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Effingham, Illinois
United States
Cutting Edge Triathlon
72F / 22C
Total Time = 1h 18m 13s
Overall Rank = 29/83
Age Group = Clydesdale
Age Group Rank = 1/12
Pre-race routine:

Eat breakfast power bar and set up transition.
Event warmup:

  • 08m 36s
  • 440 yards
  • 01m 57s / 100 yards

Swim was very good except for having to swim through a bed of seaweed for the final 150 yards
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 02m 8s

Transition was in a grassy area so had to spend a few seconds getting grass and sand off my feet. Didn't really have a place to put my wetsuit.
What would you do differently?:

  • 41m 36s
  • 13 miles
  • 18.75 mile/hr

Bike was a good out and back. Had a slight tail wind on the outbound leg, which was nice but then caused a drop of ~2mph on the way back with similar effort. There was no aid on the course, but for only 13 miles, it's probably not necessary.
What would you do differently?:

eat something during the bike
Transition 2
  • 01m 15s

T1 was good and quick. Switched shoes and took off for the nice little 5k finish
What would you do differently?:

  • 24m 36s
  • 5 kms
  • 04m 55s  min/km

Nice run out and back. Nothing major here other than the lack of shade. There was an aid station at the 1 mile marker that did double duty for going out and heading back in.
What would you do differently?:

run faster
Post race
Warm down:

stretched and walked around while waiting for my wife to finish

What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

For such a small race, Cutting edge does a very nice job of organizing and coordinating their races. I would definitely do this race again next year.

Last updated: 2013-06-18 12:00 AM
00:08:36 | 440 yards | 01m 57s / 100yards
Age Group: 1/12
Overall: 11/83
Suit: wetsuit
Course: one loop running out from beach and swimming clockwise
Start type: Run Plus: Shot
Water temp: 68F / 20C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Average Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:08
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:41:36 | 13 miles | 18.75 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/12
Overall: 35/83
Performance: Good
Wind: Headwind with gusts
Course: Out and back loop.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:15
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Below average
Jumping off bike Bad
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:24:36 | 05 kms | 04m 55s  min/km
Age Group: 1/12
Overall: 24/83
Performance: Average
Course: flat out and back. No shade
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Too easy
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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