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mineapolis, Minnesota
United States
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Total Time = 1h 47m 28s
Overall Rank = 365/709
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 46/70
Pre-race routine:

Biked 2 miles to the race in a down pour. Went home, rested while I checked twitter to see when the race would start. Watched some West Wing on netflix. At cereal while I waited and half a cliff bar right before the race.
Event warmup:

Biked to the race 4 hours before I started. My wave snuck up on me so I swam 40y and got in line.
  • 08m 9s
  • 500 yards
  • 01m 38s / 100 yards

The water was crowded and the waves were choppy but I managed to find open water and swim as smooth as I can. Took several mouth-fulls of water but I was able to spit it out and breathe on my next stroke. I spend some time maneuvering around people which slowed me down a little.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, I think I did as well as I can!
Transition 1
  • 03m 11s

I just got tri-specific bike shoes with one velcro strap so I was able to leave them clipped in and get into them on the bike. The transition area is huge! I felt like I ran with the bike forever.
  • 56m 43s
  • 16.8 miles
  • 17.70 mile/hr

I get faster each race! I would have been slightly faster but my aero bar came loose from all the bouncing so I had to ride almost all of the course on the handlebars. I missed the aero position on the second half of the course that was into the wind.
What would you do differently?:

Work more on speed and power.
Transition 2
  • 02m 54s

I got caught behind 3 people that wanted to walk their bikes instead of running. I had to wait a bit to be able to run around them. Otherwise I felt fast.
  • 36m 29s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 11m 49s  min/mile

Oy. This was a terrible run but more victorious than the time gives credit for. I've been fighting off a calf injury and took the past 3 weeks off running. The morning of the race I thought I was going to have to DNF and skip the run. I managed to run to the first drink station - just past mile one - and walk/run the other two miles. I'm thrilled I was able to finish the race!!
What would you do differently?:

Not be injured. I'm thinking of getting a running coach because there must be something wrong with my mechanics based on how slowly I have to run and how often I get injured.
Post race
Warm down:

Complimentary massage!!!!

Event comments:

LTF can't control the weather and I think they did a good job of making changes the day of in order to get everyone racing. On the other hand, I felt like the whole thing was a big ad, including the shirt that looks more like a toyota advertisement than a tri shirt. It was also incredibly crowded. I really wanted to do this race because I live so close to the course but the bike course is in such poor condition that it's frustrating. I also don't think this race is worth the premium cost.

Last updated: 2013-07-14 12:00 AM
00:08:09 | 500 yards | 01m 38s / 100yards
Age Group: 9/70
Overall: 66/709
Performance: Good
Suit: Tri suit
Start type: Run Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: High
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Time: 03:11
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:56:43 | 16.8 miles | 17.70 mile/hr
Age Group: 41/70
Overall: 332/709
Wind: Some
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 02:54
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Below average
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:36:29 | 03.1 miles | 11m 49s  min/mile
Age Group: 64/70
Overall: 577/709
Performance: Bad
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

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