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Springfield, Illinois
United States
Bill Winberg
95F / 35C
Sunny
Total Time = 1h 23m 25s
Overall Rank = 117/215
Age Group = Clyd.
Age Group Rank = 9/10
Pre-race routine:

I woke up 15 min. early (before my alarm was set to go off) with the song, "So you had a bad day" playing in my head. NOT a good sign. I ate a breakfast bar and drank some water. I filled my camelback up with icey water and drove to the race (1/2 hr away).
Event warmup:

I watched the Olympic distance race start. No warm-up. I was already sweating.
Swim
  • 12m 59s
  • 500 yards
  • 02m 36s / 100 yards
Comments:

There must have been some current on the way out. I really struggled more than usual but did not lose confidence. The trip back was fine.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing.
Transition 1
  • 01m 26s
Comments:

I lost my timing chip. I figured it was at the bottom of the lake as I prepared for the bike. ...then some lady ran up to me with the band and chip. She even scanned the chip at the transition for me. Very nice!
What would you do differently?:

Nothing.
Bike
  • 37m 35s
  • 12 miles
  • 19.16 mile/hr
Comments:

I pretty much worked on my biking during the last month. It payed dividends here but I suffered on the swim and run as a result. Balance! I am pleased with my overall biking.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing.
Transition 2
  • 01m 12s
Comments:

I forgot my race # as I left the transition area. I figured I'd be DQ'd but I wasn't. Just a brain fart! I got my camelback out of my cooler before I left. No prob.
What would you do differently?:

Remember my race #.
Run
  • 30m 23s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 09m 48s  min/mile
Comments:

HOT. Hot. hot. Nasty hot. I fell apart. The run is almost ALWAYS my strength. NOT today. I crumbled. I jogged the whole thing and felt one second away from throwing up during most of the effort. (I didn't).
What would you do differently?:

Realize I don't handle the heat well and either try to acclimate more (I did train in hot weather) or resign to the fact I don't handle the heat well.
Post race
Warm down:

Ice water. Ice water in my suit. Shower. More ice water.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

the heat

Event comments:

Great job race organizers! Awesome. Almost perfect, in fact. Other than choosing a July race date in Central Illinois, everything else went extremely well. Great, great, great job on organizing two races for the 1st time (IronAbe and Stoneman).




Last updated: 2006-04-20 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:12:59 | 500 yards | 02m 36s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/10
Overall: 126/215
Performance: Below average
Suit: BT one piece suit
Course: Out and back.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 86F / 30C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Average Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
T1
Time: 01:26
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
Biking
00:37:35 | 12 miles | 19.16 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/10
Overall: 71/215
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Out and back. Paved roads.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 90
Turns: Below average Cornering: Below average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 01:12
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
Running
00:30:23 | 03.1 miles | 09m 48s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/10
Overall: 0/215
Performance: Bad
Course: Out and back. Paved roads.
Keeping cool Bad Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 1
Good race? No
Evaluation
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] 5

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2006-07-16 5:48 PM

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2006-07-16 6:21 PM
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Subject: RE: Stoneman Sprint Triathlon

Great job dealing with the lost chip and the heat.  It sounds like you had a lot of things that could have really derailled you mentally, but you stuck with it - awesome!  I was cracking up about the song you woke up with! LOL.

Congrats on putting another race in the books.  I hope your next one is a little cooler!  Now get some rest.

2006-07-16 7:53 PM
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Little Rock, AR
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Congrats on racing under such miserable conditions! Why do they schedule races in Illinois in July???
2006-07-16 8:27 PM
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Hooray!! Congrats on a great race, especially that bike split!! WOW!
2006-07-16 9:18 PM
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Stoneman is a blast, Good job, I'll be back there next year

2006-07-16 9:38 PM
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Central Illinois
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You are the Man.  I was thinking about you this morning when I was out for my early brick.  With all that I really sorry I missed it.  Next year. 


2006-07-16 10:14 PM
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Looks like a good race.
2006-07-17 2:42 AM
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Heat is just really hard, but you did great!  You ran as hard as you could for the conditions - I think that's cool...
2006-07-17 8:26 AM
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Master
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Subject: RE: Stoneman Sprint Triathlon
Nice race! Smoking fast bike. I think you are supposed to be 1 second from throwing up on the run so you nailed it:)
2006-07-17 4:24 PM
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Williamston, Michigan
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Great race John   Yeah it was HOT here too.  Bankl thermometer said 105 when I was driving home UGLY  Amazingbike and run split int he heat!!
2006-07-20 3:17 PM
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Peoria, Arizona
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Great job!   You kept your COOL -- Despite the HOT.

 

Way to stay mentally in the game -- with the challenges of timing chip and heat -- you rocked it!  

CONGRATULATIONS == What's next on the Writebrained docket???

 



2006-07-20 5:28 PM
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Joplin, MO
Subject: RE: Stoneman Sprint Triathlon

Great job getting through that race! Running 3 miles when you feel that way can be a discouraging thing. Don't let it be...you'll be stronger next time.

Your bike leg was AWESOME!

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