, smart decisions. Be proud and enjoy! Smile
2012-07-22 10:47 PM
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that sucks about the bee stings.  There are enough possible things to go wrong at a HIM then to have to deal with that.  

 

way to have a good attitude about it.

2012-07-23 5:31 AM
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Great race Chris, congratulations! Not bad for a stung 49 yo...
2012-07-23 7:29 AM
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Great race and good report. Yellow jackets? You must smell like flowers when you sweat.Laughing
2012-07-23 9:32 AM
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Nice race, and great run! The heat was ridiculous out there, but it looks like you didn't struggle with it too badly.

I had the bee in my trisuit problem last race. Not fun!


2012-07-23 11:21 AM
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Solid race! Sounds like you executed your plan well despite a vigilante bee.
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