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Carterville, Illinois
United States
Mattoon Multisport
68F / 20C
Total Time = 1h 20m
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Breakfast was at McDonalds - some oatmeal and an egg white McMuffin, plus some milk and a latte - carbs, sugar, caffeine. Got a solid night's sleep, with a nice spaghetti dinner.

We got there a bit early, racked our bikes, set up for transitions, and registered.
Event warmup:

Relaxed a bit, some stretching, and a couple laps in the pool.
  • 10m 42s
  • 400 yards
  • 02m 41s / 100 yards

Wow, I was not ready for this pool at all. All my previous swims were in shallow lap pools, and this pool was 15' at the deep end. I'm also afraid of heights, so looking down in the deep end caused me to panic rather badly. After the first three laps, I started to close my eyes and let the lane line guide me, so I wouldn't panic. My swim was very poor, and probably at least 2min slower than it should have been.

I also haven't been in the water in close to a month, so my form was terrible and everything was rusty.
What would you do differently?:

I did not expect the panic, and it is something I will need to work on. It's purely psychological, and my master's swimming program should help when it starts next week.
Transition 1
  • 01m 53s

My first real transition, very smooth. Sat down, put on the shoes, and ready to rock. I was happy with it.
What would you do differently?:

Need to practice more, and I should use the bucket method.
  • 41m 49s
  • 14.07 miles
  • 20.25 mile/hr

All right, my strong suit. I passed about 9 people on the bike, which I found great. Average pace was north of 20mph, which was shy of my goal of 22mph, but still acceptable.
What would you do differently?:

Unfortunately, my taper rides got the best of me, and what should have been a 25mile ride on Thursday turned into a 45 mile ride with 1,700 feet of climbing, and on Friday what should have been a light spin turned into a hammerfest due to some emergency roadside issues, so I brought a little more fatigue into the event than I wanted.
I'm also too squirrely in aero, so I need to practice that.
Transition 2
  • 01m 48s

Smooth transition, happy with it. I hit the timer button a little late, so it should only be about 60 seconds.
What would you do differently?:

Bucket method.
  • 25m
  • 3 miles
  • 08m 28s  min/mile

Good run. The inital half mile was pretty poor, but overall I was happy with the effort.
What would you do differently?:

Need to do more bricks, to get used to the pain, and toughen up.
Post race
Warm down:

Gatorade, walked a bit.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Took too much fatigue into the race from the previous days.

Event comments:

I wish there was more information available. A good website and more information would go a long way to make things better.

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Last updated: 2013-04-09 12:00 AM
00:10:42 | 400 yards | 02m 41s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Bad
Course: Serpentine Pool swim, 8 laps, 25 yard length.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Bad
Breathing: Bad Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 01:53
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
00:41:49 | 14.07 miles | 20.25 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 90
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:48
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:25:00 | 03 miles | 08m 28s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: Smooth, relatievely flat.
Keeping cool Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
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] 4

2013-05-29 10:29 AM

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