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Batavia, Illinois
United States
Multisport Madness Triathlon Club
55F / 13C
Total Time = 1h 37m 7s
Overall Rank = 213/410
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 48/65
Pre-race routine:

1/2 wheat bagel with peanut butter, plus banana performance shake with water.
  • 07m 11s
  • 437 yards
  • 01m 38s / 100 yards

The water was so friggin cold I probably won't see parts of my body for a week. This was due to a triple witching of recent cold weather, rain, and the City of Batavia running the well to put some water in the quarry. Couldn't breathe or put my face in the water for the first 200m. When I aclimated for the second lap, it was so crowded that I was crawling all over people and just decided to take it easy.
What would you do differently?:

Take the outside lane, like I was told to do by my coach!
Transition 1
  • 04m 24s

Overall pretty smooth. Long distance to transition area. Socks and base layer a little sticky, but pretty good. Forgot to put bike shorts on, but turned out I didn't need them anyway. Just glad to be out of the water! Sucked down a powergel and off I went.
What would you do differently?:

Not much. It went pretty smooth.
  • 46m 38s
  • 14.6 miles
  • 18.78 mile/hr

Felt like I was flying. Higher cadence really paid off. Passed a lot of people on tri bikes and felt pretty good about it. Passed many more than passed me. Ran with a couple of guys on tri bikes that kept pace with me on flats, ran a little faster on decents, and I was stronger on inclines. Hill training paid off and was able to finish out ahead of my buds in the end.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. Cadence and shifting were great and even though the pace was harder than solo, felt great at end.
Transition 2
  • 02m 18s

Very smooth transition. Fast in/out. Sucked down another powergel with water and felt sloshy for the first 1/4 mile.
What would you do differently?:

Start running in the right direction out of the transition. Cost me about 20 seconds on the run.
  • 36m 46s
  • 4.4 miles
  • 08m 22s  min/mile

Legs sluggish and feet/inner thighs tight for first 1/2 mile. Thought I started about 10 minute pace but reached 1 mile in 9 minutes. Felt great through rest of run. No heavy breathing! Guess I sandbagged the run a little.
What would you do differently?:

Push a little harder after mile 1. I had plenty of energy left at end of race and could have probably finished a minute or 2 faster.
Post race
Warm down:

Walk, stretch hamstrings/quads.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Cold water and lane selection in swim, taking a little too comfortable pace on the last 3 miles of the run.

Event comments:

Traffic control, drink stations, and volunteers were awesome. Pretty well organized. The swim portion was a disaster with the water temperature and sandbars, but it turned out for the best. Nobody drowned as a result.

Last updated: 2006-05-15 12:00 AM
00:07:11 | 437 yards | 01m 38s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/65
Overall: 196/410
Performance: Below average
Suit: Shorts
Course: 2 laps around a shallow public swimming area. You could swim about 2/3 of it if you stay on the inside "lane", otherwise you could walk nearly half of the swim.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 62F / 17C Current: Low
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Bad Drafting: Bad
Waves: Average Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 04:24
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:46:38 | 14.6 miles | 18.78 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/65
Overall: 144/410
Wind: Some
Course: Pretty flat and smooth. Minimal hills
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 85
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:18
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:36:46 | 04.4 miles | 08m 22s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/65
Overall: 0/410
Performance: Average
Course: Up west side of river and back on east side. Flat.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
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? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2006-06-12 11:26 PM

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