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Lake In The Hills, Illinois
United States
Lake in the Hills Parks & Recreation Dept.
65F / 18C
Total Time = 1h 44m 15s
Overall Rank = 172/313
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 26/42
Pre-race routine:

Ate too much the night before. Beef brisket with bbq sauce, potatoes and some tempura'd vegetables. And then a big chocolate lava cake. So delicious. Woke up at 4am and couldn't use the bathroom, of course. Drove the 45 minutes to the race, somehow missed packet pickup and rode to the start only to have to ride all the way back to the parking lot. OH well. Got everything set up in plenty of time. Forgot my socks for T1, an extra pair of goggs and a few other things but had my bike, helmet, sunglasses and shoes, the important things.
Event warmup:

Swam around. Gave monica a kiss for good luck and off she went. She was FLYING on the swim.
  • 16m 14s
  • 880 yards
  • 01m 50s / 100 yards

Well I survived another swim. Woot. I friggin' hate swimming. What a dumb thing to do. I'm not a fish.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. Stupid swimming.
Transition 1
  • 02m 47s

Slow transitions are my thang.
  • 51m 59s
  • 15.5 miles
  • 17.94 mile/hr

Vroom vroom said my bike. OK not really. I wish it had a motor on it. Then I'd be faster. Meh it's a nice course. Lots of hills, but that's to be expected. Perfect weather for a bike ride.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 01m 34s

Just plopped down, threw on the socks and shoes and visor and off I went.
  • 31m 39s
  • 4 miles
  • 07m 53s  min/mile

Goal was to go sub-30:00 but I had some pretty severe cramping of the calves. Ow.
What would you do differently?:

Do whatever I can to prevent calf cramping?
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around. Ate a sammich and some grapes and drank some water. Found Monica and Chris and saw Schmize and Holly and then we all found Laura and it was all shits and giggles from there on out. Rode back to the car and went for some brekkie.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

My cramping calves and my overall lack of desire to train properly. And my general disdain for swimming. There was much lolly gagging as well. You know what that makes me? Larry?

Event comments:

What a great race! Loved hanging out with Chris n Laura and Molly Norbit Quentin and seeing Scott and Holly and all the rest. As always, Trudy Wakeman (race director) puts on a great show. We shall be back next year.

Last updated: 2013-06-18 12:00 AM
00:16:14 | 880 yards | 01m 50s / 100yards
Age Group: 33/42
Overall: 244/313
Performance: Average
Suit: full sleeve suit
Course: Out, left, straightaway, left, back to the beach. Like NASCAR in the water.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 65F / 18C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 02:47
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Below average
00:51:59 | 15.5 miles | 17.94 mile/hr
Age Group: 34/42
Overall: 190/313
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Hilly course out and around the town of Lake in the Hills and some other little hamlets in northeastern Illinois.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 01:34
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:31:39 | 04 miles | 07m 53s  min/mile
Age Group: 13/42
Overall: 100/313
Performance: Below average
Course: Over the river and through the woods ...
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race? Yes
Course challenge
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

2013-06-18 3:36 PM

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Subject: Lake in the Hills Triathlon

2013-06-18 3:44 PM
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Austin, Texas
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Lollygagger!!!  Tongue out

Um... did you notice your swim speed?  UNDER 2:00/100 - you CAN swim, and swim pretty darned well.  You just don't like it. 

2013-06-18 6:05 PM
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Nice run!  That's a pretty solid pace after hills and when dealing with calf cramps (oh, I hate those!).


Clearly, though, you'd have been faster had you chosen the other dessert.

2013-06-20 7:23 PM
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Northern IL
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(It's not that hilly) <runsforcover>
2013-06-20 8:50 PM
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Originally posted by brigby1 (It's not that hilly)

says the guy with the motor in his bike...

2013-06-21 11:27 PM
in reply to: Jason N

Northern IL
Subject: RE: Lake in the Hills Triathlon
Originally posted by Jason N

Originally posted by brigby1 (It's not that hilly)

says the guy with the motor in his bike...

Shhhh ...

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