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Graniteman - TriathlonSprint

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St Cloud, Minnesota
United States
75F / 24C
Total Time = 1h 20m 58s
Overall Rank = 59/283
Age Group = 40-49
Age Group Rank = 14/45
Pre-race routine:

Blended a Banana/Heed/Sustained Energy shake and consumed 3 hrs pre-race.
Event warmup:

Swam a little.
  • 11m 4s
  • 600 yards
  • 01m 50s / 100 yards

Thought this leg went OK, but pace was a bit off. Perhaps the course was long or I didn't give 'er enough, not sure. Certainly felt good coming out.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 01m 32s

T1 went well
What would you do differently?:

  • 44m 39s
  • 15 miles
  • 20.16 mile/hr

Really need to work on this facet. Things are getting better, but improvement is slow.
What would you do differently?:

Ride faster!
Transition 2
  • 00m 54s

T2 went great
  • 22m 50s
  • 3 miles
  • 07m 37s  min/mile

Run didn't go too badly. Hammer prods seemed to keep my guts out of trouble.
What would you do differently?:

Run faster, of course.
Post race
Warm down:

Hung out in the shade and waited for Ian to arrive.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Still learning the fine line of leaving something on the bike and bonking badly on the run. Still erring on the side of caution and probably am leaving a bit on the bike.

Event comments:

Overall a decent finish for my 3rd tri ever.

Last updated: 2006-04-26 12:00 AM
00:11:04 | 600 yards | 01m 50s / 100yards
Age Group: 10/45
Overall: 66/283
Performance: Average
Suit: Sleevless tri suit
Course: Straight out and back divided the entire distance by 'noodles. Keep the noodles to the right, round the end buoy and head back home
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 75F / 24C Current:
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Bad
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:32
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:44:39 | 15 miles | 20.16 mile/hr
Age Group: 20/45
Overall: 81/283
Performance: Below average
Wind: Strong
Course: Big loop on county roads. Roads were in good condition and corners were swept.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 00:54
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:22:50 | 03 miles | 07m 37s  min/mile
Age Group: 10/45
Overall: 64/283
Performance: Below average
Course: Pretty flat out and back
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
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] 3

2006-07-09 2:34 PM

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Subject: Graniteman

2006-07-11 6:58 AM
in reply to: #477040

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Subject: RE: Graniteman
Nice Race!

You could probably squeeze a bit more out of the bike without worrying about the run. A rule of thumb is that if you lose more than 10% in time between a normal running race and your running time in a particular tri, you either need more bike training or you pushed too hard on the bike.
2006-07-11 7:06 AM
in reply to: #477040

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Subject: RE: Graniteman
Since this is my first tri season, I haven't really had a chance to compare runs year to there any other way to know if I've left too much on the bike? Perhaps compare the run pace to a normal zone 3 or 4 running pace?
2006-07-11 2:27 PM
in reply to: #477040

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Subject: RE: Graniteman
Compare your tri run with a run of the same distance that was not preceeded by a bike and swim. I really didn't explain that very well.
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