General Discussion Race Reports! » Rodney T. Miller Lakeside Triathlon Rss Feed  
Moderators: Ron Reply

Rodney T. Miller Lakeside Triathlon - TriathlonOther

View Member's Race Log View other race reports
Decatur, Illinois
United States
80F / 27C
Total Time = 2h 31m 38s
Overall Rank = 110/120
Age Group = M 30-34
Age Group Rank = 13/13
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 4:45, ate peanut butter and honey sandwich. Packed car and drove 20 minutes to race site. Set up transition, drank a Gatorade.
Event warmup:

Stretched, put on wetsuit and swam approx. 150m.
  • 31m
  • 1200 meters
  • 02m 35s / 100 meters

My navigation was horrible, I probably swam an extra 100m. Kept pulling to the left.
What would you do differently?:

Better navigation, stay on the buoy line.
Transition 1
  • 02m 8s

Pretty long walk to my transition area from the T1 entrance. I have sensitive feet and couldn't run on the pavement.
  • 1h 01m 56s
  • 19 miles
  • 18.68 mile/hr

Made some adjustments to the fit of my tri bike. Felt a little bit better, but not much. Couldn't get comfortable in aero for the 1st 4 or 5 miles. Didn't drink near enough, drank my BTA bottle dry and 1/4 bottle of Heed. Need to also work on my pedaling cadence. The last hill before transition nearly killed me, I didn't gear down near enough.
What would you do differently?:

Take Gatorade Endurance instead of Heed... I hate Heed. Also should have taken a bottle of water at the 1/2 way aid station to refill my BTA bottle. Need to tweak my bike fit a little more, I think a longer stem is in order.
Transition 2
  • 01m 14s

Long walk from T2 entrance to my transition area.
  • 55m 18s
  • 4.5 miles
  • 12m 26s  min/mile

Run time is embarrassing. Both calves cramped coming out of T2. Run became a run/walk. It's clear that I haven't been running enough. 15 miles a week is not cutting it.
What would you do differently?:

Cramps, being 40lbs. overweight.
Post race
Warm down:

Stretched, drank a Gatorade G2, cleaned up my transition, ate a Jimmy Johns sandwich.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Cramps, bad bike fit, not being hydrated, and most importantly being a fat ass.

Event comments:

I highly recommend this race. Community support is amazing, totally closed course with police (city, county, and state) patrolling all intersections.

Last updated: 2013-07-08 12:00 AM
00:31:00 | 1200 meters | 02m 35s / 100meters
Age Group: 13/13
Overall: 94/120
Performance: Below average
Suit: 2XU A:1
Course: Lake Decatur. Out straight from the swim start approx. 450m, turn left and go approx. 300m, turn left and swim approx. 450m to swim exit.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 74F / 23C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Average Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Average
Time: 02:08
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed:
01:01:56 | 19 miles | 18.68 mile/hr
Age Group: 13/13
Overall: 79/120
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 69
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:14
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:55:18 | 04.5 miles | 12m 26s  min/mile
Age Group: 13/13
Overall: 118/120
Performance: Bad
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
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

2013-07-08 5:29 PM

User image

Bethany, Illinois
Gold member
Subject: Rodney T. Miller Lakeside Triathlon
General Discussion-> Race Reports!
General Discussion Race Reports! » Rodney T. Miller Lakeside Triathlon Rss Feed  

Lakeside Triathlon - Sprint Distance

Started by Robb
Views: 1262 Posts: 3

2007-06-13 4:47 PM patricia7

Lakeside Triathlon - Mini-sprint

Started by latestarter
Views: 1263 Posts: 1

2007-06-11 7:51 AM latestarter

Lakeside Triathlon - Sprint Distance

Started by patricia7
Views: 1562 Posts: 3

2007-06-13 3:58 PM Robb

Lakeside Triathlon - Sprint Distance

Started by actri
Views: 1232 Posts: 1

2006-06-14 11:10 AM actri

Lakeside Triathlon

Started by Elly
Views: 1732 Posts: 6

2006-06-14 4:42 PM CalgaryRunner
date : January 26, 2012
author : dantheman1123
comments : 1
My first triathlon was at age 56. At first I was just the cameraman at my daughter's first triathlon, then I am doing the races that she has done.
date : January 25, 2012
author : trmat79
comments : 1
The next thing you know it is time for bed and another workout day has passed. This is where the heart comes in.
date : November 29, 2011
author : trmat79
comments : 2
A story about the motivation to overcome everyday challenges
date : October 4, 2011
author : MikeyT1298
comments : 6
First time triathlete conquers swim struggle and finishes at the front of the pack
date : August 8, 2011
author : Gina60
comments : 16
I can't run a seven-minute mile anymore, but that doesn't take away from the joy of finishing
date : June 27, 2011
author : pyroman1_1
comments : 3
Lake Havasu Tri 3/19/2011
date : May 26, 2011
author : gdsemiller
comments : 14
Towards the end of December 2010 both my daughter and son came up to me and said “Daddy we want you to get healthy and not die."
date : April 27, 2011
author : brumby11
comments : 5
An impending baby inspires a father to become fit, along the way discovering world of triathlon