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Wolf Creek Sprint Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Windsor, Illinois
United States
Mattoon Beach Multisport
70sF / 0C
Total Time = 1h 04m 24s
Overall Rank = 47/80
Age Group = Clydesdale
Age Group Rank = 1/5
Pre-race routine:

Had trouble finding the race location. Arrived with just enough time to pump up tires, check in, set-up, and attend the pre-race meeting.
Event warmup:

  • 09m 35s
  • 440 yards
  • 02m 11s / 100 yards

I actually was #1 in my division in the swim. That tells you how poor clydesdales must swim. I kept saying to myself "long and strong, long and strong." It seemed to keep me focused. I had some trouble around the first bouy. It was very crowded. I felt some fatigue the last 150 yards. The swim time included a fairly long run from the beach to the transition. That may account for a slower time than is standard for me of late.
What would you do differently?:

Need to swim longer sets in the pool.
Transition 1
  • 01m 23s

I felt the extra seconds in T1 to be worth it. I used my wetsuit and am glad I did for the bouyancy. Total Immersion technique and a wetsuit = solid combo for me. New tri shoes worked great. Start of the bike was up a slight hill. Difficult 1st 1/4 mile but that was expected.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing really.
  • 30m 34s
  • 9.2 miles
  • 18.06 mile/hr

I have shown some improvement on the bike but it is still my weak point. I am improving but have plenty of room to do better here. That is a good thing - I enjoy riding. My solid performance in this race is due in large part to a short bike course.
What would you do differently?:

Need more saddle time.
Transition 2
  • 00m

Time included as part of the bike. I had a great T2! I was out in a flash!
What would you do differently?:

  • 22m 49s
  • 3 miles
  • 07m 37s  min/mile

I had a GREAT run! I was only second in my division by .5 seconds. I was in da ZONE! I passed the guy who got second in my division during the final mile. This same guy smoked me during the 1st race of 2006. My new and improved bike position left my legs in great shape for the run (thank you CHAVEZE!)
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. Continue with the brick workouts.
Post race
Warm down:

I get dry heaves sometimes after a race. For some dumb reason, I ran into the park out house to pee right after the race. The smell and my normal dry heaves drove me to the edge. I almost puked! Bad decision on my part.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Cycling performance.

Event comments:

The directors did a much better job with this race. Congrats guys!!!! And thanks!

Got to race with ONESLOWDOC, TLILIS, and GENNX. Enjoyed the Bt-er's! They were encouraging along the race course and super to hang out with after the race. ALL of us got hardware in some tight and competitive divisions. Go Team BT!

Last updated: 2006-04-17 12:00 AM
00:09:35 | 440 yards | 02m 11s / 100yards
Age Group: 1/5
Overall: 0/80
Performance: Average
Suit: Sleeveless
Course: Lake swim. Visablilty was zero.
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Below average
Time: 01:23
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Below average
00:30:34 | 9.2 miles | 18.06 mile/hr
Age Group: 3/5
Overall: 0/80
Wind: Headwind
Course: Time includes T2. Out and back. The road was ruff but well marked with volunteers and signs. No dogs. The bike course was actully short (not 10 but 9.2 miles according to my GPS). There were a few hills but nothing too difficult.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence: 88
Turns: Average Cornering:
Gear changes: Average Hills: Below average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 00:00
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:22:49 | 03 miles | 07m 37s  min/mile
Age Group: 2/5
Overall: 0/80
Performance: Good
Course: Weird kinda out and back but not really.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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? No
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2006-06-11 9:32 AM

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Central, IL
Subject: Wolf Creek Sprint Triathlon

2006-06-11 10:22 AM
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Peoria, Arizona
Subject: RE: Wolf Creek Sprint Triathlon

Congratulations on the Hardware, John!  Looks like you had an AWESOME race yesterday.  First out of the water, first in AG, I wouldn't have been able to keep up with you Yesterday!

I tend to have the same post race problem as you.  But if the heaves happen, I know I've given my best effort -- Kind of my measuring stick.  Gross, I know

Thanks for the great inspiration you are to me and the other BT'ers.  You keep us all motivated to do our best. 

Congrats again on a great race! 

2006-06-11 1:07 PM
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Little Rock, AR
Subject: RE: Wolf Creek Sprint Triathlon

nice race report! Great splits on your miles and congrats on the excellent swim!! I was wondering about the bike course ... it went pretty fast for me, almost too fast to be a true 10 miles!

 I'm anxious to see the "official" results, I don't have fancy enough gadgets to keep accurate track of my own splits, but I'm just concerned because on the plywood board they had my name last as #84 but I most definitely was not last - there were quite a few people behind me on the bike and the run, and I only got passed twice on the run.  I'll just assume they got their slips from the racing bibs out of order and my chip time will reveal me to not be last

2006-06-11 5:44 PM
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Joplin, MO
Subject: RE: Wolf Creek Sprint Triathlon

Very nice! Congrats on first place in your division.

You're racing like you're an old pro. Keep up the good work!

2006-06-11 9:24 PM
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Central Illinois
Subject: RE: Wolf Creek Sprint Triathlon
Great race report and great race.  BT is a great site and people like you keep it that way.  I look forward to the next race.
2006-06-12 9:31 AM
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A farming town in MN
Subject: RE: Wolf Creek Sprint Triathlon

Hardware!  Hardware!  Cool...does that make you an 'elite' Clydesdale?  Awesome race...

2006-06-12 10:25 AM
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Gold member
Subject: RE: Wolf Creek Sprint Triathlon
AWESOME!!! Congrats on the hardware..that is so COOL!!!
2006-06-12 5:34 PM
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Williamston, Michigan
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Subject: RE: Wolf Creek Sprint Triathlon
AWESOME JOB Jonh(  Congratulations.  Can you teach me to run????  Hope you had a great time !!  How could you NOT have a graet time comingin FIRST
2006-06-12 8:19 PM
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Bay Area, CA
Subject: RE: Wolf Creek Sprint Triathlon
You ran 7:37 min miles?? Can I borrow your legs for my next race?  Seriously, great job!
2006-06-13 5:08 AM
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Extreme Veteran
New Zealand
Subject: RE: Wolf Creek Sprint Triathlon
Awesome job John!!  You know you could get some extra miles in training for Le Race ;-) you did say you wanted to come to NZ
2006-06-14 7:01 AM
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Centreville, MD
Subject: RE: Wolf Creek Sprint Triathlon
Nice race!  Sounds like the hard TI work in the pool is paying off!

2006-06-14 10:22 AM
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San Diego
Subject: RE: Wolf Creek Sprint Triathlon
Nice! Hardware! Fast run! Stellar!! I'm impressed!
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