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Petersburg, Illinois
United States
Abraham Lincoln Triathalon Series
70F / 21C
Precipitation
Total Time = 3h 03m 57s
Overall Rank = 63/75
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 9/10
Pre-race routine:

Up at 4:15 AM getting stuff loaded into car and getting ready. Drove an hour and half to the race site. Ate banana and two granola bars on the way to the race.
Event warmup:

Short swim to warm up. About 200 yards.
Swim
  • 37m 33s
  • 1650 yards
  • 02m 17s / 100 yards
Comments:

Good swim today. First competitive swim in wetsuit. Could tell a difference in speed for sure.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. Very comfortable swim.
Transition 1
  • 02m 10s
Comments:

Took a little extra time in transition to get wetsuit off. Wasn't as hard as I thought it was going to be though.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing
Bike
  • 1h 20m 31s
  • 24.8 miles
  • 18.52 mile/hr
Comments:

Felt great the first 15 miles until the rain hit. Torential rain from miles 15-25 along with very gusty wind. First time riding in rain. Was nervous about wiping out on bike but never felt unsteady.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing.
Transition 2
  • 03m 5s
Comments:

Took a little extra time to dry feet and put on socks and shoes.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing given wet conditions on the bike.
Run
  • 1h 00m 37s
  • 6.2 miles
  • 09m 41s  min/mile
Comments:

Felt pretty good for most of the run. Got pretty tired the last 2 miles and was running in the pouring rain.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing
Post race
Warm down:

Grabbed a slice of pizza and banana and jumped on the trolley to head back to transition to gather up stuff.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Rain on the bike course slowed the bike ride a little but probably not enough to make a difference.

Event comments:

Great swim course. Really liked the out and back private lake swim. Challenging bike course with quite a few rolling hills. Average run course. A little disappointing that there were no gels offered on the run course. Also disappointed that race shirt was a cotton race shirt and there were no finisher medals. Overall a very good course though. Would do this race again!




Last updated: 2013-01-01 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:37:33 | 1650 yards | 02m 17s / 100yards
Age Group: 10/10
Overall: 0/75
Performance: Good
Suit: X-terra vortex
Course: Out and back swim in private lake
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 75F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
T1
Time: 02:10
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Yes
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed:
Biking
01:20:31 | 24.8 miles | 18.52 mile/hr
Age Group: 10/10
Overall: 0/75
Performance: Average
Wind: Strong with gusts
Course: Challenging bike course. Rolling hills with some very challenging climbs.
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 03:05
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
Running
01:00:37 | 06.2 miles | 09m 41s  min/mile
Age Group: 9/10
Overall: 0/75
Performance: Average
Course: Some rolling hills but mostly flat. Last 1.5 miles was running through New Salem park. Last 2 miles again like the bike was torrential rain.
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
Evaluation
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

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