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Minnetonka, Minnesota
United States
Tri Minnesota Triathlon Racing Series
70F / 21C
Total Time = 1h 19m 19s
Overall Rank = 74/449
Age Group = M 50 - 54
Age Group Rank = 6/41
Pre-race routine:

Normal routine: 2 Eggo waffles with butter and syrup, a banana, coffee, water and a small gatorade.

Got to event at about 6:00. Got the same tran spot as previous 2 years, got checked in and setup area. Walked around with my son Jason to check out all the bike p*rn, say hit to people we knew (hi Jerry!) and got oriented.
Event warmup:

Walked/jogged/ran about a mile with Jason and then stretched. Swam about 50 yards and bobbed in the water to get comfortable with cool water temp.
  • 12m 54s
  • 880 yards
  • 01m 28s / 100 yards

Followed my plan on going out hard to get in front of the big wave of 60 or so swimmers. Sigthing was excellent and swam nice and steady. No one to draft off of really until right at the end.

Goal was 1:30 per 100 yards pace and hit 1:28, so good swim.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 01m 40s

Tongue on right shoe got wedged way in and down, so actually had to stop to fix it - sucked! Cost 30 seconds at least.
What would you do differently?:

Be more patient getting shoe on instead of trying to jam my foot in! Time actually went against my bike time. T1 time was actually excellent and only 1 second slower than last year.
  • 40m 44s
  • 14.5 miles
  • 21.39 mile/hr

Goal was 22 mph and I averaged 21.4 with my stupid shoe stop, so not bad. I felt I rode strong and only got passed by 2 people the whole ride.
What would you do differently?:

Not stop :-). Otherwise, all went well.
Transition 2
  • 00m 59s

Good tran for me. A little slower than last year, probably because I walked part of it to open a watter bottle to pour down my back and take a sip.
What would you do differently?:

  • 23m 4s
  • 3 miles
  • 07m 47s  min/mile

Decent run considering my calf and knee issues the past 6 weeks or so which limited my running distance and speedwork. Goal was 8:00 min per mile pace (stretch of 7:30) and I averaged 7:42. I finished strong which felt good. Still, over a minute slower than last year.
What would you do differently?:

Not have leg issues so I could keep up my distance and get in some speed work.
Post race
Warm down:

Met Jason at the finish and grabbed some water and walked around to cool down. Got some snacks and my finish time slip and said hi to some friends from my health club. Had to get going as Jason worked.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

T1 mistake and leg issues hampering run training.

Event comments:

Love this local race!

Last updated: 2013-06-04 12:00 AM
00:12:54 | 880 yards | 01m 28s / 100yards
Age Group: 8/41
Overall: 70/449
Performance: Good
Suit: Neosport sleeveless
Course: Point-to-point swim.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 67F / 19C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:40
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Below average
00:40:44 | 14.5 miles | 21.39 mile/hr
Age Group: 5/41
Overall: 55/449
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Same rolling out and back course.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks:
Time: 00:59
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:23:04 | 03 miles | 07m 47s  min/mile
Age Group: 6/41
Overall: 74/449
Performance: Good
Course: Out and back, flat and fast.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
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] 5

2013-06-17 3:27 PM

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Subject: Lake Minnetonka Triathlon

2013-06-17 5:37 PM
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Subject: RE: Lake Minnetonka Triathlon
Awesome job, I am glad to see that you met/beat all of your goals.  But, come on man, walking in transition???  You're out of the club.
2013-06-30 11:31 AM
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Nice job, especially that swim!
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