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Oak Grove, Minnesota
United States
MinneMan Triathlon
74F / 23C
Total Time = 1h 34m 27s
Overall Rank = 250/373
Age Group = 20-24
Age Group Rank = 3/9
Pre-race routine:

Up at 5:45am, left at 6am, ate bagel with peanut butter on the way to the site, walked my bike & stuff to the transition area, set up, waited for the rain/thunderstorm to pass. Found out I had forgotten my HRM.
Event warmup:

Walked around in the lake for a minute.
  • 13m 35s
  • 528 yards
  • 02m 34s / 100 yards

The water was very shallow and hard to stay on track - I kept floating away from the buoys even though I was swimming toward them
What would you do differently?:

Do at least one open water swim before my first triathlon, practice running and the dolphin in the water ahead of time. Stay more relaxed - I couldn't breathe for part of it.
Transition 1
  • 05m 41s

I had a really long transition time - trying to get everything on and catching my breath from the swim. I had to stop to get on the bike and clip in.
What would you do differently?:

Practice my transition so I have more of a routine. Practice getting in & out of my pedals while moving.
  • 45m 50s
  • 13 miles
  • 17.02 mile/hr

I did really well on the bike segment - had an energy bar while biking and made myself drink a whole bottle of water - which made the run much easier! I biked faster than I have biked in training. I passed alot of people, which made up for the bad swim. I could have probably biked faster, but didn't want to be dead on the run.
What would you do differently?:

Train at a faster pace and practice getting out of my shoes while moving on the bike. Remember to put on my HRM, not just my Polar watch.
Transition 2
  • 02m 58s

Not too bad, I messed around for a while trying to get everything together.
What would you do differently?:

Practice getting out of my shoes while riding. Practice my transitions.
  • 26m 25s
  • 3 miles
  • 08m 49s  min/mile

The run went well. I couldn't tell how fast I was running at first because my legs were jello, but picked up the pace after about 5 minutes. I tried drinking a glass of powerade from the water station but it ended up all over my face!
What would you do differently?:

Do more bike-run brick training. Don't drink powerade while running. Stick to water - pour it on my head. Remember my HRM - I think it would've helped, especially at the start of the run!
Post race
Warm down:

Walked over to my BTers and waited for Steve to come in - he was 2 waves behind me.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Practicing transitions. I need to train at a faster pace on the swim, bike, and run.

Event comments:

The race overall was well run. The volunteers and police were very helpful and cheered us on! This was a great race for first-timers! They had lots and lots of food and powerade afterwards!

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Last updated: 2006-04-17 12:00 AM
00:13:35 | 528 yards | 02m 34s / 100yards
Age Group: 9/9
Overall: 300/373
Performance: Average
Suit: Sports bra & tri shorts
Course: out and back - water is really shallow, had a hard time running in it, but it was warm!
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 77F / 25C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Good
Waves: Average Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Average
Time: 05:41
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:45:50 | 13 miles | 17.02 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/9
Overall: 243/373
Performance: Good
Wind: Headwind
Course: Flat and smooth, just a little rough for about 3 blocks. 2 small hills to climb. Had a small headwind for a while, but it was a beautiful morning for the ride.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:58
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:26:25 | 03 miles | 08m 49s  min/mile
Age Group: 2/9
Overall: 152/373
Performance: Good
Course: Flat out-and-back course - out for 1.5 miles and back in for 1.5 miles
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

2006-07-05 12:10 AM

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Subject: MinneMan Sprint

2006-07-05 11:37 AM
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molto veloce mama
Subject: RE: MinneMan Sprint
go nora! you look awesome in your pictures! congrats on a great first (outdoor) tri!!!
2006-07-05 12:50 PM
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Delano, MN
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Great job Nora! No you did not scare me off with the big hug. I was so pumped up I could have hugged the whole world! If I heard right I thing you won your age group in the novice division! You were awesome! What's up next?
2006-07-05 9:33 PM
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Eden Prairie, MN
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Way to go, Nora! Did I hear your name called during the award ceremony? If so, pretty damn good for your first tri!

Sorry I missed meeting you - I saw Sal and Autumn, but missed everyone else. Maybe next time!

2006-07-06 5:11 AM
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A farming town in MN
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Nora, awesome!  Especially for your 1st tri.  You did great.  So, I'll ask too.  What's next?  Square Lake?  St. Croix?  Have a great week...
2006-07-11 10:42 AM
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Dayton, Minnesota
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Congratulations Nora!! What a great race! I wish I would have been there with the group!

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