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MiltonMan Triathlon - Olympic Course - Triathlon

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Lake Milton, Ohio
United States
CHAMP Racing
72F / 22C
Total Time = 2h 16m 10s
Overall Rank = 9/115
Age Group = M40-44
Age Group Rank = 2/11
Pre-race routine:

Alarm 4:40, coffee, cinnamon bread with pb and j, headed to race, arrived at race set up in transition area, a tad crowded
Event warmup:

very brief swim about 50 yards about 20 minutes prior to the waves starts
  • 25m 53s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 35s / 100 yards

swim felt good, better than first tri of the year. Goggles were fogging so had to stop and rinse them 3x, kept the effort comfortable
What would you do differently?:

maybe time for new goggles
Transition 1
  • 01m 18s

suit stuck on heels briefly, other than that, no major issues, T1 rank 29
What would you do differently?:

not sure what I could do, timing chip was in the way, a little bulky
  • 1h 06m 29s
  • 23.65 miles
  • 21.47 mile/hr

one of my best bike segments, was able to stay in aerobars, also the high miles I've been putting in helped keep it comfortable, this was the highest pace I've been able to sustain
What would you do differently?:

not too much, one of my better bike segments at Olympic distance
Transition 2
  • 00m

someone on my rack before me kind of messed up the area and racked in my spot and moved my shoes, was able to deal with it, rack OK and get moving, T2 added to run for official time, I calculated 1:23
What would you do differently?:

not much, took a gel at transition exit
  • 42m 30s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 06m 53s  min/mile

first 2-3 miles felt good, fairly hard, would have preferred 6:30 pace, took a gel at the beginning and at mile 3, stopped for water at the beginning, bridge turns and beginning of the second lap, was able to sustain the pace for the entire run for the most part, solid run
What would you do differently?:

not much, wanted to go a few seconds faster but it felt OK, effort was hard
Post race
Warm down:

walked, drank propel they had on hand, bagel, banana, power bar recovery, talked to friend who finished 5th overall

What limited your ability to perform faster:

goggles on swim, a tad in transition, bike and run felt solid enough for me

Event comments:

events ran about 30 mins late, could have used one more drink station, nice they had pancakes at the end, overall I always enjoy this race, it is fast, this is my fifth year in a row, always nice to get an age group award

Last updated: 2013-05-11 12:00 AM
00:25:53 | 1640 yards | 01m 35s / 100yards
Age Group: 2/11
Overall: 18/115
Performance: Good
no HR data, Garmin measured .87 miles
Suit: Normal Tri Suit and TYR wetsuit
Course: in by dock with tread water start, then two loops around the buoys, Garmin said it was a tad short
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 75F / 24C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Average Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 01:18
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
01:06:29 | 23.65 miles | 21.47 mile/hr
Age Group: 5/11
Overall: 26/115
Performance: Good
5 mile average pace per split: 21.4, 22.4, 21, 22.2, 19.6 HR avg 139, max 154, HR descended through the bike leg
Wind: Strong
Course: course was 3 loops flat, only challenge was strong wind on one side, fast course overall
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:00
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Below average
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:42:30 | 06.21 miles | 06m 53s  min/mile
Age Group: 2/11
Overall: 9/115
Performance: Good
run a little short per Garmin, mile splits: 6:43, 6:42, 6:43, 6:49, 6:49, 6:50 HR avg 162, Max 169
Course: 2 loops pretty flat, out over a bridge so there was a nice breeze from the lake, a gravel section was not ideal
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2013-07-07 7:46 PM

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Chagrin Falls, OH
Subject: MiltonMan Triathlon - Olympic Course

2013-07-09 8:41 AM
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Olmsted Twp, OH
Subject: RE: MiltonMan Triathlon - Olympic Course
Great race Brian! You had a great swim - wish I could have kept up with you.

It was nice to meet you - I was talking with you and the other Brian while waiting for our swim wave. I am sure I will see you at some of the other local races.
2013-07-09 8:25 PM
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Chagrin Falls, OH
Subject: RE: MiltonMan Triathlon - Olympic Course
nice to meet you too, I saw you on here and that you won our age group at Rev3 last year so I sneak a peak at your training now and then, you can really run, and you have a flat gait with high cadence, hope to see you at another race again soon
2013-07-09 10:05 PM
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Cleveland OH
Subject: RE: MiltonMan Triathlon - Olympic Course
Nice Race bud, 9th overall, I can only dream about that. I just put my report up, Milton Man 12' was my first Tri ever and I shaved 16 mins off my time this year. I am sure you passed me along the way somewhere.

You doing Greater Cleveland?

2013-07-11 5:58 PM
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Chagrin Falls, OH
Subject: RE: MiltonMan Triathlon - Olympic Course
thanks, nice improvement on your time from last year, I've done Greater Cleveland the last 3-4 years but not this year as I have races scheduled the 2 following weeks, I've always thought it was quite a bit more challenging than Milton Man, waves in the lake, hills and wind on the bike, some rolling hills on the run, so be prepared and good luck!
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